Technology Tools to Amplify Learning

(Grades K-12) / Semester Course

PDI Course Number: 132BXX / 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 as a strategy to create an engaging learning experience for students. 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 UC San Diego Extension. 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

$199

Course with Credit from UCSD Extension

$429

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

Summer semester online courses must be completed by August 24th.


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UCSD Course Number: EDUC42310
Unit One
  • Technology and Student Engagement
  • Class Dojo
  • Kahoot!
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography/Write an article reflection
Unit Two
  • Quizlet
  • Google Forms
  • Seesaw
  • Assignment #2: Create a digital escape room
Unit Three
  • Wakelet
  • Google Jamboard
  • Edpuzzle
  • Assignment #3: Create two Jamboard activities
Unit Four
  • Nearpod
  • Book Creator
  • Flipgrid
  • Assignment #4: Create a Nearpod lesson
Unit Five
  • Screencastify
  • Buncee
  • Google Slides
  • Assignment #5: Record a screencast
Unit Six
  • Headspace
  • App Smashing
  • Building Your Technology Tool Belt
  • Assignment #6: Create an app smash lesson
  • Assignment #7: Course Reflection


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