*This is a 2-semester/3 quarter credit course.
While it’s nearly impossible to keep up with fast-changing technological tools now available to teachers, The Google Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith, provides a comprehensive and in-depth look at today’s technology tools that improve student learning. The book guides its readers (even reluctant technology users) through current technology integration in the classroom.
The book has two sections: Pedagogy and Toolkit. The Pedagogy section answers the “why’s” of integrating technology, and the Toolkit section answers the “how’s.” Clark and Avrith argue that communicating with technology is essential for today’s students. The book explores Flipgrid, Socrative, Booksnaps, Padlet, Twitter, Blogger, WeVideo, Google Classroom, Soundtrap, Screencastify, Explain Everything, Bookcreator, Canva, Chrome Extensions, and more. The authors explain how these applications work and how to use them in a classroom to enhance student learning.
Educators in this course will evaluate effective technology use in the classroom. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.
This course is equivalent to two-semester hours or three-quarter hours. It is a graduate-level course intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.
See reviews of the book at Amazon.com.
*You are responsible for purchasing your own course book