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Lacina, Jan; Mathews, Sarah – Childhood Education, 2012
"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow" (Dewey, 1916). Dewey's words are still relevant today as educators across the world consider how to best connect the print-based literacies of the past to the technologically based literacies of the present. Dewey's advice of re-envisioning how to best teach children…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Childrens Literature, Reading Comprehension
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2007
A WebQuest is an inquiry-based technology activity designed by Bernie Dodge and Tom March at San Diego State University in 1995. Dodge and March describe WebQuests as activities in which most, or all, of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are a powerful instructional activity for teachers and students. Students will…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Internet, Content Area Reading, Technology Uses in Education
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2006
Young children today are exposed to technology at a much younger age than they were five to 10 years ago, and technology is now an important component of literacy. To be able to function in the world today, children need to learn how to read beyond a paperbound book. In this article, the author highlights Web sites that provide unique…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Web Sites, Literacy Education, Internet
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2006
Teaching and learning radically changed with advances in technology. Research shows that the computer can be an effective tool in both teaching and learning, and for that reason, school districts throughout the United States support schools by purchasing computers and software for individual classrooms. As a result, many school districts are using…
Descriptors: School Districts, Management Systems, Educational Technology, Internet