Concordia University

EDU 6560 - Technology and the Effective Classroom 

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Professor: Lisa Toulon

Email: ltoulon@gmail.com     
Class Website:  www.lttechno.com/concordia/edu6560.html

 

University Mission:

As a distinctive, comprehensive university of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and based in the liberal arts, Concordia University equips men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence, and compassion in a diverse, interconnected, and increasingly urbanized church and world.

Conceptual Framework:

The educational programs of Concordia University prepare students to demonstrate professional integrity, competence, and leadership to those they teach and serve.

How this course fits into the Conceptual Framework:

This course is a technology in education course, which emphasizes the development of competence in technology for the teacher.  Integrity and leadership are fostered through the work with technology and its uses in the educational settings.  Leadership is gained through contact with peers, students, and cooperating teachers.

NBPTS Standards supported by this course

Proposition 1: Teachers are committed to students and their learning

Proposition 2: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students

Proposition 3: Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning

Proposition 4: Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience

Proposition 5: Teachers are members of learning communities

By exposing teachers to current technology, they are given the opportunity to explore a variety of communication and instructional media adapted to learning styles and the learning environment.

Course Objectives:

This course should enable the student to:

  • evaluate and use computers and other media to support the instructional process;

  • design and develop student-learning activities that integrate computers and other media for a variety of student learning strategies and for diverse student populations;

  • acquire basic skills to evaluate, select, and integrate computers/technology-based instruction in their curricular areas and/or grade levels;

  • demonstrate skill in the uses of multimedia, hypermedia, and telecommunications to support instruction and learning;

  • utilize productivity tools for professional use; including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and print/graphics utilities;

  • apply computers and other media to facilitate emerging roles of the learners and the educator.

Required Materials

Judy Lever-Duffy, Jean B. McM.Donald, and Al P. Mizell. (2005). Teaching and Learning with Technology, Second Edition. Boston :  Pearson Education, Inc.  

Software Program: LiveText. (2004).

USB Flash Memory Drive . Also referred to as a flash drive, jump drive, thumb drive.

Course Requirements

The completion of the following is expected of all students:

Assignments

Points

My Score

Teaching Practices -  The teacher demonstrates the following competencies in using student learning and communication strategies geared to the use of technology by sharing the following products in class:                

45

 

Record Keeping (NBPTS 3.1) (Excel & teachertoolbox )

5

 

Student Evaluation (NBPTS 3.4) (Create rubrics)

5

 

Lesson Plan (NBPTS 4.1) (ibinder & teachercreatedmaterials)

5

 

Teacher Presentation – PowerPoint (NBPTS 2.3)

5

 

Email Communication Log (NBPTS 5.1) (e-mail, schoolnotes.com )

5

 

Website: Content Area (NBPTS 2.1) (webquest, graphs, Inspiration/Kidspiration)

5

 

Website: Special Ed (NBPTS 1.2) (multiple intelligences & learning styles)

5

 

Website: Multicultural (NBPTS 1.1) (create a Blog)

5

 

Website: Professional Organization (NBPTS 4.2)

5

 

Projects

34

 

Project Based Learning Lesson with Technology infusion presentation with activity.

34

 

Curriculum and Instruction Portfolio: Livetext
For each of the five NBPTS core propositions, the teacher candidate will list the standard, include the rationale for one or two artifacts attached or scanned in and reflect on how the artifact promotes his or her ability to demonstrate competency in the standard.  The portfolio will be shared electronically with the professor by the end of the course. You will submit your final Introduction, Resume, and Philosophy for this course.

65

 

Livetext:  Introduction, Philosophy, Resume

15

 

Proposition 1: Teachers are committed to students and their learning

10

 

Proposition 2: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students

10

 

Proposition 3: Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning

10

 

Proposition 4: Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience

10

 

Proposition 5: Teachers are members of learning communities

10

 

Textbook Requirements

56

 

Chapter 1 - E-mail on-lines test and Outliner chapter printed out and bring to class (4 points each)

8

 

Chapter 2 - E-mail on-lines test and Outliner chapter printed out and bring to class (4 points each)

8

 

Chapter 5 - E-mail on-lines test and Outliner chapter printed out and bring to class (4 points each)

8

 

Chapter 6 - E-mail on-lines test and Outliner chapter printed out and bring to class (4 points each)

8

 

Chapter 7 - E-mail on-lines test and Outliner chapter printed out and bring to class (4 points each)

8

 

Chapter 8 - E-mail on-lines test and Outliner chapter printed out and bring to class (4 points each)

8

 

Chapter 10 - E-mail on-lines test and Outliner chapter printed out and bring to class (4 points each)

8

 

Total

200

 

Assignments will be submitted to the instructor either on 3 ˝ in disks (PC format) or via email to LToulon@gmail.com. Put EDU 6560 in the subject line. Send a cc of the email to yourself. Do not submit assignments on paper unless requested!

Schedule

Date

Activity

Assignment

Session

One

 

5/15/07

Introduction of instructor.
Introduce syllabus and course

Chapter 1

Learning Styles & MI. (on-line test) - http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm

Perspectives of Learning

Course textbook on line www.ablongman.com/lever-duffy

Introduce Livetext – work in computer lab on livetext portfolio

Textbook on-line assignments

Livetext

1. Go to textbook on line and get to Chapter 1 (click on left side for "Outliner" answer questions, then click "create outline" at end of test and THEN print out. (you have the answers from group work in class) You can also go to teacher site and click on chapter resources and chapt. 1 and then power point for answers. Bring outliner to class next week.
2. Go to textbook on line and Chapter 1 (click on Practice test and e-mail results to me (don't forget to create your profile)from the site)
3. Check over your Resume/Philosophy.

Session

Two

 

5/22/07

Discuss Chapter 2/ on line activites

Designing & Planning Technology-Enhanced Instruction

Chapter 4/Digital Technologies in the Classroom

Personal Philosophy

Work in computer Lab

Digital Camera, MSWord, create graphs,  e-mail

Work in computer lab on livetext portfolio

Textbook on-line assignments

Create yahoo account and e-mail me

Work on livetext

 

Session

Three

 

5/29/07

Chapter 5/ Administrative software, excel, teacher toolbox/rubrics/power point/Inspiration

Work in computer lab on Livetext portfolio

Project Based learning power point and presentation

Textbook on-line assignments

Create a lesson with Inspiration software

Write Analysis # 2

Work on livetext

 

Session

Four

 

6/5/07

 

Chapter 6/Academic software, Publisher & Project base learning.

 

Work in computer lab on Livetext portfolio

Textbook on-line assignments

Create a pamphlet using Publisher or Word

Work on livetext

Session

Five

 

6/12/07

Chapter 7/Networks and the Internet

Share teacher presentations in Base Groups.

Webquests, create schoolnotes, webpage and IM

Work in computer lab on Livetext portfolio

Textbook on-line assignments

Look at  webquests, schoolnotes, webpage and IM

Work on livetext

Session

Six

 

6/19/07

Chapter 8/Using the Web for Teaching and Learning

Ibinder, teacher created materials, webpages

Share using email logs as a way to promote effective teaching in Base Groups.

Work in computer lab on Livetext portfolio

Group Presentations

Textbook on-line assignments

Create webpage

Work on livetext

 (Web-Based Activities) (content, special needs, multicultural, and professional organizations) for 7th Class

Session

Seven

 

6/26/07

 

Chapter 10/Video Technologies

 Create a Blog, video camera, scanner

Work in computer lab on Livetext portfolio

Group Presentations

Technology Portfolio due next class

Create Blog and Blog me with: How do you integrate technology in your classroom. My blog is:

blog me “How do you use technology in your classroom?”

 

Session

Eight

 

7/10/07

Share Livetext Portfolio in computer lab.

Group Presentations

Instructor and course evaluation

 

 

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