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Introduction to Technology Integration
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The goal of this module is to give teachers an overview of the basic considerations concerning integrating technology in the classroom to meet the needs of all learners.
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Higher Education Instructors: This module could be integrated into a content area course or used as a mini course on technology integration.
Librarians: This module could be used as an in-service tool to introduce teachers to technology integration, library resources and how the librarian and teacher can work together to select, implement, and assess technology to enhance student learning.
Self-Paced Study: Anyone can work through the module at their own pace for professional development.

The goal of this module is to give teachers an overview of the basic considerations concerning integrating technology in the classroom to meet the needs of all learners.

The learner will assess their access to technology and their personal beliefs and attitudes about technology.
Learning Objectives

The learner will examine two models of technology integration.

TPACK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

SAMR Model of Technology Integration

The Common Core Standards that are related to technology and digital media will be examined.

Learners will choose a common core standard that suggests using technology and/or digital sources of information and identify technology(s) that will support the standard and enhance the learning environment. The focus will be on selecting technology for the content area (TK and CK) and determine the level of SAMR addressed in the application of the technology

Learners will reflect on best practices for maximizing using technology

Learners will use a technology evaluation rubric to evaluate a technology tool selected to meet a specific learning goal.

Learners will examine the important considerations regarding ethical and safe use of technology and Internet use.

Learners will examine and evaluate the “Privacy Policy” of two educational game companies.

Learners will develop a Technology Integration Professional Development Plan that will include their areas of need and a timeline and resources (network/PLC).

Subject:
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Paula Lombardi
Date Added:
10/15/2015
Math Unit Planning using Backward Design
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This website will help you understand and apply the Understanding by Design (UbD) or Backward Design planning process to develop equitable units of math instruction. The UbD content will draw from the work done by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, digitalcommons@trinity.edu., OER Commons, other resources and from Granite State College math and methods instructors.

We will examine each of the 3 main stages of unit planning and apply these concepts to planning math instruction for K-12 students.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Gail Poitrasts PhD
Paula Lombardi M.Ed
Date Added:
05/18/2018
Paula's Resources for Diverse Learners- Science Curriculum
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It is a wonderful opportunity if you have access to a greenhouse. Students usually love working in the greenhouse and there are numerous ways to incorporate greenhouse activities into the curriculum. This is especially true for science, mathematics and vocational skills.
This webpage is a narrative of some of the activities students and staff worked on when we first adopted our greenhouse. Included are learning activities for high school students in a "life skills" program. A few related handouts are included as attached files.

Subject:
Special Education
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Paula Lombardi
Date Added:
05/18/2018