Welcome to EDIT 2000! This course is designed to help you to master the skills for understanding, designing, developing and evaluating issues on how to use technology for meaningful teaching and learning in P-12 classroom. The focus is not on technology, but on the teaching and learning processes into which technology can be adequately integrated.
In the course of this semester, you will need to work independently or cooperatively with others to finish a variety of projects in which different technologies are utilized to support specific curriculum focus. Most projects will require you to demonstrate your understanding of teaching and learning strategies and technology integration to address a learning need for specific grade level and subject domain. Most projects also require you to develop reflective thinking on your own learning experiences of finishing those projects. The final project is a web-based portfolio incorporating all the projects you have developed in this course.
The instructor for your EDIT 2000 class is Rui Hu. This course website will give you important information about this course. The syllabus will give you a basic idea about this course and what to expect during the semester.
Materials needed for this course
--a USB storage device
You will not need it until the next Monday though. You can get one just about anywhere: office supply stores, Target, Wal-mart, the bookstore, etc. Currently, you can get a 1 Gb USB drive at Circuit City from 12.99 (http://www.circuitcity.com
However, if you already have one with 128 Mb storage or more, it will work for this class.
--a 3-ring binder to keep track of handouts.
--a back-up location for EDIT 2000 files
What to expect in EDIT 2000? Thoughts from past students...
- Review the syllabus.
- On Wednesday we will set-up your key drive. Have it with you on that day and bring it to class every day.
- For this class, every student needs to have a gmail account, if you don’t have one yet, I will send out an invitation to you.