Virtual Field Trips

TEC 940 - Virtual Field Trips: Taking and Making

Fresno Pacific University Center for Professional Development

Instructor Biography



Linda Jacobsen grew up in the Bay Area and attended Carlmont High School in Belmont, California, where she participated in track & field.  She earned her California Standard Teaching Credential from California State University, Fresno.  She has been an elementary teacher for 30 years in Clovis Unified School District, a district in the Central Valley of California of about 35,000 students.  


Jacobsen has served the district as technology mentor and has presented at conferences including CUE, County Technology Day, Central Valley Technology Program and Math.  She has been a trainer for the Scholastic “Wiggle Works” computer program. Currently, Jacobsen works on Professional Development for math with Springboard Schools working with SB472. She also provides staff development

inservices for schools throughout California for the Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt math series.


Jacobsen believes she can integrate technology into any lesson and has written and received grants to provide more technology for her school.  She has been elected “Teacher of the Year” for her school. She is a trained BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment) support provider and is supporting a beginning teacher with this program.


Linda is married to Kim Jacobsen.  He is the Director of Technology for Sanger Unified School District.   The couple has two grown children.



Professional Development Courses by Linda Jacobsen


Virtual Field Trips - TEC-940

Field trips enhance learning by motivating and engaging students in a way that makes subject matter come alive. Using a project ...


Interactive Whiteboards - TEC-954

Interactive Whiteboard is designed for any teacher, technology coordinator, principal, or librarian working with an Interactive ...


Google Docs for Educators - TEC-959

Do you want to change the way your work gets done? Do you want to enhance all your lessons with collaborative learning? Now, you ...


Internet: Classroom on Wire - TEC-960

This hands-on course is designed for educators who already know how to navigate the Internet and now want to put this knowledge ...


Computer Projects for Classrm - TEC-961

Utilize personal productivity software to develop classroom projects, which will give you strategies for improving your student?s ...


Google Earth and Maps - TEC-962

Learn to incorporate Google Maps and Google Earth into creative, standards-based lessons, and personalize the features that have ...


Digital Storytelling - TEC-963

Using a project-based approach for this Online course, students will develop a slide show that can be output as a movie file …


Project-Based Lrng/Info Tech - TEC-966

Do you want your students to be the problem solvers of the future? Project-Based Learning using Information Technology is the ...