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The Chromebook Classroom: Google Apps and Productivity Tools for Classroom Collaboration

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
Educators will learn how to use a Chromebook, Google Apps, and various other applications for delivering any course content to their students.  Educators will become skilled on how Chromebooks can promote their content area, differentiate instruction, provide multiple representations, and motivate their own professional development.  Educators will gain understanding of Internet resources, Google Chromebook applications, Google Play, Google Classroom, the flipped classroom, videos, and more to maximize the learning environment.

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

1. To design and develop 21st century skills across curriculums (NBPTS 1; ISTE 1; InTASC 1, 3, 5, 7; DFFET 1abe, 2bc, 3cde, 4acef)
2. To appraise key technological tools (Chromebooks and Apps) and strategies for their impact on teaching and learning (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5; ISTE 2, 3; InTASC 1, 2, 4-8; DFFET 1de, 2bc, 3ce, 4af)
3. To employ emerging technology tools and Chromebooks to design, develop, and evaluate relevant experiences for students (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; InTASC 1-8; DFFET 1abde, 2c, 3bcde, 4acef )
4. To employ other educational professionals to improve student learning through the use of Chromebooks in the classroom (NBPTS 5; ISTE 5; InTASC 9,10; DFFET 2c, 3ce, 4acef )
5. To demonstrate proficient knowledge of skills and concepts related to Chromebook Apps and integration of a Chromebook to create learning experiences for students (NBPTS 1-5; ISTE 1-4; InTASC 4, 5, 6; DFFET 1abcdef, 2c, 3cde, 4acef )


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By Therese Styrczula
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Mary Wolf is just amazing! She is so engaging and really helps us to get a take-back-to-the-classroom idea!!

By Susan Kedas
Reviewed 2 years ago
The instructor, Kelly Goodwin, was very helpful with any questions or concerns. Her responses fully answered any questions I had during the course. Her feedback and suggestions for my post and project submissions were very helpful. Her comments and positive support have played an important part in my successful completion of this course.

By Elizabeth Anglin
Reviewed 2 years ago
Kelly Goodin was an amazing instructor. She was always available to provide guidance and feedback. I learned so much, and I will highly recommend her to my colleagues.

By Jonathan Damon
Reviewed 1 year ago
Course was great and instructor's responses were timely and thoughtful.

By Lisa Lawrence
Reviewed 1 year ago
Mr. McGowan facilitated the course very well. He understood when to let us "talk" and when to interject with his own questions or views. This led to much deeper conversations between the participants and allowed for deeper learning, understanding, and compassion, and empathy.

By Elizabeth Nash
Reviewed 1 year ago
I find Paul Wright's courses to be well organized and useful, and his feedback is timely and constructive.

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