ERIC Number: ED398865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
NetAmerica: Travel the 50 States on the Information Highway.
Garfield, Gary M.; McDonough, Suzanne
This book, designed for grades four through eight, is a telecommunications resource that reviews and defines essential Internet terms, looks at critical goals of telecommunications, explains the role of the Internet as it relates to the curriculum, and provides teachers and students with a "road map" to electronic information for each of the 50 United States. The introduction discusses benefits of the Internet for education; equipment needs; accessing the Internet; navigating the monitor; searching Internet sites; and planning, procedural, and assessment suggestions for networking projects. Each state-specific entry includes four annotated listings of Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to World Wide Web sites highlighting that state's geography, geology, agriculture, industry, cultural and ethnic history, or tourist attractions. Following the listed sites for each state are several student activities that will enhance the Internet journey. An appendix includes a partial list of journals, organizations, and other resources that may prove useful when integrating the Internet or other technology into the curriculum. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Internet, Learning Activities, Online Searching, Social Studies, Student Projects, Technology Integration, Telecommunications, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: United States