Using Web Resources in the Classroom

24 Hours / 180 Days / Self-Paced

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 and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**