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Itled. UNT’s school library certification program adheres to the rules set forth in the Texas Administrative Code, which governs educator preparation and certification.

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Rules concerning practicum requirements for professional certifications can be found in TAC §228.2 and §228.35. The practicum for school library certification students is an ongoing process that begins with INFO 5001, the first course in the prescribed sequence of school library program coursework, and continues throughout the program of coursework. The practicum experience is completed after students pass INFO 5090, the official practicum course, and fulfill the practicum requirements: ePortfolio, Proficiencies Checklist, Record of Time with Mentor, and passing score on the TExES certification exam.

To be approved for certification, Texas students must provide evidence of: Two years as an early childhood-12th grade classroom teacher in a public or accredited private school. ePORTFOLIO Students will use wordpress.com. Technology In The Classroom: Tips For New Teachers To Use Technology In The Classroom. Examples of Technology in the Classroom. Educational Technology in the Classroom. A Primer on Educational Technology: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand. This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools.

A Primer on Educational Technology: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand

Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process. While many elementary, middle and high school students are already accustomed to technology-enabled classrooms, educators continue to incorporate digital learning innovations into their teaching styles. Even the most tech-savvy parents can find it difficult to keep up with all of the trends and terminology. Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students. The Huffington Post By: Darrell M.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students

West and Joshua Bleiberg Thomas Edison once said, "Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools...our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years. " Amazingly enough, however, one of our nation's most important inventors was proven quite wrong. The American education system has a remarkable resistance to innovation and the classroom experience has changed very little in the 100 years since Edison's prediction. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About.

Via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers.

Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school.

What Is Successful Technology Integration?

Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparentAccessible and readily available for the task at handSupporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. How to Integrate Technology. When technology integration in the classroom is seamless and thoughtful, students not only become more engaged, they begin to take more control over their own learning, too.

How to Integrate Technology

Effective tech integration changes classroom dynamics, encouraging student-centered project-based learning. Think about how you are using technology with your students. Are they employing technology daily in the classroom, using a variety of tools to complete assignments and create projects that show a deep understanding of content? If your answer is "No," is it because you lack enough access to technology? Is it because you don't feel ready? This article contains the following sections: Handhelds Go to Class: Teacher Josh Barron and one of his students go through the strange-looking rite of "beaming" information to each other.

Getting Started The first step in successful tech integration is recognizing the change that may need to happen inside of yourself and in your approach to teaching. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom.

12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers

But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Do you have a iPad in your classroom for your use? How about iPads for students to use? Could you get a classroom iPad? What kind of Internet access is available at your school? Our Guide to Making a Great Classroom Website - Early Childhood Education Zone. As a teacher, you want to engage students and inspire learning.

Our Guide to Making a Great Classroom Website - Early Childhood Education Zone

Since teaching has existed, teachers have looked for ways to inspire children to want to learn. Teachers want to take advantage of all resources to equip students to reach their learning potential. Developing a website classroom is a step in the right direction in today’s world. Everything is online and adding this layer of portal learning that your students can relate to and possibly embrace this style of learning as it relates to the current relationship students have with computer devices. Knowing what you want to achieve with your classroom website is an important question you should have answered before you begin building your site.