Welcome to ED 270

I’d just like to welcome you all to the Fall 2013 Edition of Ed 270 Integrating Technology in Education! Throughout the next ten weeks, you will explore the various ways that digital technologies have become embedded into the modern pedagogical practices of K-12 teachers.

Everything that you will explore and create is already in practice in classrooms across the country meeting (and surpassing) state and federal teaching standards. Taking full advantage of internet and mobile platforms, creative and innovative teachers are already proving that technology does not have to be a distraction or a gimmicky add-on, but rather enhances opportunities for student empowerment and critical thinking. You’ll examine your content area standards and begin to reflect upon ways that technology can open new doors to implementing them. You’ll explore the collaborative possibilities of the read/write web. You’ll discover ways to more effectively manage your classroom. You’ll investigate the constructivist possibilities of images and multimedia construction. You’ll look to the future and envision the classroom of the next decade. Ultimately, you’ll create your unit plan applying the theoretical and practical topics from the class. . 

However, occasionally along the way, you may run into what teachers like to call “technical difficulties.” It is best if you select a happy place and always remember how to go there in case of computer stress. Go to your happy place…no worries….go to your happy place… The intent of this class is to take the fear out of technology integration, as well as refine your reflective and problem-solving skills that inevitability accompany high-tech in the classroom. No worries.

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