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Foundations of Educational Technology
EEND and MSED-675
- Template 2015
- Section TMPL
- 3 Credits
- 07/22/2015 to 07/22/2115
- Modified 12/08/2021
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Serves as an introduction and survey of educational technology. Candidates will investigate current trends in technology from web tools to software and hardware and will learn about global collaborative citizenship. An overview of ethical uses of technology will be addressed along with the beginning development of an e-portfolio that will bridge future education technology learning and sharing. The National Educational Technology Standards will be examined and how these standards will impact the candidate in their classrooms.
College of Education Mission
The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.
Candidates will develop skills to engage students with technology-enhanced lessons. This knowledge will allow teachers of any discipline to support student learning through the use of a variety of technological tools.
Serving the Community
Candidates will have opportunities to explore the value of developing a community within their own classrooms and the world at large. They will develop skills and strategies to support student learning with technological communication and collaboration tools.
Finding Our Professional Selves
Candidates will begin to develop a comprehensive, professional e-portfolio to house artifacts as a means to showcase professional growth and expertise. Additionally, candidates will analyze and reflect on artifacts that they discover or create themselves within the course.
Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE
By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
- Evaluate technology uses in instruction and learning using ISTE and state-relevant standards. ISTE 1c, 2c, 6b; NBPTS 1, 2
- Promote equitable, ethical, and legal use of technology resources. ISTE 3c; NBPTS 1, 3, 4
- Understand the impact of technology on student learning, school culture, and communities. ISTE 3b, 4b, 6a; NBPTS 1, 4
- Use a variety of instructional strategies with technology to support student learning. ISTE 4c, 6b; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
- Integrate features of technology-based productivity tools to support instruction. ISTE 1c, 5c, 7a; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
- Evaluate computer hardware/software for appropriate use in instruction. ISTE 2d, 4b; NBPTS 1, 2, 4
- Extend communication outside the classroom to the home and the community. ISTE 3a, 4d; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5
- Use technology in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, solving problems, and creating products. ISTE 1c, 5b; NBPTS 2, 4, 5
- Plan and collaborate on projects that require critical analysis and evaluation; present and share products developed with other candidates. ISTE 1c, 5b; NBPTS 4, 5
Assignment One – Discussions and Reflections
Candidates will respond to weekly discussions and reflection prompts.
- Course outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 6, 9
- Standards: ISTE 1c, 2c-d, 3b-c, 4b, 5b, 6a-b; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assignment Two – Getting to Know the ISTE Standards for Students
Candidates will create and curate activities within a Google doc that aligns with the ISTE Standards for Students..
- Course outcomes: 1, 4
- Standards: ISTE 1c, 2c, 4c, 6b; NBPTS: 1,2,3,4,5
Assignment Three – Create an Online Learning Space with Collaborative Assignment
Candidates will digitally collaborate with at least X number of students from class via a wiki (topic TBD).
- Course outcomes: 4, 7, 8, 9
- Standards: ISTE 1c, 3a, 4c-d, 5b, 6b; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assignment Four – Multimedia Discussion on Digital Citizenship
Candidates will participate in an online multimedia discussion about promoting digital citizenship.
- Course outcomes: 4, 6, 8
- Standards: ISTE 1c, 2d, 4b-c, 5b, 6b; NBTS: 1,2,3,4,5
Assignment Five – Trends in Technology Research Paper
Candidates will research influential technology trends and reflect on them.
- Course outcomes: 1, 3, 6
- Standards: ISTE 1c, 2c-d, 3b, 4b, 6a-b; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
Assignment Six – Digital Resources Research and Evaluation
Candidates will use student-designed rubric to evaluate two online resources.
- Course outcomes: 1, 3, 6
- Standards: ISTE 1c, 2c-d, 3b, 4b, 6a-b; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4
Assignment Seven – Develop Your PLN
Candidates will leverage Twitter to build their PLN..
- Course outcomes: 3, 6
- Standards: ISTE 2d, 3b, 4b, 6a; NBPTS 1, 2, 4
Assignment Eight – Device Guideline Design
Candidates will design a graphic which supports guidelines or structures for a device-rich classroom.
- Course outcomes: 4, 5, 8
- Standards: ISTE 1c, 4c, 5b-c, 6b, 7a
Assignment Nine – Professional Blog
Candidates will create a professional e-portfolio to house artifacts and reflections that they have created within the course.
- Course outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
- Standards: ISTE 1c, 2c, 3a-b, 4b-d, 5b-c, 6a-b, 7a; NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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