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GC EDU 225 Instructional Technology Entire Course

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EDU 225 Full Course

EDU 225 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1

Define the new literacy. How literate are you, and what are some ways your level of digital literacy can enhance your future classroom environment? Cite specific examples.


EDU 225 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2

What technology were you exposed to during your K–12 education? How has the use of technology in the classroom changed? Give specific examples.


EDU 225 Week 1 Assignment Technology Integration Matrix

Details:
The use of educational technology should be seen as a window into the educational content. It is a means to an end.
After reviewing the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix, do the following:
In each cell of the matrix there are two videos. Find five videos in your target grade level and watch the videos. Be sure to scroll down and read the lesson plans that accompany them.
Part 1: Video Summaries
List the five video overviews you watched and write a summary of each lesson plan implementation.
Part 2: Lesson Plan Connections
Choose three of the lessons that you would most want to implement in your classroom. Summarize each of these videos. Be sure to include the following:
Identify the title of the column, row, and lesson (i.e., Entry, Active, K-4 lesson)
Identify why the lesson is so appealing to you, and what possible benefits would come from using this lesson in future classrooms.
Write a 200-250-word consideration of the ISTE standards for students and teachers for each video:
How is technology being used to access the learning?
What is the role of the teacher? What is the role of the student?
What connections can be made to the ISTE for Students or Teachers at this grade level?
Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Part 3: Reflection
Write a 200-250 word reflection with your overall reaction to how technology can be used in the classroom today.
Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Submit the three parts in one document to your instructor by the end of Topic 1.


EDU 225 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1

From the perspective of your target teaching position, how important is Internet security? What are some ways you might support Internet security and safety in your classroom?

EDU 225 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2

What does it mean to be ethical? At what age should you begin the discussion about ethics? How will you incorporate digital ethics into your lessons, and ensure that your students are practicing digital ethics?


EDU 225 Week 2 Assignment Technology Table and Review

Details:
Part 1: Technology Table
Create a table in Word or Excel that provides the web address,
brief description, target grade levels and content area(s) for five educational
websites, online educational games, or other examples of educational
technology.
Part 2: Technology Review
From the resources found in Part 1, choose three to review. Write
a 250-500-word evaluation of each technology resource that includes the
following:
Usefulness in the classroom (either from a teacher or a student
standpoint), possible teaching or learning outcomes
Ease of use, reliability
Legal accessibility (Creative Common, Copyright)
Cost and availability
Support your explanation with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in
the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with expectations for successful
completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer
to the Student Success Center for directions.
Submit
Part 1 and Part 2 in one document to your instructor by the end of Topic 2.


EDU 225 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1

How can technology support your efforts to communicate with students and parents? Provide specific examples.


EDU 225 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2

What is meant by the term global community? Give an example of how you can participate in the global community as a classroom teacher.


EDU 225 Week 3 Assignment Creation of a Classroom Website

Details:
Part 1: Website or blog
Investigate different websites or blogging platforms: Drupal, Weebly, WordPress, Google Sites, or others that are free.
Create a website or blog for your future classroom using a free hosting site to communicate with stakeholders for your future classroom. You will be using the site throughout the course so choose a host site you are comfortable with using.
As you develop the framework for your site, be sure to include the following pages:
Welcome page – include announcements, calendar, etc.
About Me – include contact information
Student Resources – include sites for students, homework, as well as other resources you feel will be helpful to parents and students in your class
Blog Entries
Use appropriate fonts and graphics to make your page appealing. Be creative.
Part 2: Blog Post
Research how technology can be used to enhance communication with parents, students and the global community in the classroom.
In a Word document, prepare a 500-750-word draft version of Section 2: Communication Plan of the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan. Support your explanation with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Copy the draft of “Section 2: Communications Plan” into a blog post titled “Technology to Support Communication.” Include the reference page.
The instructor will provide commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan (Benchmark Assignment), which is due in Topic 7.
Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the Student Success Center for directions.
Submit your written draft and website link in a document to your instructor by the end of Topic 3.


EDU 225 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1

Describe how technology can be used by the teacher to enhance instruction. What are the benefits? What might some drawbacks be?
EDU 225 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2

What are the benefits of using web tools over software in the classroom? Choose one web tool that interests you that you might use in your target teaching position, and describe how it might enhance instruction.

EDU 225 Week 4 Assignment Multimedia Presentation

Details:
Part 1: Presentation
Choose a content standard at your target grade level.
Prepare an 8-10 slide multimedia presentation of an interactive lesson that could be used by the students in the classroom or at home on your website.
Include at least three multimedia elements such as voice over narration, video clips, animation or interactive items. (Be sure to follow copyright/creative common laws)
Some suggestions for format include: PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Docs, Metta.
Be creative.
Post your presentation on your website.
Part 2: Blog Post
Research how technology would be used to facilitate and enhance instruction in your classroom.
In a Word document, prepare a 500-750 word draft version of Section 3: Integrating Instructional Technology of the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan. Support your explanation with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Copy the draft of Section 3: Integrating Instructional Technology into a blog post titled Presentation Technology. Include the reference page.
Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
The instructor will provide commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan (Benchmark Assignment), which is due in Topic 7.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the Student Success Center for directions.
Submit your written draft and website link in a document to your instructor by the end of Topic 4.


EDU 225 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1

What are some ways students can use technology to support their learning in the classroom? Explain.

EDU 225 Topic 5: Discussion Question 2

When designing a lesson that uses technology as part of the learning process what are some considerations you need to make in terms of the students, the content, and the outcomes?

EDU 225 Week 5 Assignment Student Technology Task Cards

Details:
Part 1: RAFT
Choose an academic content standard for your target grade level and aligned with an ISTE standard and do the following:
Create a RAFT card with three rows as seen in the “Example RAFT” document.
Create a task card for each row of the RAFT card. For an example of row one, review the “Example RAFT Task Card” document. Each task card should include:
An objective or learning target
A description of:
The Role
The Audience
The Format
The Topic
Directions that incorporate an innovative process that includes technology links or tools. Include specific step-by-step directions to complete the task.
Resources (links to websites, videos, readings for students to learn about the topic)
Assessment criteria
Post your RAFT Task Card and task cards to your website.
Part 2: Blog Post
Research the importance of student-centered technology in the classroom.
In a word document, prepare a 500-750-word draft version of Section 4: Differentiating Instruction through Technology of the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan. Support your explanation with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Copy the draft of Section 4: Differentiating Instruction through Technology into a blog post titled Student Centered Technology. Include the reference page.
The instructor will provide commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan (Benchmark Assignment), which is due in Topic 7.
Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the Student Success Center for directions.
Submit your written draft and website link in a document to your instructor by the end of Topic 5.

EDU 225 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1

Compare formative assessment with summative assessment. What is the difference between the two assessments? List at least four ways that technology can assist you in accomplishing both types of assessment, and state your rationale.

EDU 225 Topic 6: Discussion Question 2

What tools are available to assist teachers in analyzing data? How do data analyses affect your instructional strategies? Explain.


EDU 225 Week 6 Assignment Assessment Technology

Details:
Part 1: Assessment Technology
Research Socrative, Edmodo, Polleverywhere, or other assessment tools.
Use one of these online tool, software, or applications to create a technology-based assessment to assess for a grade level content standard. Be sure your assessment tool measures what it was supposed to and is user-friendly.
On your website, post a link to your assessment with the rubric or answer key.
Include a description of the assessment and how it is to be used (formative/summative) and how you would use the data collected in your instruction.
Part 2: Blog Post
Research the importance of student-centered technology in the classroom.
In a Word document, prepare a 500-750-word draft version of Section 5: Technology to Support Assessment of the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan Support your explanation with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Copy the draft of Section 5: Technology to Support Assessment into a blog post titled Assessment Technology. Include the reference page.
The instructor will provide commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan (Benchmark Assignment), which is due in Topic 7.
Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the Student Success Center for directions.
Submit your written draft and website link in a document to your instructor by the end of Topic 6.


EDU 225 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1

What are your mission and vision statements? Post them and offer feedback on two classmates’ posts in the Main Forum. In your response, provide feedback on the strengths as well as suggestions for modification.


EDU 225 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2

Reflect on your learning through this course. What was the biggest revelation for you, and how did it change your thinking? Explain.


EDU 225 Week 7 Assignment Benchmark- Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan

Details:
During this course, you have created a classroom website that included a multimedia
presentation, technology task cards, assessment technology, and blended learning. Using the feedback that you received from your instructor, compile your Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan that will include the sections listed below as well as a reflection essay.
The plan is composed of the following components:
Section One: Mission and Vision Statements
Section Two: Communications Plan
Section Three: Integrating Instructional Technology
Section Four: Differentiating Instruction through Technology
Section Five: Technology to Support Assessment
Reflection Conclusion
Section 1: Mission and Vision Statement
Create Mission and Vision Statements.
Section 2: Communications Plan
Write a 500-750-word description with rationale for your Communications Plan for your
first year of teaching. Include the following:
How you will communicate with all engaged groups in the educational community.
How technology can be used to communicate in a classroom setting.
How you will address Internet security and safety.
Consider communication and collaboration with students, parents, the community, and the global community. Items you may consider:
A class website
Emergency contact list
Alternative methods of
communications
Critical communications links
e-mail
VOIP
Student websites
Partnerships with other schools
e-pals
Others
Section 3: Integrating Instructional Technology
Write a 500-750-word-description with rationale of how technology would be used to facilitate and enhance instruction in your classroom. Include the following:
Explain what the possible pros
and cons might be in using technology to facilitate learning.
Discuss the differences between
wired and wireless classrooms.
Section 4: Differentiating Instruction through Technology
Write a 500-750-word description with rationale of how technology would be used to differentiate instruction in your classroom. Consider the following:
Explain what the possible pros
and cons might be in using technology to differentiate instruction.
Should a teacher only use
technology to differentiate instruction? Why or why not?
What is the impact on student
achievement when technology is used to differentiate instruction?
What is the importance of
student-centered technology in the classroom?
Section 5: Technology to Support Assessment
Write a 500-750-word description with rationale on how you will utilize software to support assessment in the classroom. Consider the following:
In what ways can technology facilitate the ongoing effort to assess student learning?
What is the difference between formative assessment and summative assessment, and
how can technology be used to facilitate both?
What are the pros and cons of using technology to assess student learning?
Should a teacher only use technology to assess student learning? Why or why not?
What is the importance of assessment technology in connection with the ISTE standards?
Reflection Conclusion
Write a 500-750-word reflection that summarizes how your comprehensive classroom technology plan can increase productivity and efficiency for both students and teachers.
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