District Syllabus
Introduction To Technology For Educators

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Application of instructional design principles for the use of 
technology to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the 
classroom. The course includes hands-on experience with educational 
media, emerging technologies, and hardware, software, and 
peripherals for the personal computer as well as data driven 
decision making processes. Identification of appropriate software 
for classroom applications, classroom procedures for integrating 
technologies with emphasis on legal and ethical use, and effective 
instructional strategies for teachers and students in regard to 
research, analysis, and demonstration of technology are covered. 
Students with be provided with an overview of the Florida Educator 
Accomplished Practices, Florida Standards, the Professional Educator 
competencies, and the National Educational Technology 
Required Materials: Books:
  • Benard J. Poole. Essential MS Office: Tutorials for Teadchers (eBook), 2011 ed., http://www.pitt.edu/-poole/office2010frame.html, 2010. ISBN: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcomes:
1.  Students will present examples showing the use of technology for 
classroom management, administration, teaching and learning.

2.  Students will select and evaluate appropriate software and 
hardware for application in the classroom.

3.  Students will demonstrate legal and ethical use of technology in 
the classroom.

4.  Students will demonstrate research skills by using internet 
resources and appropriate software.

5.  Students will research and present applicable national, state, 
and local resources for evidence based data for use in appropriate 
instructional planning.

6.  Students will explain Universal Design principles and select 
appropriate technology tools that will link outcomes to instruction 
for students with special and/or diverse needs.

7.  Students will identify and select appropriate technology tools 
that link to instructional strategies for teaching English Language 
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.

Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

Equity Statement: Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity/Title IX Officer at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.