ERIC Number: ED496437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
How to Weave... the Web Into K-8 Science
Wetzel, David R.
National Science Teachers Association (NJ3)
Like a search engine for science teachers, How to... "Weave the Web into K-8 Science" is a custom-made guide to bringing the best of the Internet into the classroom. Author David Wetzel has done the work of locating online materials. The book offers resources for Web-based science teaching and learning plus online technical help for both beginners and experienced computer users. Teachers can even get instructions for developing their own Web page. In three concise chapters, this book covers: (1) The rationale behind using Web-based resources for science teaching, including how they support national and state standards, and tips for making the most of the Internet; (2) Practical strategies you can put to work immediately. Topics include one-computer and multi-computer classrooms; wireless and hand-held computers; Web-based learning centers and lessons; WebQuests; virtual tours, labs, and field trips; and multimedia presentations; and (3) A wealth of Internet resources, including search engines, directories, and NSTA's own SciLinks and Webwatchers. Of special interest is an extensive section of Web-based resources listed by category and science-content area. Best of all, in a special companion Web site, updated Web addresses can be found as well as new resources that came out after this book was printed. This book contains three chapters: (1) Internet Basics for the Science Classroom; (2) Technology in the Classroom; and (3) Finding the Right Internet Resources. This book concludes with a bibliography, glossary, appendix A--Online Resources, appendix B--Developing Your Own Web Page and an index.
Descriptors: State Standards, Internet, Educational Technology, Directories, Science Teachers, Search Engines, Multimedia Instruction, Educational Resources, Web Based Instruction, Science Instruction, Educational Strategies, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education
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