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ERIC Number: ED418071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-26
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher-Student Collaboration To Create a Curriculum-Based Web Page.
Haile, Penelope J.
This paper describes a Hofstra University (New York) project, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), that involved teacher-student collaboration to develop a curriculum-based web page. Seventeen school districts participated in a 12-hour training program to teach school-based teams (one school library media specialist and two students) to create World Wide Web home pages for their schools. The home pages were designed to be curriculum-based sites for augmenting classroom instruction. Teams attended Hofstra University for four biweekly, hands-on sessions on creating and maintaining home pages. Each team prepared two projects. At the conclusion, three outside experts critiqued teams' efforts and provided constructive feedback. Participants completed short questionnaires on their reactions to the project. School administrators completed telephone surveys on their reactions. School teams' Web pages were reviewed during the following academic year. Several media specialists and students were greatly empowered by the training. Most teams incorporated two or more interesting features into their Web pages. A quarter of the teams had difficulty with very rudimentary aspects of the task, and the short training did not provide enough time, with guidance and instruction, to succeed. The project did not result in any changes in the area of curriculum. The two appendixes present a sample letter to the Superintendent of Schools explaining the Web Page Training Program and the CPB grant curriculum. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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