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Teaching and Learning with Graphic Organizers: Featuring Inspiration  (2 credits)

Provider: PBS TeacherLine

Graduate credit options available from participating universities for an additional fee.
Contact teacherline@mpt.org for more information.


Through this course, participants will learn to use Inspiration software productively in the K-12 classroom. They will explore the current research on visual organizers and concept mapping and understand how students and teachers can use electronic graphic organizers for presentation and organizational purposes. Participants will utilize electronic graphic organizers, such as Inspiration© , (demo available through TeacherLine) for presentations, personal productivity, and in the learning station or lab. A detailed lesson plan incorporating technology and Inspiration diagrams is required as a final project.

Course Refund Policy



Courses are $150 a credit with early registration discounts.

 

50% off per credit (May 7 to May 21, 2007)

 

25% off per credit (May 22 to May 31, 2007).  Discount automatically applied at checkout.

 

Anne Arundel, St. Mary's and Washington County Public School teachers please call or email Nikki Mook at teacherline@mpt.org to receive special discount information available thanks to a grant from PBS TeacherLine.

 

Course Refund Policy

 




Fee:  $300
Course Format:  Facilitated
Grade Level:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Early Childhood
Subject/Topic:  Educational Technology, Educational Technology
Certificate Options:  TeacherLine Certificate of Completion
Type of Credit or Clock Hours:  MSDE Professional Development Credit
Duration:  6 weeks
Estimated # of Hours of Work each week:  5
Syllabus: 
Contact Info:

Nikki Mook
teacherline@mpt.org


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Pre - Requisites:
To complete a course successfully, it is important for participants to be comfortable working online. Access to the Internet at home is required. Each participant should have a working understanding of e-mail and the Internet. It is necessary to have an e-mail address for communication and word processing and printing capabilities. Some knowledge of virtual communities, either in the form of online bulletin board use, listserv subscriptions, or synchronous chatting, is helpful, but not required.  Also, many participants have achieved success by registering and working through a course with others at their local school. Participants are requested to complete the Practice Learning Online Course.

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Technical Requirements:

It is recommended that participants have access to the following hardware to complete this module:

For Windows computers:
(Minimum requirements)

  • 200MHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent
  • 32MB of RAM
  • 28.8Kpbs modem
  • 16-bit sound card and speakers
  • 65,000-color video display card (video)
  • Windows 98 or Windows NT 4. 0 with Service Pack 5
  • IE 5.0 and above with Java enabled or Netscape 4.0 through 4.7
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

(Optimal Specifications)

  • 237 MHz Intel Pentium processor or better
  • 64MB or more of RAM
  • 56.6Kbps or better modem
  • 16-bit Sound card and speakers
  • 65,000-color or better video display card
  • Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5
  • IE 5.0 and above with Java enabled or Netscape 4.0 through 4.7
  • RealPlayer G2 through RealPlayer 7.0
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

For Macintosh computers:
(Minimum requirements)

  • Mac OS 8.1 or later
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Virtual Memory turned on, set to 64MB
  • 604 PowerPC (200 MHz or better)
  • 28.8Kpbs modem Internet connection
  • Browser support: IE 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later
    (Netscape 6.0 not supported at this time)
  • RealPlayer G2 and RealPlayer 8
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

(Optimal Specifications)

  • Mac OS 8.5 or later
  • 64MB RAM or more
  • Virtual Memory turned on, set to 128MB
  • G3 233 (or faster) PowerPC
  • 56.6Kbps or better Internet connection (both audio and video)
  • Browser support: IE 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later
    (Netscape 6.0 not supported at this time)
  • RealPlayer G2 and RealPlayer 8
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers

Directions and links for all necessary plug-ins can be attained free of charge from PBS TeacherLine site by going to
http://teacherline.pbs.org/teacherline/modules/modules.cfm and clicking the Check Your Computer link on the on the left-hand side of the page. If necessary, facilitators are available, remotely, to assist the participants in setting-up their computers.


It is recommended that participants have access to the following hardware to complete this course:
For Windows computers:
(Minimum requirements)
· 200MHz Intel Pentium processor or equivalent
· 32MB of RAM
· 28.8Kpbs modem
· 16-bit sound card and speakers
· 65,000-color video display card (video)
· Windows 98 or Windows NT 4. 0 with Service Pack 5
· IE 5.0 and above with Java enabled or Netscape 4.0 through 4.7
· QuickTime
· Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
· Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers
(Optimal Specifications)
· 237 MHz Intel Pentium processor or better
· 64MB or more of RAM
· 56.6Kbps or better modem
· 16-bit Sound card and speakers
· 65,000-color or better video display card
· Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5
· IE 5.0 and above with Java enabled or Netscape 4.0 through 4.7
· RealPlayer G2 through RealPlayer 7.0
· QuickTime
· Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
· Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers
For Macintosh computers:
(Minimum requirements)
· Mac OS 8.1 or later
· 32 MB RAM
· Virtual Memory turned on, set to 64MB
· 604 PowerPC (200 MHz or better)
· 28.8Kpbs modem Internet connection
· Browser support: IE 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later
(Netscape 6.0 not supported at this time)
· RealPlayer G2 and RealPlayer 8
· QuickTime
· Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
· Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers
(Optimal Specifications)
· Mac OS 8.5 or later
· 64MB RAM or more
· Virtual Memory turned on, set to 128MB
· G3 233 (or faster) PowerPC
· 56.6Kbps or better Internet connection (both audio and video)
· Browser support: IE 5.0 or later or Netscape 4.05 or later
(Netscape 6.0 not supported at this time)
· RealPlayer G2 and RealPlayer 8
· QuickTime
· Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
· Macromedia Shockwave and Flashplayers
Directions and links for all necessary plug-ins can be attained free of charge from PBS TeacherLine site by going to http://teacherline.pbs.org/teacherline/welcome.cfm
and clicking the Check Your Computer link on the on the left-hand side of the page. If necessary, facilitators are available, remotely, to assist the participants in setting-up their computers.