EDT 3470 - Technology for Elementary Education

An introduction to the contributions of instructional technology to learning and teaching in elementary education. The course will provide a survey of critical use of technology appropriate for meeting or exceeding the 2008 ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers along with being based on an educational approach called Project-Based Learning (PBL). In PBL, students learn while working on projects, which are complex tasks that involve challenging questions with elements of design, problem-solving, decision making and/or investigative activities. Defining features of PBL instruction include authentic content, authentic assessment, teacher facilitation but not direction, explicit educational goals, reflection, the incorporation of multiple content areas (math, history, science, literature, etc.) and the development of 21st Century skills, such as teamwork, collaboration, and project management. This course introduces various digital technologies which are incorporated into PBL. May repeat course one time only.

Credits: 3 hours

Restrictions: Restricted to majors in education.

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