General Information about Integrating Technology across the Curriculum courses

Title: Instant Screencasting: Quick and Basic Screen Capture for Online and Hybrid Instruction

Author: Michael Lucatorto

Abstract: This course is about learning the purpose of video in the classroom, have an opportunity to create videos to familiarize themselves with the software and develop an understanding of their own reasons for using video in their classroom.

Course Objective: 1. Learners will be able to define what screencasting is; 2, Learners will be able to identify the purposes for using screencasting software in their instruction; 3, Learners will be asked to describe their own reasons for being interested in using screencasting software in their classroom; 4, Learners will be able to identify the capabilities and limitations of Jing, Screenr and Screencast-O-Matic; 5, Learners will be asked to describe which of these three (if any) screencasting will be best for their needs

Tag(s): videos, classroom, screencasting


Title: Digital Storytelling Course

Author: Cheyenne Whirley

Abstract: This course was created to teach you all about Digital Storytelling. By participating in each unit you will learn what it is and how it is a significant classroom tool. You will also learn how to create digital stories so that you can incorporate them into the curriculum.

Course Objective: By the end of this course, you should be able to state what a digital story is, generate a list of ways that digital stories can be used in each subject area for your grade level, create a digital story that is appropriate for your grade level using Microsoft Photo Story, list the benefits of digital stories in all subject areas and facilitate the use of a digital story with your students.

Tag(s): digital storytelling, classroom teaching, curriculum


Title: Simulations for Inquiry Course

Author: Thomas Cutonilli

Abstract: This mini-course is designed to give participants an authentic experience on how using a simple simulation of a natural phenomenon can help to create an inquiry-based classroom.

Course Objective: By the end of this course, participants will be able to understand the characteristics of inquiry-based learning, understand what simulations are, understand why simulations can be used for student inquiry, generate list of possible difficulties and learning supports when using simulations, and demonstrate how the use of simulations promotes inquiry by providing an example of the application of a simulation in a lesson on a natural event and any teacher facilitated supports required for its effective use.

Tag(s): inquiry-based learning, simulations


Title: Using the internet for inquiry-based learning

Author: Michelle Duncan

Abstract: The course introduces what webquests are and what components are needed to create webquest for teachers to use in their classroom.

Course Objective: By the end of this lesson, you shall be able to state what a webquest is, create a webquest for your specific content area, and implement and facilitate the webquest you have created in your classroom.

Tag(s): WebQuest, classroom teaching


Title: Web-based Inquiry Learning with WebQuests

Author: Susan McKinstray

Abstract: This course is designed to assist educators in learning why WebQuests are used in the classroom, instruct on how to develop a WebQuest, show how a WebQuest is implemented in the classroom, and how to use authentic assessments with WebQuest activities.

Course Objective: After completing this course the learners should be able to identify educational goals in your context for using the Internet for Inquiry based learning, choose topic related websites and evaluate resources to use in a Webquest, generate a WebQuest design for your context and develop plan to implement WebQuest learning in the classroom.

Tag(s): web-based inqury, WebQuest, authentic assessments


Title: Creating a WebQuest to Teach Pet Emergency Preparedness

Author: Miriam Ramos

Abstract: The course introduces how a WebQuest is created, how WebQuests are tools that can be used in any subject matter and will demonstrate how to apply the concepts of a WebQuest lesson.

Course Objective: After completing this course the learners should be able to choose resources from the Internet to use in a WebQuest, create a WebQuest for your content area and develop a plan to implement WebQuest learning in the classroom.

Tag(s): WebQuest


Title: Interactive and Collaborative Learning Environments

Author: Elizabeth Branca

Abstract: This course will introduce you to the following three ways to implement interactive and collaborative learning environments: 1) Interactive Learn and Do; 2) Paired Collaboration; 3) Group Collaboration.

Course Objective: After these lessons you will be able to design interactive and collaborative learning environments for your classroom, design a lesson which utilizes interactive learning activities that allow students to apply new knowledge and skills in the learning environment while learning, design a lesson which utilizes paired collaboration methodologies in the learning environment and design a lesson which utilizes group collaboration for authentic activities in the learning environment.

Tag(s): interactive learning, collaborative learning


Title: Collaborative Learning with Technology

Author: Matt Pagano

Abstract: This course was developed to introduce teachers to the idea of using technology to foster collaboration amongst students.

Course Objective: The educator will create a rationale for collaborative learning by using information based on Constructivist teachings to support their rationale, be able to demonstrate the importance of collaborative learning by participating in a discussion about how collaboration is or can be used in the classroom, identify situations where technology and the tools available through technology will support collaborative learning and demonstrate an understanding of how to implement effective collaborative learning through the creation of a lesson plan.

Tag(s):technology, collaboration, learning


Title: Collaborative Learning with Computer Support - using examples of nutritional hazards

Author: Elizabeth Kinney

Abstract: An instructional case study for Collaborative Learning with Computer Support as the design project, will be supported with an example of nutritional hazards. Interactive self assessment items such as Survey Monkey & Hot Potatoes will be included.

Course Objective: Students will be able to recognize resources in their daily interactions, adapt these resources for those unable to recognize them to decrease total work load in a group, observe interactions while absorbing useful information, communicate more clearly and thoroughly; transfer these skills to wholly new situations, discriminate amongst food cravings vs. nutritional needs; choose contentment of quality over quantity though variety; classify various food allergies and their symptoms; identify common over-reliance upon certain food selections; and demonstrate in action a properly balanced food selection.

Tag(s): collaborative learning, computer support


Title: Writing Instruction using Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

Author: Anna Maria Wing

Abstract: This course is a professional development course that would guide teachers toward the benefits of using Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) to improve student writing literacy. The course will first introduce teachers to CSCL, its purposes, and how it can be used, and then will examine how to use several different specific web tools to improve student writing.

Course Objective: By the completion of this course, you should be able to define computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), demonstrate the ability to use web-based tools to support collaborative student writing, such as TitanPad (an easy to use wiki website), and analyze and evaluate the benefits of using collaborative activities to increase writing skills.

Tag(s): witing Instruction, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)


Title: Educational Use of Wikis Course

Author: Xiyao Huang

Abstract: This course will talk about the advantages of wikis, teach learners how to use wikis for writing class in Education, also, it will mention some problems when we applied wikis for educational use.

Course Objective: After this course, the learners would be able to know how to edit a wikis page, how to use wikis page to guide students have discussion and revision about writing, experience the essence of teach, which is not to teach students to learn hand to hand, but guide them to learn by themselves.

Tag(s): Wiki course, course revision and writing


Title: Application of PB Works in the Classroom

Author: Vanessa Warner

Abstract: Course participants will be guided through the creation of a wiki space on PB Works and will receive resources from multiple content areas in the integration of this technology as a complement to the curriculum. Participants will learn how wiki spaces can be used to capitalize on classroom diversity in a technology based cooperative learning environment.

Course Objective: Participants will reflect on wiki page integration into their curriculum and create a PB Works wiki page.

Tag(s): PB works, wiki space, technology integration


Title: An Introduction to Using Social Networking Sites in Education

Author: Caelynn Prylo

Abstract: This course seeks to help educators explore the functionality of some social networking websites, to help you better decide if using them in your classes will be beneficial to you and your students.

Course Objective: After taking this mini-course, you will be able to discriminate and choose which, if any, social networking sites will be effective enhancements to your class, demonstrate an understanding of the types of learning spaces and tools available on social networking sites, adopt a strategy for using one or more appropriate features selected from a social networking site in your classes, and demonstrate efficient use of a social networking site by generating a new page or learning space for your class and be able to navigate to help areas if additional assistance is necessary.

Tag(s): social networking sites, learning spaces


Title: Evaluating Websites

Author: Danielle Melia

Abstract: Students will be given a hands-on approach to evaluating websites. Students will be shown a variety of websites and asked to classify them before the lesson and again after. Students will have hands on experience evaluating websites and will be shown why it is important to evaluate them.

Course Objective: The goal is for students to have an eye-opening experience of how devious the internet can be.

Tag(s): website evaluation


Title: Integrating Technology in Mathematics

Author: Tamara Niquette

Abstract: The course will introduce the importance of technology use in the mathematics classroom, how to use Microsoft Excel and Geometer's Sketchpad and how to design activities that allow students to explore using these program.

Course Objective: Upon the completion of this course, learners will be able to integrate the use of GSP and Microsoft Excel softwares into math teaching, and be able to design activities to encourage students to use these programs.

Tag(s): math teaching and learning, technology, GSP, Microsoft Excel


Title: Using Excel for Statistics

Author: Nichole Keipe

Abstract: This course you introduces learner to use Microsoft Excel 2007 and teaches how to create a spreadsheet of data, make statistical calculations, and create a histogram.

Course Objective: By the end of this course you will be able to use Excel to create a spreadsheet to display, organize, and manipulate data, perform mathematical operations using different functions and formulas in an Excel spreadsheet, create a frequency table and histogram using formulas and charts and edit spreadsheets and charts so that they are appealing and presentable.

Tag(s): Microsoft Excel 2007, spreadsheet


Title: Moving to Word 2007

Author: Meredith Kelly

Abstract: This course is intended to bring users of prior versions of Word up to date on the changes that have been included in 2007, enabling them to use various versions with equal facility.

Course Objective: Participants will be able to create professional-looking documents in Word 2007 with the same facility as currently exhibited in Word 2003, locate tools in Word 2007 previously included in prior versions of Word in a different order, adopt new components included in the 2007 version of the word processing program not available previously and choose between prior and new methods of carrying out commands where new methods have been introduced.

Tag(s): Microsoft Word 2003/2007

Title: Educational Gaming

Author: Amy Fleury

Abstract: This course introduces the concept of games, talks about common objections and misconceptions about computer games, and teaches teacher to use games for educational purpose in their classrooms.

Course Objective: Learners will be able to understand the appropriate use of computer games for instructional purpose, create their own lesson plan using a game as a resource and have reflect on the implementation of the lesson into their classroom.

Tag(s): computer games, teaching


Title: Educate with GoAnimate

Author: Susan Towey

Abstract: This course introduces GoAnimate.com to teachers, states the benefits of using GoAnimate.com for educational purpose, and teaches the use of the website.

Course Objective: Teachers will be able to state what GoAnimate.com is, list ways GoAnimate.com can be used in various academic areas, create an animation of choice and present it to the group, learn to create a lesson plan using the website, list the pros and cons of using this type of technology in the classroom, and use GoAnimate.com with their students and provide feedback.

Tag(s): GoAnimate.com, classroom teaching


Title: Snagit: Instructional applications

Author: Jason Kozel

Abstract: In order to duplicate a business-like environment for English language exchange, this mini-course uses the software program Snag-it to promote a constructionist approach to learning the English language.

Course Objective: The goals for students participating in this mini-course are as follows:1 Use Snagit to alter an image for the purpose of creating and giving an interactive multimedia presentation to the class. 2 Evaluate the ways in which they achieve an end product while manipulating information and using the English language. 3 Develop a cognitive scaffolding of group interaction practices. 4 Translate this scaffolding to the corporate business setting.

Tag(s): EFL, Snag-it, constructionist approach


Title: Mini Course: Camtasia Studio

Author: Jason Chwirut

Abstract: This course is designed to introduce faculty members to a new way of enhancing instruction and increasing knowledge transfer by teaching how to produce a video from screen captures, and how to effectively implement video into their lesson plans.

Course Objective: By the end of this course, students will be able to identify the educational benefits of using video in the classroom, identify educational contexts where screen captures can be used effectively, create a movie by creating screen captures using Camtasia Studio and discuss with peers how screen captures can be used to present information.

Tag(s): Camtasia, screen capture, using video in classrooms


Title: Using MOO's to Foster Literary Understanding

Author: Annmarie Parathiras

Abstract: This course introduces a virtual reality application called MOO (Multi User Object Oriented environment) and how it can be used by teachers in fostering a learner-centered environment of discussion and inquiry.

Course Objective: Learners will understand the pedagogical concept of MOO, and be able to implement MOO into classroom teaching.

Tag(s): Multi User Object Oriented environment


Title: LOOP IN PASCAL Course

Author: De Kweldju

Abstract: This course was designed to teach concept and application of loop commands in Pascal using combination between Project Based Learning (PBL) and blended environment with Moodle as Learning Management System.

Course Objective: By taking this course, student will be expected to answer the inquiry question by identifying and creating all possible solutions using loop commands, collaboratively discussing and deciding best solution, and identifying another real world problem that requires loop command to be solved.

Tag(s): Pascal, PBL (Project-based learning), Blended learning, Moodle


Title: Podcasting

Author: Melissa Stepanian

Abstract: This course explores the importance of technology use nowadays and its integration in classroom teaching, and teaches the use of Podcasting as an instructional approach assisting classroom teaching and learning.

Course Objective: Participants will be able to explore the significance of technology usage among the American population and how it may produce greater results when implemented in the classroom, assess how they use technology in their daily classroom practices, and explain why Podcasting may be a valuable tool for their own classroom approaches.

Tag(s): Podcasting


Title: Better Understanding of Mathematical Concepts through the Graphing Calculator

Author: Jennifer Krol

Abstract: This course should be used as a professional development program for teachers who may not know how to use the graphing calculator as teaching tools to help students better understand mathematical concepts.

Course Objective: Learners will be able to explain and understand why utilizing the graphing calculator for mathematics instruction is beneficial for student understanding, operate the TI-Nspire and TI-CAS Teacher Edition Software, locate and alter existing graphing calculator concept activities to use in lessons and create graphing calculator concept activities to use in lessons.

Tag(s): math concepts teaching, graphing calculator


Title: Teaching Using Technology

Author: Colleen Organ

Abstract: This course introduces the use of technology in classrooms for enhancing teaching and learning.

Course Objective: Learners will be able to identify the meaning, goals, and construction of using technology in the classroom, identify useful tools to implement in order to teach using various types of technology within their lessons to increase student scores on assessment and design and choose to use appropriate technology tools.

Tag(s): technology integration, classroom teaching


Title: Using Smartboard Technology to Teach the Future and Conditional Tenses

Author: Vivian Richelsen

Abstract: The teacher uses a case study to show how to use smart board to examine various avenues of how the words "will" and "would" are used to exemplify the future and conditional tenses and thus enhance language learning.

Course Objective: At the conclusion of this unit, students will be able to recognize when it is appropriate to use the future and conditional tenses in Spanish and use the correct key words for the future and conditional tenses when prompted.

Tag(s): smart board, language teaching, Spanish, grammar


Title: Web 2.0 for the 21st Century Educator

Author: Melissa Pietricola

Abstract: In this course teachers will explore, try and confidently implement web 2.0 tools into their teaching.

Course Objective: While working in Blackboard, the participant will generate a course for their students to explore, discuss, and submit content work within. Within edublogs.net, participant will execute the construction of a professional blog to be read by colleagues and students regarding their classroom instruction. Participants will discriminate in the organization and classification of online sources.

Tag(s): Web 2.0, implementation, Blackboard, edublogs, Google search


Title: Instant Screencasting: Quick and Basic Screen Capture for Online and Hybrid Instruction

Author: Michael Lucatorto

Abstract: This course aims to help teachers who want to use videos in classroom to do screencasting through the use of different types of screen recording software, and to integrate videos into their classrooms or online learning environments.

Course Objective: Learners will understand the concept of screencasting and the common barriers of using videos in classrooms. Students will be able to use several software applications to do screencasting to make videos and integrate them into classrooms or online learning environments.

Tag(s): screencasting, use videos in classrooms


Title: Developing Learning Communities Through Blended Learning Activities

Author: Suzanne Hayes

Abstract: This course is to introduce participants about principles and practices of learning communities and blended learning as a way to guide the design of online learning activities to support and sustain the learning of these students who either work alone, or meet infrequently through study groups or residencies during the term.

Course Objective: Participants will not only demonstrate use of concepts of learning communities and blended learning to guide the creation of an online learning activities to increase student interaction and deepen learning but also consider further exploration of similar activities to create a blended study that complements the college’s primary modes of study.

Tag(s): learning community, blended learning


Title: Harnessing the Power of Technology in the Science Classroom

Author: Mike Zelensky

Abstract: This course focuses on helping teachers effectively using technology in a science classroom.

Course Objective: This course will enable learners articulate the importance of incorporating technology into classrooms, also enable learners to identify when technology is properly used in a science classroom.

Tag(s): technology, science classroom


Title:WordPress Portfolio for Teachers

Author: Irene Watts-Politza

Abstract: This course is designed to guide P - 20 educators in the basics of creating a teaching portfolio on WordPress. Changes in P - 20 education with respect to testing, evaluation, and hiring of teachers necessitate the compilation of a body of professional work that flexibly documents one's knowledge, skills, and dispositions in a style that is relevant to 21st Century teaching and learning reform and initiatives.

Course Objective: Educators document and reflect on professional growth. Educators make critical connections between professional standards and their practice.

Tag(s): Teaching Portfolio, Teaching Standards


Title: Video Games in the Classroom

Author: Nathan Cadoret

Abstract: This course designed to share some of the research and to help make a potential voice and catalyst in the process of bringing more video games into the classroom.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): video games, classroom teaching


Title: Creating a Digital Archive: ePortfolio's for Elementary Student's Mini-course

Author: Corie Quattrocchi

Abstract: N/A

Course Objective: This course designed to apply Gardner's Multiple Intelligence theory to help use ePortfolio by making a list of artifacts that meet different learning styles.

Tag(s): ePortfolio


Title: Using Wikipedia to Teach Critical Thinking and Information Literacy

Author: Sarah Morehouse

Abstract: This course is about learning environment and learning community surrounding the topic of Using Wikipedia to Teach Critical Thinking and Information Literacy. The WikiInfoLit Course is meant for high school and college instructors, instructional designers, and instructional librarians who want their students to learn critical thinking and information literacy concepts like cognitive authority, the reasons behind citing sources, neutrality, objectivity, and peer review. Wikipedia provides highly relevant, engaging material for inquiry-based and authentic task learning.

Course Objective: This course will present the concepts with particular regard to Wikipedia so that you'll be prepared to address both its advantageous and its problematic aspects.

Tag(s): Wikipedia, Critical Thinking, Information Literacy.


Title: Best Practices in a BYOD Environment for Grades 5 - 12

Author: Yvonne Koulikov

Abstract: BYOD stands for "bring our own device". With this policy in place students are permitted to bring thier mobile devices to school for instructional purposes. In this course you will learn about BYOD, what educators think about BYOD and how various types of mobile devices can be used for instruction, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Course Objective: Define various types of mobile devices and list at least five functions that would enhance student engagement. Identify at least three mobile applications and define classroom uses for such applications. Enhance three current lesson plans to include a moble application/technology component. Identify at least six ways in which student engagement is enhanced by integrating mobile technology in a classroom setting. Contribute at least three lessons to a shared WikiSpace page which will contain mobile technology integrated lesson plans that they have created in the class. List the characteristics of the 21st Century Learner and identify mobile technology tools that address the needs of this type of learner.

Tag(s): BYOD(Bring your own device), Mobile devices, Classroom.


Title: Mini-Course: Using Glogster In The Classroom

Author: Shaun Donegan

Abstract: The purpose of this mini-course is to show how the program Glogster can be used in classrooms for interactive presentations. Glogster allows students to create and share interactive posters with eachother and the rest of the world. It has a vareity of uses ranging from education to expression. In this course i will show you how to use glogster to create simple glogs. i will also include a unit that invloves students making a glog and giving a presentation on it. My example could be applied to any educator who has ever had students make a poster/powerpoint to demonstrate and share their knowledge of a topic. Educators can also use Glogster to teach their lessons, it is a fun, intetactive way to present information and couples nicely with new technologies such as smart boards

Course Objective: Using the computer students will be able to successfully create a glogster account; In the Gloster program students will be able to create a glog that has at least one picture, video, and example of text.

Tag(s): Glogster, Classroom


Title: Fearless Integration Of Technology In The Elementary Classroom

Author: Jeanne Weber

Abstract: Now, more than ever, it is essential for classroom teachers to become comfortable and proficient at preparing our 21st century learners for their 21st century world. The speed of the technology advances is mind-boggling. Just trying to keep up can seem a herculean task. Many teachers are given access to, but not always provided training enough to use these technologies to their advantage; often resulting in it being underutilized or worse, avoided.

Course Objective: Technology in education includes not only the applications and equipment used in the classroom to enhance instruction (Interactive Whiteboards, Document Cameras), but also the tools the students use (computers, digital cameras, instructional software) and the administrative technology used (Student Information Systems programs, plan books, online teaching resources, etc.) In this course, we will use multi-media, peer-reviewed articles, hands-on practical activities and collaboration with peers or colleagues to get to the heart of the issues that can interfere with successful integration of technology in the classroom.

Tag(s): Technology, Elementary Classroom.


Title: Blogs in the Literacy Classroom

Author: Amanda Godfrey

Abstract: The world we live in is becoming more and more technological. This means, as educators, we need to become proficient with current technology in order to better reach our students at their comfort level, and motivate them to be active participants in our classroom. For many of us, integrating technology can be a scary thing; fear of the unknown, fear of safety, fear of doing it wrong. This mini-course will focus on one type of current technology that is being used in the classroom: blogs. Through three units, you will learn how to safely integrate blogs in the literacy content area of any classroom or grade level.

Course Objective: : By reading literature on best practice of blog integration, watching videos, and participating in group discussions, participants will I dentify potential dangers of using a blog and determine appropriate and relevant safety features for their particular students; Create a classroom literacy blog safety contract to use with student bloggers; Develop a discussion "tool kit" .Demonstrate their understanding of blogs and their basic functions (ex: fonts/images, homepage, title, adding students, creating discussion pages) by developing their own classroom literacy blog.

Tag(s): Blog, Literacy, Classroom


Title: Social Networking for the Classroom

Author: Brittany Zadrozinski

Abstract: This course is an introduction to Social Networking inside and outside of the classroom. You will learn the reasons why Facebook/Twitter should be brought into the classroom as well as ways to use them. By the end of the course you will be creating activities to use inside and out of the classroom.

Course Objective: The Following Objectives will be met, when the course is finished. Instructors will be able to demonstrate and understanding of social networking pages (Facebook/Twitter) .Instructors will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the social networking pages can cause collaborative learning inside and outside the classroom. Instructors will be able to develop in- class activities which can be completed using the social networking pages .

Tag(s): Social Network, Classroom, Facebook, Twitter.


Title: Integrating technology into a Physical Education Curriculum

Author: William Jones Portfolio

Abstract: Physical Education has long been a subject in schools that was thought to be unchanging by the technological advancements happening in the world. Teachers played the same "tired 6" sports and students either loved it, or hated it. In recent years, there has been a movement among some of the top PE teachers across the country to get students excited about PE again. They have done this by including technology into the lessons to make students interested in coming to PE. This course will help current or future Physical Education teachers to gain knowledge about what kinds of technologies are currently available and how they can integrate these technologies into their classrooms.

Course Objective: Learners will be aware of different technologies that can be integrated into a PE course varying from relatively inexpensive equipment to equipment that will be a larger investment. Learners will know where to find the resources we discuss in the unit, and how to contact the companies to find out more.Learn where we can display information for students, parents and administrators to view.

Tag(s): Technology, PE.


Title: Using GoTo Training to Facilitate Learning

Author: Katherine Spina

Abstract: The intent of this course is to enable participants to allow for different skill levels and learning styles, accurately assess student progress, and identify the benefits of using GoTo Training to train from a distance. Also, participants will learn how to set up and perform a training using GoTo Training.

Course Objective: Participants will be able to identify the benefits of using GoTo Training to train from a distance. Also, participants will learn how to set up and perform a training using GoTo Training.

Tag(s): GoTo Training, distance, facilitate learning


Title: Creating EngageNy eBooks with PowerPoint software

Author: Brian VanGorder

Abstract: The intent of this workshop is to teach and assist teachers create “eBooks” for Smartboards using PowerPoint software. This is so teachers can display the text and the picture at the same time as if they were reading a “big book.” Teachers will be able to locate and utilize all of the state resources to create spiraled common core ELA lessons. The eBook will replace the disjointed reading of a script while looking at the picture on a projector screen.

Course Objective: The learners will be able to locate and download the engageNy materials. And, the learners will be able to use snip tool to acquire images, acquire PowerPoint basics, and start to develop advanced PowerPoint skills. Also, the learners will be able to add additional multimedia extensions for lessons.

Tag(s): EngageNy eBook, PowerPoint software, Smartboard, Common Core, ELA lesson



Title: Using iPads In The Classroom

Author: Keriann Earl

Abstract: This course is an introduction to the basic functions of an iPad. Students learn the importance of technology use and how it can open you to new opportunities. Bringing this opportunity to the classroom can be beneficial. Students will explore iPad use in the classroom and how they can be used to further education. Although many critics are quick to point out the alleged negative aspects of the use of iPad's and other technology, in today's K-12 classrooms the pros greatly outweigh the cons.

Course Objective: After this class, students will be able to identify basic functions of an iPad, state meaning and benefits of an iPad, determine different was to use iPad's in the classroom, Identify a variety of apps that can be used.

Tag(s): iPad, Classroom, Technology


Title: Whole_Task_Learning_Utilizing_iPad_Technology

Author: Matthew Talbot

Abstract: There is no question that we are in the middle of a technological revolution. The majority of our students are engulfed in several forms of technology everyday and come to school equipped with the knowledge to use technology. Since the iPads unveiling in 2010, this device is showing up in more and more school districts with the assumption that it is a beneficial tool for education. Many students are familiar with the iPad, but does the same hold true for teachers? Are teachers receiving the necessary training needed to use this device and incorporate it into instruction in an effective way? Read this interesting blogpaying particularly close attention to statements 1-3 and number 6. Does this sound like any teachers you know? Unfortunately, the majority of us would probably answer yes. Are we reaching the full potential that the iPad has to offer? Rather than using this device as a reward for students to play games on, why not take a different approach to the way we use it in our instruction.

Course Objective: By the end of this course students will:Using the iPad, executes navigating and performing basic functions efficiently. Given a topic, generates appropriate apps by searching and selecting them from resources. Given a topic to teach, generates a lesson plan that uses the iPad as a tool to aid in learning. Given a topic to teach, generates a lesson plan that utilizes a whole task instructional approach.

Tag(s): iPad, Technology.


Title: Integrating Geometer's SketchPad into Mathematics Curriculum

Author: Celeste Sisson

Abstract: Geometer's SketchPad is an interactive geometry software program. It can be used to explore areas of mathematics that include but not limited to Euclidean geometry, algebra, and calculus.

Course Objective: Participants will be able to identify the advantages of using Geometer's SketchPad in their classroom. Participants will be able to navigate Geometer's SketchPad and Identify the tools incorporated in the program. Participants will be able to supplement/create current mathematics lesson with Geometer's SketchPad.

Tag(s) : SketchPad, Mathematics, Classroom.


Title: Incorporating Ipad's into ELA Classrooms

Author: Kyle Williams

Abstract: Incorporating iPads into a first grade ELA curriculum will increase the students' motivation level and their participation level. The use of technology for students this age is something that will get the students excited for school. The purpose of this course is to help teachers set up and incorporate iPads into their first grade ELA classroom

Course Objective: After completing this course, learners will be able to do the following: Create an Education Apple ID. Select the best ways to use the iPad in the classroom. Select apps based on the needs of the students in their class. Determine the level of success of the iPads and adjust the use of the iPads if necessary.

Tag(s): ELA, Ipad, Technology support language learning



Title: Writers Workshop for Grade 1 ELA Instruction

Author: Ashley I. Okonkwo

Abstract: This project will mainly focus on one ELA component; writing, through writing workshop. Writing workshop is a method of teaching writing where students are given a set of procedures for planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing their writing with the help of procedural guidelines. Also, it allows for students to write in different writing styles like persuasive, expository and how-to essays, which ultimately help to foster a love of writing. Workshops give teachers the chance to meet the needs of their students by diversifying and tailoring their instruction based on information gathered throughout the workshop.

Course Objective: The purpose of this course is to introduce Writers Workshop from a student teacher approach in which students learn some common core ELA standards; in a fun and exciting way.

Tag(s): Writing, ELA



Title:Adding iPads to a Self-Contained Special Education School

Author: David DeJong

Abstract: After reviewing the mini-course, individuals will execute the purchase of iPads, set-up an education account with Apple's volume purchase program, and create an Apple ID to be used with all iPads in the school by setting up a school's iPad technology program when their school or agency requires the need.

Course Objective: Given a school with a need for an iPad technology program, learners will generate an educational account with Apple and be aware of certain procedures that will be helpful to the long-term success of a technology program, in order to allow the agency/school to use the program by any employee that is designated in the future. Given a school with a need for an iPad technology program, learners will select and use accessories and storage (logistical) items, within the budget and space constraints of the school/agency.

Tag(s): integrating technology across the curriculum,



Title: Importance of using Ipad as alternate way of communication

Author: Danielle Trovato

Abstract: Welcome. This course is here to provide teachers with an understanding of why we use iPads in the classroom for communication. Many students in special education classes are provided by their district with an iPad for communicating or another source of technology to help and teachers do not have a clear understanding of how to use it. The iPad is becoming a more common use of technology within the classroom. This course will help the teacher understand why using an iPad is important and ways to use the iPad for communication. The teacher will be able to identify a main communication application within the iPad and will also be able to program the basics within the application.

Course Objective: identify what the purpose of an iPad is. List the pros and cons of using iPad. Identify the definition of both ProLoQuo2go and MyTalk after reading about each. how to create simple pages to edit and create.

Tag(s): Ipad, Teaching, Alternative communication.



Title: Integrating Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom

Author: Rasmiya Ruenes

Abstract: The use of technology as a tool for teaching second language learners is able to create independent and collaborative learning settings in which students can acquire and practice a new language. Through the use technology students can engage in individualized instruction designed to meet their specific needs and participate in collaborative efforts which promote communication and prepares students for the global community.

Course Objective: Recognize the benefits and purpose of integrating technology tools in instruction: Reflect on their own use of technology in the classroom; Explore the iPod Touch applications which can be used in foreign language learning; Examine each application and see how it applies to speaking and listening practice


Tag(s): Ipod, Foreign Language, Technology.


Title: Incorporate technology in Math

Author: Shauna Caroselli

Abstract: Media in Math offers details into incorporating graphics, audio, and video into your math class.

Course Objective:NA

Tag(s): Media, Math, Integrate Technology


Title: Digital Media in Global Society

Author: Daniel Grady

Abstract: This mini course will address issues surrounding digital media in global society and protocol for approaching those problems. The course will dwell heavily on such concepts "digital literacy," "digital citizenship," and "information literacy." By gaining a firm understanding of these concepts and the developed protocol the learner will become more capable and aware when handling information in digital form

Course Objective: he goal of the course is to help learners be able to better evaluate and critically analyze information in web based form. Learners will achieve these outcomes - Achieve the ability to analyze and evaluate web based media content with a critical lens. - Possess understanding of web based media analysis including definitions and methods. - Gain an appreciation for spotting false or unsubstantiated materials. - Evaluate performance of web based media analysis by using self-assessment techniques.

Tag(s): Digital, Media; Literacy


Title: SMART Board Technology and It's Application in the Classroom

Author: Shree Parsan

Abstract: The intended purpose of this course is to help teachers become more in tune with the ever changing landscape of educational technology. What are teachers to do when the field is always changing? We must adapt, learn, grow as educators, and utilize the tools that are innovative and engaging. In this course you will become familiar with the components and parts of SMART board, how to navigate the software, and how to insert media into SMART board presentations.

Course Objective: The intent of this course is to assist teachers in enhancing the pedagogical toolbox by implementing SMART Board technology into their classroom practices effectively. Learners will be able to: Identify SMART Board equipment; Identify the tools available in SMART Board software; Navigate SMART Board software; Design activities that center around the SMART Board and utilize SMART Board software; Integrate SMART Board usage into their classroom practice;

Tag(s): Smart Board; Technology


Title: Using the Book Creator App in Writing

Author: Emily Johns

Abstract: This mini-course is all about the Book Creator App. It can be downloaded for Apple iPad's. It is an engaging and creative way for students to write, draw, and create while using higher level skills. Students will be able to focus on the content of the topic while learning a new skill and learning how technology can help them for educational purposes.

Course Objective: NA

Tag(s): Book Creator App; Technology