Savvy Cyber Teacher

Technology Innovation 
Challenge Grant

Funded By 
The U.S. Department 
of Education

Savvy Cyber Teacher Syllabus
Version 2.0

Week One: Introduction to the Internet in Education

  • Focus on basic web browser use.

  • Web-based "Guided Exploration" tutorial that introduces "unique and compelling" applications.

  • Advanced user tutorial for use by those who do not need basic training.

Week Two: Use of the Internet as a Communications Tool - Using Email in the Classroom

  •  Participants set up web-based email (Lycos Mail) and learn how to use it.

  • Advanced users can use online guide to learn about more complex Lycos Mail tools.

  • Ask-an-expert and Telementoring Projects are introduced, through two new web-based Guided Exploration tutorials, as "unique and compelling" applications.

Week Three: Enriching the Curriculum Through Telecollaborative Projects

  • Collaborative and Keypal Projects are focused on in this workshop.

  • New web-based Guided Exploration activity provided an overview of the 1995 Water Sampling Project.

  • Teachers learn how to find their own collaborative project.

  • Online bookmarking, using the Yahoo! Bookmark system, is also introduced.

Week Four: Real Time Adventures on the Internet

  • Real time data is introduced through a web-based Guided Exploration tutorial and a brief slide presentation.

  • Participants engaged in a simulated classroom project by going through the Musical Plates projects.  Implementation issues are discussed in both large and small group discussion activities.

Week Five: Primary Sources and Multidisciplinary Connections

  • This workshop will introduce Primary Sources as the fourth and final "unique and compelling" Internet application.

  • Participants will engaged in a Stevens classroom project called Historical Treasure Chest which uses primary source data.

  • The workshop will end with a Guided Exploration tutorial on Multidisciplinary Connections that will focus on demonstrating how subject-specific Internet resources can be used to create multidisciplinary connections in "unique and compelling" Internet projects.

Week Six: Searching Strategies

  • This workshop will focus on strategies for effective Internet search.

  • Previous materials have been updated to reflect the rapid changes that have taking place in this area of Internet use.

  • Subject guides, search engines, meta-search tools, and directories will be discussed.

  Week Seven: Classroom Implementation: Project Management Plans

  • This workshop will focus on classroom implementation by introducing the participants to the concept of Project Management Plans (PMPs).

  • The first two areas of PMPs will be covered: Instructional Management and Classroom Management.

  • A detailed online development guide has been created to assist participants in developing a PMP.

  • Each participant will be asked to select one "unique and compelling" Internet-based project to implement in their classroom.  They will then spend a significant portion of this workshop working on their PMP for the project they select.

  Week Eight: Project Management Plans II & Developing Implementation Web Pages

  • The last two areas of PMPs will be covered: Technology Management and Time Management.

  • Participants will be introduced to the concept of a Implementation Web Page, which are tied closely to the PMPs they developed, and shown several examples.

  • Yahoo! GeoCities, a newweb-based HTML developmental tool, will be used by the participants to develop their implementation web pages.

Week Nine: Developing Implementation Web Pages Continued

  • Participants will complete their work on their implementation web pages.

  Week Ten: Presentations and Cyber-Poster Sessions

  • Administrators and other guests will be invited for teacher presentations.


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