Curriculum Webs: A Practical Guide to Weaving the Web into Teaching and Learning / Edition 1

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Overview

This guide shows pre-service and in-service teachers and curriculum developers how to use the web as a resource in teaching. It details steps of the process of building a curriculum using different software packages, demonstrating how to develop web-based material from the early planning stages through the design and implementation of a web page. Lesson plans provide step-by-step procedures for completing tasks in four major software packages: Dreamweaver, GoLive, FrontPage, and Composer. A companion web site offers examples. Cunningham is affiliated with the University of Chicago. Billingsley is affiliated with the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205336593
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/13/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Chapter Summary," "Your Next Step," and "For Further Learning."

Preface.
Short table of contents.
Long table of contents.
List of figures.

1. Planning curriculum for the Web.
What is a curriculum web?
Why build curriculum webs?
Some example curriculum webs.
Easing into building curriculum webs.
Overview of the process.
Cautions and limitations.

2. Identifying curriculum goals.
A process for identifying goals.
General educational goals.
Learner descriptions.
Subject matter descriptions.
Learning objectives.
Prerequisites.
Aims.
Rationales.

3. Choosing learning activities.
The complexity of learning.
Individualizing the curriculum.
Grouping learners.
Selecting learning activities.

4. Gathering Web-based resources.
Why use existing resources?
Bookmarks.
Searching.
Evaluating Web-based resources.
Copyright issues.

5. Designing effective Web sites.
The ten 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 4: Planning site navigation.
Step 5: Chunking.
Step 6: Building site structure and navigation tools.

6. Laying out effective Web pages.
What is HTML?
Basic page design principles.
Use of white space on the page.
Using of color.
Styling text.
Moving around.
Frames versus tables.
Making accessible pages.

7. Using multimedia.
What is multimedia?
Graphics file formats.
Acquiring images.
Creating images.
Placing images.
Sidebar: Anti-aliasing.
Image maps.
Incorporating sound.
Incorporating video.
PDF files.

8. Constructing interactivity.
What is interactivity?
JavaScript.
Cookies.
Aids to navigation.
Forms.
Interactive animated graphics.
Alternate pages.

9. Organizing and assessing learning.
Planning instruction.
Embedding assessment.
Instructional plans.
Lists of materials and equipment.
Plans for assessment.

10. Evaluating and maintaining curriculum webs.
Evaluation.
Maintaining, revising, and updating.

11. Teaching with curriculum webs.
People.
Classrooms.
Connectivity.
Software Issues.

12. Teaching teachers with curriculum webs.
The importance of teacher training.
The Web's impact on teacher learning.
Time for teacher learning.
Standards for teaching with technology.
Some general considerations when teaching teachers.
The Web Institute for Teachers.

Appendix a: Technology.
Web servers, clients, and browsers.
Bandwidth.
Internet names and URLs.

Appendix b: HTML.
HTML document structure.
HTML syntax.
HTML quick reference chart.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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