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EDT 3470: Technology for Elementary Education. College of Education Western Michigan University. Did you Know?. Some justification for this course (if you needed it): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U. 3470 Instructors. Dr. Brian Horvitz Stacey Lee Katherine Mills

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EDT 3470: Technology for Elementary Education

College of Education

Western Michigan University

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Did you Know?

Some justification for this course (if you needed it):


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3470 Instructors

  • Dr. Brian Horvitz

  • Stacey Lee

  • Katherine Mills

  • Sharon Peterson

  • Mark Raffler

  • Kelsey Woodard

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Today’s Agenda

  • Goals/Purposes

  • Policies

  • Grading

  • Attendance

  • Extra help

  • Lab Assignments

  • Reading Quizzes

  • Lecture Series

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  • Familiarize you with the technologies that are used in many of today's elementary education classrooms

  • To ensure that all WMU elementary education graduates are able to meet or exceed the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).

  • Get you to begin to think critically about how technology tools can be used effectively in your teaching

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  • Do the work, get the grade

  • Seek help if you need it

  • Provide help to your classmates if they need it

  • Be respectful

  • If you have a question, ask it

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  • Point system (see online syllabus)

  • Assignments are submitted and graded electronically thru Vista (Blackboard Learning System).

  • Grading Rubrics are used for all assignments

  • Points deducted for late assignments

  • The Syllabus is the final word

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  • Points are awarded for Lab and Lecture attendance

  • Be sure you sign in to your lab each week

  • Fill out an attendance sheet at each lecture

  • You are responsible for finding out what you missed due to absence

  • It’s easy to get behind – don’t let this happen

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Extra Help

  • Office hours: see syllabus and talk to your instructor

  • Open lab: every Friday from 1-4pm in Sangren 2202

  • Try to attend another lab the same week if you know ahead of time you’ll miss yours

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Lab Assignments

  • Each week, you’ll work on a lab assignment that involves use of a technology-based tool

  • Examples:

    • PowerPoint

    • Web Design

    • Desktop Publishing

    • Digital Video

    • Inspiration Concept Mapping

  • Lab will walk you through everything you need to know

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Reading Quizzes

  • You will read chapters in Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching each week

  • Mandatory reading quizzes are on Blackboard

  • Don’t get behind – keep up with them

  • You may retake your quizzes, but you will get different questions

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Lecture Series

  • Each week in Lecture (big class in this room), you’ll have a different speaker

  • They are all relevant to you as future educators

  • Topic examples include:

    • Job Seeking

    • Assistive Technologies

    • What is Web 2.0?

    • Computer Maintenance

    • Computer Labs in Elementary Teaching

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  • If you have an issue/problem/concern, contact your lab instructor (see syllabus for contact info)

  • Unresolved issues should be addressed to Dr. Brian Horvitz (brian.horvitz@wmich.edu)

  • Any questions now?