ERIC Number: ED437965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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WWW Motivation Mining: Finding Treasures for Teaching Evaluation Skills, Grades 7-12. Professional Growth Series.
Small, Ruth V.; Arnone, Marilyn P.
Intended for use by middle or high school teachers and library media specialists, this book describes a World Wide Web evaluation tool developed specifically for use by high school students and designed to provide hands-on experience in critically evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of Web sites. The book uses a workbook format and is organized into four major parts each containing several chapters: (1) "Motivation Mining for Information Literacy," including evaluation as a critical information skill and motivation mining and the Web; (2) "Mining Tools for Motivational Assessment," including using a motivational assessment tool to evaluate Web resources, administering and scoring WebMAC Senior (the instrument); interpreting results; (3) "Panning for Web Gold: Making Motivation Mining Work for You," including ideas from educators, other ideas for using WebMAC Senior, and motivation mining into the future; and (4) "Sharing the Wealth," including a workshop for educators and WebMAC Senior lessons for students. Appendices include lesson plans, WebMAC Middle, and a content validity checklist. Contains an index. (MES)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, High Schools, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Measurement Techniques, Media Selection, Middle Schools, Student Motivation, Teacher Workshops, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
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