Topic outline

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    The intention of this online course is to present different ways to integrate ICTs to your learning activities. This course provides different examples and tutorials with free tools that can be used on all devices. You will also learn how to organize your classroom,  technological tools and activities according to your situation and needs. Integrating technology to your class does not have to be complex but it does need to suit the learning intentions.

    Module 1  : Observe your environment and identify all the resources available.
    Module 2 : Set learning intentions.
    Module 3 : Explore various technological tools.
    Module 4 : Try one of the tools you wish to integrate into your practice.

    Module 5 : Find out ways to organize your classroom and students when using technology.
    Module 6 : Plan a learning sequence and create material to use with students.
    Module 7 : Reflect on your process during this online course.

    After completing these modules, you will have a knowledge of various technological tools you could use in many learning contexts with students. After creating activities and trying them with students, you will reflect on your practice. If you wish to earn a badge, you will complete assignments in various activities and a course monitor will award them to you once all the conditions are met.

    *** Please note that this course is regularly updated, therefore, some tools suggested may vary between your visits. ***

    • Course designers: Sandra Laine and Nadia Laurendeau In collaboration with Martin Tremblay

  • Before Starting the Course

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Level of difficulty: beginner

    This unit is meant to prepare you for this online course. 


    Before you start completing the modules, you will:

      • Watch an introduction video about the intentions of this course
      • Download a Personal Booklet in order to complete the activities
      • Complete a self-assessment about your current practices in integrating technologies

    Once this is done, you'll be ready to start the modules!

  • 1. Context and Environment

    Duration: 30 minutes
    Level of difficulty: beginner


    Observe your environment and all the tools available to help in the integration of technology into your practice.

  • 2. Set Learning Intentions

    Duration: 30 minutes
    Level of difficulty: beginner


    Start planning with a learning intention in mind. Is there an added value to using technology or is it just to use it?

    Throughout this unit, you will reflect on how to formulate appropriate learning intentions in order to use technology in a meaningful way for students. 

    • 1. Watch this video about learning intentions and take notes in your Participant Booklet.

       

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      2.2 Read an Article and Answer Questions Assignment

      1. Read the article "Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn" .

      Take Notes

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  • 3. Explore Different Tools

    Duration: 1,5 hours
    Level of difficulty: beginner


    Explore various technological tools with videos and texts, then reflect on ways to use them in the classroom. 


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    Discover Badge Opportunity
    Activity 4 of this module offers the choice to complete a task to earn a badge. 

  • 4. Try it Out!

    Duration: 2 hours
    Level of difficulty: beginner (after exploring the module 3 exploration)


    Go beyond the exploration of the tools with tutorials and examples of pedagogical uses. 

    Completing a challenge will help you understand how to navigate through a chosen tool and understand how to integrate it into your planning. 

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    Apply Badge Opportunity
    Activity 3 of this module offers the choice to complete a task to earn a badge. 

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      Use your Participant Booklet to complete the activities in this module.

      1. Set the learning intention of your activity and choose the appropriate tool.  
      2. Complete the tasks of your chosen tool to understand how to use it.
      3. How would you use it in class? Give examples of activities you could adapt or moments you could integrate this tool.

      Note: You can always complete more than one challenge. You will have access to all these resources as long as the online course is available. 

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      4.4 Create an activity and and try it out! Assignment

      1. Write a text that describes your appropriation of the tool in your Personal Booklet.
      This text should include:
        • a description of the activity you created with one of the tools
        • an explanation of how this tool suits your learning intention?
        • a description of the chosen tool
        • a link with the 3 phases of the pedagogical act (when to use it and how)
        • a link with the competencies
        • any pertinent information related to your experience with this tool
        • a description of your experiment in class with your students

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      2.   Apply Badge Opportunity
      If you wish to earn a badge, attach all the necessary files and send them to be reviewed by the course monitors. 

      Files to attach to the assignment in the online course:

      1. Personal Booklet: A copy of your text written in Module 4 - Activity 3: Describe your Experience.

      2.  A proof of the activity with an image, document or link.

      Course monitors will review your text and give your badge when all the conditions are met.


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  • 5. Classroom and Material Organization

    Duration: 30 minutes
    Level of difficulty: beginner


    Find out ways to organize your classroom, materials and students when using technology.

  • 6. Apply In a Learning Sequence

    Duration: 2 hours
    Level of difficulty: intermediate


    Plan a learning sequence and create material or a model to use with students in class. Then, reflect on the outcome. 


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    Design Badge Opportunity
    At the end of this unit, there is an opportunity to earn the Design Badge.

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      6.2 Design Badge Opportunity Assignment

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      In order to complete this module and obtain a Design Badge, you will need to provide documents by attaching them to this homework:

      - a model you created for minimum one of the activities in your sequence
      - a copy of your notes in your Participant Booklet for Module 6.1

      Course monitors will review your files and give your Design Badge when all the conditions are met.


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  • 7. Reflect On This Online Course

    Duration: 1 hour
    Level of difficulty: Intermediate


    In this module, you will reflect on your learning process during this online course.

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    Transfer Badge Opportunity
    At the end of this unit, there is an opportunity to earn the Apply Badge.

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      7.2 Transfer Badge Opportunity Assignment


      If you wish to earn a Transfer Badge, it's now time to complete a final task.  Your intention is now to reflect on your process during this online course. 

      1. To reflect on your learning during this course, answer the questions in the Participant Booklet. 

      2. When you're ready to share your reflection, attach the following file(s) to this assignment. If all the elements are included, you could also use one of the suggested tools in module 3 to present your reflection (video response, narrated video, online book, etc.)

      What to include: 

        • Model or example created with one of the tools
        • Module 6 learning sequence
        • Module 7 answers to reflection questions in your Participant Booklet.
            • 1. How has this online course helped you integrate technology into your pedagogy?
            • 2. How can you further improve your integration of technology? What are your next steps?

      3. Course monitors will review your work and give a Transfer Badge if all the conditions are met. 


      Remember, it's not the result that counts, it's the process and the reflection behind it. 


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