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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

EDT 3470: Technology for Elementary Education

College of Education

Western Michigan University

did you know
Did you Know?

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


3470 instructors
3470 Instructors
  • Dr. Brian Horvitz
  • Stacey Lee
  • Katherine Mills
  • Sharon Peterson
  • Mark Raffler
  • Kelsey Woodard
today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • Goals/Purposes
  • Policies
  • Grading
  • Attendance
  • Extra help
  • Lab Assignments
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Lecture Series
goals purposes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
extra help
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
lab assignments
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
reading quizzes
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
lecture series
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
  • 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?