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1 Usborne Books Using our Internet-Linked Books Effectively in the Classroom

2 Presented by Patti Wall Educational Consultant for Usborne Books

3 3 Internet Facts 450 million Internet users worldwide 450 million Internet users worldwide (Nielsen-Net Ratings, 2002) (Nielsen-Net Ratings, 2002) The number of children using the World Wide Web is projected to reach 44 million by the year 2005The number of children using the World Wide Web is projected to reach 44 million by the year 2005 (Gilutz & Nielsen, 2002) (Gilutz & Nielsen, 2002)

4 4 Using Usborne Internet-Linked Books Can Help Protect Children Surfing the Internet with Usborne Books is SAFE and PRECISE Surfing the Internet with Usborne Books is SAFE and PRECISE No Search Engine is needed No Search Engine is needed No long website addresses are necessary No long website addresses are necessary No risk of making typing errors No risk of making typing errors

5 5 Usborne Internet-Linked Books are Excellent Tools for Research Saves time for teachers, parents & students! Saves time for teachers, parents & students! Age appropriate websites Age appropriate websites Perfect blend of printed text (books) and internet (links) – the books can be used with or without the internet. Perfect blend of printed text (books) and internet (links) – the books can be used with or without the internet. Provide virtually endless opportunities for learning and exploration Provide virtually endless opportunities for learning and exploration Websites are hand-picked for children. The website for each page of the referenced book is targeted to the information on that page of the book. Websites are hand-picked for children. The website for each page of the referenced book is targeted to the information on that page of the book. Data does not go out of date like CD-ROMS – is always current. Data does not go out of date like CD-ROMS – is always current.

6 6 Internet Linked Features Inviting books with colorful pictures Inviting books with colorful pictures The books contain easy-to-follow indexing The books contain easy-to-follow indexing Include topics & activities that are fun and exciting to children, enhancing their learning experience Include topics & activities that are fun and exciting to children, enhancing their learning experience Subjects are covered in an easy-to-use manner using various learning styles Subjects are covered in an easy-to-use manner using various learning styles Internet access at Internet access at

7 Now Lets Do Some Research A child has a project to gather data on… A child has a project to gather data on… B U G S Using our Internet Linked Books Using our Internet Linked Books –Animal World –Discovery Series BUGS

8 8 Click on USA Site Click to go to the Usborne Quick-links website Click to go to the Usborne Quick-links website

9 9 Dont Know the Title? Click Here

10 10 Select Animal World Click Here

11 11 Type in Page Number Select Page 20

12 12 Scroll Down to Desired Area Use the Scroll Bar

13 13 Websites and Clip Area Select Site

14 14 Websites and Clip Area Select Clip Art

15 15 Clip Art Displayed Using Usborne Downloadable Items Print out pictures for activities or science/history/geography projects Save pictures to your computer Use in word processing documents/papers

16 16 Go to Interesting Sites

17 17 Lets Look at the Discovery Series Book on BUGS Go to and look for the USA. Click and look for the BUGS Internet-Linked Book. Type in page 22 and see an interactive beehive and the life of a honeybee and see an interactive beehive and the life of a honeybeeand see an interactive beehive and the life of a honeybee Or page 30 discover some interesting beetles by playing a game! discover some interesting beetles by playing a game!

18 18 Explore Nature! From our Whales & Dolphins Discovery series Find out how dolphins learn sign language and take a quiz On page On page and hear "Whale Songs" and humpback whales feedingand hear "Whale Songs" and humpback whales feeding

19 19 Be an Artist! Take a tour of the Hanna-Barbera Studio Take a tour of the Hanna-Barbera Studio (on page 50-51) Take a tour of the Hanna-Barbera Studio And learn how the final effects of a cartoon are made at this site: The Final Effect The Final Effect The Final Effect

20 Learn About Our World! On page 143 of the World Geography Encyclopedia, learn what it would be like to visit a virtual refugee camp learn what it would be like to visit a virtual refugee camp learn what it would be like to visit a virtual refugee camp Or on page 351, go on an amazing space trip and take a Star-Journey via the Hubble Telescope go on an amazing space trip and take a Star-Journey via the Hubble Telescopego on an amazing space trip and take a Star-Journey via the Hubble Telescope

21 21 Learn About Styles of Music Go to page Read more about jazz composition and improvisation Read more about jazz composition and improvisation On page 33-32, Learn more about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven Learn more about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven Learn more about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven

22 22 New Beginners Internet Referenced Series – Ideal for Younger Chlidren Learn how Make an origami jumping frog by visiting this site! Make an origami jumping frogMake an origami jumping frog See the speeded up video of the stages of a monarch butterfly See the speeded up video of the stages of a monarch butterfly or See the speeded up video of the stages of a monarch butterfly See the speeded up video of the stages of a monarch butterfly

23 23 Options for Bindings Three available options for bindings - Paperback, Hardcover & Library Three available options for bindings - Paperback, Hardcover & Library The Library bindings are triple stitched and the covers are made of heavy laminate The Library bindings are triple stitched and the covers are made of heavy laminate Combined volumes (C/V) are several titles in the same series in one book. Combined volumes (C/V) are several titles in the same series in one book.

24 24 We Offer the following: We are the sole source provider of Usborne Books (which are no longer offered through jobbers); We have full processing available; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed & Many of our books (including some of the Internet Linked books) are Accelerated Reader Books; 1/2 Price Replacement Policy; Personalized service with extensive product knowledge; All titles are available thru your Usborne Educational Consultant

25 25 Highly Recommended Usborne Books have won many awards from distinguished educational and publishing organizations, including the following: The Internet-Linked book Animal World – received recognition and excellent reviews in the ninth annual Teachers Choice Awards in 1993 The Internet-Linked book Animal World – received recognition and excellent reviews in the ninth annual Teachers Choice Awards in 1993 The Complete Book of the Microscope also received this award in The Complete Book of the Microscope also received this award in The 1 st Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans, Mixtures & Compounds, Materials & Lights, Sound & Electricity were chosen for the 2002 Austin Young Engineers Book Award for Grades 3-6 Resource Books. The 1 st Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans, Mixtures & Compounds, Materials & Lights, Sound & Electricity were chosen for the 2002 Austin Young Engineers Book Award for Grades 3-6 Resource Books. Encyclopedia of World History (IL) & Science Encyclopedia (IL) won the Parents Guide award for Children Media in Encyclopedia of World History (IL) & Science Encyclopedia (IL) won the Parents Guide award for Children Media in 2001.

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