MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University School of Education is offering five teaching and learning technology courses as part of NMU Summer College.

Lorana Jinkerson, NMU education professor, will serve as the instructor. The 500-level courses are as follows (each meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 130 Whitman on the dates specified):

Educational Applications of the Internet: June 17, 18, 21 and 22. Students will receive hands-on exposure to the Internet with specific emphasis on a variety of educational activities including e-mail, listservs, file transfers, online chat, and searching the World Wide Web for various kinds of educational information through search engines and Boolean logic. Issues of utilizing the Internet in schools and other current topics will be examined.

The Internet Across the Curriculum 2: June 24, 25, 28 and 29. This course focuses upon the utilization of the Internet in the K-12 curriculum. Students will develop activities, access resources, and plan for integration into a specific content and/or grade level area.

Special Topics: Graphic Organizers 2: July 8, 9, 12 and 13. Visual literacy is the study of visual language. Visual language is the integration of words, images, and shapes into a single communication unit as well as the use of words and images or words and shapes to form a single communication unit. With the ever increasing use of computer- based technologies in a global society, visual language is developing into an appropriate area of study. This course will explore visual language in general and work with the computer program Inspiration to develop and design a variety of visual messages for K-12 classroom use. Examples include concept maps, storyboards, organization charts, timelines and character webs.

Hypermedia in Educational Settings 2: July 15, 16, 19 and 20. This class will explore educational applications and implications of hypermedia and provide students an opportunity to develop their own hypermedia projects.

Designing Classroom Websites 2: July 22, 23, 26 and 27. This course focuses on K-12 district, school and classroom Websites. Review and evaluation of current on-line K-12 districts, schools, and classrooms will provide the basis for each student to develop a Web site for their own district, school or classroom. Design, copyright and privacy issues in relation to district, school or classroom Web sites will be discussed.

For more information or to register, visit www.nmu.edu/summer or call 227-1221.

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