EDU207 Technology in Education

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EDU 207 Technology in Education


SP 2013 HOA


Reyes, Christine M.


Assistant Professor


B.A. Telecommunications / English  - Texas Tech University 1993
M.A. Bilingual / ESL Education - Texas Tech University 2002
Ph.D. Curriclum & Instruction - Kansas State University 2013

Office Location

Herr House #304

Office Hours

T R 9:00-11:00, W 9:00 am - 11:00 am  (and by appointment)

Daytime Phone

816 584-6396


Class Days


Class Time

12:00 - 2:29 PM

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 


Roblyer, M. D., Doering, A.H.; Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching, 6th ed., Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-261225-8 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore



Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Foliotek Electronic Portfolio 

All Park University teacher candidates seeking certification and licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a multi-step process, please follow these instructions: 

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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Per Student (Prepaid)

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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!!

Other resources will be posted in the e-College course shell.  The instructor will direct students when resources are needed.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information

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:

I believe that my role in the course is to be your facilitator.  To guide you through the course content and provide guidance for discussion.  I encourage you to express your creative ideas for integrating technology in the classroom.  Technology is ever changing - it is changing faster then I can type this notice.  As with all learning, we will learn from each other as much as we will from the practice and assessments in the course.  Lifelong learning is the goal - since you are in the business of educating - we most likely LOVE learning and new things!  I'm looking forward to the semester.

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:
Student learning will be assessed through participation in the lab assignments, development of individual, and group projects. As well as participation in online discussion posts and a written final exam.  This course is designed to give students practice in the use of digital and online tools for development of skills and knowledge in the use of available software for application to the future classroom.


Assignment  Points Total
 Discussion Posts (6 x 25) 150
 Projects: Digital Citizenship
Digital Storytelling
Project Based Learning
 Final Exam 100 
 TOTAL 1000

Grading Scale:
A= 900-1000
B= 800-899
C= 700-799
D= 600-699
F= below 699

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Due to the lab nature and design of this course, all work will be completed in class as assigned, with the exception of discussion posts.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Conduct becoming of future educators is expected in this course.  Sharing ideas, insights and experiences is encouraged.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Week  Date  Topic Assignment Due 
 1  1/16  Introductions / Digital Citizenship  
 2  1/23  Digital Citizenship project (in lab)  1/23 - Present Digital Elements 
 3  1/30  Introduction to computers as tools for learning (history)  Discussion board post: #1
 4  2/6  Digital Storytelling  
 5 2/13   In lab work on Digital Storytelling  Discussion board post #2
2/20  In lab work on Digital Storytelling  Present/turn in Digital Stories
 2/27  Introduce Project Based Learning
create groups/ topic decisions
8  3/6  Group work - in Lab (complete PBL progress sheets   3/6 - Design, ideas for lesson, lesson plan development.  Work assignments within group. 
Discussion board post #3
9  3/13 Spring Break - no class  
10  3/20  Group work - in Lab  
11  3/27  Group work - in Lab  Discussion board post #4
12  4/3  Introduce Webquests / Songbird, other hypermedia  
13  4/10  Work in Lab to create webquests  Discussion board post #5
14 4/17  Webquests  
15 4/24   Webquests  Completed Webquest due by end of class. 
Discussion board post #6
16  5/10    Final Exam 

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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