Course SyllabusSummer II 1998
Computer Applications for Curriculum & Instruction
||Texas Center for Educational Technology (1997).
START CD-ROM ($15).
Norton, P. & Wiburg, K. (1998). Teaching with Technology. Harcourt
Brace, ISBN 0-15-503087-6.
Knezek, G., Christensen, R., and others. (1997). Technology Applications
Companion. Denton: TCET, $25 (optional)
||9:00-11:30 in Wooten 111
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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 how they can be correlated
with other TEKS content areas. Participants should gain a greater understanding
of the Technology Applications TEKS and how to introduce them into the
The course will be web-based in format, with real-audio lectures
making up a significant portion of the contact time. However, self-paced,
pre-recorded web activities, archives of instructor presentations, and
A/V segments from presentations at various workshops and institutes will
also make up a portion of the class contact time.
Participants are required to attend class in person the first day and
two additional days the final week of class, one of which is the day the
student selects to make his/her presentation. The other day is to
hear classmates' presentations.
All are expected to participate in on-line discussions (intro. of self
plus 1 original contribution and 1 feedback to each of 2 strands), complete
pre-post WWW and Information Technology attitude assessments, complete
three assignments, and give one class presentation. There will be no examinations.
The three assignments will be:
a. Search the WWW to find sites and on-line print materials relevant
to one of the Technology Applications TEKS Curriculum Connections (or another
pre-approved topic), and b. Cross-reference the resources
you have found to the content in another field (preferably one of your
interest) such as reading/language arts, science or mathematics.
Use the form (Subjecttemp.doc,
provided to supply your information. At least 2 of the 6 technology-related
activities should be able to be implemented in a classroom not connected
to the Internet. Due date: Tuesday July 21, 1998, beginning
of class. Worth: 25 points.
a. 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), and post both the
data and the writeup to the forum page for the class, or b.
Digitize (RealPlayer) one of the 20-90 minute segments from the START Trainer
Institute, write a 1-2 paragraph description of the contents, and post
the description on the forum page for our class, or c. Produce a
RealAudio encoding of one of the the Powerpoint presentations delivered
at the institute or in class and synchronize it with the HTML version of
the Powerpoint presentation. Due date: Tuesday July 28, 1998,
beginning of class. Worth: 15 points.
Produce a lesson plan for a selected Technology Integration activity, submit
it in printed and machine readable form and post it on the class forum;
then deliver a "show and tell" presentation to the class about your lesson
plan (approximately 10 minutes in duration). Due date:
Tuesday, August 4, 1998, beginning of class. Worth: 35
|A total of 100 points for the course will be allocated
|Participation - forum
|Letter grades will be the higher grade resulting from the
following two standards:
|>=80 & <90
|>=70 & <80
|>=60 & <70
Gerald Knezek, Matthews Hall Room 316H, voice (940) 565-4195, email firstname.lastname@example.org
(to be announced)
Dana Arrowood, email@example.com