Using Web 2.0 in Teaching and Instruction
Instructor: Stephanie Wertkins, Instructor; Bill Ferriter & Adam Garry, Presenters
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
Partner Course Fee: $499
Partner Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems
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.
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.