ERIC Number: ED427761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Wired for Learning.
This guide, intended for elementary and secondary teacher, explains how to teach with the latest Internet-based technologies. The guide offers variations and tips for adapting assignments to K-12 grade levels, as well as to a variety of disciplines such as English, social studies, math, and science. Organization of the guide is based on technologies, going from the simplest to the most complex. Technologies highlighted include: Internet basics; Telnet, Gopher, and text-only software; e-mail; listservs and USENET newsgroups; computer networks; chat technology; MOOs and MUDs; and the World Wide Web. Each chapter is divided into the following sections: a narrative that discusses the use of the technology in the classroom; a "how-to" section covering the software; an exercise section designed to help students master the technologies; and a project section that provides step-by-step instructions for starting and implementing major projects. The guide explores ways to implement cooperative learning strategies that aid learning, discovery, and problem solving; teach students to become collaborative authors on the Web; help students master a variety of computer technologies; and transform students into "active learners" with the latest distance-learning teaching methods. Appendixes include a glossary, directory of academic listservs and USENET groups, list of K-12 Web sites, and gallery of projects on the Web. (MES)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Information Technology, Instructional Innovation, Internet, Learning Activities, Listservs, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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