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:
This course will assist educators in developing skills and 
competencies which are essential if they are to integrate technology 
into the delivery of classroom instruction. Students will operate, 
select, produce and manage instructional technology materials and 
systems. They will systematically integrate conventional 
instructional media and computer based technologies into the 
instructional process.

Meets A.A. computer competence requirement. 
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:
After the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

1.  Create a portfolio with samples reflecting ways technology can 
support classroom management, administration, and teaching.

2.  Create and evaluate products that critique various software and 
hardware tools for instructional purposes.

3.  List and describe legal and ethical issues for using technoloy 
in the classroom.

4.  Develop an Internet-based project such as web-quests, lesson 
plans, and curriculum units.

5.  Identify and summarize a selection of applicable websites 
providing test data from national, state, and local educational 

6.  Identify and summarize a selection of technological tools for 
assisting students with special and/or diverse needs, and link the 
technology to specific outcomes for these students.

7.  Summarize a selection of technological tools for assisting 
students who are English Language Learners, and link the technology 
to strategies for teaching these students.
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 

Global Learning Outcomes:

IV.  Information Management:  Students will develop effective 
reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to communicate 
verbally and nonverbally on literal and figurative levels.

A.  Use information-seeking strategies necessary to access 
information efficiently and effectively using a variety of sources 
and techniques.
B.  Identify and use appropriate technology, including computer and 
multimedia resources and visual symbols, to address a variety of 
tasks and problems.
C.  Demonstrate proper social and ethical behaviors when using 
technology and identify the consequences of misuse.
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.