Digital Tools for the K-12 Classroom
American College of Education
May 6, 2013 to Jun 11, 2013
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Provides opportunities to interact with the instructor or students
- Uses discussion forums
- Has prerequisites
- Contains external social networking participation or elements
- Intended for educators or professionals
Full course description
Ready to explore web-based tools to ignite student engagement in your K-12 classroom? This course examines various web tools and teaches the basics for integrating them into the classroom. Each week we will explore different instructional methods and utilize emerging technology tools to develop presentations, posters, binders, stories, and scavenger hunts. We will investigate the uses and good practices for both teacher-led and student-driven activities through the use of free web-based tools like Prezi, Animoto, Glogster, and many more.
Catherine Dutton, Ph.D.
Chair, Digital Learning and Teaching
Catherine Dutton, Ph.D previously taught high school in Dallas and Lewisville, Texas and was the Manager of Instructional Technology at Texas Woman's University prior to joining the American College of Education where she chairs the department of Digital Learning & Teaching. She holds the degrees of Master of Arts in Teaching and Ph.D., Family Studies. Dr. Dutton has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Texas Woman’s University, Collin College, and at ACE. Her research interests include the use of virtual worlds and Web 2.0 technologies in classroom, innovative online course design, and curriculum development.
Rebekah McPherson, Ph.D.
Digital Learning and Teaching Faculty
Rebekah McPherson, Ph.D holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a minor in educational computing, along with a MS in computer education and cognitive systems with an emphasis in instructional systems technology. Her undergraduate BFA in graphic design is from Baylor University. Dr. McPherson is a state of Texas certified master technology teacher, and also holds Texas standard teaching certificates in technology applications and technology education, along with an endorsement for English as a second language. She has extensive experience teaching in both grades 6-12 and higher ed. Dr. McPherson’s areas of interest include Mobile Device Integration into Teaching and Learning, Teacher Education, Online Education, and Change Agents in Schools. Her guiding axiom is, teach teachers the way that you want teachers to teach their students; it’s all about modeling best practices.