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Technology Tools for Teaching Online

3 Credits
3 Credits

What is the Technology Tools for Teaching Online course?

Technology Tools for Teaching Online is a hands-on course that takes a holistic view of the challenges of online teaching and the required technologies. Studies show that when technology is integrated into lessons, students are more interested in their studies. The use of technology in the classroom encourages the following:

  • Active participation
  • Knowledge retention
  • Individual learning
  • Collaboration

Who is the Technology Tools for Teaching online course for?

Technology Tools for Teaching online is designed for educators of all grade levels who would like to advance their technical skills and learn new ways to incorporate technology into online teaching. Teachers will learn how to use different technology to create lesson plans, host virtual classroom discussions, keep an organized online classroom, and communicate effectively with students and parents.

What will you learn in this Technology Tools for Teaching Online course?

Quarantining will pass and schools will open their doors but the demand for online learning using technology will continue to be in high demand and that means teachers need to learn new skills and teaching strategies. Teachers in this course will learn:

  • The different uses and platforms for video conferencing (VC)
  • How to upload recorded VC sessions along with making tutorials
  • How to edit recorded meeting sessions
  • How to create an online site for students/parents to keep informed

The biggest takeaway from this course is gaining the self-confidence to use different technology tools and have strategies in place that address the many elements that are involved in online teaching. Educators will come away with the expertise on how to effectively use tools including videoconferencing along with easy-to-learn free software applications.


Educators will need a computer that has a microphone and speakers as well as a stable Internet connection in order to engage in the video conferencing platform. Other software applications including Google Documents or Microsoft 360 tools will be woven into the class. Resources including tutorials are all online.

“The course had meaningful activities that will definitely be useful for those that are doing remote or virtual teaching. The formatting and pacing of the course is great and the professor always responds in a timely manner. Highly recommend!”

-Teacher, Armed Forces AP

Note: All the applications in this course are free. The hardware required includes a web camera, microphone, and speakers. A reliable connection to the Internet is also needed. Access to students is not required.

This course is applicable towards the Online Teaching Certificate.

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Linda Jacobsen

I feel so blessed to have had a job that I totally loved to do each and every day. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching elementary aged students for the past 38 years. I liked not only working with the children, but their families as well. I have made many lifelong connections with many of them. As a teacher, it is such a rewarding feeling to see my students “light come on” and see them understand the objective of the lesson. I was also very fond of working with other teachers and administrators and helping them understand and learn about technology. I always liked integrating technology into my lessons and helping others do the same. This really makes lessons come to life. All my FPU courses are very helpful for teachers to learn how to integrate technology into their classroom lessons. Working with my FPU students is great because they really want to learn and use what they have learned to make their classroom lessons so much better and more meaningful for their students.