Instructor: Ted Mainella
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $695
This course is intended to introduce teachers to the benefits of implementing five specific electronic tools which will improve student achievement through project-based activities. Each tool has a strong theoretical base using underlying principles and concepts. Participants will learn how to effectively use and implement a wide variety of electronic learning platforms like Smart Boards, e-board, Whiteboards and Moodle, as well as activities for your classroom such as: Internet projects, Educational Blogs, Web Quests, and Podcasting. Participants will learn how to easily post homework assignments, schedule changes, calendars and due dates. Participants will learn how to develop helpful links to websites, photos and attachments. Communication will thus be improved for both students and parents via email and inotes. Lots of ideas, materials, activities and strategies will be shared, analyzed and evaluated. This course is intended for the knowledgeable internet user wishing to upgrade classroom internet use to the end that it will positively affect student achievement. Sample lesson plans and needed templates will be provided.
As result of participation in this course, participants will know and understand:
1. The theoretical base and underlying pedagogical principles and concepts.
2. The research based strategies that will provide a sound bases for improved student achievement.
3. The appropriate file formats to use: Jpeg, Tiff, Mpeg, and AVI.
4. Design Electronic Corkboard.
5. Design on Web Quests.
6. Design an Internet Educational Blog.
7. Advanced Internet navigation techniques.
8. How to utilize a scanner, to convert and change documents into electronic documents.
9. How to insert clip art from various media sources: Internet, Microsoft Word and Publisher.
10. Electronic attachments to their eBoard site.
11. The use of benefits of electronic communication via the following modalities:
● Auto Email
● Chat Notes
Richardson, Will. (2006). Blogs, Wikis, and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA, Corwin Press.
The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbook(s) are not included.
You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.