Teaching in the Digital Age: Using the Internet to Increase Student Engagement and Understanding / Edition 2

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Dawn Butler
"Demonstrates how the Internet can add to your depth of instruction. As a teacher who does not use the Internet to its fullest, this book contributes very well!"
Beverly R. Plein
"Through the use of technology, students can learn to use tools they are comfortable with and that will help them develop skills for greater productivity in a global society. With theory from this book, teachers can model Internet activities for creativity and engaged learning for higher studentachievement!"
Amie Brown
"An excellent resource thatgives both novice and veteran teachers ideas on how to integrate technology into the classroom. This second edition will become a good friend to those who want to use the Internet in their teachings!"
California Bookwatch
"Quite simply essential reading for any modern teacher. No teacher's library is complete without this fine manual."
Education Libraries
“Although the book is written for the practicing classroom teacher, it will also be useful for the school administrator who wants to create stronger Internet learning activities in the school.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412955652
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/18/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristen J. Nelson is the author of numerous books in the education field, including Teaching in the Digital Age and Developing Students’ Multiple Intelligences. She works for a large suburban school district in Orange County, California. Nelson has been an elementary and middle school teacher before becoming an educational administrator.

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Table of Contents

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
Brain-Compatible Learning
Multiple Intelligences Theory
The Internet
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
Electronic Mail
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
Problem-Solving Activities
Taking It to the Classroom: Social Action Project
Appendix A: Web Site Addresses
Appendix B: Rubrics

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