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This six week course introduces teachers to the tools and strategies needed to connect with students online. The course will investigate best practices in communicating with and encouraging students in an online / blended environment, as well as provide practical instruction in some of the most common course tools provided in Moodle. Participants will be provided synchronous and asynchronous experiences to encourage growth of facilitation skills. Teachers will also work with and discuss a variety of methods for creating student engagement in an online setting.

Ed Tech Grant Course: This course is for teachers to select relevant resources to update their existing content/classes.

An online course providing support and training for new features within Moodle 2 and how they can be used in teaching. 

The course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of features and to enable the sharing of ideas with other teachers on how these features can be applied to teaching and learning.  It uses the features of Moodle 2 that you will be learning about to get the experience as a learner and gain the knowledge required by the teacher.

Developed as part of the LSIS Collaboration in Technology project.

Creator: Rebecca Barrington - Downloaded via

Participants will learn how to facilitate the Grocery Store Spreadsheet lesson plan from EasyTech. In this Grocery Store Spreadsheet lesson plan, students will have a budget of $50 to spend on any 6 items they find in a grocery store ad. Students will use a spreadsheet to calculate how much of each item they can purchase without exceeding $50.

An mathematical and historical investigation into one of the most important number series in nature - suitable for ages 9 and upwards.

In this course you'll learn many interesting facts about engineering! You'll explore information on different websites, on video clips and on Google Earth KMZ files. You'll need to "show what you know" in a variety of ways including creating a glog, creating Google Earth presentations and uploading thinking maps.

Topics covered in this course are:
1. What is an Engineer?
2. The 5 Step Design Process
3. Enginnering Wonders
4. Engineers of the Past

Have fun and learn lots, future engineers!

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What is a Science Fair?

A typical science fair is a collection of experiments done by students. Each experiment clearly demonstrates the steps of the scientific method that the student followed to complete the experiment. Science fair projects are usually done on your own (in small groups). The science fair takes place on one day where all participants set up a booth to showcase what they have done.

Our science fair will be completed in class and showcased in a digital format. A digital format means once your project is completed, you will put your end product, along with pictures of your steps along the way, online and students can view each other's projects on a computer. You will have the opportunity to view a number of projects from both 6th grade teams.

This course is to satisfy the requirements for fourth grade electricity in Minnesota.

Inservice on finding online Science and Social Studies resources specific for your grade level and the standards you teach. Once you take this inservice, you can come back in anytime and check out the resources again.

If you find a really great resource you want to share with other teachers, please post to the Sharing Database on the OSI Home Page.  big grin 

This course is meant to be a small, 2-3 week unit on the transfer of heat, specifically conduction, convection and radiation. This unit is made for use within a 6th grade physical science class.
There is one lab that requires a block of wax, a piece of plastic, a piece of wood, a piece of metal and boiling water.

This course is designed as an introductory course in the fundamentals of "static" electrical interactions. This Course is meant to address the Minnesota Science Standards

2. Physical Science

3. Energy

2. Electrons respond to electric fields and voltages by moving through electrical circuits and this motion generates magnetic fields.


Explain why currents flow when free charges are placed in an electric field, and how that forms the basis for electric circuits.


Explain and calculate the relationship of current, voltage, resistance and power in series and parallel circuits.

For example: Determine the voltage between two points in a series circuit with two resistors.

This is a saving and investing unit designed to be a part of an online personal finance curriculum.

This course is a study of your role as an active participant in your personal finances.  Students will develop strategies to maximize earnings potential, create and utilize a budget, invest money to grow their net worth, explore the wise use of credit, make informed consumer decisions when purchasing a home or vehicle, and protect against financial risks.  Students will be introduced to various investment options including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate.

This is a saving and investing unit designed to be a part of an online personal finance curriculum.

This is a saving and investing unit designed to be a part of an online personal finance curriculum.

Introduction to Economics: Unit One: This unit will give students an excellent background for the course this semester. Basic economic thinking skills will be stressed, and well as introductions to major topics to be covered throughout the semester.

 MoneyThis unit will help you explore how to make good decisions if and when making a purchase and what things you should consider in order to be an informed and responsible consumer.  


--  Understand personal responsibility as a consumer in relation to economic and environmental resources.

--  Analyze a consumer product based on features, prices, product information, styles, and performance and decide which meets your needs and wants.

This 2 week course will focus on creating understanding of computer based spreadsheets. The course will focus on using spreadsheets for business applications and to create efficiencies and better organization by using these simple (and freely available) tools.

Online Internet safety course for students in grades 5-12.

A course containing just one quiz - 100 questions on 9 different areas of the OCR Level 2 Functional Skills ICT qualification. The questions were designed by a group of students from Our Lady's High School Preston, namely: Declan, Jack, Anna, Hamed, Michael, James, Lewiss, Jordain, Tom and Matt, generously let loose by their teacher Alan O'Donohoe. Feel free to tweak the questions for your own purposes.

You can either restore the whole course into your Moodle and and use "as is"  - see docs: Course restore or you can import the quiz (one restored) into another course - see docs Activity Restore - or you can simply use selected questions by exporting and then importing one of the chosen question categories - see docs: Export questions and Import questions.,

In this unit students will explore many activities to help them better understand themselves so they can develop their personal goals and possible future career goals. We explore vocabulary, slef-concept, self-esteem, values, character traits, personality traits, Multiple Intelligences, a Personality Test and SMART goal setting. All these help to clarify who they are and where they are going. Their final project will be a Vision Map.

If working with people, products and money sounds exciting to you, explore the world of retail.  Get hands-on training in stocking pricing, cashiering, merchandising, and customer service. Come see what's in store!

You can learn...stocking, inventory and display, sales and customer service skills, Retail math and cash register operations, workplace safety, retail merchandising, how to operate a coffee/espresso maker and popcorn machine, Virtual Business software