to the CD-rom: How to Use the Internet in Your Classroom
struggling with the newest literacy-technology and how
to use it. Whether you are a classroom teacher faced with
integrating new media for the first time, or a staff developer
charged with bringing others on board, How
to Use the Internet in Your Classroom will
be an invaluable resource. What better way to enhance your
skills than by learning from experienced, net-savvy teachers.
These teachers will steer you away from potential pitfalls
so you and your students get the most out of technology.
teachers in our network contributed to this
publication, and all are eager for you to
benefit from their expertise and experience.
They span a wide geographic region-from Peru
to California to Maine-and offer a variety
of perspectives on teaching with the Internet.
They offer their own classroom materials,
lesson plans, web sites, and words of wisdom
to assist you. Interviews with renowned experts
in the field address key challenges educators
face as they open their schools, and their
classrooms, to online teaching and learning.
How to Use the Internet in Your Classroom is actually much bigger than
this book. We have a great deal of resources available on our web site,
and we'll take you right there. We put all supplementary materials-and
there are lots of them!-on our site to keep links fresh. We will update
them frequently. Every time you see the apple symbol, log on to www.teachersnetwork.org and
you will find additional resources, templates, and examples to supplement
We all know how motivating new media has been for kids. We promise you
too will be motivated when you learn the ways in which creative teachers
are using the Internet in the classroom, and how easy it is to get started.
See you online!
of Contents *
Internet component of the book
to Manage the New Media Classroom
(acceptable use policy)
Getting Started and Starting Small, Janice Gordon
to Use E-Mail for Online Collaboration
Networking Possibilities and Challenges, Ed Gragert
to Teach the Art and Science of Conducting Research
Travis Olson's Guide to Becoming Comfortable with Technological
to Teach to Diverse Learning Styles
to Design WebQuests
How I Created a Monster (Web site, that is!), Carl Sannito
to Escort Your Students on a Virtual
to Produce the Virtual Textbook K-12
to Assess Student Work in the New Media Classroom
Evaluating Web Sites, Kathy Schrock
to Create a Grant-Winning Proposal
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