Technology Tools to Amplify Learning

(Grades K-12) / Flex Course

PDI Course Number: 132T02 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC42310

Course Description

Are you looking for ways to integrate technology into your classroom so that students are better engaged and more excited to participate? This online course is designed to help K-12 teachers increase student engagement in the classroom by utilizing popular educational technology tools. Teachers will be introduced to the basics of fifteen effective and engaging educational technology tools and learn how each of them can be used to amplify learning. The course begins with an overview of the different forms of student engagement, and how technology can increase student engagement. From there, teachers are provided with step-by-step instructions on how to use Class Dojo, Kahoot!, Quizlet, Google Forms, Seesaw, Wakelet, Google Jamboard, Edpuzzle, Nearpod, Book Creator, Flipgrid, Screencastify, Buncee, Google Slides, and Headspace within an educational context to engage students and enhance learning. Teachers will also learn about app smashing, along with complete instructions, as a strategy to create an engaging learning experience for students. For those interested in building their technology toolbelt, a variety of other available apps are shared for teachers to further explore on their own. By the end of this course, teachers will feel more confident and successful in their quest to incorporate a variety of educational technology tools into their own teaching practices to increase student engagement in the classroom. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Extended Studies. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"Excellent content! Very applicable and easy to implement into daily teaching." - Susan Wolcott

Enrollment Options

Course Only

$120 with the 20% discount tier

Course with Credit from UCSD

$304 with the 20% discount tier

This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units or 5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UCSD.

You have up to one year from the date you are enrolled to complete a flex course.

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UCSD Course Number: EDUC42310
Unit One
  • Technology and Student Engagement
  • Class Dojo
  • Kahoot!
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1
Unit Two
  • Quizlet
  • Google Forms
  • Seesaw
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2
Unit Three
  • Wakelet
  • Google Jamboard
  • Edpuzzle
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3
Unit Four
  • Nearpod
  • Book Creator
  • Flipgrid
  • Test #4
Unit Five
  • Screencastify
  • Buncee
  • Google Slides
  • Test #5
Unit Six
  • Headspace
  • App Smashing
  • Building Your Technology Tool Belt
  • Assignment #4: Create app smash lessons and a sample project
  • Assignment #5: Course Reflection

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