ERIC Number: ED459682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Empowering Students with Technology.
This book explores the opportunities that technology provides to empower students to learn how to learn. Chapter 1 "Teaching and Learning the Structure of Information" covers information literacy, MAPping (Met-Web Information, Author, Purpose) the Internet, confusing technical mastery with critical thinking, and blocking versus access. Chapter 2, "Empowering Learning by Expanding Relationships," discusses planning for learning (instead of technology), the underused fax machine, video conferencing, e-mail in a cultural context, teacher-created World Wide Web sites, and publishing student work on the Web. Chapter 3, "Emerging Roles within the Knowledge Community," addresses teachers as digital immigrants, available help and support, benchmarking educational practice, shifting control, raising expectations of students as knowledge producers, and managing fear. Chapter 4, "Accessing Primary Sources To Enhance Critical Thinking," addresses using and assessing primary sources. Chapter 5, "Building Knowledge without Boundaries," explores online learning, pioneers on the digital frontier, changing roles and interactions, students and teachers involved in online learning, individual courses supporting learning, and building on exceptional programs. E-VENTURES, i.e., educational adventures that teachers can apply or modify to suit various needs and subject areas are included throughout, and each chapter has a page for the reader to reflect on his/her teaching practices or attitudes. The appendix lists related Web sites for each chapter. (Contains 35 references and an index.) (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Instructional Development, Reflective Teaching, Student Role, Teacher Role, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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