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Helps teachers encourage active student involvement through Internet-based projects that focus on individual learning styles and problem solving, and includes lesson plans, curriculum standards, and assessment rubrics.
About the Author
The Scope of This Book
1. Designing Internet-Based Activities
What Does a Well-Designed Internet Activity Look Like?
Understanding by Design Framework
Nine Steps to a Successful Internet-Based Project
Example Lesson: Getting Started
Taking It to the Classroom: So Many Ways to Be Smart!
2. Connecting Brain-Compatible Learning, Multiple Intelligences, and the Internet
Multiple Intelligences Theory
3. Assessing Internet-Based Activities
Assessment: The Great Debate
Performance Tasks: Six Facets of Understanding Rubrics
4. Using the Internet to Strengthen Interpersonal Skills
The History of the Internet
Taking It to the Classroom: What Is the Internet?
Searching for Information: Search Engines
Taking It to the Classroom: Getting to Know Search Engines
Favorites and Web Site Notebooks
Interpersonal Exchange Activities
Taking It to the Classroom: Reflective Writing
5. Enhancing Information-Gathering and Analysis Skills
Information Literacy Skills
Taking It to the Classroom: Mini-Research Project
Information-Gathering and Analysis Activities
Taking It to the Classroom: What Makes Good Writing Good?
Taking It to the Classroom: Virtual Field Trips
6. Improving Questioning and Problem-Solving Skills
Taking It to the Classroom: Social Action Project
Appendix A: Web Site Addresses
Appendix B: Rubrics