Module
Time Frame
Goals
After completing this module, participants will
Objectives

1. Wiki & Google Accounts

iGoogle
December
1.
2.
1.

2. Google Search
December
1. Advanced Search


2. Wonder Wheel


3. Custom Search Engine
1. Use basic boolean logic to narrow and expand searches; search by file type; search images.
2. Use Google’s advanced search features as needed in specific content areas. Example: use conversion tool in Math
3. Discuss how advanced searches could benefit teachers and students when performing searches.
4. Discuss ideas for using advanced searches in the classroom.

1. Use Google’s Wonder Wheel feature to view a chosen topic in a “thinking map” format.
2. Dig deeper into the chosen topic using the Wonder Wheel.
3. Discuss how this feature could benefit teachers and students when performing searches.
4. Discuss ideas for utilizing Google’s Wonder Wheel in the
classroom.

1. Create a custom search engine.
2. Add a custom search engine to a wiki, blog, or Schoolwires web page.
ISTE - NETS 3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Teachers:
d. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning.
3. Google Documents
January



4. Google Toolbar & Bookmarks
January



5. Google Reader
January



6. Google Calendar
February




Reference:
ISTE Standards for Teachers
http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForTeachers/2008Standards/NETS_for_Teachers_2008.htm

SBEC Standards for Teachers
http://www.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline/standtest/standards/techapps_allbegtch.pdf