The technologies being focused on in this course will be Google Docs (presentation, word processor, spreadsheet, and forms), Google Earth (exploring existing resources on the web and creating our own), and Wikispaces. This instructional technology course is designed to provide teachers, administrators, and educational technicians with an understanding of current and emerging technologies. These technologies address essential skills for students growing up in our technology-driven society. During this course, we will use collaborative applications and programs to facilitate teaching, learning, and managing instruction. We will also be exploring and applying various learning theories including constructivist, cooperative, and collaborative learning. Discussions will focus on trends and current uses of technology in Maine’s technology-rich classrooms. Students will work on integrating these emerging technologies within their own curriculum and will be designing technology-enhanced lessons and projects.
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