General Information about New Technological Designs courses

Title: WISE: The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment

Author: Vincent Amode

Abstract: A comprehensive introduction of WISE

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): WISE


Title: Second Life

Author: Lorraine Emerick

Abstract: A comprehensive introduction of Second Life, a virtual learning environment, and its business use and educational use.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): second life


Title: Moodle (Note, insufficient information on the page)

Author: Kevin Goodman

Abstract: N/A

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): Moodle


Title: Digital Libraries and the International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)

Author: Julie Smit

Abstract: A comprehensive introduction of digital library, and its advantages and disadvantages. A comprehensive introduction of ICDL (International Children’s Digital Library) project and its goals.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): digital libraries, ICDL


Title: World Watcher; Math Forum

Author: Patrice Torcivia

Abstract: A general introduction of the software called "My World", a Geographic Information System (GIS) and its educational use.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): My World GIS


Title: WorldWatcher

Author: Yueh-Chen Weng

Abstract: A general description of the program “WorldWatcher” and its educational applications

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): WorldWatcher


Title: Inspiration

Author: Yueh-Chen Weng

Abstract: A brief introduction of Inspiration software

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): Inspiration software


Title: The Inquiry Learning Forum

Author: Caitlin Donahue

Abstract: A brief introduction of Inquiry Learning Forum (ILF) and its educational implications.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): Inquiry Learning Forum (ILF)


Title: TeacherTube

Author: Caitlin Donahue

Abstract: A brief introduction of TeacherTube and its educational implications.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): TeacherTube


Title: Facebook & Social Bookmarking

Author: Xiyao Huang

Abstract: A general description of Facebook, a social networking site, and Social Bookmarking, as well as its advantages and disadvantages.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): Facebook, Social Bookmarking


Title: Programming Tool for Children

Author: Jingping Chen

Abstract: A general description of two programming tools that young children can learn and do programming-- Starlogo, BBB, and Scratch.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): young children, programming


Title: Virtual Worlds

Author: Jane Wilde

Abstract: A general introduction of River City and Second Life, as well as their unique features and limitations.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): virtual world, River City, Second Life


Title: Successful Introduction and Implementation of Class Dojo

Author: Tasha Youngman

Abstract: Class Dojo is a website that teachers can use to manage student behavior and monitor progress over time. Students and parents are also able to log onto the site to monitor behavior and discover areas of improvement. This website allows students to take ownership of their behavior in a fun way. Students are able to log on and create their own avatar, talk with friends, and track their data. Class Dojo works by awarding (or taking away) points for certain behaviors. Teachers can easily do this during class using their interactive white board, tablet, and/or smart phone.

Course Objective: Course participants will learn intellectual skills, cognitive strategies, and verbal information.

Tag(s): Class Dojo, Technology, Website



Title: Implementing Corrective Reading

Author: Megan Zoerb

Abstract: This course has been developed to provide educators with an understanding of why the Corrective Reading program and Read Naturally software are used in conjunction to build fluency and comprehension in struggling readers. A great deal of special education classes use a direct instruction procedure. However, it is the way in which this program can be personalized and followed by the Read Naturally software for a remediation tool that increases the productivity of students in reading. The direct instruction approach is becoming a more common use in classrooms, especially special education. This course will help the teacher embrace the philosophy of the direct instruction approach but personalize it so that it meets the needs of the students. Furthermore, the data collection and understanding of how to use Read Naturally as a remediation tool is what will set reading instructors apart from others. The teacher participating in this course will understand how to implement the program, collect data, and apply remediation instruction based on what the findings are from the Corrective Reading participation.

Course Objective: N/S

Tag(s): Reading, Read Naturally software



Title: Web 2.0: An Examination of Three Collaborative Tools

Author: Josiah Boehlke

Abstract: This course is designed to help teachers learn how to incorporate Web 2.0 tools into the classroom to foster collaboration in a new way. Three specific Web 2.0 tools will be examined: Edmodo, VoiceThread and Animoto. In the course, you will explore the sites, find at least three ways that you can incorporate them into your classroom and gain actual experience working with these three Web 2.0 tools. At the completion of this course, you will feel confident to use these tools in your classroom and engage your students in a whole new way!

Course Objective: 1. Given an Internet website and written instructions, learners will identify three major purposes of Web 2.0, by naming three applications and their uses for collaborative online learning. 2. Provided with tutorials and written instructions, learners will demonstrate their understanding of the three Web 2.0 applications, by meeting all task objectives within the lessons of: Edmodo, Animoto and Voicethread.

Tag(s): Technology, Web.2.0 Collaborative Learning.



Title: The Unknowns of Smartboards

Author: Amanda Martin

Abstract: Hello and welcome to The Unknowns of the SMART Board ! I have found through experience that many educators utilize the SMART Board for one thing and one thing only, note taking. You may or may not be one of those people but did you know there’s more to a SMART Board than just that? There are options to create review sessions, educational games and simply interactive lessons rather than traditional pen and paper note taking.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): Smartboards, Technology