Available Courses: How to Use the Internet in Your Classroom

Becoming a Tech-Savvy Teacher
Becoming a Tech-Savvy Teacher is designed to provide educators with a working knowledge of what is current and valuable on the Internet as it applies to their teaching and techniques to integrate technology into their curriculum.
Information Literacy
This course introduces teachers to the concept of information literacy, the skill of being able to examine and appraise sources of information--now mostly found online. Participants will learn how to find quality material on the web, identify some of the risks involved with open sources of information like the Internet, and learn how to evaluate a web site for authenticity.
Internet Projects for the Classroom
How can we use the resources and capability of the Internet to enhance our classroom curriculum? We present three types of Internet-based projects for the classroom: email collaboration, virtual field trips, and WebQuests. Participants will also view teacher-created model projects and uncover resources to help them create Internet-based projects of their own.
All About WebQuests
This course will take participants through an overview to WebQuests, a dynamic, inquiry-based Internet project for the classroom. Participants will create their own WebQuest outline, as well as come away with a host of new ideas and strategies to create a complete WebQuest on their own.
Going Public: Writing & Publishing on the Web
This course will examine ways in which students can easily use the web as a literacy tool, including publishing their writing, collaborating with each other, and sharing their stories with the world. Through three different forms of online media, blogs, wikis, and online maps, we will examine new forms of digital literacy in which online publishing becomes an accessible and powerful tool for the classroom.
Stop, Look & Listen: Digital Audio-Visual Resources
Participants will explore new audio-visual resources found today on the web: digital images, podcasting, and streaming video. We will discuss how to utilize these materials in the classroom, across grade levels and subject areas. Teachers will acquire the tools necessary to find quality content online and become savvy users of multimedia resources for the classroom.
Internet Safety
The goal of this course is to increase both student and teacher awareness of some of the dangers that are inherent with web use. The Internet is a powerful educational tool that is here to stay, but ensuring that students both remain safe and broaden their awareness of the online world is crucial. We will examine some strategies and explore resources that demonstrate how to impart Internet safety to students and teachers alike.
Digital Storytelling
This course introduces teachers to digital storytelling, a new media literacy tool for the classroom. We define digital storytelling, and explore ways in which to compose web-based digital stories. Different web sites and media platforms are discussed, student digital stories are introduced, and the use of digital storytelling is discussed as a strategy for student learning and engagement.
Reading & Writing in the Digital Age
In the 21st Century, new collaborative tools are changing the way our students read, write, communicate, and participate. We will examine some of these resources, understand how to integrate digital literacy into the curriculum, explore how digital technologies are changing and enhancing students’ literacy, and uncover new methods for reading and writing in the digital age.


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