ERIC Number: ED419490
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The Internet and Instruction: Activities and Ideas. Second Edition.
Barron, Ann E.; Ivers, Karen S.
Finding relevant teaching resources on the Internet can be a real challenge, and most educators don't have the time to develop appropriate activities for those sites. This book, designed for educators and students, demystifies the technology of the Internet and telecommunications, and it provides pertinent, feasible, and easy-to-implement ideas and cross-curricular activities for the classroom. After a brief overview of the technology, the book shows educators how to get started, navigate the Internet and telecommunications in an educational setting. This is followed by exemplary learning activities in curriculum areas that range from communication and research to theater, music, and art. These projects encourage students to explore the Internet and learn about such subjects as ancient civilizations, animation, health, and astronomy. Presented in reproducible format, they can be easily integrated into the curriculum. Further reference materials and a basic glossary are included in appendixes. This second edition greatly expands on and updates the first edition. In addition to dozens of new ideas and activities, it adds more detailed instructions and ideas for Web research. The result is a practical, hands-on resource for educators that can also be used for inservice workshops or as a textbook in technology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The activities are intended for grades 4-12. (AEF)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Internet, Online Searching, Teacher Education, Telecommunications
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