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1 An Adventure of the American Mind

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3 Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology 1994 Study The study sought instructional activities that justified the costandeffort required to make the Internet available in the classroom.

4 An Adventure of the American Mind The Criteria Unique and Compelling Applications of the Internet

5 An Adventure of the American Mind Unique Can these learning activities be accomplished in any other way? The Criteria

6 An Adventure of the American Mind Compelling Does the educational outcomes justify the effort teachers must invest to use the Internet effectively in the classroom? The Criteria

7 An Adventure of the American Mind 1. Use of “real-time” data from government and commercial databases Examples US Geological Survey US Geological Survey Ask an Expert Ask an Expert Unique and Compelling Applications of the Internet for K-12 Education

8 An Adventure of the American Mind Unique and Compelling Applications of the Internet for K-12 Education 2. Telecollaborative projects using “pooled” data from shared, Web- based databasesExample Real-time Projects Real-time Projects

9 An Adventure of the American Mind Unique and Compelling Applications of the Internet for K-12 Education 3. Student publishing on the WebExample Student Publishing Student Publishing

10 An Adventure of the American Mind Access to unique and primary- source informationExamples Dear Mrs. Roosevelt Dear Mrs. Roosevelt American Memory American Memoryhttp://memory.loc.gov Unique and Compelling Applications of the Internet for K-12 Education

11 An Adventure of the American Mind National Digital Library Program Digitizing distinctive, historical Americana material from the collections of the Library of Congress

12 An Adventure of the American Mind An Adventure of the American Mind Program North Carolina Congressman Charles Taylor

13 An Adventure of the American Mind Focus of the AAM Program …raise the comfort level of teachers in the use of technology...

14 An Adventure of the American Mind Focus of the AAM Program …proficient creation and use of digitized resources …

15 An Adventure of the American Mind Focus of the AAM Program …use of the digital primary resources found at the Library of Congress

16 An Adventure of the American Mind South Carolina Congressman Jim DeMint

17 An Adventure of the American Mind What are Primary Sources?

18 An Adventure of the American Mind Primary Sources Actual records that have survived from the past Actual records that have survived from the past

19 An Adventure of the American Mind Audio Clips & Movies Sound Recording, Non-Music Part of a series of interviews made by John Henry Faulk, Austin, Texas, January or February Sound File Click above for Video Clip

20 An Adventure of the American Mind Analyzing the Quality of Primary Sources 1. Time & Place Rule The closer in time and place a source and its creator were to an event in the past, the better the source will be.

21 An Adventure of the American Mind 2. Bias Rule Every source is biased in some way. Analyzing the Quality of Primary Sources Activity Fill with black

22 An Adventure of the American Mind All information and digital sources are from the American Memory website


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