Using Web Resources in the Classroom

Hours: 24 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $139.95

Course Overview:

K-12 education has entered a new technological era.  In increasingly dynamic educational settings, web resources can be integrated into the curriculum to promote student engagement and achievement. In order to take advantage of these settings, teachers need to have the appropriate knowledge and experience. In this course, teachers will learn to integrate web resource tools to create engaging learning experiences for their students. This course is designed for K-12 educators and focuses on the appropriate use of technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process. Throughout this course, students will gain experience in working through the skill component of using web resources effectively in the K-12 classroom.  Instructional methods will be explored utilizing a variety of technology for collaboration, and student assessment.  In addition, the utilization and evaluation of various web resources and their appropriateness will be emphasized.

Students will:
  • Examine instructional web resources for the classroom.
  • Examine applications to promote engagement in the K-12 classroom.
  • Explore instructional methods utilizing web resources.
  • Examine web technologies, and resources.
  • Explore web resource tools to create engaging learning experiences for students.
  • Develop knowledge, skills, and confidence in using web resources appropriate to K-12 classrooms.
  • Integrate web resources effectively into teaching/learning and assessment situations.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Choosing and Using Instructional Web Resources

In this lesson, students will explore the use of various instructional web resources.

Lesson 2: Applications to Promote Engagement in the K-12 Classroom

This lesson will examine new and innovative web applications to create engaging learning experiences for students.

Lesson 3: Using Technology to Facilitate Teaching and Learning

In this lesson students will explore technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process.

Lesson 4: Web Resources for Student Assessment

This lesson will explore a variety of web resources for collaboration, and student assessment. 

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable, Fiber, DSL, or LEO Satellite (i.e. Starlink) internet with speeds of at least 10mb/sec download and 5mb/sec upload are recommended for the best experience.

NOTE: While cellular hotspots may allow access to our courses, users may experience connectivity issues by trying to access our learning management system.  This is due to the potential high download and upload latency of cellular connections.   Therefore, it is not recommended that students use a cellular hotspot as their primary way of accessing their courses.

Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher.  1920x1080 resolution is recommended for the best experience.
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone for Webinar or Live Online sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari

Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):

  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is described in the above course outline.

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