Hone your skills at finding the right Internet resources, and selecting the resources that will work best for your students and learning plans using the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) as a guide. As a final project, develop a plan for meaningfully integrating your choices into your language arts curriculum.
Your computer can do more than you may know - discover how to use it as a presentation tool, a personal productivity assistant, a catalyst for creating interactive group experiences, and a student learning center. For your final assignment, choose one of these applications, then create and implement a lesson plan to apply in your classroom.
Make mathematics "real" for your young students with a fresh look at problem solving, calculators, and the Internet in the classroom. Review the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Calculator-Usage and Problem-Solving Standards for a framework to design lesson plans, address content, and meet state standards. Then, develop a "walking field trip" through tasks found in students' daily lives.
Online facilitators take on many important roles and, thus, wear different managerial, technical, social, and pedagogical hats. Effective facilitators must know how to provide formative feedback, offer technical guidance, foster community, and communicate 'from the side' in a way that encourages learners to construct knowledge together. This course will formally introduce you to those roles and provide you with the opportunity to try on and practice wearing several of these hats. Through research-based articles and readings, discussions, collaborative projects, and other interactive experiences, you will have multiple opportunities to build and master online facilitation skills. A simulation environment (Facilitator Training Lab) will give you an opportunity to practice specific facilitator skills. To synthesize all your learning, you will create a case study based on the experiences of a hypothetical online facilitator as your final project.
Teach your students how algebra connects to patterns and relationships, by incorporating manipulatives, technology, problem-solving activities, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards into your algebra curriculum.
Find teaching resources and program information such as episode descriptions and educational learning goals for PBS KIDS shows.
PBS's cross-curricular, adaptive learning program for early child development is now available for classroom use. Filled with innovative educational games, the Classroom Edition covers content in mathematics, science, language development, literacy, creativity, healthy development and social studies. In addition the Classroom Edition has been built to support up to 30 students in a single account and provide progress tracking for each student.
Make time to play with a collection of activities from PBS Parents that are designed to help children explore and develop creative thinking. Play now.