NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Teaching, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sophia Thwaites

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 12, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Course Fee: $145

Class Offered Through Knowledge Delivery Systems

Course Description:

Raised on technology, students today thrive on media, both in and outside the classroom. In this course, teachers and administrators learn to engage and educate the millennial learner using still images, video and audio clips, assorted technological soft- and hardware, and Web 2.0 collaborative tools. Aided by energetic panel discussions, interviews, and screen capture sessions, educators will investigate new projects and resources to replace staid textbook-driven instruction and to motivate and edify their "powered up" 21st century students.


After completing this session, educators will know:

  • Uses in curriculum for still images, video, audio, video streaming, and movie-making.
  • Resources for photos, documents, and technological tools.
  • How to use Tag Clouds to enhance content analysis How to save into and organize files and folders.
  • Email organization systems to manage and streamline communication.
  • The definition of uses Web 2.0 tools.
  • Advanced searching strategies.
  • How and why the role of the teacher must change.
  • The implications of brain-based research regarding multimedia.
  • The tools and resources that make possible a movement away from paper-based classrooms.
  • The culture of Wikinomics.
  • How to use multimedia to engage students actively in a lesson


Transcripts, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations

About The Instructor

Sophia Thwaites
Sophia Thwaites

Sophia Thwaites earned her M.A. in Education with a Social Studies concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She earned her B.A. in History from University of Florida.




**Registration Instructions:

Register for this class through KDSi. Effective January 1, 2015 the cost of this course will be $199.00.

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. 

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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