Integrating Technology (K12 / 2 Semester Credits)
*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 an encyclopedic and in-depth look at today’s technology tools that can be immediately used to improve student learning. The book guides its readers (even reluctant technology users) through current technology integration in the classroom.
The book is divided into 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 an essential language for today’s students. An upside of this new language, they point out, is that it is highly visual. To take advantage of this visual learning, the book explores applications such as: 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 they can be used in a classroom to enhance student learning.
Educators in this course will evaluate how technology can be used more effectively in their classroom. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.
This course is equivalent to 2 semester hours or 3 quarter hours. It is a graduate level course and 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.
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*You are responsible for purchasing your own course book