Commission on Teacher Credentialling has developed a set of Technology
Standards that will be required for all new and beginning teachers to get
and renew their credentials. You can find out what those standards are
by visiting the CA
Technology Proficiency Standards for Certification Web site. If you
are interested in knowing how your current technology profeciency matches
these standards you can take the CTAP
(California Technology Assistance Project Technology Proficiency Standards
can help you better plan what skills you need to learn to effectively integrate
technology, including use of the Internet into your classroom. If you want
more information on how you can do this visit the
Santa Clara County Office of Education's Internet Institute Web site.or
the Leadership for Learning with Technology
Framing Essential Questions and Key Words
are useful tools for conducting your own research or engaging students
in learning. Your project for this course will be to create a WebQuest
or Internet Scavenger Hunt that you will be able to use in your classroom
with your students. If you are not a classroom teacher instead of Scavenger
Hunt or WebQuest you can create a bookmark list of sites that are useful
tackle Advanced Searching Tips and Techniques it is important to know how
to ask the right questions and choose the right keywords for your searches.
Explore the following resources from Jamie McKenzie's From
Now On Web site. You will use this information to frame your essential
questions and select the key words for your searches for your project.
Internet and effectively utilizing Web resources in the classroom or for
your own personal research involves higher order critical thinking skills.
We want to be able to evaluate, analyze and synthesize the information
we find on the Internet. We also want to teach our students to do this.
Explore the following Web sites on higher order thinking skills: