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.
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.
this course you will learn:
1. How you can effectively
use the Internet both for personal use and in your classroom with your
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
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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
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are included in weekly topics.
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
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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 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:
DesktopPublishing.com and Barry´s ClipArt web-sites.
The course was last updated: October, 2005.
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
Linda Ullah, M. A. M. Ed.