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ERIC Number: ED396298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May-21
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Using the World Wide Web To Promote Literacy Development and Learning Communities: Guidelines and Directions for Teachers.
Maring, Gerald H.; And Others
Suggesting that the World Wide Web (WWW) is a tool that "ordinary" teachers and students can use to promote content learning and literacy development, this paper describes how the WWW can serve as a catalyst and tool for intermediate-grade teachers on up to share ideas and improve literacy. After briefly discussing recent articles in the professional literature for teachers that explore publishing on the Internet, the paper explains some of the benefits, in terms of literacy theories and practices, of helping students place their writing on WWW so that they can write for genuine purposes and to real audiences. The paper then describes procedures developed at Washington State University to help preservice teachers to place six of their co-authored or individual literacy-related writing assignments on the WWW. The paper then presents nine steps to adapt those procedures to other classrooms. Contains 3 figures and 19 references. Appendixes present directions (based on the computing hardware and software at Washington State University) for putting word-processed documents onto the WWW; linking web pages; overcoming software glitches; attaching mail tags; and putting photographs on a homepage. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Learning Communities; Washington State University