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COURSE - Preparing For Technology Integration

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This course helps prepare users for technology integration. It addresses some unexpected situations that may arise as a result of bringing computers and Internet access into classrooms, as well as how traditional teaching approaches may need to be re-examined in order to accommodate these challenges. The course examines privacy and protection concerns regarding children’s use of the Internet, and specifically at how CIPA and COPPA affect schools and teachers. The course looks at different classroom setups that incorporate one or more computers in a single classroom and explores centers as an excellent option. It provides questions that should be considered when planning lessons that include technology, suggests tools to evaluate the effectiveness of the technologies used, and discusses ways to acquire funding to bring technology into classrooms.


Subject: Integrating Technology In The Classroom
Duration: 1 hour
Credit Hours: 1


  • COURSE - Preparing For Technology Integration
Introduction - Preparing For Technology Integration
Contains a course description and a brief overview of the objectives covered in this course.more... 
Plan For New Situations Arising From Technology Integration
Lists possible situations that can arise in the learning environment due to wide-spread use of computers and the Internet.more...
Emphasizes that time will alleviate any initial stress that might occur with technology integration. 
Look At Internet Privacy, Protection, And Security
Looks at privacy and protection concerns surrounding children's use of the Internet.more...
Addresses CIPA and how it can affect school libraries or schools receiving E-Rate funds.
Discusses COPPA and how it affects teachers.
Covers general ways to maintain a secure computer environment. 
Rethink Traditional Teaching Approaches
Looks at teaching methods with a new perspective.more...
Discusses how technology integration fosters a more student-centered approach to teaching. 
Look At Different Integration Strategies
Examines different ways in which technology can be incorporated, depending on how many computers are in the class.more...
Suggests questions that can be asked in order to find the best ways to implement technology in a classroom. 
Consider Centers
Explains the purpose of learning centers.more...
Suggests implementing learning centers in the classroom as a way of bringing technology into the learning environment. 
Plan Lessons With Technology
Examines questions that should be considered when planning lessons that use technology.more...
Gives examples of how these questions help form a lesson plan. 
Acquire Funds For Classroom Technology
Gives pointers on how to acquire funds to help bring technology into the classroom.more...
Points out Web sites that offer information about getting grants. 
Examine Tools For Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Technology Integration
Points out that while traditional assessment tools are adequate for evaluating how effective some areas of technology integration have been, they are not always the best choice.more...
Provides a glimpse into alternative ways you can evaluate the effectiveness of technology integration. 
Workbook - Preparing For Technology Integration
Contains a printable workbook that includes a list of the lesson names and objectives covered in this course; a variety of real-life examples showing how the ideas and concepts discussed in this course could be used in a classroom, either as teaching tools or administrative aids; and exercises that provide additional practice and reinforcement of the skills and concepts covered in the course.more... 
Quiz - Preparing For Technology Integration
Assesses the user's knowledge of the concepts covered in the Preparing For Technology Integration course.more... 
Feedback - Preparing For Technology Integration
This survey contains six brief questions pertaining to your educational role and computer experience, as well as to how you would rate your knowledge of this subject before and after this course.more...

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Basic Member
I've tried 2 modules 3 times and it still says not attempted.
Basic Member
Good information that is very revelant.
Basic Member
If followed, this lesson provides a good series of steps to begin the process of integrating technology into lesson plans. Technology is the tool to assist the process of learning ... not the goal of the process.
Basic Member
Not bad.
Basic Member
good information
Basic Member
Great information on grant writing.
Basic Member
Great training
Basic Member
very interesting!!
Basic Member
Very interesting!
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