Introduction to Technology for Educators

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Course Description:
Application of instructional design principles for the use of technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. The course includes hands-on experience with educational media, emerging technologies, and hardware, software, and peripherals for the personal computer as well as data-driven decision-making processes. Identification of appropriate software for classroom applications, classroom procedures for integrating technologies with emphasis on legal and ethical use, and effective instructional strategies for teachers and students in regard to research, analysis, and demonstration of technology. Students will be provided an overview of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, state-adopted standards, the Professional Educator Competencies, and the National Educational Technology Standards.


Course Details


Dr. Mackenzie Johnson




Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Create a portfolio with samples reflecting ways technology can support classroom management, administration and teaching.

Create and evaluate products that critique various software and hardware tools for instructional purposes.

List and describe legal and ethical issues for using technology in the classroom.

Develop an Internet-based project such as web-quests, lesson plans and curriculum units.

Identify and summarize a selection of applicable websites providing test data from national, state and local educational resources.

Summarize a selection of technological tools for assisting students who are English Language Learners and link the technology to strategies for teaching these students.




Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Methods of instruction: Lecture/demonstration sessions, hands-on lab experiences, and projects.


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