Chromebooks In The Classroom:
You Can Do It!
Whether your classroom has access to one Chromebook or an entire class set, this powerful tool will engage your students and presents many exciting platforms for independent learning. Do you know how to get the most out of your classroom Chromebook? This online class gives you the opportunity to explore how to manage your Chromebooks, keep your laptops and students safe, and how Chromebooks are especially powerful for your SPED and ELL students. You will gain familiarity with a wide range of free and low-cost apps and websites that can be used in each subject throughout the day. You must have access to at least one Chromebook (any type) to complete this class.
Students will gain experience in:
Using a variety of tools for the Chromebook, including tools that encourage skills/knowledge regarding fine arts, foreign languages, health and fitness education, language arts, math, reference tools, science, social studies.
Gaining ideas for how these apps/websites can be used to encourage student learning, especially for SPED and ELL students.
Learning how other teachers manage Chromebooks in order to keep the tools and their students safe.
Becoming familiar with websites and online tools that will support them and their students.
Learning from the practices of other teachers in other states, countries through reading news articles and watching videos.
For K-12 Teachers
This class is offered for 3, 4 or 5 Quarter Credits
For 3 credits you will complete 7 assignments
For 4 credits you will complete 9 assignments
For 5 credits you will complete 11 assignments
Register Anytime! You can start your course TODAY!
1. Click "Registration" below. Our site will redirect you to an SPU registration page where you will pay both the TINT and SPU fee with a credit card.
2. You will receive an email from SPU with your receipt and a link to the coursework.
3. You have a year to complete the work at your own pace. Your grade will be posted on your transcript within a few weeks (and often sooner) of you finishing!
Option 1: Non-Credit/Audit TINT Tuition Fee (30 PDUs): $525
Option 2: 3 Quarter Credit (60 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $525
+ $165 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $690
Option 3: 4 Quarter Credit (80 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $625
+ $220 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $845
Option 4: 5 Quarter Credit (100 PDUs) = TINT Tuition Fee: $715
+ $275 SPU Credit Fee (Click here for SPU Info) = $990
The content and assignments in this class not only met but exceeded my desired learning outcomes. I appreciated the balance of resources and pedagogy with multiple perspectives shared in each Pinterest collection. While much of the content covered topics I was familiar with, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to dive deeper into them and consider possible next steps and implications for my work. In particular, the specific learning on UDL and digital citizenship represented the biggest ah-ha’s for me pedagogically. I see this learning having a great impact on my work with teachers.
By taking time first to wrap my head around these concepts, I feel more prepared to offer support to teachers, not as an expert but as an informed thought partner. Overall I am grateful for this learning opportunity and for the seamless connection with my work as a Technology Integration Coach.
Thank you for organizing this class so that the learning is very practical and applicable to teaching, rather than just theoretical.
I have definitely met my goals for this class. I was able to learn about many new apps and websites that I can immediately use with my students. These will be incredibly beneficial, especially as we continue to navigate distance learning. I was able to find much more efficient ways to use google classroom, and complete the same tasks that I had been doing in much less time. I appreciate the resources that were provided, and will continue to utilize them in the future.
I think it is essential to incorporate technology into the classroom at every age level. A big part of our focus as educators is to prepare students for life after school. If we are not teaching students how to utilize the tools they will be using in the real world we are setting them up for failure. In order to prepare students we have to do more than simply give them access to technology. We have to show them how to use technology and how to put it to work for them.
I was excited to take this course because it was a way to force myself to dive deeper into what tools are available and a way to expose myself to more resources. I feel I have taken away what I was looking for and more.
This class has been very enjoyable for me and has made me explore new ideas using technology in the classroom. Being able to take the time to research new websites was really great and I am excited to refer back to the lists I made as I teach this next year. I found the lesson planning very fun and insightful, encouraging me to apply what I had learned. I do appreciate all your feedback Ashley and look forward to taking more classes from you next summer!
I can directly use the things I learned in the course on a daily basis. And the beauty of it is I learned things that I can use in both my professional and personal life. I also think I learned and retained more than any other class. Not to mention a ton of tools and resources I can access later.
I think the assignments were very thought provoking and using the different types of info was awesome. I probably never would have thought to watch a video but I learned a ton from them. Recording all the info on the apps was also brilliant. It forced me to go more in depth and I looked at a lot more apps than I otherwise would have. I never would have taken the time on my own to gather and learn all this info. Completing the assignments were fun and exciting because of their usefulness. I honestly cannot say enough good things!