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This book takes two fold approach: how to navigate the internet and how to incorporate the internet into traditional curriculum. Describes the basics of Email, Gopher, and the World Wide Web. The book is tied into a 15-part PBS video series (15-30 minute segments) showing the Internet being used in real classrooms across the country. Offers a Web page for the book itself — with links to over 100 major World Wide Web sites for teachers and for supplementary materials. A guide for teachers integrating the Internet into the classroom.
1. Introduction. What's Out There?
I. GETTING CONNECTED.
2. Email to the World.
3. Getting Connected - Gopher.
4. Getting Connected - World Wide Web.
II. CURRICULUM INTEGRATION.
5. Classroom Management and the Net.
6. Introducing Students to the Net.
7. Curriculum Integration - Science and Math.
8. Curriculum Integration - Social Science.
9. Curriculum Integration - Humanities.
III. KEY PERSPECTIVES.
10. The School Library - Books in a Digital World.
11. Teachers - Training and Professional Resources.
12. District Planning, Wiring, and Acceptable Use.
13. International Perspectives - You Can/Can't Call There from Here.
IV. HOOKING UP TO THE INTERNET.
14. Hardware - Modems, Phone Lines, Access Points.
15. Access - Getting to the Net.
16. Futures - The Next Five Years.
V. RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS.
17. Web Sites for Schools.