ERIC Number: ED437911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Educator's Guide to Searching the Internet. K-College.
This guide to searching the Internet, designed for educators at all levels, begins with a section that discusses reasons for using new technologies. The second section is an introduction to the Internet that provides activities for determining if an Internet site meets its objective, the site's relevance to what is being taught, the educator's attitude and security in an online environment, and the educator's comfort level with technology; student attitudes toward technology and the role of information technology are also addressed. Accessing information is addressed in the next section, including information overload, gateways in education, the information gateway, managing the information, key problem-solving skills, semantic fields, Boolean searching, and directories and search engines. The fourth section suggests a World Wide Web tutorial on searching the Internet, followed by a section that presents criteria for evaluating a Web site. The final section lists educational Web sites in the following areas: art and the arts, language arts, health and physical education, information technology, foreign languages, mathematics, performance arts, science, social studies, and technology education. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Information Retrieval, Information Technology, Navigation (Information Systems), Postsecondary Education, Search Strategies, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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