ERIC Number: ED436787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Weaving a Virtual Web: Practical Approaches to New Information Technologies.
Gruber, Sibylle, Ed.
With sections on using the Web to plan and structure courses, conduct research, and publish student work, as well as a reference essay that reviews Web sites for educators and students, this book reveals the rich variety of ways in which this technology can be used by English and language arts teachers at all levels. The 20 essays in the book explore a broad range of topics, including how the Web increases students' ownership of their learning and promotes empowerment; how technology affects the messages people send and receive; how the Web facilitates communication; and how the Web helps students focus on the concept of audience. After a foreword, preface, and introduction, essays in the book are: (1) "When Media Collide" (David Gillette); (2) "Encountering Hypertext Technology: Student Engineers Analyze and Construct Web Pages" (J. D. Applen); (3) "Preparing Future Teachers of English to Use the Web: Balancing the Technical with the Pedagogical" (Larry Beason); (4) "The Creation Project" (Emily Golson and Eric Sagel); (5) "Can Anybody Play? Using the World Wide Web to Develop Multidisciplinary Research and Writing Skills" (Elizabeth Sommers); (6) "Surfing the Net: Getting Middle School Students Excited about Research and Writing" (Jean Boreen); (7) "Foreign Language Resources on the Web: Cultural and Communicative Wealth on the Wires" (Jean W. LeLoup and Robert Ponterio); (8) "Building a Web for Literacy Instruction" (Sarah Rilling and Eniko Csomay); (9) "Changing Writing/Changing Writers: The World Wide Web and Collaborative Inquiry in the Classroom" (Patricia R. Webb); (10) "Using the Web to Create an Interdisciplinary Tool for Teaching" (Aijun Anna Li and Margery D. Osborne); (11) "Alewives" (Katherine M. Fischer); (12) "Writing Images: Using the World Wide Web in a Digital Photography Class" (Anne Frances Wysocki); (13) "From Castles in the Air to Portfolios in Cyberspace: Building Community Ethos in First-Year Rhetoric and Composition" (Elizabeth Burow-Flak); (14) "Living Texts on the Web: A Return to the Rhetorical Arts of Annotation and Commonplace" (Dean Rehberger); (15) "Students as Builders of Virtual Worlds: Creating a Classroom Intranet" (Douglas Eyman); (16) "Using the Web for High School Student Writers" (Ted Nellen); (17) "Systems Analysis and Design Projects: Integrating Communities and Skills through the Web" (Joy L. Egbert and Leonard M. Jessup); (18) "Nobody, Which Means Anybody: Audience on the World Wide Web" (Catherine F. Smith); (19) "Donut Shoppes and Tea Rooms: Getting in the MOO(d) for Hypertext" (Mick Doherty and Sandye Thompson); and (20) "The Craft of Teaching and the World Wide Web: A Reference Essay for Educators" (Kevin M. Leander). (RS)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Hypermedia, Language Arts, Research Skills, World Wide Web, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.