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1 Little Hands on the Internet Linda L. Mills Library Media Specialist Greensburg Elementary School Greensburg, Indiana 47240 lmills@venus.net Phone: 812-934-3844 NECC conference 2004

2 Why Internet for Young Children To show them the world To open up new horizons To obtain material not easily accessible To show them that this is something they will be doing later in life Surfing the Net with Kids www.surfnetkids.com www.surfnetkids.com

3 The Internet for young children… Is not a substitute for books or libraries Is not something they will be using by themselves Is a tool to show that learning is all around us…that reading is important to help us communicate Will show them that some information is readily available at our fingertips

4 Misconceptions Internet, World Wide Web and E-Mail are the same The Internet has all of the answers. It will replace libraries and books. Everything is free or accessible. Everything you see on the Internet is accurate, reliable, or up to date. Yes, it has pornography, bomb making, how to break the law…but you have to seek these things out.

5 Digital resources for young children Do they have the fine motor skills, cognitive skills, or language and literacy skills to use digital resources? They can use software. They can use keyboards. They can follow pictorial directions. They can use visual cues to understand.

6 The question today is not ARE these technologies appropriate, but rather how do we use these new technologies in appropriate ways to enhance children's learning and development.

7 Steps to take when introducing students to technology Use technology for word processing Use technology wisely and judiciously Use technology correctly Use technology as an extension of your curriculum Use the Internet as you would any other tools in the classroom

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9 white mouse: Small squeaky furry rodent. computer mouse: A way of telling the computer what to do without using the keyboard.

10 screen: 1. object inserted into a window to keep bugs outside, or 2. viewing surface for movie screen: viewing surface of computer monitor

11 house window: An opening in a house enabling you to look inside or outside. computer window: An opening into a software application or program.

12 piano keyboard: A way to make music. computer keyboard: A way of telling the computer what to do.

13 landing net: a fishing accessory. computer net: Short for network, a way to hook computers together so they can share information.

14 Where to find ideas for sites Magazines Books Conduct searches using standard search engines or directories Conduct searches using portals

15 Magazines to try Classroom Connect www.classroomconnect.com www.classroomconnect.com Learning and Leading with Technology MultiMedia Schools Technology and Learning However, many of your magazines like Lollipops, Mailbox, Creative Classroom, Bookbag, Instructor have sites to try also.

16 Books The Internet Kids Yellow Pages by Jean Armour Polly, McGraw Hill, 2003 Yahooligans!Way Cool Web Sites by Richard Raucci, IDG Books, 1996 Surfin the Internet; Practical Ideas from A to Z by Annette Lamb, Vision to Action, 2001 Yellow Pages by Classroom Connect, 2000 These are just a sampling of books available to help you find things on the Web. Classroom Connect is an especially good publisher of educational sites on the Web.

17 Adult Search Engines/Directories Google http://www.google.comhttp://www.google.com AltaVista http://www.altavista.comhttp://www.altavista.com Northern Light http://www.northernlight.com http://www.northernlight.com Yahoo! http://www.yahoo.comhttp://www.yahoo.com Dogpile http://dogpile.comhttp://dogpile.com Teoma http://www.teoma.comhttp://www.teoma.com Vivisimo http://vivisimo.com/http://vivisimo.com/

18 Sites to use/Kid Search Engines KidsClick! http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/ Blue Webn http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn Yahooligans www.yahooligans.comwww.yahooligans.com Discovery School http://www.discoveryschool.com/schrockguide http://www.discoveryschool.com/schrockguide Ask Jeeves for Kids www.ajkids.comwww.ajkids.com Awesome Library www.awesomelibrary.orgwww.awesomelibrary.org Kids Search Tools http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm http://www.rcls.org/ksearch.htm Internet Public Library KidSpace www.ipl.org/KidSpace www.ipl.org/KidSpace

19 Other Kid Search sites Great Sites http://www.ala.org/greatsites http://www.ala.org/greatsites Berits Best Sites for Children http://www.beritsbest.com http://www.beritsbest.com

20 A resource to help you learn more about Kids Search Engines Haycock, Ken, Michelle Dober, and Barbara Edwards. Authoritative Guide to Kids Search Engines, Subject directories, and Portals. Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2003. Also try the following site to learn more about search engines: http://www.searchenginewatch.com

21 Web Evaluation or What Makes a Good Web Site Organization, layout, and ease of use Graphics/topography Authority--edu vs. com Accuracy Links-within/outside Coverage Currency Objectivity

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24 Internet Domains com -commercial organization edu - educational institutions gov - government, nonmilitary mil - military org - other organizations net - network resources Email going to international locations have different domains placed on the end, a country code. Every address is classified as a type of domain, just like every address has a state and zip code. This helps the Internet deliver the message.

25 How does the Internet help you, the teacher? Lesson plans and ideas Online professionals to answer questions Online projects for your class Professional resource materials Reference sites Listservs Interactive tutorials Webcams Virtual Field Trips WebQuests

26 Lesson Plan Sites Kindergarten Connection http://www.kconnect.com/http://www.kconnect.com/ The Activity Idea Place http://www.123child.com/http://www.123child.com/ A to Z Teacher Stuff http://AtoZTeacherStuff.comhttp://AtoZTeacherStuff.com LessonPlanZ.com http://www.LessonPlanz.comhttp://www.LessonPlanz.com Mr. Donns Lesson Plan Page http://members.alo.com/donnanalee/siteindex.html http://members.alo.com/donnanalee/siteindex.html Gigglepotz http://www.gigglepotz.comhttp://www.gigglepotz.com Edupuppy http://www.edupuppy.comhttp://www.edupuppy.com Midge Frazel http://www.midgefrazel.nethttp://www.midgefrazel.net There are many lesson plan sites out there to try. Sample a few of the following and see if they can help you save time.

27 Online professionals Ask an expert http://www.askanexpert.com http://www.askanexpert.com Big Chalk http://www.bigchalk.com http://www.bigchalk.com Ask Dr. Math http://mathforum.org/dr.math http://mathforum.org/dr.math

28 Online Projects Email or keypals Projects to join up with Your own projects to collaborate with others

29 Email/Keypals KidLink (Empowering kids and you to build global networks of friends) http://www.kidlink.org/english/general/int ro.html http://www.kidlink.org/english/general/int ro.html Epals http://www.epals.comhttp://www.epals.com Keypals http://www.teaching.com/keypalshttp://www.teaching.com/keypals Thinkquest (a non profit organization offering programs designed to advance education through the use of technology) http://www.thinkquest.org http://www.thinkquest.org

30 Online Projects with Other Classes Classroom Connect http://www.classroomconnect.nethttp://www.classroomconnect.net Global School Net http://gsn.orghttp://gsn.org Web 66 http://web66.coled.umn.eduhttp://web66.coled.umn.edu The MegaPenny Project http://kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp http://kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp Minds Eye Monster Exchange Project http://www.win4edu.com/minds-eye/monster http://www.win4edu.com/minds-eye/monster Monarch Watch http://www.MonarchWatch.orghttp://www.MonarchWatch.org KIDPROJ http://www.kidlink.orghttp://www.kidlink.org Get your feet wet with other projects on the Internet before doing one of your own. However, once you are ready, heres some places to go to find projects to try.

31 Answers to Research on Early Childhood Earlychildhood http://www.earlychildhood.comhttp://www.earlychildhood.com ERIC http://www.ericeece.orghttp://www.ericeece.org Preschool Zone http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/pep/pz. html http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/pep/pz. html Resource Center for Early Childhood Education http://www.tenet.edu/ http://www.tenet.edu/ Early Childhood Teacher Pages http://www.nauticom.net/www/cokids/teacher. html http://www.nauticom.net/www/cokids/teacher. html

32 General Reference Sites Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/kidspace/ http://www.ipl.org/kidspace/ Library Spot http://www.libraryspot.comhttp://www.libraryspot.com Indiana Department of Education http://www.doe.state.in.us http://www.doe.state.in.us Index to the Internet http://www.lii.orghttp://www.lii.org iTools http://www.itools.com/http://www.itools.com/ Reference Desk http://www.refdesk.com/http://www.refdesk.com/ These are sites that will give you information on a variety of encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference materials, and magazines to help you find information.

33 Listservs Listservs are places to go when you want to talk to others about topics of interest to everyone. There are many listservs out there to use. Try the following to find ones that might interest you. Early Childhood Mailing List http://users.sgi.net/~cokids/Mailing_Lists. html http://users.sgi.net/~cokids/Mailing_Lists. html ECENET-L listserv@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu Procedures at http://ericps.crc.uiuc.edu/eece/listserv/ec enet-l.htmllistserv@postoffice.cso.uiuc.edu http://ericps.crc.uiuc.edu/eece/listserv/ec enet-l.html

34 Interactive Sites Learning Planet http://www.learningplanet.com/http://www.learningplanet.com/ Wanna Learn http://www.wannalearn.com/http://www.wannalearn.com/ Poem Pack http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/cluster s/index.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/cluster s/index.shtml Internet Coloring books www.coloringpage.org/drawing.htm www.coloringpage.org/drawing.htm Boowa and Kwala http://www.boowakwala.comhttp://www.boowakwala.com Hangman at Kids Corner http://kids.ot.com/cgi/kids/hangman http://kids.ot.com/cgi/kids/hangman Blue Dog Can Count http://kao.ini.cmu.edu/bdf.htmlhttp://kao.ini.cmu.edu/bdf.html

35 Web Cams Tommys List of Live Cams http://www.rt66.com/ozone/cam.htm http://www.rt66.com/ozone/cam.htm Live NASA Cams http://ambitweb.com/nasacams/nasacams. html http://ambitweb.com/nasacams/nasacams. html Science Webcams http://dsc.discovery.com/cams/cams.html http://dsc.discovery.com/cams/cams.html Live cams are another way to see things on the net. The following are sites you might try.

36 Virtual Field Trips Virtual Field Trips and Web Museums is a portal created by Midge Frazel with many links to virtual field trips. It will take you to a variety of museums all over to explore. It includes the Louvre, Field Musuem, and Museum of National History in Washington, D.C. It will also let you explore such places as Oregon Trail, Colonial Williamsburg, and Death Valley to name a few. http://midgefrazel.net/fieldtrip.html Field Guides http://www.field-guides.comhttp://www.field-guides.com

37 WebQuests WebQuest page http://webquest.sdsu.eduhttp://webquest.sdsu.edu Schools of California Online Resources http://www.score.k12.ca.us/ http://www.score.k12.ca.us/ An Insects Perspective http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/ins ects/top.htm http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/ins ects/top.htm

38 The Internet can be used directly for all subject areas for Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third. Sites are just harder to find. Just keep on searching.

39 Literature Jan Brett www.janbrett.comwww.janbrett.com Tedd Arnold www.geocities.com/teddarnoldwww.geocities.com/teddarnold Marc Brown http://pbskids.org/arthur/grownups/marc_brown/ http://pbskids.org/arthur/grownups/marc_brown/ Eric Carle www.eric-carle.comwww.eric-carle.com Mem Fox www.memfox.netwww.memfox.net Patricia Polcacco www.patriciapolacco.comwww.patriciapolacco.com Seussville www.randomhouse.com/seussvillewww.randomhouse.com/seussville Audrey Wood www.audreywood.comwww.audreywood.com Storybooks www.lil- fingers.com/storybooks/content.htmlwww.lil- fingers.com/storybooks/content.html Eduscapes http://educscapes.com/http://educscapes.com/

40 Holidays All kinds of holiday stuff http://members.aol.com/Donnpages/ Holidays.html http://members.aol.com/Donnpages/ Holidays.html Schrocks holiday sites http://school.discovery.com/schrock guide/holidays.html http://school.discovery.com/schrock guide/holidays.html Lil Fingers http://www.lil- fingers.com/http://www.lil- fingers.com/

41 Eisenhower Clearinghouse for Math and Science http://www.enc.org http://www.enc.org Using Live Insects in the Elem. Classroom http://insected.arizona.edu/uli.htm http://insected.arizona.edu/uli.htm Zoom School http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/school http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/school Online Autumn http://comseqogue.k12.ny.us/~ssilverman/autumn/ index.html http://comseqogue.k12.ny.us/~ssilverman/autumn/ index.html ZooLinks http://members.aol.com/zoonetkids/http://members.aol.com/zoonetkids/ Ranger Ricks Kid Zone http://www.nwf.org/kidshttp://www.nwf.org/kids Gigglepotz Science http://www.gigglepotz.com/science.htm http://www.gigglepotz.com/science.htm

42 Science What is it? http://www.uq.edu.au/nanoworld/what isit.html http://www.uq.edu.au/nanoworld/what isit.html

43 Social Studies Zoom School www.EnchantedLearning.com/school/index.html www.EnchantedLearning.com/school/index.html The White House for Kids http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids Bens Guide to U.S. Government for Kids http://bensguide.gpo.gov http://bensguide.gpo.gov What is the Capital of….? http://www.what-is- the-capital-of.comhttp://www.what-is- the-capital-of.com Social Studies projects http://www.gigglepotz.com/curriculum.htm http://www.gigglepotz.com/curriculum.htm

44 Geography Zoom School www.EnchantedLearning.com/school/index.html www.EnchantedLearning.com/school/index.html Postcard Geography http://cyberbee.com/howto.html#participate http://cyberbee.com/howto.html#participate National Geographic Society http://www.nationalgeographic.com http://www.nationalgeographic.com Geography Page http://geography.about.comhttp://geography.about.com Social Studies projects http://www.gigglepotz.com/curriculum.htm http://www.gigglepotz.com/curriculum.htm

45 Art Carlos Coloring Page www.ravenna.com/coloringwww.ravenna.com/coloring Crayola www.crayola.com/art_educationwww.crayola.com/art_education Aunt Annies Craft Page www.auntannie.comwww.auntannie.com Nikolais Web Site www.nikolai.com/nnn.htmwww.nikolai.com/nnn.htm I Spy www.lexmark.com/data/spy/spy.htmlwww.lexmark.com/data/spy/spy.html Hop Pop Town http://www.kids-space.org/HPThttp://www.kids-space.org/HPT

46 Math Sites Numbertime www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime Flashcards http://www.edu4kids.com/math/ http://www.edu4kids.com/math/ AAA Math http://www.aaamath.com/http://www.aaamath.com/ Figure this Out! http://www.figurethis.org/ http://www.figurethis.org/ Illuminations http://illuminations.nctm.org/lessonplans /prek-2/subtraction/index.html http://illuminations.nctm.org/lessonplans /prek-2/subtraction/index.html

47 More Math Sites Learning Box http://www.learningbox.comhttp://www.learningbox.com Aunty Math http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/ http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/aunty/ Primary Math Games http://www.primarygames.com/math.htm http://www.primarygames.com/math.htm Dr. FreeMath http://ois.unomaha.edu/drfreemathhttp://ois.unomaha.edu/drfreemath Interactive Mathematics Miscellany & Puzzles http://www.cut-the-knot.com http://www.cut-the-knot.com Jumpin Jehosaphat the Counting Sheep http://www.dodds1.com/Java/Jj.html http://www.dodds1.com/Java/Jj.html Arithmetic Software http://forum.swarthmore.edu/arithmetic/arith.soft ware.html http://forum.swarthmore.edu/arithmetic/arith.soft ware.html

48 Health and Safety sites Smokey the Bear http://www.smokeybear.com/ http://www.smokeybear.com/ Magic School Bus www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/c olgate/index.html www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/c olgate/index.html Kids Health www.kidshealth.ng/kid/ill_injure www.kidshealth.ng/kid/ill_injure A Tooth Unit http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/teet h/ http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/teet h/ Yucky World http://www.yucky.comhttp://www.yucky.com P.E. Central http://www.pecentral.org/http://www.pecentral.org/ Bill Nye http://www.billnye.comhttp://www.billnye.com

49 Misc. sites Free downloads http://www.kidsdomain.com/down/ http://www.kidsdomain.com/down/ Funology http://www.funology.com/index.cfmhttp://www.funology.com/index.cfm Scholastic (falls into all categories) http://www.scholastic.com/ http://www.scholastic.com/ Holiday Clip Art http://members.cyberz.net/jkeepes/holiday.htm http://members.cyberz.net/jkeepes/holiday.htm School Clip Art http://www.teacherfiles.com/clip_art.htm http://www.teacherfiles.com/clip_art.htm

50 Using the Internet with Lill Kids Changing the way teachers teach, and students learn Empowers everyone, from adult to child to become lifelong learners Complements your school library media center Students need Net access to become knowledgeable workers of the 21st Century

51 In Conclusion….. Start small. Become familiar with sites. Explain to students what the Internet is and does. Never let your children search by themselves. Show them sites; give them sites to use. Preview and evaluate sites. Show them that learning is fun. Most of all--HAVE FUN! There is too much to see and do.

52 Go to my website to find a hotlist of sites to use http://www.greensburg.k12.in.us /teacher/millslinda/ Click on Presentations to get to the hotlist for this NECC presentation. REMEMBER -----

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