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Teacher's Internet Companion

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ISBN-10: 1552440451

ISBN-13: 9781552440452

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: A. Heide

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Book details

List price: $1.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Trifolium Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Introduction
Ten Tips for Internet success
The Role of the Internet in Today's Classroom
The Internet today
The Internet and schools
The Internet and education
The Internet and learning theory
Active learning
Agency
Collaborative learning
Situated cognition
Communities of practice
Social constructivism
Anchored instruction
Multiple Intelligences
Time for a change
Keys to using the Net
World Wide Web
E-mail
Audio and interactive video
Other Internet tools for communication and collaboration
Inernet in the classroom
Learning through connectivity
Learning through online resources
Learning by becoming involved
Learning to learn
Summing up
Tapping into Existing Projects
Types of projects
Learning through connectivity
Keypals
Global classrooms
Mentors
Learning through online resources
Information collection
Online field trips and expeditions
Learning by becoming involved
Electronic publishing
Information exchanges
Virtual events
Learning to learn
Games and quizzes
Problem-solving activities
Social action projects
Joining an existing project
Teaching students how to use Internet tools
Direct instruction
Free exploration
Guided exploration
Peer tutoring
Tutorials
Volunteer helpers
Student experts
Learning together
Summing up
Planning Your Own Projects
Planning your project
Select a topic
Establish learning outcomes
Investigate other projects
Decide the type of activity and plan a timetable
Define roles of participants
Incorporate evaluation
Outline the details of the project
Invite others to participate
Share your plans with parents
Evaluate and bring closure to your project
Students with special needs
Student Internet accounts
Security and viruses
Student safety
Software that limits access to inappropriate sites
"Kid Safe" sites and search engines
Acceptable use policies
Responding to inappropriate material
Resources for student safety
Summing up
Exploring the World Wide Web
The Web as a tool for learning
World Wide Web: Overview
Client/server technology
Web browsers: Netscape vs. Explorer
Other browser options
Basic navigation
URLs
Making friends with your browser
Browser options
Using a hotlist
Bookmarklets
Searching the Web
Portal sites - getting an overview
Search engines
Metasearch tools
Magazine search
Hints for searching the Internet
A sampling of educational Web sites
Summing up
Bringing the World Wide Web into the Classroom
Evaluating online resources
Copyright
Citing Internet sources
Using online newspapers and magazines
A sampling of good Internet news sources
Online traveling
A sampling of Internet travel guides
WebQuests
Ideas for WebQuest learning tasks
Summing up
Developing Web Pages for Learning
Introduction to HTML
Developing a Web page
Basic HTML tags
Page formatting tags
Text formatting tags
Adding colors and images
Web graphics
HTML editors
Windows
Macintosh
Where to learn more about HTML
School Web pages
Posting Web pages
Student Web projects
Summing up
Communicating over the Internet
Electronic mail: Overview
Internet mail addresses
Free e-mail accounts
Electronic mail software
Using advanced e-mail features
Signature files
Using an Address Book
Attachments
E-mail filters
Mailrings: Discussion groups via e-mail
What is a mailring?
Some discussion groups for educators
Finding other e-mail discussion lists
Newsgroups
FAQs
Online forums
Hosting your own online forum
Blogs
Finding E-mail projects
Summing up
Additional Internet Tools
Video and audio Streaming
Examples of streaming media
Producing streaming content
Videoconferencing over the Internet
Conferencing software
Downloading software applications over the Internet
Sites for downloading software and educational resources
A word about computer viruses
FTP
Compressed files
Real-time discussion on the Web
Additional browser helper applications
Offline browsers
Summing up
Bringing the Internet into Schools
What is a connection?
Types of connections
Dialing into another computer
Joining an online service
Connecting through a LAN
Establishing a SLIP/PPP connection
Cable-based connections
High-speed connectivity
Models for schools
The Cadillac model: Wireless learning anyplace anytime
The standard sedan model: All computers in the school connected
The economy sedan model: Internet terminals in various locations in the school
School implementation planning
Training
Motivation
Training yourself
Staying current
Funding
School fund raising
Corporate funding
Business-education partnerships
Government grants and awards
Private grants, awards and contests
Time
Summing up
Beyond the Classroom Walls
Homework helpers
Electric libraries
Plagiarism
Homeschooling
E-learning - Learning at a Distance
Learning management systems
Virtual classrooms
New roles for teachers
New directions
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Index