Courses & Syllabi
EDUC 444. Teaching with Digital Technologies K-8
This is a course designed to bring together understandings of current trends and research around digital technologies and how these studies can be put into practical use for learning across the K-8 academic subjects: mathematics, science, language arts, literacy, social studies, and the arts. We will examine the complexities between technology, teaching and learning. We will look at technology from multiple perspectives to assess its potential benefits and challenges to different audiences. We will integrate foundational theories from literacy, assistive education and multicultural education while we are considering all the facets of integrating technology in K-8 classrooms. Given the speed of change in technology, we will emphasize the affordance of new and developing educational media, online and blended learning, mobile learning, social networking, as well as more traditional classroom tools.