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Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

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Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

Humboldt State University

  • Tuition: $375.00
  • Tuition: $345.00
  • (You Save: $30.00)
  • Hours: 45.00
  • University Credits: 3.00
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What you need to know

CE Credits Online and Humboldt State University Extended Education are pleased to offer you online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.

  • Standards-based
  • Asynchronous – start at any time
  • Self-paced – work at your own convenience
  • Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code!
  • User friendly and engaging with numerous videos that model new strategies and skills
  • Facilitated by highly trained moderators.

Humboldt State University (HSU): HSU offers post baccalaureate, 700 level credits based on a semester system. The credit fee due from the student is $50 per credit.  

Initiating Your University Credit Request
CE Credits Online is the course provider and Humboldt State University is the accrediting institution. The HSU Office of Extended Education issues the university credit, and there is a fee of $50 per credit.  Upon completion of your course, you have two weeks to apply and pay for university credit.   University credit fees are not included in the price listed.  Once we have verified that all your coursework is completed and approved, and we have received the credit fees, your paperwork, along with the fees, will be sent to Humboldt State University for processing at the end of each month. The processing of your credits can take up to 6-8 weeks from the time of your request.

For more information regarding this process you may visit University Affiliations.

Course Description

Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your math curriculum. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several math lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. This course features over 45 videos comprising over five hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into math instruction covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.
Please Note:
Although having access to any brand of digital whiteboard is not required, it will greatly enhance your learning experience. Most of the software applications referenced are available as free downloadable trials and are compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Most lessons in this course demonstrate hardware and software features through the use of core and auxiliary videos. Core videos, which are embedded in the web page, have been created and professionally produced specifically for this course and feature a digital whiteboard system from SMART Technologies. Auxiliary videos, which can be accessed via web links, have been produced by others and feature different digital whiteboard systems.

Syllabus
  • Course:
    Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • Prerequisites:
    None

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your math curriculum. An interactive whiteboard system is comprised of many separate components from many companies, but when integrated into a whole system, it becomes a powerful instructional tool in the hands of a trained teacher. The first section of this course will provide a brief overview of different digital whiteboard systems and current research of their effectiveness in the classroom. The next section will build a strong foundation of skills necessary to successfully control the hardware and software used. These skills include basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. The last section will show you how to integrate these skills into several math lessons which then you will apply this knowledge to create a lesson of your own. This course features over 45 videos comprising over five hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an interactive whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into math instruction covered in this course are designed to be transferable to any hardware or software platform.
Please Note:

Although having access to any brand of digital whiteboard is not required, it will greatly enhance your learning experience. Most of the software applications referenced are available as free downloadable trials and are compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Most lessons in this course demonstrate hardware and software features through the use of core and auxiliary videos. Core videos, which are embedded in the web page, have been created and professionally produced specifically for this course and feature a digital whiteboard system from SMART Technologies. Auxiliary videos, which can be accessed via web links, have been produced by others and feature different digital whiteboard systems.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify components of an interactive whiteboard system
  • Discuss current research in instructional technology as it applies to your classroom
  • Understand how to use specific skills including basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products
  • Practice using software used in an interactive whiteboard system
  • Identify how skills covered in this course can enhance and transform many math lessons
  • Apply skills learned in this course to develop your own math lesson
  • Discuss challenges and successes in using interactive whiteboard systems in your classroom

Student Expectations:

This online course is experiential, interactive, and features many streaming video training modules. Participants will complete journal exercises and online assignments. In addition, participants will be expected to practice and use specific skills in their own setting and report the results to the online forum. Participation is necessary for passing the course.

Credit:

Upon completion of the course, students can decide if they would like to receive credit and from which university they would like to receive credit. Please see University Affiliations under the Information Center for the cost per credit.

Class Outline:

  • Lesson 1: Building Background on Interactive Digital Whiteboard Systems
    • 1.a Components of Integrated Digital Whiteboard Systems
    • 1.b Comparison of Digital Whiteboard System Major Brands
    • 1.c Research on Student Achievement and Integrated Whiteboard Systems
    • 1.d Current Trends in Educational Technology
    • 1.e Reflective Journal/Forum Exercise
    • 1.f& Glossary of Terms & Resources
    • 1.g Quiz
  • Lesson 2: Learn & Practice Skills- Basic Operations
    • 2.a Attaching Links
    • 2.b Managing Pages
    • 2.c Page View Options
    • 2.d Pen Tools
    • 2.e Screen Capture
    • 2.f Shapes, Lines and Eraser
    • 2.g Recording Sound
    • 2.h Basic Operations – Quiz
  • Lesson 3: Learn & Practice Skills- Graphics
    • 3.a Gallery : Search Content Types
    • 3.b Gallery : Adding and Managing Your Own Content
    • 3.c Manipulation: Aligning Objects
    • 3.d Manipulation: Attach Link and Sound
    • 3.e Manipulation: Copy, Clone
    • 3.f Manipulation: Drag and Drop
    • 3.g Manipulation: Flip, Order
    • 3.h Manipulation: Lock, Group
    • 3.i Manipulation: Move, Rotate, Size
    • 3.j Manipulation: Selecting Multiple Objects
    • 3.k Properties: Fill Effects
    • 3.l Properties: Line and Text Styles
    • 3.m Graphics – Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Learn & Practice Skills- Overlay Tools
    • 4.a Use & Modify Ink Layer
    • 4.b Pointer & Screen Shade
    • 4.c Spotlight
    • 4.d Virtual Keyboard
  • Lesson 5: Learn & Practice Skills- Peripheral Products
    • 5.a Document Camera- Hardware Overview
    • 5.b Document Camera- Native Software
    • 5.c Document Camera- Combination with Digital Whiteboard
    • 5.d Student Response Systems- Hardware
    • 5.e Student Response Systems- Software
    • 5.f Peripheral Products – Quiz
  • Lesson 6: Curricular Integration- Division & Estimation
    • 6.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 6.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 6.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 7: Curricular Integration- Graph Comparison
    • 7.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 7.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 7.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 8: Curricular Integration- Measuring Tools
    • 8.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 8.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 8.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 9: Curricular Integration- Recording a Process
    • 9.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 9.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 9.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 10: Curricular Integration- Statistics
    • 10.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 10.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 10.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 11: Curricular Integration- Virtual Manipulatives
    • 11.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 11.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 11.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 12: Curricular Integration- Create and Implement Your Own Lesson
    • 12.a Create and Teach a Lesson
    • 12.b Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Post Survey
  • Evaluation
  • Final Exam

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Reviews
  • I have learned a number of skills after taking this course. I considered myself an intermediate to expert user of the smartboard before taking the course. I think the skills I will take away and use the most are using Excel to create data and graphs that can be easily inserted into a Notebook page. I did not realize they were so compatible. I also liked the use of Google Earth to create real world problems for students. I also will use the spotlight and magic pen more to make sure I highlight important information for my students. I will also use the Virtual Manipulative Library more. There were some really interesting activities in there, I just need to make some time to preview them before I use them with my students. As a result of this class I now have more tools to add to my toolbox. I have found a number of ways to make lessons more engaging for my students. I will have students use the SmartBoard more now. I can now be confident I am not using my SmartBoard as a glorified whiteboard. I also want to record at least one lesson a day and try and have it posted to my school website so students will have another resource to access outside of the classroom. I would give the video portion of the course a 5. They were very well done and easy to follow along. The information was pretty basic but gave viewers a good foundation. As I watched many of the videos I would think to myself how I would use it with my students and the lessons I teach.

    What a participant from Arizona said about Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • I not only enjoyed this class, I learned a lot that about a system that I have in my room that I did not know how to use to its full extent. It will be a huge benefit to my students and their learning. What I've learned. 1) I have gained many valuable tools in this course. In the beginning I knew very little about the Smart Board technology, or the digital whiteboard and all it is capable of. So just having an introduction and an overview of the tools has been a real learning experience. This course has exposed me to wide variety of online resources, and taught me how to use these resources to enhance my instruction. The use of adding links and short clips, including a recorded voice is one of the best things I learned in this course. I learned different ways to use a microphone and my document camera, and also how to use it as a tool for whole group viewing. This course has also increased my knowledge of the many items in the gallery. It has so much to offer for Language Arts instruction. I also learned how lessons could be made to be more interactive for students and help them connect to the material. Changes to teaching practice. 2) Using the technology presented in this course is very exciting for students and for me as a teacher. I'm looking forward to making lessons more interesting through interactive whiteboard systems which I believe will increase enthusiasm and ultimately retention of language arts content. I also believe that by exposing students many of the hands on interactive lessons that this course presented, the students will also be excited about finding additional resources that they can share with me and their classmates. Effectiveness 3) The videos were 5. I felt the videos were very effective in teaching the content and a valuable tool for reviewing. I could re-watch them at any time. I could also skip back if I missed something, or didn’t quite understand it the first time. I also loved the ability to work on them at my own pace. 

    What a participant from Illinois said about Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • I have learned so much about the tools and features of the Smartboard and Notebook program. I have learned how to do such things as draw lines and figures, clone objects, incorporate links and use features such as the pens tools, shade tool and page extend tool. Some of these basic features are ones that I can see myself using on a regular basis with very little time to put a lesson together. I have now been exposed to features of the Lesson Activity Toolkit and trying to incorporate sites like explorelearning.com and the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. Although I feel like I can use more practice at incorporate these items I feel much more comfortable and confident in exploring the Smartboard tools and features. In terms of my teaching I feel like I can successfully incorporate more technology into my lessons, even if it is not on a daily basis. I also feel like I can make better use of my document camera as a result of the brief information provided within this course. On a scale, I would rate this course as a 5. Through the use of the videos I could easily follow the steps laid out in the video. I could clearly see where I should fine each item and task.

    What a participant from Illinois said about Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • I appreciated having the ability to take a course such as this online. I liked how I could work at my own pace. I also liked that I was able to start the course as quickly as possible rather than having to wait to a specific date for the class to start. I have learned various ways of how I can use an interactive digital whiteboard system to enhance teaching math if and when I return to a math classroom. I have learned about components I can utilize to enhance the functionality of a digital whiteboard system, and I have learned about software and online sources I can utilize with a digital whiteboard system as well. My teaching practice has changed in that I have the necessary tools to successfully implement a digital whiteboard system if I am fortunate to return to a classroom that has one available. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate the effectiveness of the video training portion of the class as a learning tool as a 4.5/5.

    What a participant from Kansas said about Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • Wow! I really enjoyed this course. The availablity for me to work at my own pace over the summer was just what I needed. I really enjoyed the format that was used in the lessons that were presented. The refresher course on the history of education and the impact that leaders have had on our educational system was very intersting to me. There is so much that you forget after you have graduated from college and moved out into the working environment. It was a trip going down memory lane to go back and think through the theories of great minds such as those of Piaget, Maslow, Erickson, Vygotsky, Gardner and Kohlberg. I still struggle with the No Child Left Behind law. I live and teach in Alaska. Our geographics is much different from that of other states. There are many communities (villages) and teachers within these communities that struggle to meet the requirements for this law. I do appreciate this being a topic that was touched upon at the end of this course. Thank you.

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  • I really enjoyed the videos. They were very well done and easy to follow and understand. I could take what I learned and apply it immediately to my own instruction.                                  

    What a participant from Arizona said about Transforming Math Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems
  • This course really had me evaluate where I am currently in my teaching. I liked how I was able to consider my students in response to the course information. This course helped me make changes in how I am setting up my classroom lessons to better help my students and I am already seeing improvements in my relationships with students and their relationship with the material. The moderator's further questions helped me focus better on the material and to specify my response to the questions.                                

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