Online publishing with and for students of today is an integral element of the classroom experience. The options and goals for publishing are limitless—tools that can create classroom Web sites, educational blogs, learning portals, wikis, and social media sites are easily accessible. The challenge for both teachers and students is to learn to use the Web wisely and meaningfully, and to be digitally literate. This course will help learners understand the reasons for publishing on the Web and provides the opportunity to publish online—both for students and for educators' own professional development.
Gain a better understanding of key issues surrounding technology integration, such as how to meet technology standards and choose the most suitable technology for a specific purpose. Identify lessons or concepts in your classroom that may benefit from technological enhancement. Learn to devise a strategy for integrating technology into your lesson plans.
This course surveys the tools and background needed to use the Internet successfully as a research tool in the classroom. Practice different methods of Internet research and learn to apply them effectively and efficiently. Review the ethical and legal issues that may arise when using these new tools in the classroom.
Electronic graphic organizers can help students organize ideas, convey complex concepts, progress through the steps of the writing process, and develop their mathematical and scientific thinking skills. Address different learning styles by presenting information in a visual format that shows the connections between concepts.
Discover the advantages of teaching methods that engage multiple intelligences and explore ways to implement them. You will also learn to teach and assess students differently based on their individual intellectual styles.
Find teaching resources and program information such as episode descriptions and educational learning goals for PBS KIDS shows.
Activity Packs are a growing library of theme-based widgets containing links to high-quality PBS resources and activities for multiple grade levels. If you like one, grab it!
Gauge your community's health, investigate the impact of rising health care costs and consider how your self-image is shaped by the media.
Create an action plan about choices you make regarding diet, the way you resolve conflicts and other health-related decisions.