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Transforming Science Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

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Transforming Science Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

Humboldt State University

  • Tuition: $375.00
  • Tuition: $345.00
  • (You Save: $30.00)
  • Number of: Hours 45
  • 3 university semester credits, 4 university quarter credits
    (university fees are additional)
  • System Requirements
What you need to know
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(Valid through December 31, 2014)

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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 Science Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your science 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 science 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 science 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 Science 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 science 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 science 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 science 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 science lessons
  • Apply skills learned in this course to develop your own science 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 Pages, Undo, & Paste
    • 2.c Page Management
    • 2.d Pen Tools
    • 2.e Recording Sound
    • 2.f Screen Capture
    • 2.g Table
    • 2.h Basic Operations – Quiz
  • Lesson 3: Learn & Practice Skills - Graphics
    • 3.a Gallery : Search Content Types
    • 3.b Gallery : Themes
    • 3.c Manipulation: Aligning Objects
    • 3.d Manipulation: Attach Link and Sound
    • 3.e Manipulation: Drag & Drop
    • 3.f Manipulation: Lock, Group
    • 3.g Manipulation: Move, Rotate, Size
    • 3.h Manipulation: Selecting Multiple Objects
    • 3.i Properties: Fill Effects
    • 3.j Properties: Line And Text Styles
    • 3.k Properties: Page Recording
    • 3.l Graphics – Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Learn & Practice Skills - Overlay Tools
    • 4.a Use & Modify Ink Layer
    • 4.b Magnifier and Print Screen
    • 4.c Pointer & Screen Shade
    • 4.d Recorder
    • 4.e Spotlight
    • 4.f Virtual Keyboard
    • 4.g Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 5: Learn & Practice Skills - Peripheral Products
    • 5.a 3D Mouse
    • 5.b Document Camera- Hardware Overview
    • 5.c Document Camera- Native Software
    • 5.d Google Earth: Overview
    • 5.e Google Earth: Layers
    • 5.f Google Earth: Save a Location
    • 5.g Google SketchUp: Overview
    • 5.h Online Interactives: Flash/Java
    • 5.i Streaming Videos
    • 5.j Video Conference: Overview
    • 5.k Wireless Slate (SMART Airliner)
    • 5.l Peripheral Products – Quiz
  • Lesson 6: Learn & Practice Skills - General Activities
    • 6.a Graphic Organizers in Various Programs
    • 6.b Process Recording in Various Programs
    • 6.c Selection of Picture Elements
    • 6.d Table Creation in Various Programs
    • 6.e Reflective Journal/Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 7: Curricular Integration - Astronomy
    • 7.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 7.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 7.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 8: Curricular Integration - Microscope Comparison
    • 8.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 8.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 8.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 9: Curricular Integration - Virtual Bodies
    • 9.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 9.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 9.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 10: Curricular Integration - Weather Reports
    • 10.a Lesson Description and Guided Practice
    • 10.b Modifications/ Extensions
    • 10.c Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 11: Curricular Integration- Create and Implement Your Own Lesson
    • 11.a Create and Teach a Lesson
    • 11.b Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Post Survey
  • Evaluation
  • Final Exam
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  • Standards-based 
  • University credits available* 
  • Asynchronous – start at any time – 24/7
  • Self-paced – work at your own pace and 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 

*University Credits: All CE Credits Online courses are eligible for University Credit. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

We are affiliated with the Humboldt State University (HSU), part of the California State University System, located in Arcata, CA.

Approved for graduate level semester credits
   45 hours = 3 semester credits
   30 hours = 2 semester credits
   15 hours = 1 semester credit

Receiving HSU Semester Credit: On or about the 1st and the 16th of every month CECO submits completion paperwork to HSU along with the participant’s fee of $50 per credit. Processing the credits through HSU can take up to 6-8 weeks from the time of the initial credit request. Please visit our University Affiliation page for more information. (University credit fees are additional)

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