A Guide to Free Technology to Use in the Classroom

Learn how to provide a free exciting and engaging technology experience for students of any age
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Buckle up and come on a journey with me of discovering free technology resources and tools for your classroom. This course is made for all teachers of all age levels who want to learn more about different free technology tools for the classroom.

This course is made up of videos, voice recordings, and presentations to teach you all about how to stay current with free technology resources and some specific websites, games, and applications your students will love. I have also included links to all the specific resources I talk about so you can explore yourself.

Join a journey of 29 lectures all under three minutes or less that will change the way you look at teaching. Enhance your students' learning, and improve your teaching. With all the resources being FREE and the course being a little over an hour you won't be wasting your time and much of your time!

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need access to a computer
  • Students will need access to a device with sound
  • Students will need access to a tablet (ex:iPad) if wanting to try apps (Not Required)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Stay current with technology by using multiple resources
  • Integrate an educational game into the classroom to enhance student learning
  • Find quality, free technology resources
  • Discover new educational websites for student learning
  • Use a tablet as a classroom management tool
  • Provide students of all learning levels with a resource to use for their learning level

What is the target audience?

  • Teachers of all ages that are looking for EDUCATIONAL technology advice should take this course
  • Anybody looking for GENERAL technology advice should not take this course

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:02

The welcome video will welcome you to the course, and you will get to know a little bit more about me the instructor.

7 pages

The course overview will just go over exactly what this specific course entails.

02:01

Course resources are included in this course. This will cover what resources are included and where you can find them to help you be as successful as possible as a learner in this course.

Section 2: How to Find Quality Free Material
02:01

Finding Resources overview will cover what the section entails and the objective for the section as well.

02:21

Sweet Tweets of Twitter will cover my top Twitter accounts to follow and why having a Twitter account is an important tool to have in your back pocket.

02:03

Wonderful World of Webinars explains my top resources for free webinars, and how webinars can help advance your teaching skills.

02:01

Listen Anytime Anywhere with a Podcast showcases my top educational podcasts that I listen to and why I find them so helpful.

02:43

Conferences and Connections explains my top conferences that I like to go to and why, and encourages you to find local conferences to attend. I also show you how you can "attend" these conferences without actually being there.

Article

The course wrap up will list all of the resources that I talked about in the section.

3 questions

Test your knowledge on the resources for finding free resources that I explained in this section. Assess yourself and see if you need to go back and review.

Section 3: Free Websites
02:02

Free Websites overview will cover what the section entails and the objective for the section as well.

02:01

A free video website where students can upload their videos and projects in a safe, educational environment.

02:00

A free video creator that will take students' projects and make them look professionally edited.

02:13

A free educational social media site where students can interact with each other and the instructor in a safe, controlled environment.

02:03

A digital storybook creator where students pick out professionally made pictures and write a story to go along with their chosen pictures.

Article

The course wrap up will list all of the resources that I talked about in the section.

3 questions

Test your knowledge on the four free websites that I explained in this section. Assess yourself and see if you need to go back and review.

Section 4: Free Educational Games
02:01

Find Educational Games overview will cover what the section entails and the objective for the section as well.

02:01

Take your students back in history where they can experience the life of a teenager in different time periods.

02:01

Students are in control of a farm in a 3rd world country where they have to survive harsh conditions and other obstacles to stay alive.

02:01

Students have to solve punctuation problems to escape the evil witch of the punctuation dungeon.

02:01

Students live a day in the life of a migrant or a border patrol officer facing difficulties from both sides trying to survive.

Article

The course wrap up will list all of the resources that I talked about in the section.

3 questions

Test your knowledge on the four free educational games that I explained in this section. Assess yourself and see if you need to go back and review.

Section 5: Free Apps
02:03

Find Applications overview will cover what the section entails and the objective for the section as well.

02:07

A free education tool for anyone and anywhere that caters to all grade levels and ages.

02:02

A resource that contains over 1000 animated education videos for all age levels.

02:01

A classroom management tool that inspires students and keeps parents connected and engaged.

02:01

A classroom management tool that keeps your track on track and parents supplied with multiple types of reports.

Article

The course wrap up will list all of the resources that I talked about in the section.

3 questions

Test your knowledge on the four free educational apps that I explained in this section. Assess yourself and see if you need to go back and review.

Section 6: Course Wrap Up
02:00

The course wrap up will review everything that was covered in the course.

02:00

A thank you to all of you that have taken the time to complete this course.

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Gestrine, Educational Technologist

Hi Everybody!

My name is Lisa Gestrine, and I am an Educational Technologist and a self defined nerd. Two passions of mine are education and technology, and to have a job that combines the two is a true blessing.

In 2012, I graduated from Iowa State University with my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Educational Technology. After student teaching, I realized that educational technology was my true passion, so I applied to graduate school. In 2013, I graduated with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology. I am also a certified Instructional Designer.

I have worked with children from K-12 grade and students and faculty in higher education. I design online courses, train faculty and staff how to use all types of technology, and maintain and troubleshoot learning management systems. I have also had experiences designing instructional materials for non-profits, worked in a virtual reality lab, and used technology to assist students who are hearing and vision impaired.

It's safe to say that my many experiences with technology have made my passion for it grow, and I am now eager to share my knowledge with others in education.

There are so many ways to use technology in the classroom that it can become overwhelming. I have made it a mission to help any and every instructor that I can to become more familiar and comfortable with technology in the classroom.

"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." - Heidi Haynes Jacobs

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