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Searching and Researching on the Internet  (2 credits)

Provider: Maryland PBS TeacherLine  

Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development credits; # 05-66-21
             2 Graduate credits  available from participating universities for an additional fee.   

Graduate credit options available from participating universities for an additional fee. Payment for graduate credit is made in a second payment directly to the university during the course. Your facilitator will instruct you how to make the payment. Adams State University fee $158 for 2 graduate credits.

Course Description:
Learn strategies for helping your students develop searching and researching skills, including the use of Web 2.0 tools such as Web start pages, blogs, wikis, and social bookmarks. Explore ways to create authentic learning environments that make use of primary resources, go beyond sites such as Wikipedia for research, and teach responsible Web use.

Course Refund Policy



 Discounts May Be Available
www.thinkport.org/discounts.tp for more information


Additionally, teachers from the following counties please contact Jennifer Pleszkoch at teacherline@mpt.org PRIOR TO ENROLLING to receive special discount information (for Maryland PBS TeacherLine courses only) due to a grant from PBS TeacherLine:
• Allegany County Public Schools
• Anne Arundel Public Schools
• Archdiocese of Baltimore Schools
• Baltimore City Public Schools
• Carroll County Public Schools
• Garrett County Public Schools
• St. Mary's County Public Schools
• Washington County Public Schools
• Worcester County Public Schools


*One discount per course
*Optional graduate credit can be paid during the course.
*Discounts do not apply to graduate credit.




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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, Professional Development
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:  PBS TeacherLine Syllabus TECH 325 Searching and Researching on the Internet   
Contact Info:

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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.