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Using the Internet for Active Teaching and Learning

ISBN-10: 0131105469
ISBN-13: 9780131105461
Edition: 2006
Authors: Steven C. Mills
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Description: For courses in Computers in Education.This accessible and engaging new book will help readers learn to use the Internet to support teaching and learning in today's classrooms. Combining both theory and practice, it uses internet technologies and  More...

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Book details

List price: $62.60
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

For courses in Computers in Education.This accessible and engaging new book will help readers learn to use the Internet to support teaching and learning in today's classrooms. Combining both theory and practice, it uses internet technologies and resources to enable project-based active learning in the classroom. Readers are provided with an instructional model for teaching and learning using the Internet called Web-Enhanced Learning, helping them create web-enhanced learning activities based on projects that bring real-world problems into the classroom for students too interpret and solve.

Before You Begin
Active Learning Using the Internet: An Introduction
Using the Internet to Support Active Learning in the Classroom
Using Internet Technologies as Cognitive Tools for Student-Centered Learning
Creating Active Learning Environments
New Roles for Teachers
New Expectations for Students
Web-Enhanced Learning
Educational Models
Educational Dimensions: Information and Interaction
Web-Enhanced Learning versus Web-Based Instruction
Building Your Toolkit: Educational Resources for Web-Enhanced Learning Activities
Planning Web-Enhanced Learning Activities
Design of Web-Enhanced Learning Activities
The Planning Process
Organizational Tools
WEL Lesson Plans
WEL Project Samples
Practical Considerations
Internet Safety
Copyright and Fair Use
Plagiarism
Evaluation of Website Content
Universal Design
Building Your Toolkit: Using the WEL Lesson Plan Template
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Teaching and Learning Theories for Web-Enhanced Learning
Theories and Strategies for Active Learning
Learning Theories
Teaching and Learning Methodologies
Anchored Instruction
Case-Based Learning
Collaborative Learning
Inquiry Learning
Problem-Based Learning
Project-Based Learning
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Generative Learning
Authentic Assessment
Coaching and Mentoring
Scaffolding
Building Your Toolkit: Theory Into Practice Online Database
A Project-Based Approach to Web-Enhanced Learning
An Overview of Project-Based Learning
The Advantages and Challenges of Project-Based Learning
Building Your Toolkit: Online Tutorial for Project-Based Learning
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Internet Technologies for Teaching and Learning: An Overview
Internet Technologies
A Brief History of the Internet
Internet Use in the Classroom
An Overview of Internet Technologies
Old Internet Technologies
Recycled Internet Technologies
New Internet Technologies
Building Your Toolkit: Using a Web Browser
Online Communication
Synchronous and Asynchronous Modes
Netiquette
Building Your Toolkit: Subscribing to a Professional Discussion List
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Using the Internet for Communication
Person-to-Person Information Exchanges on the Internet
Using Electronic Mail
Building Your Toolkit: Managing E-Mail Accounts and Sending/Receiving File Attachments
Using Chat
Online Group Communication
Using Group Communication Tools on the Internet
Using Discussion Lists
Building Your Toolkit: Setting Up a Yahoo! Groups Account and Discussion List
Using Message Boards
Building Your Toolkit: Creating a Connected Classroom
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Locating and Evaluating Information on the Internet
Identifying Internet Sources of Educational Information
Locating Educational Information on the Internet
Virtual Libraries and Digital Image Collections
Professional and Standards-Oriented Organizations
Government Resources
Regional Technology in Education Consortia
Encyclopedias
Educational Content Sites
Electronic and Online Journals
Searchable Databases
Building Your Toolkit: Building a Classroom List of Educational Resources on the Internet
Searching for and Researching Information on the Internet
Using Commercial Search Engines
Types of Search Engines
Searches with Google
Building Your Toolkit: Search Engine Basics
Using Research Strategies
Building Your Toolkit: An Online Research Strategy
Evaluating the Quality of Internet Information
A Source of Good and Bad Information
Strategies for Evaluating Information Quality
Building Your Toolkit: Evaluating a Website
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Publishing Information on the Internet
Using Web Page Authoring Tools
Web Page Editors
Word Processing and Spreadsheet Programs
Multimedia Presentation Programs
Building Your Toolkit: Using Productivity Tools to Create Web Documents
Using Online Design Tools
Creating Online Learning Activities with Filamentality
Assembling Information
Achieving Learning
Building Your Toolkit: Using Filamentality to Publish Educational Web Pages
Publishing Student Work on the Web
Resources and Tools for Student Publication
Publishing Creative Works Online
Self-Publishing with Web Logs
Creating Web Pages with HTML
Using Multimedia Files
Graphics and Images
Guidelines for Student Publication Online
Building Your Toolkit: Publishing Web Logs
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Using the Internet for Information Problem Solving
Problem-Solving Models for Web-Enhanced Learning
Problem-Based Learning for Information Problem Solving
Information Problem-Solving Models
InfoSavvy
The Research Cycle
The Big6
Building Your Toolkit: Using Noodle Tools to Develop Information Literacy
Information Problem Solving Using the Big6
Using the Big6 for Web-Enhanced Learning
Engaging Parents with the Big6
Building Your Toolkit: Information Problem Solving with the Big6
Authentic Assessment for Information Problem Solving
Authentic Assessment
Using Rubrics for Assessment
Building Your Toolkit: Using RubiStar to Create Rubrics for Assessment
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Using the Internet for Cooperative Problem Solving
Understanding the WebQuest Model
A Brief History of WebQuests
Educational Principles of WebQuests
Cooperative Learning
WebQuest Components
Building Your Toolkit: Searching the WebQuest Portal
Adapting Existing WebQuests for the Classroom
A Process for Adapting and Enhancing WebQuests
Building Your Toolkit: Adapting a WebQuest
Creating Original WebQuests for the Classroom
Using the WebQuest Design Process
Building Your Toolkit: Building WebQuests with Filamentality
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Using the Internet for Inquiry and Discovery
Using Inquiry and Discovery Learning in the Classroom
Understanding Inquiry and Discovery Learning
Inquiry Learning
Discovery Learning
Using the Web for Inquiry
Building Your Toolkit: Using Project Pages to Support Inquiry Learning
Using the Case Method for Inquiry and Discovery Learning
Case-Based Learning
Types of Case Studies
Instructional Strategies
Developing Scenarios
Building Your Toolkit: Case-Based Learning Resources and Examples
Using Online Simulations to Explore Real-Life Problems
Implications for Teaching and Learning
Examples for Classroom Use
Building Your Toolkit: Designing and Creating a Simulation
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Using the Internet for Online Collaborations
Online Collaborative Projects
Understanding Collaborative Learning
Learning as a Social Process
Forming Effective Groups
Creating Communities of Learning
Supporting Collaborative Learning with the Internet
Using Online Projects
Planning an Online Project
Building Your Toolkit: Finding Collaborative Projects on the Internet
Collaborative Learning in Virtual Environments
A Short History of MUVEs
MUDs
MOOs
MUVEs in Education
Benefits for Teachers and Students
Tapped In for Teachers
Building Your Toolkit: Exploring Tapped In and Creating a Virtual Office Space
Reflections
Exercises to Review and Expand Your Skills
References
Glossary
Index

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