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Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems-An Overview

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Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems-An Overview

Western Oregon University

  • Tuition: $125.00
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  • Hours: 15.00
  • University Credits: 1.00
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Western Oregon University (WOU): WOU offers post baccalaureate, 600 graduate level credits based on the quarter system. The tuition cost is $50 per credit, plus a $10 processing fee, payable to CE Credits Online.

  • Step 1:Select your course(s) from the catalog tab above and enroll following the onscreen instructions.
  • Step 2: To request Western Oregon University (WOU) Credits:
    Western Oregon University Registration Form

    If you want WOU credit for the CE Credits Online course, you are required to submit a registration form for the course within 2 weeks of starting the class. Located on your “Student Homepage” (after you enroll) you will find a Request University Credit section under Obtaining Credits. You will select Western Oregon University and follow the instructions for requesting and paying for your WOU credits.

    To ensure that you receive credit for a specific quarter, your request, registration form and payment need to be received 20 days before the end of that quarter or the first of the month, whichever one is earlier. For example if the quarter ends on June 10th we would need to receive your request, registration form and payment by May 22nd.
  • Step 3: Once the credit fee has been paid, your completion paperwork and WOU registration will be submitted to WOU 18 days prior to the quarter ending. Allow three weeks after the end of the quarter before requesting an official or unofficial transcript.
Quarter Ending date
Fall 2012 12/13/2013
Winter 2014 03/21/2014
Spring 2014 06/17/2014
Summer 2014 08/15/2014

You can find directions for requesting an official transcript on the Western Oregon University Registrar page.

Western Oregon DEP contact information
Division of Extended Programs
Western Oregon University
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Monmouth, OR 97361
Phone: 1-800-451-5767
Fax: 503-838-8473
Email: extend@wou.edu

Western Oregon University Registration Form
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Course Description

Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems - An Overview

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that integrated whiteboard systems can have on your instruction. An integrated 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 general lesson activities which you will then apply to create a lesson of your own. This course features 29 videos comprising over three hours of core video-based training, allowing you to see a credentialed teacher/ certified trainer actually using an integrated whiteboard system. The skills and their integration into general activities 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 online streaming 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 Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems-An Overview
  • Prerequisites:
    None

Course Description:

This course will introduce you to the transformative possibilities that interactive whiteboard systems can have on your instruction. 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 general lesson activities which you will then apply to create a lesson of your own. This course features 29 videos comprising over three 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 general activities 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 online streaming 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 types of lessons
  • Apply skills learned in this course to develop your own lesson
  • Discuss challenges and successes in using interactive whiteboard systems in your classroom

Student Expectations:

This online course is experiential, interactive, and features many 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 Whiteboard Systems
    • 1.a Components of Interactive Digital Whiteboard Systems
    • 1.b Comparison of Digital Whiteboard System Major Brands
    • 1.c Research on Student Achievement and Interactive 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 Pen Tools
    • 2.d Recording Sound
    • 2.e Screen Capture
    • 2.f Table
    • 2.g Basic Operations – Quiz
  • Lesson 3: Learn & Practice Skills- Graphics
    • 3.a Gallery: Search Content Types
    • 3.b Manipulation: Aligning Objects
    • 3.c Manipulation: Attach Link and Sound
    • 3.d Manipulation: Drag and Drop
    • 3.e Manipulation: Lock, Group
    • 3.f Manipulation: Move, Rotate, Size
    • 3.g Properties: Line and Text Styles
    • 3.h Properties: Page Recording
    • 3.i Graphics – Quiz
  • Lesson 4: Learn & Practice Skills- Overlay Tools & Peripheral Products
    • 4.a Use & Modify Ink Layer
    • 4.b Magnifier & Print Screen
    • 4.c Spotlight
    • 4.d Virtual Keyboard
    • 4.e Document Camera- Hardware Overview
    • 4.f Video Conference: Overview
    • 4.g Wireless Slate (SMART Airliner)
    • 4.h Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 5: Learn & Practice Skills- General Activities
    • 5.a Graphic Organizers in Various Programs
    • 5.b Process Recording in Various Programs
    • 5.c Selection of Picture Elements
    • 5.d Table Creation in Various Programs
    • 5.e Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Lesson 6: Curricular Integration- Create and Implement Your Own Lesson
    • 6.a Create and Teach a Lesson
    • 6.b Reflective Journal/ Forum Exercise
  • Post Survey
  • Evaluation
  • Final Exam

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CE Credits Online has been providing continuing education credits to K-12 educators since 2002. Our courses are offered nationwide, serving the professional learning needs of thousands of K-12 educators. Our courses are:

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Our courses cover a variety of instructional areas and meet the needs of many educator groups, including;

  • Reading / Language Arts
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  • Creating Effective Learning Environments
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Reviews
  • I found this course enlightening and I learned a few things in which I did not know before. I learned a few new things in correlation with the SMART Notebook and Office. I did not realize that the programs were so compatable and that there are special features to use. This course reinforced much of what I already do in my classrrom. I am always looking for new ideas and new ways to view that which I already know about SMART Notebook. It has revolutionized the way I teach. I can't wait to get time to sit in front of a computer and create a new lesson. The video trainigs were OK. I am currently using Notebook 11 in my classroom and the training videos were using an older version of Notebook. If I was a first time user, I may of found this to be confusing. I already recommended this course to a colleague today. I showed her a few of the videos and she is looking forward to registering for this course this summer.

    What a participant from Illinois said about Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems-An Overview
  • Great class I learned several new ideas with programs I already use and new programs. I do use my promethean board often but I did learn several things in detail. I am excited to explore and use SketchUp, I also feel I learned more about comparing maps using Google Earth and some program in Google Earth that I haven't been using. I feel I can do more with tagging things in Google Earth and comparing those things with many other areas that we study. I haven't ever used Google Earth for map making but I am going to start. My beginning unit at the beginning of the year with introduction to map skills will be done using Google Earth. I haven't use ancient maps before and compare them with maps today that was interesting. My teaching method will change because I plan to use more programs like Google Earth and SketchUp. I feel this class was a 5 and the videos were great because I could go back and forth from those to the actual program for learning. I am a hands on learner

    What a participant from Iowa said about Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems-An Overview
  • I learned more than I thought was possible. Interactive white boards are amazing and it is a shame we don't see them used more often and to their full potential. With each step of the way, throughout this course, I was amazed at all that can be done. I kept coming up with ideas and planning as I watched. I think it not only would making learning more enjoyable for the students, and help to meet the diverse learning styles of our students, but it would be fun for the teacher as well. The video portion of this class was the key to learning how to use the many functions and options. The videos made it look so simple and clarified, for me, a lot of what I try to accomplish ust when using the computer and often don't know how to do. The video portion is 5+ stars for me.

    What a participant from Massachusetts said about Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems-An Overview
  • Great course!  I have taken the skills I learned in this course and applied them to our existing 4th grade health education lessons. I have taken a boring teachers guide and transformed in to a Smartboard interactive lesson with tons of “bells and whistles”. I have created this lesson to link to various websites from pictures, link to existing district video clips, and link to streaming videos from discovery Education. I have scanned the student worksheets and pasted them into the presentation whereas the students can actively participate in filling in the correct answers. I have made every page come to life with fading, appearing, disappearing, and shading tools. I have also included sounds and gif arts from the gallery. This presentation also links from page to page with forward and backward buttons. The hardest part of creating a lesson like this is knowing that it is just a work in progress. As I teach using the Smartboard I keep coming up with cooler ideas to get the curriculum across to the students. Another slight problem was my school district’s slow working computers. All my new lessons are a success now! Just to see students watching a lesson transform in front of them is proof enough.

    What a participant from Michigan said about Transforming Instruction with Interactive Whiteboard Systems-An Overview
  • 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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  • 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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