Making the Most of the Internet in the Classroom
(Grades K-12) / Flex Course
PDI Course Number: 34T02 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC41435
Are you looking to find better ways to use the Internet in your classroom? Are you tired of conducting Internet searches and never quite finding what you really wanted? This online course will focus on helping teachers make the most of the Internet in their classrooms. Teachers will learn how to conduct effective and efficient searches so that they may then progress to developing online activities and projects for students. These new search skills will also help teachers find valuable resources to use in the classroom, including homework assistance for students. Teachers will learn how to use Internet resources to create a WebQuest, virtual field trip, digital escape room, and online scavenger hunt. Teachers will also learn how to develop their own classroom websites. The basics of Google apps such as Calendar, Groups, Photos, Drive, and Translate will be introduced, as well as Microsoft Education apps such as Office Online, MS Forms, MS Whiteboard, and MS Teams. Finally, teachers will be introduced to the concept of flipped learning and receive tips and resources for implementing a flipped learning model in each content area. By the end of this course, teachers will have discovered many ways to effectively and efficiently use the Internet in the classroom. This course is worth 3 ⅓ semester units/5 quarter units (50 hours of training) from University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Extended Studies. For detailed information on university credit, click here.
"The content was current and the resources were top notch. I feel this class had a lot to offer and I am very pleased with all of the useful techniques I will take into my classroom." - Lisa Dunphy
$127 with the discount
Course with Credit from UCSD
$323 with the discount
- Introduction to the Internet
- Search Engines v. Web Directories
- Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
- Test #1
- Using Search Engines
- Developing a Search Strategy
- YouTube and TeacherTube
- Assignment #2: Article reflection
- Test #2
- Saving Internet Searches and Resources
- Citing Internet Sources
- Internet Safety
- Assignment #3: Share your expertise
- Test #3
- Information Literacy and Digital Research
- Introduction to Virtual Field Trips
- Digital Escape Rooms
- Test #4
- Everything Google
- Interactive Websites
- Online Homework Resources
- Create a Class Website
- Test #5
- Creating a WebQuest
- Creating an Online Scavenger Hunt
- What is flipped learning?
- Assignment #4: Create an online scavenger hunt
- Assignment #5: Course Reflection
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