Instructor: Dr. Gerald Knezek
See for revisions to the syllabus below!
The first class meets Saturday, September 6, 2003, at
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Matthews Hall, room 308. The course is web-extended
with required attendance 4 times for the course overview, mid-term, and final
Dates for additional course meetings are:
December 6 (final project presentations)
Pictures taken with Zire 71 (Palm) in class on November 8. Some of the fuzziness may be due to the eyesight of the photographer!
Required text: Norton, P. & Wiburg, K. (1998). Teaching with Technology. Harcourt Brace, ISBN 0-15-503087-6.
Texas Center for Educational Technology (1997). START Web Site (Sharing Technology Applications Resources with Teachers)Description:
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). http://cnets.iste.org
Internet in the Classroom - by Rhonda Christensen
Optional text: Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (3rd Ed.), by M. D. Roblyer, Prentice Hall.
This course is for K-12 educators who are interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning. Its focus is on the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TA-TEKS) and the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), how these can be correlated with other TEKS content areas, and how units of instruction can be developed to appropriately integrate technology into daily classroom practice. Participants should gain a greater understanding of the Technology Applications TEKS and how to introduce them into the curriculum.
The course will be web-based in format, with real-audio recordings and 24-hour postings (when possible) of video lectures making up a portion of the contact time. Self-paced, pre-recorded web activities, video archives of instructor presentations, and A/V segments from presentations at various workshops and institutes will also make up a significant portion of the class contact time.
Students are responsible for making arrangements for the following:
Due dates announced below!
1. Gather profile data about a K-12 school of interest, write a brief summary about the school environment and how technology is used (or not used), formulate a theoretical basis scenario for how technology might best be integrated into the classroom environment of the school, and post the data and the write-up to the e-groups listserv for the class. (Click here to see examples of assignment 1)
Due: October 17, 2003
2. a. Search the WWW to find sites and on-line print materials relevant to the content in a field (preferably one of your interest) such as reading/language arts, science or mathematics.
b. Cross-reference the resources you have found in assignment 2a to one of the Technology Applications TEKS Curriculum Connections (or another pre-approved topic). (Click here to see examples of assignment 2b)
Due: October 17, 2003
4. Produce a unit of
instruction for a selected Technology Integration activity (be sure to
include the theoretical background), submit it in printed (in your notebook
- see 5 below) and machine readable form and post it on the class e-groups
listserv; then deliver a "show and tell" presentation to the class about
your lesson plan (approximately 10 minutes in duration). (Click
here to see examples of assignment 4).
Due: December 3, 2003
5. Notebook - Turn in
a notebook containing hard copies of assignments 1-4. It should be neat
and well organized for your future use. A diskette with electronic copies
of all assignments should be placed in it.
Due: December 6, 2003
of 100 points for the course will be allocated as follows:
grades will be the higher grade resulting from the following two standards:
Examples from previous semesters
Summer 2000 - Assignment 1
Summer 2000 - Assignment 2
Summer 2000 - Assignment 3
Summer 2000 - Newsletters
Summer 2000 - Final Project Presentations
Spring 2000 - Final Project Presentations
Office: Matthews Hall Room 316H
Office Hours: 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Wednesdays
Voice mail: (940) 565-4195
FAX (940) 565-2185
Phone: (940) 565-4632
Note: We will attempt
to respond to email within 48 hours (business days).