Curriculum Webs: Weaving the Web into Teaching and Learning / Edition 2

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Overview

Curriculum Webs helps educators, curriculum developers, and teachers build and use the World Wide Web as a central resource to facilitate learning. A curriculum web is a Web page or web site designed to support a unit of curriculum. This text describes the process of building curriculum webs from the early planning stages through design of the Web pages, using the finished product in classrooms, reflecting on the results, and revising for further use. Readers will see how successful Web-based curricula can be developed based on the stages of curriculum development and the needs of learners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205459407
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/22/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Short table of contents.

Long table of contents.

List of figures.

1. Planning curriculum for the Web.

Overview.

What is a curriculum web?

Why build curriculum webs?

Some example curriculum webs.

Standards and curriculum webs.

Easing into building curriculum webs.

Overview of curriculum planning.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

2. Creating a simple curriculum web.

Overview.

Activity formats for the Web.

What is a WebQuest?

The IQ WebQuest: An Elaborated Example.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

3. Identifying curriculum goals.

Overview.

A process for identifying goals.

The relationship between ends and means.

General goals.

Learner descriptions.

Subject matter descriptions.

Learning objectives.

Prerequisites.

Aims.

Rationales.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

4. Laying out an effective web page.

What is HTML?

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Basic page design principles.

Use of white space on the page.

Using of color.

Styling Text.

Making accessible pages.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

5. Choosing learning activities.

Overview.

The complexity of learning.

Differentiating the curriculum.

Grouping learners.

Selecting learning activities.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

6. Planning instruction and assessment.

Overview.

Planning instruction.

Embedding assessment.

Instructional plans.

Lists of materials and equipment.

Plans for assessment.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

7. Gathering web-based resources.

Overview.

Why use existing resources?

Bookmarking Favorites.

Searching the Web.

Evaluating web-based resources.

Copyright issues.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

8. Designing an effective web site.

The steps of web site design.

Step 1: Planning for your audience.

Step 2: Gathering information and materials.

Step 3: Establishing a visual metaphor or theme.

Step 3: Chunking.

Step 4: Planning site navigation.

Step 5: Building site structure and navigation tools.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

9. Using multimedia.

What is multimedia?

Graphics file formats.

Acquiring images.

Creating images.

Placing images.

Image maps.

Incorporating sound.

Incorporating video.

Sidebar: Streaming AV.

PDF files.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

10. Constructing interactivity.

What is interactivity?

JavaScript.

Cookies.

Aids to navigation.

Forms.

Interative animation With Flash.

Blogs and Wikis.

Alternate pages.

Chapter summary.

Your next step.

Question(s) for reflection.

For further learning.

11. Evaluating and maintaining curriculum webs.

Overview.

Plans for evaluation.

Maintaining, revising, and updating.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

12. Teaching with curriculum webs.

Overview.

People.

Classrooms.

Connectivity.

Software Issues.

Ensuring successful teaching with a curriculum web.

Chapter summary.

Question(s) for reflection.

Your next step.

For further learning.

Appendix: An overview of web technologies .

Overview.

Web servers, clients, and browsers.

Bandwidth.

Internet names and URLs.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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