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

(and Sharing Together -An Introduction to Google Docs, Google Earth, and Wikispaces )

January 30 – April 3 / Registration Closes January 23, 2017

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:  ISBN-10: 1412977479  Richardson, Will, (2010), Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, 3rd edition, Corwin.



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

January 30 – March 10/ Registration Closes January 23, 2017

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.



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

January 30 – March 10 / Registration Closes January 23, 2017

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.



EDPV 593  Teaching and Learning with iPads

February 5 – March 17 / Registration Closes January 30, 2017

JThis course is designed for teachers who are interested in using the iPad in their classroom to improve student learning. It is designed to help teachers who have never used an iPad before as well as those who have. The goal of this course is to help you become a skilled teacher who can plan, teach, assess, and reflect using this innovative technology. Connections to the Common Core State Standards, Lesson plans that effectively teach literacy and content through the use of technology, and Strategies for managing technology use in the classroom will be covered;’”

Required Text: ISBN-10: 0415732069 From Notepad to iPad : Using Apps and Web Tools to Engage a New Generation of Students




January 30 – March 12 / Registration Closes January 23, 2017

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



EDPX 571 Multimedia in Education- empowering students

February 6 – April 3 / Registration Closes January 30, 2017

This course addresses the need to help students use their knowledge to analyze, create, solve problems, communicate, collaborate, and innovate. This course offers the perfect, hands-on approach to using multimedia in everyday practice.

The course is centered around the easy-to-use DDD-E model—Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate—coupled with practical advice on how to effectively integrate the development of multimedia projects into classrooms. Focus is on student learning outcomes and such issues as classroom management, grouping alternatives, computer scheduling options, design stages, and assessments. Students will learn how to select and plan multimedia projects; use hypermedia programs and presentation and development tools; manage graphics, audio, and digital video; and create webpages. Project suggestions come complete with a scenario, overview, topics, and reproducible worksheets, and can be easily adapted for different grade levels.[1]

We’ll spend the time during this course exploring and integrating different types of media such as digital graphic arts, photography, printed design, stop motion animation, using hypermedia in presentations, and creating Google Map tours. Lots of applications to use both in and out of the classroom!!

Required Text:  Multimedia Projects in Education: Designing, Producing, and Assessing ISBN-10: 1598845349


EDPR 584 Discovering and Utilizing Online Tools for the Classroom

February 6 – April 9 (school vacation week off) / Registration Closes January 30, 2017

Discovering Online Tools for the Classroom
Technology is an integral part of 21st century teaching and learning, and there are a seemingly infinite number of web tools and apps you can use in the classroom. ‘

This course will examine the ‘whats’, the ‘whys’, and the best practices around integrating technology into lessons and units. We will focus primarily on tools that are free and device-agnostic, suited for multiple content areas, and adaptable to all skill levels

. This course is geared for currently practicing classroom teachers, but is easily adjusted to suit those in support roles, administrators, ed techs, integrators, or pre-service teachers.

Required Text: No text required



EDPM 592 Digital Storytelling with Imovie

February 13– April 10 / Registration Closes January 30, 2017

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. 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.



EDPR 597 Thematic Units, Online and Recharged

January 30 – March 19 / Registration closes January 23, 2017

“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



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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