ERIC Number: ED448928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
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Ani[SM]'s Rocket Ride: Internet Coach[R] for Early Learning. Teacher's Guide [with CD-ROM].
Brownell, Jeanine O'Nan
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early learning, this CD-ROM and Teacher's Guide invite young children on a journey with Ani, a friendly alien from another planet, to collect and learn about natural objects in seven different "learning centers." The CD-ROM program is designed to encourage creativity in science, art, and dramatic play and to teach children about using the Internet in a developmentally appropriate manner. The Teacher's Guide is presented in 9 chapters. Chapter 1 discusses how to use the CD-ROM, provides a philosophical overview of the Reggio Emilia Approach, and details how the CD-ROM experiences fit into High/Scope preschool key experiences. Chapters 2 through 8 provide 21 lesson plans for integrating the CD-ROM into everyday classroom routines and leading to classroom projects matching student interest related to the following learning centers: (1) water table; (2) Internet browser table; (3) light table; (4) drama center; (5) art center; (6) balance scale; and (7) e-mail center. Each lesson plan lists the learning objectives corresponding to the High/Scope preschool key experiences, and delineates instructions and materials necessary for a teacher-guided activity, a learning center activity, and extended activities for further exploration. Chapter 9 provides additional resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Computer Uses in Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Internet, Learning Activities, Optical Data Disks, Preschool Curriculum, Reggio Emilia Approach, Science Activities, Teaching Guides, Young Children
APTE, Inc., 820 Davis Street, Suite 224, Evanston, IL 60201. Tel: 800-494-1112 (Toll Free); Tel: 847-866-1872; Fax: 847-866-1873; Web site: http://www.internetcoach.com (Home Version: CD-ROM only, $49.95; School Version: Teacher's Guide, CD-ROM, $64.95; Lab Pack: Teacher's Guide and 5 CD-ROMs, $179.95; Site License: Teacher's Guide and 25 CD-ROMs, $699).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
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