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Classroom Technologies

Developed for educators and administrators at both the introductory and intermediate levels, this course explores the correct ways in which educators can incorporate technology into their classroom.

As technology becomes an increasingly significant part of students’ lives, education is being impacted. Participants will discover the benefits of technology in the classroom, create lesson plans that utilize technology, and modify their current lesson plans to include technology.

Carlow University ED 647 • Madonna University EDU 5960.39 •

Mercy University EDUT 512


The required text for this course is Edtech for the K-12 Classroom: ISTE Readings on How, When and Why to Use Technology


Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.

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Course Schedule

  • 1/9/24 - 4/9/24
  • 3/12/24 -6/11/24
  • 5/14/24 - 8/13/24
  • 7/9/24 - 10/8/24
  • 9/10/24 - 12/10/24
  • 11/12/24 - 2/11/25

Course Schedule


Feb 2-4 & Feb 16-18

Ediris Squitieri

Module 1: Technology Integration Basics


  • Investigate NET-S and determine why it is important to technology integration.
  • Discover how the World Wide Web and education work together for a more productive classroom.
  • Describe key criteria used to evaluate Web resources.

Module 2: How Technology Works with Common Core


  • Explain why 21st Century skills and technology integration needs to be incorporated in a K-12 classroom.
  • Discuss theories of technology and common core.
  • Explain how to use learning theory to teach more effectively.

Module 3: Using Office in the Classroom


  • Explain the advantages of using software suites like Office in the classroom.
  • Create a list of ways to utilize Word in the classroom.
  • Develop a plan for using Excel in the curriculum.
  • Analyze how multimedia incorporates higher level thinking skills.
  • Produce a PowerPoint slideshow for a lesson in your current curriculum.

Module 4: Project-Based Learning & Alternative Assessments Thinking and Inquiry


  • Evaluate the importance of project-based lessons.
  • Compile project-based learning resources.
  • Investigate rubrics and learn how they can help you stay objective with grading.

Module 5: Cooperative Learning and Educational Games


  • Research cooperative learning and theory behinds its benefits.
  • Discover apps that can be used to enhance learning.
  • Modify an existing lesson plan to include cooperative learning and educational games.

Module 6: Web 2.0 Tools for Education


  • Research current Web 2.0 tools for education.
  • Analyze benefits of incorporating Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.
  • Create a plan for using at least five Web 2.0 tools.

Module 7: Digital Instruction, Digital Media, and Software


  • Explain the difference between digital instruction and digital media.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of blogs, wikis and classroom Web pages.
  • Discover how BYOD (students bringing their own devices to the classroom) can help meet technology goals.
  • Investigate interactive whiteboard best practices and lesson plan ideas.

Module 8: Using Multimedia Effectively


  • Research Prezi as an alternative multimedia presentation software.
  • Create a multimedia enhanced lesson.

Module 9: Gathering Online Tools


  • Create a Hotlist of Web resources on a curricular topic.
  • Evaluate online tools and Web sites for classroom use.

Module 10: Creating a Working Unit of Study


  • Create a unit of study that integrates technologies and best practices from this course in a K-12 classroom.
  • The unit of study will include a detailed lesson plan, Web resource Hotlist, rubric for grading, and multimedia presentation.
  • Understand why National Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) is important to effective technology planning and how it aligns with standards.
  • Analyze ways technology and computers can enhance classroom instruction and student learning.
  • Learn how to integrate Web resources into the curriculum.
  • Learn how technology and Common Core work together.
  • Use the Internet as a tool to communicate with parents, students and colleagues.
  • Create a Web page Hotlist resource for a unit of study.
  • Create a project-based lesson with technology integration.
  • Understand how cooperative learning enhances lesson and student learning.
  • Incorporate cross-curricular lessons in the classroom.
  • Evaluate alternative assessments.
  • Create a multimedia presentation.
  • Analyze best practices in the classroom using technology.
  • Analyze inquiry-based lessons.
  • Evaluate Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, apps and educational games.
  • Develop a technology-rich unit plan.
Partner Universities

Our Partners are well-established regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities, recognized for academic excellence and their commitment to teachers.

Important Information

Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.

On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.

It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.  

Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner. 

Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI. 

Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information. 

Student Academic Integrity
Participants guarantee that all academic class work is original. Any academic dishonesty or plagiarism (to take ideas, writings, etc. from another and offer them as one's own), is a violation of student academic behavior standards as outlined by our partnering colleges and universities and is subject to academic disciplinary action.