EDU207 Technology in Education

for S2T 2011

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EDU 207 Technology in Education


S2T 2011 DL


Reyes, Christine M.


Assistant Professor of Education


B.A. Telecommunications / English  - Texas Tech University 1993
M.A. Bilingual / ESL Education - Texas Tech University 2002

Office Location

Herr House #17

Office Hours

M & W 8:30 - 11:30  /   Tu 8:30 -11:30 am, 1:00 -3 / Th & F by appointment

Daytime Phone

(816) 584-6396

Other Phone

(785) 313-0928


Class Days


Class Time


Credit Hours




Roblyer, M. D., Doering, A.H.; Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching, 5th ed., Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-245915-0
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1.      Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year beyond graduation. 

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2.      Send an email to Carol Williams ( with the following information:

1.      Your Name

2.      The Contract Period you wish to purchase

3.      Your student identification number

3.      Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.

4.      Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (, requesting she provide your current education professors and a academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!

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Course Description:
EDU207 Technology in Education: Prerequisites: EDU203 and CS140 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the technology of the classroom, including instructional media and computers. Emphasis on effective use of media, operation of equipment, production of resources, and selection and evaluation of hardware and software. There will be an opportunity to work on the education portfolio. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
As an educator, my main focus is on guiding your learning.  Most of learning is up to the learner.  This course is designed to give you the opportunity to learn to use tools in technology to develop your teaching practice.  The creativity, learning,  and development of skills is up to you.  I will give suggestions, make recommendations for thinking about the learners that you will / might have in your future classrooms.  Students learn in many different ways, the use of technology as a tool to guide their development, based on strong educational practice is our goal.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrates an understanding of technology operations and concepts.
  2. Plans and designs effective learning environments and experiences supported by information and instructional technology.
  3. Implements curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying informational and instructional technology to maximize student learning.
  4. Applies technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.
  5. Uses technology to enhance personal productivity and professional practice.
  6. Demonstrates an understanding of the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 schools and applies that understanding in practice.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
A major portion of the grade in this class will be assessing the student's ability to incorporate technology into lesson plans and proficiency with technology. All other work completed for this course - attendance, participation in class, student's cooperation and attitude will be considered when determining the grade assignment as it applies to student performance.

Core Assessment:
Each student will develop a Drill & Practice Learning Object for a complete teaching activity on a subject related to his/her teaching field to be archived in the education portfolio. There design document accompanying the D&P tool will include usability study reports, the tool objectives, lesson design plans, and course materials where the tool might be applicable. Development will demonstrate relationship to the Missouri Standards and ISTE standards. 


Tentative list of Assignments
• Chapter Self-Tests (Chapters 1-8) online
• Web Enrichment Activities online
• How-To Presentation
• Creation of Drill & Practice Learning Object
• End of Class Reflections

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late assignments will not be accepted for credit unless arrangements have been made in advance with the instructor. Full or partial credit may be awarded at the discretion of the instructor depending on the circumstances that resulted in the assignment being turned in late. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All assignments and lab projects are to be computer generated.

Students must recognize that technology can create problems such as printers that run out of ink or hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. Technology malfunctions do not excuse late assignments.

When absences do occur, you must inform your instructor through email in order to receive an excused absence. It is your responsibility to obtain and turn in the work missed.

All assignments and lab projects are to be computer generated. I will not accept hand written assignments unless I specifically ask for them.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Schedule

Week #, Chapters, and Purpose

  • Chapter 1, Overview of course/field
  • Chapter 2, foundations of technology integration
  • Chapter 3, Types of software: Evaluation of and uses for each type
  • Chapter 4, Word Processing and Spreadsheets
  • Chapter 5, DB applications; other software tools
  • Chapter 6, Commercial multimedia, multimedia authoring tools
  • Chapter 7, Introduction to distance learning; Internet issues and tools
  • Chapter 8, Web-based lessons; web page/site development

Class Activities – Week 1:

  • Review the course syllabus paying particular attention to course policies, Park policies, and the course assignment schedule.
  • View the Week 1 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 1 of the Textbook.  
  • Introduce yourself in writing to the class with rationale for using technology in your classroom and unit plan ideas.
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

Class Activities – Week 2:

  • View the Week 2 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 2 of the Textbook. Take quiz for the chapter.
  • Identify a professional organization that is related to educational technology that you might like to join someday. Fill out the sheet and place it in the doc sharing. Then, post a discussion comment about the organization. (Professional Organization Evaluation)
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

Class Activities – Week 3:

  • View the Week 3 Lecture.
  • Read Chapters 3 of the Textbook.
  • Create a list of useful web links that demonstrate or display the learning tools we talk about this week.
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

 Class Activities – Week 4:

  • View the Week 4 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 4 of the Textbook.
  • Write a proposal for your final project 
  • Discussion thread - post at least every other day, a reflection, and peer review of other's postings.

Class Activities – Week 5:

  • View the Week 5 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 5 of the Textbook.
  • Submit a one page project report on your Final Project.
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

Class Activities – Week 6:

  • View the Week 6 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 6 of the Textbook.
  • Write a usability study for your final project.
  • Discussion thread - post at least every other day, a reflection, and peer review of other's postings.

Class Activities – Week 7:

  • View the Week 7 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 7 of the Textbook.
  • Finish and submit Final D&P Project
  • Discussion thread, reflection, and peer review.

Class Activities – Week 8:

  • View the Week 8 Lecture.
  • Read Chapter 8 of the Textbook.
  • Take a short quiz (like always) 
  • Complete and submit your Webquest.
  • Discussion thread on Webquests, reflection, and peer review.
  • Complete your final examination

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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