Elementary Website Reviews for Teachers (3 Hours)

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“When we allow ourselves to explore, we discover destinations that were never on our map.” – Amie Kaufman

 

SUMMMARY

Are you interested in learning about quality websites that will support your students? Are you overwhelmed at the idea of trying to find something that would be easy to implement and effective in raising achievement levels? The Teacher’s Academy has created a “short cut” course for busy teachers who want to use digital learning to get students engaged in learning and at the same time, support their curriculum goals. Elementary Website Reviews gives teachers 20 websites to keep in their professional tools boxes forever, and 3 hours of professional development.

While teachers quickly scan through the 20 websites, they select 5 to review. After reviewing the 5 websites, teachers are to select one resource to turn into an activity to (hopefully)use in class.

Teachers finally have time to “play with” and learn how to best use websites for their class and earn 3 professional development hours for their precious time reviewing websites hand-picked by teachers. Have fun playing!

PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED

  1. Review 20 Websites
  2. Written analysis of 5 websites
  3. Integration of skills
  4. Online participant survey

 

PREREQUISITES

Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders, basic word processing skills such as using tables

MATERIALS

  • Computer
  • Word Processing Software (MS Word, Word for Apple, etc.)
  • Internet access
  • Adobe Reader (11.0.1 or later)

Note: You can download this software for free at Adobe.com

 

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Teachers will...

  1. Research and review websites that have educational value in the classroom.
  2. Choose five sites to develop a deep understanding for application purposes.
  3. Write a review describing the strengths, weaknesses and how effective the site might be to enhance student learning.
  4. Utilize the web resources provided in the course to develop a lesson, activity or professional product that enhances the student learning experience.