Integrating On-Line Tools and Internet Resources

Report
Integrating Online Tools and
Internet Resources
Topics
• Why use the Internet
in the Classroom?
• Searching the Internet
• Internet as a Research
and Information Tool
• Evaluating Web
Resources
• Citing Internet
Sources
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Curriculum Resources
Collaborative Projects
Email Projects
WebQuests
Discussion Forums
Other Helpful Tools
The Power of the Internet
• Students and teachers can:
• Access a truly astronomical amount of information
• Publish work before a global audience of peers
• Communicate with peers and individuals around
the planet
• Electronically collaborate with others around the
globe to solve problems and create information
and knowledge
Searching on the Internet
• Conventional Search Engines
– Excite- http://www.excite.com
– Lycos- http://www.lycos.com
• Metasearch engines
– MetaCrawler- http://www.metacrawler.com
– Dogpile- http://www.dogpile.com
• Search Engines for Children
– Yahooligans- http://www.yahooligans.com
– Ask Jeeves for Kids- http://www.ajkids.com
Four NETS for Better Searching
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Start Narrow
Find Exact Phrases
Trim back the URL
Look for Similar Pages
• From: Four NETS for Better Searchinghttp://webquest.sdsu.edu/searching/fournets.htm
The Internet as a Research and
Information Tool
• Primary Source Data
– US National Archives and Records Administrationhttp://www.archives.gov/index.html
• Electronic Field Trips
– White House- http://www.whitehouse.gov
• Newspapers, Books
– The Boston Globe- http://www.boston.com/globe/
• Online Simulations
– Virtual Frog Dissection-http://wwwitg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/dissect/info.html
Evaluating Web Resources
• Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators- Critical Evaluation
– http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html
• Education World- Great Sites for Teaching about Web
Literacy
– http://www.educationworld.com/a_sites/sites081.shtml
• Thinking Critically About Web Page Content
– http://www.lib.msu.edu/link/critical.htm
• ICYouSee: T is for Thinking- A Guide to Critical Thinking
About What You See on the Web
– http://www.ithaca.edu/library/Training/hott.html
Questions for Evaluating
Websites
• Who is responsible for this site?
• What is the content/subject matter of the
website?
• Where does the website reside?
• When was the website last updated?
• How does the main page look and function?
• Why does the website exist?
Citing Internet Resources
• Citing Internet Sourceshttp://www.connectedteacher.com/newsletter/citeintres.asp
• Tek Mom’s Citation Pagehttp://www.tekmom/cite/index.html
Curriculum Resources
• Education World- http://www.education-world.com
• Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educatorshttp://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/index.html
• Pacific Bell Knowledge Network Explorerhttp://www.kn.pacbell.com
• Sun Associates’ Collection of WWW Resourceshttp://www.sun-associates.com/cos/webresources/noframesites.html
Collaborative Projects
• Collections of online projects
– Global Schoolhouse Project Pagehttp://www.globalschoolhouse.org/pr
– Blue Web’n- http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/
– Classroom Connecthttp://www.classroom.com/login/home.jhtml
• Individual Projects
– Jason Project- http://www.jasonproject.org
Email Projects
• Intercultural E-mail Classroom Connectionshttp://www.iecc.org
• KIDLINK- Global Networking for Youthhttp://www.kidlink.org
• ePALS Classroom Exchange- http://www.epals.com
• NASA Quest- Meet NASA peoplehttp://quest.nasa.gov/services/people.html
WebQuests
• An inquiry activity that presents student
groups with a challenging task, scenario, or
problem to solve
• Students use a variety of resources to
accomplish the task - including some online
carefully chosen by the teacher
• Scaffolds the learning process to prompt
higher order thinking
Finding Existing WebQuests
• Search Bernie Dodge’s WebQuest Site
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/matrix.html
• Knowledge Network Explorer Search
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/kne_search.html
• GEC Computers in the Classroom WebQuest Locator
http://www.gecdsb.on.ca/d&g/DP/main.htm
• San Diego City Schools Technology Challenge Grants
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/featured/featured.h
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• edHelper.com- Lesson Plans and WebQuests
http://edhelper.com/cat311.htm
Discussion Forums for Teachers
• Teachers Network- http://www.teachersnetwork.org
• The Beginning Teachers Toolboxhttp://www.inspiringteachers.com/community/index.html
• Scholastic’s Professional Discussion Groupshttp://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/
Other Helpful Tools
• Web Page Tools
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Filamentality- http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/
Teacher Web- http://www.teacherweb.com
MySchool Online-http://www.myschoolonline.com
Inspiring Teacher-http://inspiringteachers.com
• Assessment Tools
– Rubistar- http://rubistar.4teachers.org
Contact Information
Sun Associates
Suite 216
55 Middlesex Street
N. Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01863
www.sun-associates.com
978-251-1600
978-251-8700 fax
[email protected]

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