TEP 203 (Section A00)

Technology, Teaching, and Learning

Fall 2004

Instructor:      Chris Halter (email: chalter@ucsd.edu)

Meeting Times:

See Schedule

Meeting Place

TEP Teaching lab

KECK Computer Lab

My Office: Roosevelt Bldg 519, 2nd Floor            My Office Phone: 858/534-8186

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In this course, you will learn to use a variety of computer applications useful for teaching and learning, and you will build your own web site. We will explore three main topic areas: Technology and Online Content, Technology and Digital Media, and Technology for Classroom Teaching.

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Textbook and Readings


Course Reader
Available from university Reader the first class session.

Online Readings


Course Scope

In this course, you will learn to use a variety of computer applications and advanced technology tools to examine and explore the use of technology supported curriculum in the K-12 classroom.

You will also research the connection between technology and learning, exploring its current effects and application in the classroom and its potential to transform the way we teach and learn.


Class Format

The first half class will be devoted to lectures, demonstrations and discussions. The remaining class time will be devoted to hands-on laboratory activities.


Computer Availability

The TEP Keck Laboratory Classroom contains 30 networked Macintosh computers and two laser printers for student use.  This facility is available to you from 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday. The Graduate Commons has 15 networked computers available 24/7.  Both labs have comparable software applications loaded.

Your grade for this course will be based upon:

1) Completion of assignments & projects (30%),
2) Completion of website (30%),
3) Lecture/Demo attendance (10%),
4) Final Educational Technology White Paper (30%)


Overview of Course Assignments and Projects


There will be Nine types of assignments and projects for this class:

1.     Website: You will create a personal website that will become your presence on the Internet as well as the location for all of the course assignments.
2.     Online Portfolio Account: You will establish your TEP Online Portfolio Account, which you will use throughout the TEP program.
3.     Acrobat file: You will create a school newsletter using MS Word and then convert that document to a PDF file.
4.     Web Searches: You will learn how to effectively search for information of the web.
5.     Digital Photo: You will be creating two pieces of digital photograph art using Photoshop Elements.
6.     iMovie: You will learn digital video editing and create your own group movie.
7.     Kidpix: You will learn this ÒkidÕsÓ software and create you own animated eBook.
8.     PowerPoint: You will create a PowerPoint presentation that will be converted to a web-format for viewing on your website.

9.     WebQuest: You will explore the WebQuest curriculum model, learning about the use and implementation of WebQuests.


The Final ePaper: This paper will be saved as either a pdf file or an html file and uploaded to the Online Portfolio.

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Online Content

Session 1

9/1, Wed



¯Introduction to Network File Structure

¯   Establish Online Portfolio Account

¯   Begin Work on Website



Session 2

9/7, Tue


¯   Creating PDF Files

¯   PDF vs. HTML

¯   Searching the Web






Digital Media

Session 3

9/9, Thur


¯   Digital Photograph Editing with Elements

¯ Scanning

¯ Presentation: Copyright and Fair Use



Website Evaluation




Session 4

9/10, Fri

1-6 pm

¯   Digital Video editing with iMovie

¯ Issues of video in school settings





Classroom Application

Session 5

9/15, Wed

1-6 pm

Presentation Applications

¯   PowerPoint

¯   KidPix





Session 6

9/18, Sat

9-2 pm

¯   WebQuest

¯   FINAL Presentations



Final Presentation

One the final class session you will be expected to present a piece of your work from the course assignments. You may select any piece you wish, but it must be a single artifact that was created over the course of your work in class. You will have approximately 5 minutes.

All presentation will be shown through the website that you created for the course.


Final ePaper

Educational Technology White Paper exploring and discussing the current research evaluating the affect of classroom technology on student learning. You will also create an annotated bibliography for the paper. You will need to cite a minimum of 6 sources and the paper should be a minimum of 4 pages and a maximum of 6 pages.

The paper MUST be converted to PDF format, then uploaded and linked to the ÒIntegrating Technology to Enhance InstructionÓ section of the portfolio.


The below reading are intended to support your research on the final paper topic. All these reading are available through the course website.

  1. Developing Assessments for Tomorrow's Classrooms, Barbara Means and Edys Quelimalz
  2. Reinventing Schools, National Academy of Science HTMl version | PDF version

Other Sources of Readings