Learning from Cyber-Savvy Students: How Internet-Age Kids Impact Classroom Teaching / Edition 1

Learning from Cyber-Savvy Students: How Internet-Age Kids Impact Classroom Teaching / Edition 1

by Anne Hird
     
 

ISBN-10: 1579220312

ISBN-13: 9781579220310

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

As the Internet has become a common household utility, more and more students are coming to school with Internet experience.

How do students' and teachers' roles, and schools as institutions, change when these Internet-Age kids enter classrooms that are fully equipped with networked computers?

This book offers a unique analysis of the issues and challenges

Overview

As the Internet has become a common household utility, more and more students are coming to school with Internet experience.

How do students' and teachers' roles, and schools as institutions, change when these Internet-Age kids enter classrooms that are fully equipped with networked computers?

This book offers a unique analysis of the issues and challenges teachers face as their classrooms become fully connected to the Internet.

Anne Hird spent six months observing a class in a school with fully connected classrooms. She presents a vivid and insightful account–often reported through the students' own words--of how young teens use computers in and out of school; how they perceive the world shaped by the Internet; and how these factors shape their expectations for classroom learning.

She observes and reflects on the paradox which confronts teachers in this environment. They are expected to guide students in learning with a cognitive tool that was not part of the teachers' experience as students, while students' familiarity with the Internet calls into question the authority of the teacher on which the traditional teacher-student relationship is based. She offers a strategy for professional development which recognizes and builds on this inevitable shift in the teacher-student relationship.

This is an absorbing, thought-provoking and practical book for all educators--individual teachers and administrators alike–concerned about the integration of computer technology into elementary and secondary school classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579220310
Publisher:
Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Author's Notexi
1.Introduction: Children, Adults, and the Thinking Machine1
2.New Possibilities for Learning: The Promise of the Internet13
3.Patterns of Response to Innovation: Schools and Technology27
4.Online and Offline: It's All Real43
5.Fun, But Not All Games: Living and Learning Online55
6.Information and Misinformation: Students' Online Research75
7.Meeting the Real Person First: Students' Online Relationships93
8.But is it Safe? Students' Online Conduct105
9.The Internet Generation in School: Using Technology in the Classroom123
10.Catching up to Kids: What Schools can do147
Appendix ACityview School Acceptable Internet Use Policy161
Appendix BData Collection and Analysis163
References167
Index171

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