Computer Applications for Curriculum & Instruction

Summer I 2004
CECS 5500.030
Tentative (3/26/04)
Course Flyer


Instructor: Dr. Gerald Knezek

Catalog  Description:  CECS 5500. Computer Applications for Curriculum and Instruction. 3 hours. Designed for both elementary and secondary teachers; skills and methods necessary to implement computer applications within the curriculum. Methods for managing the computer in the classroom; courseware implementation; utilization of word processing, databases, spreadsheets and telecommunications within the curriculum. Methods of teaching computer programming. Prerequisite(s): CECS 5020.

Classroom: Matthews 308

Meeting Dates: 

Tuesday,  June 1, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Thursday, June 3, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Tuesday,  June 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Thursday, June 10, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Thursday, July 1, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Presentation of Final Projects: 

Thursday, July 1, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Online Student Information Sheet

      Description of the Course:

This course is for K-12 educators who are interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning. Its focus is on the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TA-TEKS) and the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), how these can be correlated with other TEKS content areas, and how units of instruction can be developed to appropriately integrate technology into daily classroom practice. Participants should gain a greater understanding of the Technology Applications TEKS and how to introduce them into the curriculum.

The course will be web-based in format, with  real-audio recordings and 24-hour postings (when possible) of video lectures making up a portion of the contact time. Self-paced, pre-recorded web activities, video archives of instructor presentations, and A/V segments from presentations at various workshops and institutes will also make up a significant portion of the class contact time.


Required text: Norton, P. & Wiburg, K. (1998). Teaching with Technology. Harcourt Brace, ISBN 0-15-503087-6.

Optional text: Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (3rd Ed.), by M. D. Roblyer, Prentice Hall.

Texas Center for Educational Technology (1997). START Web Site (Sharing Technology Applications Resources with Teachers)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).

Internet in the Classroom - by Rhonda Christensen


  A total of 100 points for the course will be allocated as follows:

Assignment 1

15 points

Assignment 2

20 points

Assignment 3

10 points

Assignment 4

20 points

Assignment 5 - Notebook

05 points


10 points


10 points


05 points

Attitude pre-post

05 points


100 points

    Contact Information:
Voice Mail: 940-565-4195
FAX 940-565-2185

Dr. Dana Arrowood

    Mailing Address:
Technology and Cognition/UNT
P.O. Box 311335
Denton, TX  76203