Classroom Applications of Technology
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course extends basic technology skills and applies them to the classroom. Topics to be covered will include HyperStudio, data bases, web pages, and grading programs.
DESCRIPTION: This course, designed for the pre-service elementary educator, focuses on the application, telecommunication, and presentation tools necessary to effectively use technology resources within the elementary classroom.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a mastery of basic system commands and concepts used in the Windows environment.
2. Use a word processing application program to create newsletters, tables, and other textual documents that incorporate text and graphics.
3. Use both word processing and database software packages to prepare and print form letters and mailing labels to be used for instructional and classroom purposes.
4. Use the advanced functions of an electronic spreadsheet package to construct worksheets for budgeting and grading projections as well as graphs and charts for educational presentation material.
5. Use PowerPoint and HyperStudio software packages incorporating text and graphics to design and prepare on screen class presentations and instructional aids.
6. Use various communication software packages to access the Internet and other services for sending e-mail, downloading files, accessing remote libraries, educational database services, and other advanced communication features.
7. Develop instructional learning materials that meet design and best practices guidelines in education, using a variety of technology applications and packages.
8. Create web pages that can be used for instruction and information.
9. Develop lesson plans for implementing technology into both classroom and school lab settings.
10. Implement troubleshooting strategies when working with hardware, software and peripheral devices.
11. Evaluate software from a variety of curriculum areas for appropriateness as instructional and learning tools.
12. Understand the legal and ethical uses of technology.
13. Troubleshoot, using help menus and other resources.
REQUIREMENTS: Complete hands-on computer exercises, projects, and written assignments in the following areas:
Windows 2000 Operating Software
Word Procesing
Database Management Software
Spreadsheet Software
Presentation Software: PowerPoint and HyperStudio
Communications Software
Student Activities/Lesson Planning
Web Page Development
Software Evaluation
Troubleshooting Techniques
Attendance Policy
The nature of the course requires attendance to all classes. If a student misses a class, the student is responsible for all material and assignments that were covered in the class.
PREREQUISITES: Must have completed ED 200
OTHER: General Expectations
It is expected that each student will complete all assignments on time
Gum chewing, food, and drinks (including water) are not allowed in the computer lab at any time.
Plagiarism is the act of taking ideas and/or words of another and representing them as one's own. Incidents of plagiarism may result in a failing grade for the assignment for the course.
If you do not have a personal computer available for your use, it will be necessary to attend "open lab" to complete the assignments. The hours for the computer lab will be posted.