(PD Title No. EDU4405E)
Finding the Best Educational Resources on the Web
Proficiency Level: Mastery
Subject(s):Multicultural Education,Music,Parent Education,Psychology,Science,Social Science,Volunteer,Special Education,Technology,Computer Education,Mathematics,Business,Art,Career Tech,Library Media,Foreign Languages,Language Arts and Reading,Guidance,Health Education,Industrial Education,Interdisciplinary,Leadership Training
Grade(s): PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,CC,Other
Hours: 30.00


Description:The World Wide Web provides rich resources for educators, but they are only useful if educators know what resources are there and how to find them.  Participants in this course will explore the range of educational material available on the Internet and learn time-saving skills to search the Web more effectively for useful curricular resources.  Participants will become familiar with popular search engines and subject directories and will learn techniques to use them appropriately and efficiently.  The course will also examine the importance of critical evaluation of web resources and consider how to develop evaluation skills in the classroom.  Participants will leave the course with a collection of web resources appropriate for their own classroom use.
Pre-requisites: This is an introductory course for teachers, technology specialists, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel.  Participants are expected to have regular access to computers.  In addition, participants should be proficient with using email, browsing the Internet, and navigating to computer files.
Objectives: This workshop will enable participants to:
1. Learn effective techniques for using popular search engines and directories to find useful educational resources
2. Critically assess the content and quality of web-based resources
3. Teach students how to evaluate content on the Web
4. Develop a collection of appropriate web-based resources for curricular use