ERIC Number: ED505980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Government Websites for Children: How Useful Are They for Content Instruction?
Bisland, Beverly Milner
Online Submission, Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Convention (San Diego, CA., Apr 13-17, 2009)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness for content instruction of the student pages in a group of websites sponsored by the United States government. The sites evaluated in this study can be accessed through the kids.gov portal on the internet. Teachers and students classroom use of computers and the internet has increased considerably in the last decades. With increased access to and use of the internet, how teachers will use computers and especially the internet for content instruction in elementary classrooms is a significant question. Additionally, how teachers will evaluate whether internet sites can be used effectively with young children for content instruction is an equally important question. Two appendices are included: (1) Websites Used in the Study; and (2) Teacher Ratings and Comments on Selected US Government Websites.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A