Let’s talk about Internet When and why do you use Internet? In your personal life? As a teacher? As a student?
SurfingResearchingLearning Sharing & Serving Creating ultimately (College of Education, University of Illinois) “Surfing the Internet”? Surfing is not enough. Collaborating
Internet as a learning tool Try to use a single page rather than an entire web site Use the web to explore multiple perspectives on topics Utilize the web to enhance critical thinking skill, interactive learning & collaborative learning
Informational resources Examples: All about frog: http://www.frogsonice.com/froggy/ http://www.frogsonice.com/froggy/ All about tiger: http://www.5tigers.org/http://www.5tigers.org/ Basic information about US States: http://www.50states.com/ http://www.50states.com/ Use search engines Yahooligans, http://www.yahooligans.com/http://www.yahooligans.com/ Kidsclick, http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/ Kid’s search tool: http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm
Multimedia Resources Use Search Engines (Google, Altavista, HotBot, etc.) Special Search Engines Image Pics 4 Learning Pics 4 Learning http://www.faganfinder.com/img/ http://www.faganfinder.com/img/ Animal video, sound,, and images http://www.junglewalk.com/ http://www.junglewalk.com/ Lesson plans Your favorites?
Interactive Learning Resources Examples: Art, History and Science: http://www.eduweb.com/ http://www.eduweb.com/ Art: http://www.childrensmuseum.org/artsworksh op/index2a.html http://www.childrensmuseum.org/artsworksh op/index2a.html Math: http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibrary.html Music: http://www.musicplay.com/piano/pianoclass. html http://www.musicplay.com/piano/pianoclass. html Chemistry: http://www.miamisci.org/ph/http://www.miamisci.org/ph/
Collaborative learning (telecollaboration) Global School House http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsh/ Global grocery list http://landmark-project.com/ggl/index.html International Newsday http://www.newsday.co.uk/
WebQuest A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet, optionally supplemented with videoconferencing. (Bernie Dodge, San Diego State University) http://webquest.sdsu.edu/ http://webquest.sdsu.edu/
When you use the Internet for your class: Considerations Technology, often, fails Plan alternatives Technology takes time Take advantages of the Web Use resources Adapt existing plans (why reinvent a wheel?) Students have good ideas The Internet is addictive Planning is critical Finding and evaluating Web resources is a necessary skill for teachers
Search on the Internet http://www.noodletools.com/debbie /literacies/information/5locate/advic eengine.html http://www.noodletools.com/debbie /literacies/information/5locate/advic eengine.html http://www.google.com/help/refine search.html http://www.google.com/help/refine search.html
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