Covers basic computer literacy, including Microsoft Office and the Internet. Also introduces future teachers to educational software, technology devices, and technology resources. Includes the development of an electronic portfolio of assignments which demonstrates ways of incorporating technology in the classroom environment. This course is designed as the first course in Instructional Technology for pre-secondary education students and fulfills the HFC general education graduation requirement in Computer Technology.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Office –Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and One Note for personal and classroom use
- Microsoft Movie Maker or iMovie
- Digital Resources on the Web
- Windows file/folder structure
- Use of classroom technology to enhance student learning
- Development of digital age learning activities that facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity with appropriate assessments
- web quests
- classroom wikis
- specialized learning software loike Inspiration, Kidspiration, Tech4Learning, KidPix,
- video presentations
- Digital citizenship, responsibility, and ethics, including software licensing, the Fair Use Doctrine, copyright issues, citations for educators and privacy issues (Family Educational rights and Privacy Act)
- Technologies to facilitate professional growth and leadership, including electronic portfolios, on-line learning, collaboration in cyberspace
This course meets the HFCC Computer Literacy Graduation Requirement. Computer Literacy is defined as the ability to:
- Operate basic PC hardware, including common input, output, and storage devices.
- Perform file management tasks, including finding, organizing, saving, copying, and printing files.
- Send and open e-mail, including attachments.
- Use basic word processing functions to prepare a document that incorporates a variety of formatting options
- Locate information on the Internet, identify appropriate search terms, download files, and use a search engine effectively.
- Prepare a spreadsheet that incorporates basic formulas and a variety of formatting options.
- Create and view a slideshow using basic presentation software functions.
- Identify issues and recommendations related to computer ethics and netiquette.
- Recognize common threats to computer security and privacy, such as viruses, phishing, and identity theft; and identify methods of prevention.
This course also addressed the standards for pre-service teachers as defined by the International society for Technology in Education. Upon successful completion of this course, future teachers will be able to (from ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers):
- Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity.
- Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.
- Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
- Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S.
- Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
- Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.
- Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
- Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
- Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
- Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. Copyright © ISTE
Assessment and Requirements
Quizzes, labs, and electronic portfolio evaluation
- Computer Technology
- Computer Technology