ArkansasIDEAS Course Catalog

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TCB14006: ATI Online: Introduction to Prezi
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This ArkansasIDEAS professional development course features Colleen Flory, Project Manager of ArkansasIDEAS, leading participants through an overview of Prezi, an internet-based presentation tool. Colleen instructs participants on the registration process, outlines the unique features of this type of visually rich presentation, highlights the details of creating a Prezi from scratch, and reviews the tips for a smooth presentation. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) do not endorse vendor products. This optional Web 2.0 learning opportunity is made available as a part of the Arkansas Technology Institute (ATI)-Online Series.

TCB14084: ATI Online: Introduction to PowerPoint
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This course provides a basic overview of using Microsoft Office PowerPoint to bring technology into the classroom in order to engage students in daily lessons. Teachers will learn how to create a presentation with images and video clips.

Please note that this course was designed as a training for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. If you are using an older or newer version, some of the buttons and commands may be different.

TCB14087: ATI Online: Wordpress Basics
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Credit Hours: 0.5

In this course, Erika Sams, Curriculum Specialist at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), demonstrates how to use WordPress to create a blog as well as other basic functions of the WordPress program. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and AETN do not endorse vendor products.

This optional Web 2.0 learning opportunity is made available as a part of the Arkansas Technology Institute (ATI)-Online Series.

TCB16097: PBS KIDS ScratchJr: Coding for Early Childhood
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Credit Hours: 4

PBS KIDS ScratchJr is a free app that introduces young students to principles of programming and gets kids excited about coding. Using PBS KIDS ScratchJr, students age five to eight use block coding along with familiar PBS KIDS cartoon characters to meet challenges and tell animated stories of their own. This course features a professional development seminar on the development, use, and classroom implementation of PBS KIDS ScratchJr. Presented by Aaron Morris (Senior Content Manager, PBS KIDS), the seminar also includes ideas about and materials for creating a "coder camp" for kids. This course also features Amy Routt (Early Childhood Education Specialist, AETN) and her demonstration PBS KIDS ScratchJr lesson to help illustrate the teaching techniques described in the seminar.

While it is not necessary to have access to PBS KIDS ScratchJr to complete this course, it would be helpful to download the app and follow along with the activities in the seminar and the sample lesson on your own device.

The seminar in this course was recorded at the Pine Bluff School District Central Office in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on May 25, 2016. The sample lesson in this course was recorded at AETN Studios in Conway, Arkansas on June 22, 2016.

TCC14435: Professional Licensure Standards Board (PLSB): Social Media Guidelines
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Credit Hours: 3

In this course, renowned author, attorney, computer forensic specialist, and social media expert Frederick S. Lane discusses several social media pitfalls, including the difficulties of merging the professional and personal lives of an educator and the dangers that students often face online. There are many obstacles present when navigating the often-ambiguous and ever-evolving social norms of online communications. Mr. Lane provides educators with practical tips for communicating professionally while simultaneously advocating for an adequate cyberethics policy in their schools. 

This course was recorded on July 8, 2014 in the AETN studies in Conway, Arkansas.

TCC14436: Professional Licensure Standards Board (PLSB): Digital Citizenship Curricula K-12
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Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to discuss the use of technology in all grades beginning in pre-kindergarten and continuing until the end of high school. All students will be using technology from now until the end of their lifetime. Author, attorney, and educational consultant Frederick Lane explains how to instruct students to use technology in an appropriate way that will support their becoming valuable citizens. 

This course was recorded on July 8, 2014 at the AETN Studios.

TCC16086: The Status of Computer Science in Arkansas
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Credit Hours: 1

Arkansas is one of the leading states when it comes to computer science education. Mr. Anthony Owen, Coordinator of Computer Science for the Arkansas Department of Education, presents an overview of developing K-12 computer science education standards and courses. He also discusses how teachers can best prepare themselves for teaching up-to-date computer science and promoting digital literacy.

This course was recorded at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 5, 2016.

TCD14562: Technology in Schools: Planning Using the LOCATE Model
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Credit Hours: 1.5

This course introduces an easy-to-remember set of guidelines for choosing and using effective technology resources that will enhance the content teachers teach. When teachers combine content expertise, thoughtful selection, and use of a variety of technology resources supporting curriculum goals, students can look forward to an engaging and satisfying learning experience. Refer to "Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective" for continued learning.

TCD14563: Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 12

In Technology in Schools: A Balanced Perspective, you will learn about the challenges and benefits of incorporating technology into instruction. You will discover engaging and meaningful ways to encourage proper technology integration in schools and work toward increasing access for all students. You will also examine the importance of helping students and their families think critically about the role technology plays in their daily lives. 

TCF17014: Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals (Lynda.com Supplement)
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Credit Hours: Through Lynda

This course directs you to the Lynda.com "Foundations of Programming: Fundamentals" course. The presenter uses JavaScript to demonstrate foundational concepts of programming languages. He introduces coding, leading the student from simple individual tasks to creating an entire program.

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