How To Effectively Run a Paperless Classroom
Welcome to the professional development mini-course, How To Effectively Run a Paperless Classroom!
"Consistent with a recognized challenge across the United States, the local problem addressed in this study was teachers’ inability to implement new technologies in the classroom. Professional development is the channel through which teachers improve, and high-quality professional development has been shown to enhance teacher efficacy" (Morquin, 2016, p. 1).
Please note: This transition does not happen overnight. Rather, the transition happens gradually as educators must dedicate their time to learning the platforms, functions, and then learning how to effectively and properly use these functions. The educator is typically required to teach his or her students how to use each of these platforms. If the educator is not well-versed in these platforms, the transition will be overall more challenging.
Assessment of Learner Needs
This mini-course addresses educators' knowledge gap regarding technology in the classroom and how to effectively implement it into their everyday teaching regime. It is designed to transform the negative attitude portrayed by many educators about transitioning from a traditional to virtual classroom. Participants of this course should have the willingness to adapt and change from the traditional "pen and pencil" methods of teaching and delivering information. Not all participants must be current educators; participants may be learners who are curious about the recent innovations in educational technology. My goal in creating this mini-course is that participants will complete the course and feel confident that they have are equipped with the skills and tools necessary to implement and maintain a paperless classroom.
- Given a list of documents, participants will be able to convert them to PDF documents and post them as Kami assignments on Google Classroom.
- Given a topic, participants will be able to create and post a lesson and the necessary materials on Google Classroom.
- Given information on virtual classrooms, participants will be able to identify at least 3 benefits of implementing and utilizing virtual classrooms.
- Participants will use Google Classroom to distribute resources, differentiate assignments, collect student work and offer feedback.
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This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.
How Will I Be Assessed?
This mini-course will primarily use quizzes, discussions, and reflections as a means of assessment in order to stimulate interest and track participants' progress. When exploring an unfamiliar technology, it can be overwhelming and challenging. Through the use of discussion and reflections, participants can share their thoughts and feelings with a supportive group of learners who are also partaking in the course. The short quiz assessments are included to help participants keep track of their learning progress.
Morquin, D. (2016). Teachers' perceptions regarding the use of google classroom and google docs and their impact on student engagement (Order No. 10127995). Available from ProQuest Central Student. (1810170454). Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1810170454?accountid=12195