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All courses are ON-LINE  and are awarded 3 college graduate level credits (unless stated otherwise)

EDPV 518 METHODS OF TEACHING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

 

October 7 – November 18 | Registration Closes September 30, 2014
As individuals responsible for technology in schools, we must be able to support both staff and students as they learn to use technology more effectively. This course meets the DOE certification methods requirements by providing practical and understandable information about integrating technology in K-12 classrooms. The TPCK model and National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers -2nd Edition will be used to develop lessons and to examine how word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, telecommunications, multimedia and online software can be used to improve teaching and learning in all classrooms.

Please note; if you have participated in a course similar to this or have areas of weakness and/or strength you would like to address, the instructor will work with you to individualize as much as possible.

Required Text: Integrating Technology Into the Curriculum  By Shelly Frei, Amy Gammill and Sally Irons  Shell Education 5301 Oceanus Drive   Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1030
© 2007 Shell Education   ISBN:  978-1-4258-0379-7

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EDPR 596 WEB RESOURCES FOR LEARNING
(and Sharing Together -An Introduction to Google Docs, Google Earth, and Wikispaces )

 

October 20 – December 14 | Registration Closes October 13, 2014 (Week of Thanksgiving off)
The technologies being focused on in this course will be Google Docs (presentation, word processor, spreadsheet, and forms), Google Earth (exploring existing resources on the web and creating our own), and Wikispaces. This instructional technology course is designed to provide teachers, administrators, and educational technicians with an understanding of the current and emerging technologies.  These technologies address essential skills for students growing up in our technology-driven society. During this course we will use collaborative applications and programs to facilitate teaching, learning and managing instruction. We will also be exploring and applying various learning theories including constructivist, and cooperative and collaborative learning.  Discussions will focus on trends and current uses of technology in Maine’s technology rich classrooms. Students will work on integrating these emerging technologies within their own curriculum and will be designing technology enhanced lessons and projects.

Required Text: Richardson, Will, (2010), Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, 3rd edition, Corwin.

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EDPM 592 Digital Storytelling with Imovie

October 20 – December 14 | Registration Closes October 13, 2014 (Week of Thanksgiving off)
Everybody’s got a story to tell, an experience to share, or a trip to showcase! In this class we’ll be learning how to plan a project using a story board, explore different ways to shoot video and pictures, and edit your video and pictures using tools in iMovie 09. We will also explore uses of digital media technology in the classroom and how to provide first-hand experience engaging with students using digital media. Participants will consider the challenges, benefits and pitfalls of educational application of communication technology through discussion of readings and experiences in public school classrooms. Questions addressed include: How do digital media shift the relationships between various sites of learning including the school, the home and the workplace? What are the challenges digital media present to teachers, students and schools? How do educational uses of digital media compare to older technologies such as pen and paper, textbooks, film cameras and analog video?  How do gender, class and age affect the way students and teachers respond to and learn digital media? How can Digital Story telling help improve our student’s learning.

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EDPM 583 Digital Information for K-12 Educators (getting to know your Macbook)  Part 1

June 23 – August 18 | Registration Closes June 16, 2014 
This class is designed to teach you the very basics of the Mac platform. You will be introduced to a variety of OS X features including but not limited to: Understanding OS X (i.e. navigating, saving, and organizing files/folders), keyboard shortcuts, troubleshooting (hardware and software), and becoming familiar with programs as they apply to your curriculum area. As a learner, you will focus on your position in education and learn more about the features and programs/applications that best fit your needs.

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EDPM 593 Digital Information for K-12 Educators (getting to know your Macbook)  Part 2

June 23 – August 18 | Registration Closes June 16, 2014

This course is an extension of EDPM 583-Getting to know your Macbook.  In part one, multi media programs  are introduced as tools for teaching and learning. In this course, programs as iMovie are explored more in depth. Participants will be introduced to Google Apps (Google docs, sites, presentation) and will examine their use for collaborative learning in the classroom. In addition, each participant will build a Google site and establish an Edmodo account. These two online hubs will be evaluated for use in the classroom.

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EDPR 597 Thematic Units, Online and Recharged

Not offered this semester
“Thematic Units, Online and Recharged” provides hands-on experience integrating online technologies that improve student learning and support instruction with Thematic Units of Study. Participants will study and use Backwards Design to create and/or recreate thematic units that utilize online activities and tools. Participants will learn to use an online environment to host and implement their unit of study. All will meet on SKYPE July 15  then by appt as needed.

Recommended Text:   Understanding by Design

Prentice Hall; Expanded 2nd edition (July 24, 2005)
Grant Wiggins  Jay McTighe
ISBN-10: 0131950843

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EDPF 582 Using Blogs and Wikis in the Classroom

Not Offered this Semester

Participants will learn to differentiate between the needs of the online and face to face learner. Participants will analyze online learning environments in an effort to apply what they have learned to the construction of an online environment designed for their own classroom. The key stages of Online Learning and Salmon’s Five-step model will be examined and applied to the development of a virtual classroom space complete with e-tivities, Internet resources, blogs, online classroom tools, email, and linklists.

Recommended Text:  Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts – and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms 3rd Edition Will Richardson ISBN 978-1-4129-7747-0

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EDPR 596 Discovering Online Tools for the Classroom

Not offered this semester
Discovering and Utilizing Online TOOLS in the Classroom” is intended for K-12 educators and provides hands-on experience in integrating online technologies that improve student learning and support instruction. Participants will be given opportunities to research, evaluate, organize, and develop online lessons, activities and resources that support the curriculum being taught and help the educator save much valued time in the classroom.

Selection, creation and implementation of appropriate instructional strategies, resources and materials will be addressed.  The role of technology in supporting the use of text-based or trade book learning in the content areas will be explored as well as the many classroom management technologies. Online environments such as Moodle, StudyWiz, WikiSpace, webquest and/or blogging software and online software like StudyStacks, Delicious, Rubistar, Starfall, etc. will be explored and evaluated for classroom use.

Required Text: November, Alan (2010) Empowering Students with Technology – 2nd Edition, Corwin ISBN 978-1-4129-7425-7 (pbk)

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