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ED 424a ~ Technology in Education
University of Portland’s School of Education.
Instructor:  Peter Pappas

This website is supervised by Peter Pappas with contributions from his undergraduate students in ED 424a ~ Computers and Educational Technology.  Peter also teaches undergraduate and graduate Social Studies Methods at UP.


Course Foundations:

  1. Starts with good instructional design that empowers all learners.
  2. Teaches both effectiveness and efficiency in management and workflow.
  3. Fosters student resilience in the face of a dynamic edtech landscape and develops critical evaluation skills for assessing what works.
  4. Leverages a project/problem-based approach.
  5. Assignments and projects scaffold tech skills and produce a portfolio of work for each student.

Course Syllabus 164kb pdf


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Peter Pappas, the instructor,  is a University of Portland-based educator, writer and instructional designer exploring frontiers of teaching, jazz, Macs, film, great books, and garlic. He also blogs at Copy / Paste and lurks on Twitter @edteck

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Calendar

Spring 2021 ~ Class date : Assignment | Completed work
  1. Jan 27: Publish with WordPress

Archived Class Calendars
Spring 2020
  1. Jan 15: Tech-Savvy Teacher’s Meme | Memes 20-A1
  2. Jan 22: Teaching in the Digital Era | Visual lessons 20-A2
  3. Jan 29: Create Interactive Lessons with Google Slides | Slides 20-A3
  4. Feb 5: Explore Place with Digital Maps | Maps 20-A4
  5. Feb 12: Create Interactive Lessons with Google Docs and Forms | Forms 20-A5
  6. Feb 19: Design Learning with Google Sites | Sites 20-A6
  7. Feb 26: Where I’m From: Telling Digital Stories | Stories 20-A7
  8. March 11: Tell Stories with Video | Videos 20-A8
  9. March 18: Explain with Screencasts and Sketches | Screencasts 20-A9
  10. March 24: Promote Active Viewing | EdPuzzles 20-A10
  11. April 1: Curate and Brainstorm with Mind Maps | MindMaps 20-A11
  12. April 8: Teaching with Book Creator | Books 20-A12
  13. April 15: Final Projects – (20-A13) Chloe Mar, Anna Wanner, Clare Nelson, Nicole Baer, Emma Cromwell, Liz Frick
  14. April 22: Final Projects – (20-A13) Lex Henderson, Kali Tagomori-Lai, Jessica Wehber, Allie Haakenson, Ellie Cordova, Braelyn Higdon, Josie Matz
  15. April 29: Final postPortfolio Showcase 20-A14

Spring 2019 
  1. Jan 16: Meme Smackdown | Meme Gallery | Posts 19-A1
  2. Jan 23: Teaching in the Digital Era | Posts 19-A2
  3. Jan 30: Interactive Lessons with Google Slides | Posts 19-A3
  4. Feb 6: Explore Place with MyMaps | Posts 19-A4
  5. Feb 13: Showcase Learning with Google Sites | Posts 19-A5
  6. Feb 20: Curate and Brainstorm with Mind Maps | Posts 19-A6
  7. Feb 27: Tell Stories with Video  | Posts 19-A7
  8. March 13: Where I’m From – My Digital Story | Posts 19-A8
  9. March 20: Sway vs Adobe Spark Page | 19-A9
  10. March 27: Design, Explore and Teach with Interactive Images | 19-A10
  11. April 3: Teaching with Screencasts | 19-A11
  12. April 10: Promote Active Viewing | 19-A12
  13. April 17 and 24: Final Project | 19-A13
  14. May 1: Final Reflection | 19-A14

Spring 2018 
  1. Jan 16: Your first blog post  | See all Memes here
  2. Jan 24: Public domain search / WP Gallery  | See student work here
  3. Jan 31: Screencasting | See student work here
  4. Feb 7: Google Slide Activity | See student work here
  5. Feb 14: Design a MyMap | See student work here
  6. Feb 21: Digital Storytelling | See student work here
  7. Feb 28: Working with Padlet | See student work here
  8. March 7: The Future of Education | See student work here
  9. March 21: Movie Making with iMovie | See student work here
  10. March 28: Video App Smackdown | See student work here
  11. April 4: Turn Videos into Lessons | See student work here
  12. April 11: Get Started with iBooks Author | See student work here
  13. April 18: Reflections on EdTech | See student work here
  14. April 25: Continue work on iBook (no post assigned)
  15. May 2: Conclude publishing project (no post assigned)

Pilot semester: Spring 2017
  1. Jan 19: What do you want to learn about edtech?
  2. Jan 26: Digital literacy
  3. Feb 2: Fake News
  4. Feb 9: Elevator Pitch and Design
  5. Feb 16: VoiceThread and iMovie
  6. Feb 23: Screencasting Techniques
  7. Mar 2: Create and Share Content
  8. Mar 9: Flip content means more time for student interaction
  9. Mar 16: No class – spring break
  10. Mar 23: Teaching with Data Visualizations
  11. Mar 30: Class cancelled by instructor
  12. April 6: Google Hackathon
  13. April 13: No class – Easter break
  14. April 20: Working with iBooks Author
  15. April 27: Finishing our iBook