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20 Webtools in 20 Days — for K8 Tech Curriculum

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Description

Participants in this four-week online class will explore twenty of the digital tools used in the Structured Learning K-8 Technology Curriculum. These include 20 webtools from the following comprehensive list:

Participants will prepare one webtool every week and then teach classmates in a group virtual meeting. Participants can select a webtool they’re familiar with, that they use in their classes (from the list above) or one they’d like to get to know. This can be done individually or in groups, as a live presentation or a moderated screencast. Each weekly virtual meeting will include five presentations of webtools by class members. They are about fifteen minutes each, with the goal of completing all presentations within 90 minutes. 

At the end of this course, participants get 24 hours of professional development credit and a Certificate of Completion itemizing your achievements.

This is a high-energy, innovative, and motivating class that can be reproduced in a Professional Development setting. Assessment for certificates is project-based so participants should be prepared to be fully-involved and eager risk-takers.

This is a group enrollment via Google Classroom.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • use twenty new webtools from the Structured Learning K-8 Curriculum that integrate technology into classroom learning
  • evaluate webtools to determine which is the best fit for classroom needs including a summary, pros and cons, educational applications, step-by-step how-to details, and a sample
  • present an overview of webtools to stakeholders in your school community such as administrators, library media specialists, students, parents, and colleagues
  • feel a high degree of confidence unpacking the Structured Learning technology curriculum 

Course Highlights

Class is four weeks. Students spend about one-two hours preparing their webtool presentation and about 90 minutes at the weekly virtual meeting discussing the webtools classmates explored.

Need help on a topic? Arrange 1:1 time with instructors.

What you get

  • 24 hours of professional development credit
  • certificate of achievement itemizing accomplishments.

How Class Works

Students teach classmates how to use webtools during the weekend virtual meeting. Each includes a summary, pros and cons, educational applications, how-to details, and a sample. This may be presented as a screencast (or annotated screenshots). Students also post an example of the webtool project and the screencast/ screenshots to a community board as a resource for classmates.

Who Needs This

This course is designed for educators who: 

  • have purchased the K-8 curriculum and want a solid understanding of webtools being used
  • worry about being able to use authentic webtools that are both transformative and normative 

What Do You Need to Participate

  • One or more grade levels of the Structured Learning K8 Tech Curriculum
  • Internet connection
  • Accounts for Google and various web-based tools (if any)
  • Commitment of 2-5 hours per week for 4 weeks to learn tech
  • Risk-takers attitude, inquiry-driven mentality, passion to optimize learning

NOT Included:

  • Software and webtool membership (if there are any)
  • Assistance setting up hardware, network, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, software.

Curious? Here’s a sample:

20 Tech-curriculum Webtools in 20 Days Group

Price

$750.00 for a group of five-nine individuals and all required materials

We take PO’s–contact Zeke Rowe for details–zeke rowe at structuredlearning dot net

What People Say About Ask a Tech Teacher Classes:

I would like to close by saying how much I enjoyed this class. I truly learned so much. As a technology teacher I was not sure what to expect from this course. I found that much of what I currently do in the classroom has been validated. However and more importantly, I learned many new instruction and assessment strategies (along with some new tech tools) that I can now use and apply to improve the learning in my classroom. Thanks everyone!

 

Now I’m enrolled in this awesome class to take the learning to another level.  … I’m learning so much right out of the gate.  We have some amazing people in the class to collaborate with and share ideas. Everyone has a blog and we have been assigned to read them and get to know each other.  This builds our PLN – Professional Learning Network.  We are going to learn so much from each other.

 

This class has already taught me so much about: Google Drive, Google+, Google Hangouts, and much more.

 

As I look back on the five weeks of this class, I am amazed how my attitude towards the weekly projects has changed. The first week I felt overwhelmed and unsure of my abilities. Once I took each project step at a time, I gained confidence. I loved that I had to take responsibility for my learning. The resources were there; I just had to find them. I definitely had to be an active participant. My week 1 project wouldn’t have got completed any other way.

 

I had never set up a blog before or a digital portfolio on a Wikispace. This was brand new knowledge. Now I am amazed how comfortable I am using blogs and Wikispaces. I can see all the creative ways I can use both of these tools. As I talk about them with my colleagues, they assume that I have had much more experience with them then just five weeks. I know that I still have a lot to learn, but this is a start.


About the Mentors

Ask a Tech Teacher© is a group of teachers, passionate about technology in education, who run the an award-winning resource blog Ask a Tech Teacher © with more than 75,000 visitors a month in search of teaching materials and advice. It offers oodles of free lesson plans, pedagogical conversation, website reviews and more. Its free newsletters and website articles are read by thousands, including teachers, homeschoolers, and anyone serious about finding the best way to maneuver the minefield of technology in education.

Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 25 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of dozens of technology training books and webinars for how to integrate tech into ed. She is webmaster for four blogs, Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, CAEP reviewer, adjunct professor, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB.