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The Digital Classroom

Instructional technology has become a vital component of K-12 education. Students are learning how to use technology to complete homework assignments, work collaboratively with their peers, and be successful individuals in today's society. This course has been designed to prepare educators to integrate technology in order to support engaged and effective K-12 student learning across the content areas. Participants will incorporate technology-based instructional design strategies within a student-centered learning environment. Content will also include an examination of internet tools that can be integrated in all classrooms levels and content areas, the idea of going paperless, and digital best practices. 

Carlow University ED 640 • Mercy University EDUT 558

The required text for the face-to-face course is The Google Infused Classroom: A Guidebook to Making Thinking Visible and Amplifying Student Voice by Holly Clark. ISBN 978-1733646802

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

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

Course Schedule




Get Connected to Technology

  1. Member introductions
  2. Individual and group expectations
  3. Course sessions, resources and requirements
  4. Defining The Digital Classroom
  5. “Myself as a Digital Navigator”
  6. Assignments

Google Apps for Education

  1. Google Docs
  2. Google Slides
  3. Google Sheets
  4. Google Classroom
  5. Assignments

Effective Technology Integration

  1. Classroom Websites
  2. Blogs
  3. Wikis
  4. Podcasts
  5. Webquests
  6. Assignments

Collaborative Digital Classrooms

  1. Effective Digital Communication
  2. Collaboration Basics for a Digital World
  3. Collaboration Planning Lesson
  4. Collaboration Benefits
  5. Virtual Meeting Rooms
  6. Assignments

The Digital Classroom for Students With Special Needs

  1. Websites for Special Need Learners (ELL, Learning Disabled, ADD/ADHD)
  2. APPS
  3. Pro/Cons
  4. Digital Notetaking
  5. Assignments

Technology in the Content Areas Assessment

  1. Virtual Fieldtrips
  2. Websites
  3. Project-Based Activities Incorporating Technology
  4. Web-Based Projects, Explorations, and Research
  5. Assignments

Digital Learning at the Fingertips

  1. Learning with Mobile and Handheld Device
  2. APPS
  3. Outstanding Websites
  4. BYOD
  5. Assignments

Social Media

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Instagram
  4. Pinterest
  5. Assignments

Internet Safety

  1. Defining Cyberbullying
  2. The Role of Social Media
  3. Gender Issues
  4. Implementation of Lessons
  5. Working With Parents
  6. Assignments

Digital Portfolios and Assessment

  1. Digital Portfolios
  2. Online Grading Systems
  3. Online Quizzes
  4. Online Projects
  5. Digital Dropbox
  6. Final exam and project

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course the learner will be able to:


  • define what a digital classroom is
  • create a list of benefits and challenges of a digital classroom
  • examine oneself as a digital navigator
  • compare and examine Google Docs, Slides and Sheets
  • critique Google Classroom in detail
  • acquire the tools needed  successfully move towards a digital classroom
  • create an organized, ongoing resource list of professional and educational websites
  • connect strategies for working with Students with Disabilities to the digital classroom
  • compare the pros/cons of digital learning
  • create the assessments digitally
  • critique the latest research regarding digital technology
  • prove how social media can impact digital learning
  • describe cyber bullying and study strategies  incorporate Internet Safety in daily lessons
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.