SCILnet Module Directory
 Introduction to Educational Technology

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Advanced Netscape - Bookmark Extravaganza
This is one of two Advanced Netscape modules. In this module you will learn just about everything you ever wanted to know about bookmarking web sites and how to organize them. You will learn several features of Netscape bookmarking that will be useful to you personally, and as an educator.

A Review of Language Arts Resources
This module is intended to lead you to useful Language Arts related Internet sites, providing you with a number of resources for classroom and planning use. You will visit a minimum of 10 different web pages to evaluate their usefulness to you and your students. The majority of sites found in this module will be most helpful to secondary language arts teachers. There are links to numerous sites that have application to other levels and contents, especially "Teacher Resources," "Internet Citation Guidelines," and "Grammar."


Integration Project - REQUIRED for each credit
To earn each graduate credit, the participant must complete an Integration Project as one of their five modules. The Integration Project will be an actual lesson plan (or application) designed to integrate the technology learned through the modules into that participant's classroom (or job assignment). All plans submitted will be published in a Lesson Plan/Application Archive on the SCILnet website. Click the link above for more detailed information.


Operating Systems

Mac Basics
This beginning module is designed to assist you in learning the very basics of the Macintosh Operating System. It was developed with the new user in mind.
       Important! In order to complete this module, you will need to access a Macintosh computer that has the Macintosh Tutorial loaded on it. The Macintosh Tutorial comes with the Mac Operating System and should be loaded on your computer unless during a "custom install", you chose to not load the tutorial. See the home page of this module for more explanation.

Getting Started with Windows 95 (Module 1)
This module is an introduction to the Windows 95 Operating System. You will use both the on-line instructions and supplements, and a lab book, Easy Windows 95, which can be obtained from your site trainer. Due to the limited number of these lab books, you may have to take this module during an open lab session (see your site trainer). You can also purchase this book if you are interested. This module covers: Controlling Windows, Getting Help, and Using Applications.

Window 95 (Module 2)
This module is the second in a series of modules about the Windows 95 Operating System. As in the first Windows 95 module, you will be using Easy Windows 95 as your lab book, as well as using the on-line instructions and supplements. This module covers: Working with Files and Folders, Printing, and Personalizing Windows.


Internet Basics

Browser Basics (Netscape and Internet Explorer)
This module was developed with the Internet "Newbie" in mind. It specifically covers the basic features of both the Netscape and Internet Explorer Web browsers (it does not cover E-mail, UseNet News, or File Transfer). It is a good place to begin to learn about navigating the World Wide Web.

Searching the Web - Basics
This module will introduce you to finding information on the web. You will learn two common searching techniques: Browsing and Keyword Searching as well as examine two popular search tools: Yahoo! and AltaVista.

Webmail(equivalent of two modules)
WebMail is a web-based e-mail client provided by Fort Lewis College to all teachers and students in the SCILnet region. After completing this tutorial, you should be able to perform most of the common functions of e-mail. (WebMail is worth 2 modules.)

Internet 101
This module incorporates video and audio combined with lab exercises (to be completed on your computer) focusing on an overview of the Internet. It covers such basics as: Internet History, WWW Browsing, Internet E-mail, and File Transfer.


Application and Integration

E-Mail Applications and Integration
"So...now I know how to use e-mail, what can I do with it?" This module focuses on both classroom and personal applications of e-mail.

Tools and Resources for Developing a Telecollaborative Project
Get your students involved in actually using e-mail and the World Wide Web by integrating the use of telecommunications into your classroom curriculum. In this module you will explore some of the tools and resources available for developing an educational telecollaborative project.

Filamentality - Spinning Your Own Web Activity
Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into activities appropriate for learners. In this module you will learn to use Filamentality to create a web-based learning activity and actually put it online for your students to use (without ever needing to know HTML, the programming language of the internet!).

A Review of Language Arts Resources
This module is intended to lead you to useful Language Arts related Internet sites, providing you with a number of resources for classroom and planning use. You will visit a minimum of 10 different web pages to evaluate their usefulness to you and your students. The majority of sites found in this module will be most helpful to secondary language arts teachers. There are links to numerous sites that have application to other levels and contents, especially "Teacher Resources," "Internet Citation Guidelines," and "Grammar."


Advanced Internet

Advanced Netscape - Bookmark Extravaganza
This is one of two Advanced Netscape modules. In this module you will learn just about everything you ever wanted to know about bookmarking web sites and how to organize them. You will learn several features of Netscape bookmarking that will be useful to you personally, and as an educator.

Participating in an Online Workshop
REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR 1ST SESSION
This triple module (worth 3 module units) is designed to teach you about the medium of online communication. You will be participating in online discussions about technology in education. Part of the module will be asynchronous (via email) and part will be synchronous (virtual conference room). Participants must register for this module by Feb 19th. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. Important! See the home page of this module for a more detailed explanation.

Intro to Web Authoring
Many common Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags are demonstrated an accompanied by lab exercises which can be completed on your computer.


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