Foothill College Center for Innovation
LINC Course
Linda K. Taber Ullah, M.A. M. Ed. 


Searching and Researching The Internet


Course Description

Project: Create a Content Based Scavenger Hunt or WebQuest for your students or a bookmark list of resources for your own personal use. Your course participation and project will be assessed using this rubric.
This course assumes that you are a current Internet user and that you are looking for ways to improve your ability to search the Internet. It is designed specifically for educators who are attempting or wanting to attempt to integrate use of Internet resources with their curriculum for their students. It, however, is also a good course for students who want to learn to use the Internet for their own research and information.


In this course you will learn:

1. How  you can effectively use the Internet both for personal use and in your classroom with your students

2. How to identify the best resources on the Internet for educators and students

3. How to evaluate Web resources for accuracy, authenticity, and ease of use

4. Why  it is important to use the Internet for your own research and to integrate the Internet into your curriculum

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 Jackie Kawashima served as Technology Learning Coordinator for the Oak Grove School District. She is a former K-4 teacher who has integrated technology into her curriculum. She has extensive PC networking, troubleshooting and training experience and has been a member of the Leadership Team, Curriculum Developer and Trainer for the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Internet Institutes, facilitator for the CSU L2T Oak Grove School District Cohort and a Curriculum Developer and Facilitator for Classroom Connect's Connected University. As a Met Life Fellow for the Teacher's Network Policy Institute, she was involved in research in the area of staff development. She has a BA from San Jose State University and M.A. in Educational Leadership from San Jose State University.

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Online resources are included in weekly topics.

Grading Policy

This course consists of two one unit segments, both of which must be enrolled in concurrently.  Over the five week period allotted for the course, you should plan on spending a total of 24 hours covering the material and developing your project. Your course participation and project will be assessed using this rubric.

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 Beginning this Course

 If you are new to online learning or to our Etudes interface you will want to take some time to learn how to navigate around this course. Over the next five weeks we will explore a variety of searching techniques and search engines. 
Once inside the course, you will use the menu on the right hand side of each page. You can navigate by returning to the Table of Contents. There you will find links to the weekly activities.
After reading through the Course Description, return to the the Course Calendar located in the Table of Contents and click on the Warm Up for Topic 1 .  You can then follow the links through the material for each topic. There are two topics for weeks one through four, and one topic for week five.

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Linda K. Taber Ullah, M.A. M.Ed.

This course was developed by Linda K. Taber Ullah, M.A. M.Ed. She is teacher in residence at the Foothill College Krause Center for Innovation where she coordinates and teaches in the LINC (Learning in New Media Classrooms) technology staff development program and is director of the Earn While Your Learn Project Based Learning Supported by Technology Institute. Prior to this she was a technology learning coordinator for the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project, and assisted the director in the overall operation of the Multimedia Project. She has taught several elementary school grade levels, Title One resource programs, special education, worked in a clinical setting and taught pre school motor development classes. In addition, she was on the Leadership Team for the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Internet Institutes, and co-led one of the Leadership in Learning with Technology Cohorts (a collaborative grant between the Santa Clara County Office of Education and San Jose State University). She is on the educational advisory committee for IISME (Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education), the Charter School of Morgan Hill board, and the board of directors for the Teachers International Exchange, and is a former school board trustee for the Morgan Hill Unified Unified School District in Morgan Hill, CA. She has a BA is Social Studies from Marietta College, a M.Ed. from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and a M.A. from San Jose State University in Instructional Technology.


Olga Eidelman

Olga Eidelman updated and reformatted the course web-site. She has a B.S. in Math and Science Education from Technion- Israeli Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. She taught Math and Science in Israeli middle and high schools. Currently, she is working as Technology Coordinator at Eisenhower Elementary School, CUSD and teaching Math Enrichment classes for K-6 students at Classic Math School. She is also participating in Master degree program in Instructional Technology at San Jose State University. The editing was done as a practicum project for the SJSU Master Program.


ClipArt and graphics for this web site were taken from: and Barry´s ClipArt web-sites.


The course was last updated: October, 2005.

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
Phone: 650-949-7113
Fax: 650-949-7190
Linda Ullah, M. A. M. Ed.
KCI Teacher-in-Residence