ERIC Number: ED400577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Online Classroom: Teaching with the Internet. 2nd Edition.
Cotton, Eileen Guiffre
Presenting a wide array of Internet addresses and sample lessons, this book shows how teachers can integrate the Internet into their K-12 curriculum to actively involve students. The ideas and lessons in the book help students to communicate with people in faraway places; gather information from around the globe; develop sophisticated research skills; increase knowledge across the curriculum; strengthen creative abilities; develop fluency in keyboarding, reading, and writing; and engage in both cooperative and independent learning. Topics covered in the book include e-mail, World Wide Web, searching, Web page design, chat, video conferencing, and Java (a new programming language). Sample lessons explore Canada, Mexico, whales, the news, fairy tales, resumes, Washington DC, and creating a home page on the Web. Chapters in the book (which had been revised, with new material added) are (1) Internet 101--The Basics; (2) The World Wide Web; (3) A Wealth of Web Sites; (4) Searching on the Web; (5) Developing and Designing a Web Page; (6) Advanced Web; (7) Other Internet Tools; (8) E-Pals and Keypals; (9) A Whale of a Time!; (10) The News; (11) Look Who's Talking!; (12) Virtually Together in D.C.; (13) The Games People Play; (14) The ABCs of the Internet; (15) Get a Job!; (16) A Book an Hour; and (17) Just for Little Kids. A 39-item select bibliography of Internet books, an abridged 35-item glossary of Internet terms, and information on 6 commercial on-line services in the United States and Canada are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Fables, Information Seeking, Internet, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Online Systems, Teaching Methods
EDINFO Press, P.O. Box 5247, Bloomington, IN 47407 ($22.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.