ERIC Number: ED350996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Using Telecommunications in Middle School Reading. Fastback 335.
Potter, Rosemary Lee
This paper describes 2 years of international telecommunications experiences between seventh grade reading classes in Florida and England. The report is presented in five sections: (1) Telecommunications and Reading Instruction--telecommunications and how it can motive students, develop their confidence, and empower them, and how telecommunications helps to integrate reading into other areas of the curriculum using such tools as bulletin boards, electronic pen pals, comparative literature, creative writing, joint literary publications, and teleconferencing; (2) Getting Started--how a network was selected for the project, funding for the project and online expenses, and changes in operations over the 2 year period; (3) The Florida-England-Connection--getting the project started, conducting online operations, problems with timing, other possibilities using online activities, evaluation of the project based on the first year's goals, other miniprojects, and the second year; (4) What We Have Learned So Far--the impact of the project on students and parents; and (5) Recommendations for Implementing Telecommunications--insights gained from the experiences of the project. A description of how the use of telecommunications changed both the delivery of instruction and the role of the teacher in teaching reading conclude the report. The names and addresses of the producer of one software package and 11 telecommunications services are included. (Contains 9 references.) (ALF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Electronic Mail, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, International Communication, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Program Proposals, Reading Instruction, Student Motivation, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing
Phi Delta Kappa, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789 ($1.25; $1 members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: England; Florida