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EDUO 9101: Fundamentals of Google Docs and Drive

Teachers have always held the key to student success. But their role is changing. There are new skills and pedagogical insights educators need to teach, work and ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • USD $447
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EDUO 9104: Teaching and Learning with IPad

Course Overview Mobile devices continue to make inroads into the modern day classroom, and iPad is in a class by itself! Go to work with your iPad. Explore best ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
  • USD $507
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EDUO 9105: Build Your Class Website

Course Overview Website creation used to take time - time teachers don’t have. Now Google Sites and other online services make it easy. Teachers focus on their ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $338
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EDUO 9106: iPad in Your Classroom

Note: EDUO 9106 and EDUO 9104 are similar in content. However, EDUO 9104 is offered for 3 semester credits/units and requires additional lesson planning and ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
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EDUO 9107: Getting Up to Speed with Cool Tech Tools

A textbook is no longer required for this course. Tech changes occur rapidly, outdating print within a short time. The heart of this course remains; assisting newer ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
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EDUO 9109: Twitter for Educators

Course Overview Collaborate with other educators on Twitter. Use Twitter technology in your instruction. Build a Twitter page, join the online professional learnin ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9116: Digital Publishing Tools for the Common Core

Course Description: One of the major components of the Common Core standards is the use of technology. Anchor standard 6 for Writing is: Use technology, including ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9117: Google Sites

Course Overview Learn the basics of a Google Site setup by designing a welcome page, inserting an interactive calendar, updating announcements, and more. Make ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9118: Teaching with Google Docs & Drives

Course Overview Create a Paperless Classroom! Google Docs makes it possible to create and share documents digitally and is wonderful in the BYOD classroom. Learn ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9119: Google Forms

Course Overview Utilize Google Forms, a free Google App, to create rubrics, assignments, assessments, and more. Learn more than 50 creative uses of the applications ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9120: Gamification

Course Overview Explore how teachers are leveraging the principles of gamification to create an instructional model that provides differentiation, student ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
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EDUO 9121: Smartboard for Beginners

Course Overview Gain proficiency with fundamental Smart Board skills. Begin creating highly interactive lessons! This course offers a step-by-step learning ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
  • USD $298
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EDUO 9125: Watch this! Creating Powerful Presentations

Introduction Welcome to EDUO9125, Watch This! Creating Powerful Presentations. This is not just another course on how to create classroom PowerPoint or any other ...

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EDUO 9128: Tech & Improved Student Writing

Course Description: Instructive research on "90/90/90 schools" - 90% poverty, 90% minority, and 90% proficient – gives insights into strategies that support ...

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EDUO 9130: What’s YOUR Story? The Art of Digital Storytelling

Introduction Digital Storytelling is the practice of using technology tools to help tell a meaningful and often heartfelt story. Digital stories are planned. They ...

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EDUO 9131: Teaching with Chromebooks

Course Overview This course has been designed to help teachers transition to the 1:1 world of Chromebooks. Learn the best way to use Chromebooks in the classroom. ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 2
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EDUO 9135: Technology Integration

Participants will examine and explore technology integration strategies and workflow within K-12 environments using devices specific to the learner's ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 3
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EDUO 9137: Getting Started With Computer Coding

Hello and Welcome! This course will guide you through resources and activities that will help you understand the world of Computer Coding at a beginner’s level. ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9138: Nourishing Responsible Digital Citizens

Welcome to EDUO 9138, Nourishing Responsible Digital Citizens. This course will explore digital citizenship not as a set of rules but as an organized principals-base ...

  • Semester Credits/Units: 1
  • USD $149
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EDUO 9143: Creating and Maintaining the Technology-Infused Classroom

Course Overview Every teacher’s current use of technology to best facilitate student learning is unique. Provided with varying levels of technology resources and ...

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Technology in education comes in many forms these days and impacts teachers in positive and negative ways. Learning how to use technology as an effective teaching tool while eliminating the distractions technology can create is key. The Dominican University Educational Technology series of courses are designed to teach the skills necessary to cross the digital divide. Because like it or not, education and technology go hand in hand. Teachers not only need to be prepared to use the latest tools, but they also have to keep up with students who are likely far ahead. For those teachers serious about taking their technology knowledge to the next level and earning 15 professional development units in the process, we also offer a Technology Certificate Program.

Technology and Education

Teaching with technology in the classroom means first understanding the technology for yourself and then how to implement the various uses of the technology in the classroom. This incudes building websites, designing private social media platforms for parents and students, learning to code and reshaping classroom management techniques like blended learning strategies. And there is much more.

Education Technology Courses

Our educational technology courses are designed to give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and application of technology tools and practices to effectively deliver relevant and innovative technology-blended learning situations to students. This means an understanding of technology-rich learning environments, technology leadership, flipping your classroom teaching and practical tool usage such as using an iPad in the classroom, building a website and using Google Classroom, to name just some of the tools you can learn to master specifically for your classroom. Education lacks a means to measure if and how the use of digital tools is impacting authentic learning. Learn how specific technology frameworks can provide these means by measuring if digitally supported learning is occurring beyond observable student engagement. Discover how these frameworks support authentic learning. Assess and create measurable technology supported lessons that utilize effective instructional strategies. Evaluate technology tools using the frameworks. Move beyond digital tools that simply engage students to effectively using specific tools within a planned scenario whose primary goal is supporting authentic learning. Teach children and their parents about proper digital citizenship.

Technology Designed Specifically for the Classroom

The big technology players like Google have embraced the idea of creating a variety of platforms specifically for teachers. Google sites will allow a teacher to create a classroom website with the input of students. Weebly is specifically designed for educators. The service is designed specifically for the following:
  • Easily create a classroom website & blog
  • Manage your students’ accounts
  • Accept homework assignments online
  • Keep your parents up to date

Social Media

Have you heard of Emodo? If you don’t know what Edmodo is, or haven’t used Edmodo in your classroom, the easiest way to think about it is Facebook for teachers. And even if the thought of using Facebook – either personally or professionally – makes you cringe, chances are your students and their parents like it. It has been proven that social media can be used to engage students. Edmodo is simply a secure social learning platform for classrooms that teachers are embracing. It allows teachers to create groups, assign classwork and homework, differentiate learning, facilitate online discussions and foster communication.

Coding

Learn to code and transfer your knowledge to students. Why? Coding emphasizes problem solving, supports advanced thinking and reasoning skills, and can help a child’s developing brain see the relationship between an action and an outcome. Coding is empowering. Coding is rewarding. Coding is fun! Gain coding skills and evaluate coding programs and resources available for students. Confidently introduce coding to your students in order to stimulate and nourish creativity, impart knowledge of how all-things-digital work, and, perhaps, open a door to your students’ futures. It is also a way to become a certified technology teacher

The Technology Certificate Program

If you want to take your technology education to the next level and be a certified technology teacher this educational technology program is for you. The Technology Integration Certificate is designed for educators seeking a unique opportunity to engage in instructor-guided educational technology courses. This program recognizes technology as a vital instructional tool and supports the teacher’s role as the catalyst in preparing learners to become responsible and effective users of technology. To earn your certificate and 15 professional units requires the completion of 12 courses.