This course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate computer /Instructional technology into classroom curriculum. Students will design computer-mediated lessons and projects that will reflect the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to effectively use computers in teaching. They will learn to access electronic resources and effectively incorporate them into the academic curriculum. Methods of evaluating instructional hardware, software, and interactive technology will be examined. Current technology use will be observed in local schools to provide a forum for examining theory and practice.
- Design computer-mediated lessons/units that capitalize on the unique characteristics of technology for teaching and learning.
- Incorporate constructivist principles of learning in projects using technology.
- Demonstrate understanding of the objectives of the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS), the New York State Standards and the New York City Curriculum Frameworks.
- Develop lesson plans based on conceptual, multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
- Understand the importance of creating an environment where students and teachers work together as problem solvers.
- Demonstrate strategies for using technology to facilitate teacher responsibilities.
- Develop assessments that provide information to improve instruction.