TEP 203 (Section A00)

Technology, Teaching, and Learning

Fall 2006

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

The Class websites

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.

As the class schedule indicates, we will be exploring several applications that can be used in the classroom with students or for teacher productivity. We will be using this software to create, explore, and manipulate digital media, including graphics. photographs, video, and text.

Another aspect of this course is to begin the process of creating your online teaching portfolio. This portfolio system will be used throughout your time at EDS as you pursue your teaching credential.

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Textbook and Readings


Course Reader
Available from University Readers

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 approximately15 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 Presentation (30%)


Overview of Course Assignments and Projects


There will be eight 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.     PowerPoint: You will create a PowerPoint presentation that will be converted to a web-format for viewing on your website.

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


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Online Content

Session 1

8/31, Wed



Introduction to Network File Structure

   Establish Online Portfolio Account

   Begin Work on Website (Dreamweaver MX)



  • Website Checklist

Session 2

9/5, Tue


   Creating PDF Files

   PDF vs. HTML

   Searching Techniques on the Web

   Continue work on website



  • PDF Checklist
  • Web Search Activity




Digital Media

Session 3

9/7, Thur


Presentation: Copyright and Fair Use

Grpahics formats


   Digital Photograph Editing with Elements: Note: Bring some photos in to class with you.

   Continue work on website





Website Evaluation

  • Evaluation activity (complete the evaluation chart and turn this in to your instructor. Each group member completes a chart for their are and then a common ranking is formed by members)




Session 4

9/11, Mon


   Digital Video editing with iMovie

Issues of video in school settings

   Continue work on website


  • Movie Checklist




Classroom Application

Session 5

9/13, Wed


Presentation Applications (MS Office)


   PowerPoint: Jeopardy Template

   Continue work on website





Session 6

9/15, Fri



  • WebQuest Design
  • Adapting WebQuests
  • WebQuest Template
    • download this webpage template and modify for your WebQuest.
    • Once you see this template in your browser window, the use the "Save As" commnad to save this as either "page Source" or a "Web Page" (not a web archive)

   FINAL Presentations of WebQuest