NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Using Web 2.0 in Teaching and Instruction

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sophia Thwaites, {Presenters: Bill Ferriter & Adam Garry}

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $329

Partner Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

In this course, teachers will learn how to integrate proven instructional strategies with 21st century tools to make learning more accessible  to today's technology-savvy  students. Teachers will recognize the traditional skills that students need to acquire­ information fluency, persuasion, communication, collaboration,  and problem solving-and discover a digital solution to enhance, rather than replace, familiar practices to teach that skill.


After completing this course, educators will know:

  • The role of technology in iGeners’ lives.
  • Ways digital tools can facilitate authentic, student-centered experiences for learning “enduring” skills.
  • How to use social interactions in digital spaces to create educational experiences.
  • Principles of well-told stories.
  • Basic principles of digital authorship and attribution, including Creative Commons licenses and sources for copyright-free material.

Student Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, educators will apply the following skills:

  • Identify skills that provide endurance, leverage, and readiness.
  • Use a tool like the Google’s “Related Search” to subcategorize topics and focus research efforts, and direct students in its use.
  • Use a rubric to rate the reliability of a website, and direct students in its use.
  • Teach specifics of collaborative vs. competitive dialogue.
  • Develop students’ abilities to participate in respectful discussions.
  • Develop students’ abilities to use statistics, star statements, and stories to craft persuasive arguments.
  • Teach students the following techniques for organizing media: cluster slides, use catchphrases as transitions, and establish content rhythm.

**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi. NOTE: Upon registration, you have 2 months for course completion. Although many of our courses are approved for both 1 and 3 graduate professional development credits, participants can only receive credit for one version of each course. 

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