In this professional development course for teachers, you will learn about technology integration in the classroom and gain the skills needed to use tools like apps, assistive technology, and blogs effectively.
In this teacher professional development course, you will learn the secrets of technology integration in the classroom, gaining the skills educators need to use tools such as wikis, podcasts, and blogs effectively. You will discover simple ways to integrate technology to enhance your subject material and meet your Common Core standards and other course goals.
You will learn how to design presentations for auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles, how to teach keyboarding and word processing, how to develop standards-based lesson plans, and more. Whether you're new to the integration process or already use technology in the classroom, learning about emerging educational technologies is vital to your students' success. By the time you finish this online teacher training course, you will know how to integrate technology across the curriculum.
Note: To receive 25 hours of instruction in the State of Oregon, please ensure your school is eligible to issue professional development units, and that the course is approved by your professional learning coordinator.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.Discover simple ways to integrate technology in your classroom to enhance the material and meet Common Core standards and other course goals. This course provides ways to integrate technology across the curriculum with tools that will engage auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.
Get Connected to Technology
Are you ready to unleash the power of technology in your classroom? Teachers are constantly faced with difficult decisions, and one of the most important is how to integrate new technology into the traditional classroom. Your first lesson explores the differences between a traditional classroom and a technology-friendly one.
Learning Styles and Technology
It's time to set up the technology that benefits all learners - auditory, visual, and kinesthetic -in your classroom. This lesson will introduce ways to improve student learning using assistive technology, such as tablets, mind mapping tools, document cameras, SMART Boards, and much more.
Internet Technology Integration
Do you know the safest way for your students to surf the Web? This lesson explores student-friendly Internet search engines and directories that you can use to safeguard your students' online experience. You will also look at the power of the bookmark and bookmark management tools like Sqworl.
Integrating Keyboarding and Word Processing
This lesson introduces the basics: integrating keyboarding and word processing. You will follow a simple timeline for integrating these two skills. You will also learn how to choose between a laptop and a tablet for typing.
Blogs and Reading Technology Integration
This lesson explores using blogs and reading technology integration in the classroom. Trying new reading sites and the activities is a great way to capitalize on your students' interest in reading. You will also learn different ways to pair new reading technology with Common Core and traditional ELA standards.
Wikis and Writing Technology Integration
It's time for wikis and writing technology integration. In this lesson, you will learn how to locate the best apps, websites, and activities to help your students fall in love with writing. You will also explore ways to integrate technology into your writing curriculum using at Common Core and NCTE standards.
Podcasting and Science Technology Integration
Are you ready to learn about podcasting and science technology integration? This lesson is packed full of tips that you can use to get your students excited about science. You will explore national, state, and Next Generation science standards and look ways to meet them by integrating technology.
Word, Excel, and Math Technology Integration
This lesson focuses on using Word and Excel to integrate technology into math lessons. It's never been easier to use technology to meet NCTM standards, Common Core math standards, or state math standards and bring your math lessons to life with fun websites, apps, and computer activities.
PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, and Social Studies Technology Integration
In this lesson, you will learn how to use PowerPoint, Google Slides, websites, apps, and technology integration in the social studies classroom. Technology makes teaching social studies even easier, and with the wealth of information, you will soon be meeting the NCSS standards.
Online Museums, Music Downloads, and Art Technology Integration
Get ready to explore online museums, music downloads, and art and music technology integration. This lesson covers the importance of music and art, ways to use technology to meet national standards, fun activities, and great websites that you can use in your classroom.
WebQuests and Technology for Diverse Learners
It's time to discover using WebQuests and technology with diverse learners. This lesson focuses on meeting the needs of special needs, GATE, and English language learners with technology. You will learn about customized WebQuests that engage each group of students through differentiated instruction.
Online Safety and Technology Integration Strategies
In your last lesson, you will learn how to keep your students safe online. Finally, you will take technology to the next level with technology integration strategies, including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the flipped classroom.
Robin Sellers is a certified teacher with a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Technical and Professional Communication. She has over 11 years of experience in the traditional classroom and has been an online instructor since 2000, training thousands of students. She has the ability to take difficult or technical concepts and make them easy for her students to understand. Her students claim that she has a gift for communicating online in a clear, concise, and personal way and that she is a "born" teacher who makes her courses interesting and enjoyable.