As technology advances, so does educational technology tools. Each passing year comes with a multiplicity of web 2.0 tools for education. Given the huge number of tools out there (each being best for a specific purpose), choosing a tool that best meets the needs of the teacher and matches with the subject area and grade …
Academic posts from the UMGC course “EDTC 625: Hardware and Software in Instructional Development”.
The course is a study of the application of hardware and software programs in K-12 classroom and school settings. Various operating systems and network issues commonly found in schools are examined. Topics include a wide range of instructional software packages related to specific subjects and grade levels, assistive technologies appropriate for different student needs, and free Web 2.0 tools for classroom instruction and professional growth. Discussion also covers hardware and software choices compatible with curricular goals and troubleshooting strategies–both technical and instructional–for teachers and students. Research on specific hardware and software is analyzed. Emerging technology-enabled curricular innovations are also examined. (Ruffini, 2020)
Blogging assignments and course reflections are reported in each of these posts. There are additional posts about the main ideas from the course, highlights of the course, and my experience with the course.