Instructor: Karina Barley – M.Ed.
Please note – This course has been written to reflect Common Core Standards, and is not approved for teachers in Texas requiring professional development hours.
Android devices are quickly becoming among the most innovative and exciting technology based teaching tools to become widely available in years. Many schools across the country have purchased Chromebooks for their students, however comprehensive and essential device training to properly utilize the full power of these new laptops and their best educational apps is not available.
This online course will help you successfully introduce the Chromebook into the classroom as an educational tool and give you the confidence to become a 21st Century educator.
This course will focus on:
Android devices, Chromebooks, the systems, and how they work in a classroom setting.
Apps – How they reflect the K-12 Core Standards and learning outcomes.
How to incorporate Chromebooks into your daily lesson plans, curriculum, and thematic units.
How to use the Chromebook for assessment.
What can the Chromebook based classroom look like.
Design a curriculum unit using Chromebook apps.
What are the benefits to students in all educational arenas.
Practical assignments where you can create lessons and classroom contents you can use within your day to day teaching.
Our Chromebooks in Education course – much like our iPads in Education and Androids in Education courses – is different to any other as it not only provides instruction on apps and how to use them; it demonstrates how using Android devices and their educational apps can be implemented into the Core Standards; and then links the Core Standards to classroom content through opportunities for practical lesson design and assessment.
This course showcases over 200 apps in their various subject areas and links directly to the Google PlayStore, making it easy for teachers to find the suggested apps.
You will be provided with opportunities to:
Discover the Chromebook works.
Understand how Android apps can reflect the Core Standards and learning outcomes.
Incorporate Chromebooks into your daily lesson plans.
Develop the use of Android apps as an assessment tool.
Develop the concept of what an Chromebook classroom can look like.
Appreciate the benefits for students.
An understanding of why tablets are effective in the classroom and why they are beneficial for students.
The student’s perspective on tablets. Why do kids like them?
An understanding of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and a direct correlation to mobile technology and app practice in the classroom.
How to incorporate Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy’s learning objectives into your lesson outline using the Chromebook and Android apps.
Practical links, ideas and suggestions for how you can create your own Chromebook classroom.
To develop an understanding of the Core Standards and develop strategies for integrating these standards into all classroom planning including and especially using the Chromebook as a teaching tool.
Links to the Core Standards and how The Standards should be considered when creating lesson content using Chromebooks and apps.
Provides a brief overview on the long term goals of The Standards and the importance of their introduction into American education.
How using the Chromebook in the classroom can meet these goals.
- Starting out.
- Settings, security and childproofing.
- Apps, photos and screenshots.
- Using Chromebooks for Flip Teaching.
- Chromebooks in the classroom.
- Chromebooks and the curriculum – English – Reading.
- Chromebooks and the curriculum – English – Writing, and Speaking and Listening.
- Chromebooks and the curriculum – Math.
- Apps for Literacy.
- Apps for Numeracy.
- Apps in other curriculum areas.
- How to search for apps.