Searching and Researching The Internet

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

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


 Jackie Kawashima is the 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 is involved in research in the area of staff development. She has a BA from San Jose State University and is currently participating in the San Jose State University Education Leadership Master's Degree Program, Oak Grove School District Cohort.


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 alloted 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.

 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.