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Virtual Field Trips in the Cyberage: A Content Mapping Approach

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Consider Scott Mandel your guide through the Internet and pack your book bag for an unforgettable journey. Mandel, a teacher himself, helps educators of every computer level wind through the World Wide Web from a teacher's point-of-view and without the technical jumble.

In Virtual Field Trips in the Cyberage: A Content Mapping Approach, he offers step-by-step instructions that apply to all content areas and ...

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Overview

Formerly a SkyLight publication.

Consider Scott Mandel your guide through the Internet and pack your book bag for an unforgettable journey. Mandel, a teacher himself, helps educators of every computer level wind through the World Wide Web from a teacher's point-of-view and without the technical jumble.

In Virtual Field Trips in the Cyberage: A Content Mapping Approach, he offers step-by-step instructions that apply to all content areas and grades, and even includes a full chapter brimming with virtual field trips. Open your classroom and your students' minds to a cyber-world of new experiences.

Consider Scott Mandel your guide through the Internet and pack your book bag for an unforgettable journey. Mandel, a teacher himself, helps educators of every computer level wind through the World Wide Web from a teacher`s point-of-view and without the technical jumble. He offers step-by-step instructions that apply to all content areas and grades, and even includes a full chapter brimming with virtual field trips. Open your classroom and your students` minds to a virtual world of new experiences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575171593
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/22/1999
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott M. Mandelis aNational Board-certified teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has worked as a teacher, administrator, and inservice leader for more than 25 years. The author of nine teacher education books, Mandel is also the founder and director of the Teachers Helping Teachers Web site. He received his PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Southern California.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Wonders of the Internet for the Classroom Curriculum
A Step-by-Step Process
1. Advantages of Virtual Field Trips
The Human Experience: Adapting to Different Climates, Topographies, and Modem Speeds
A Revolutionary Educational Resource
Field Trips as a Curricular Enhancement
Packaged Trip or Personalized Trip?
2. Quick and Easy Internet Searches
A Short Cut to Ancient Rome
Easy and Efficient Ways to Locate URLs
Search Engines and Directories
General Education Sites
Comprehensive Subject-Matter Sites
Specific Subject-Matter Sites
Teacher Guest Books
Limit Search Time With Electronic Tools
3. Plan a Virtual Field Trip Step by Step
Team Time for Students
New Learning Opportunities
Determine Goals and Parameters
Brainstorm a Model
Investigate
Make Decisions About Activities
Address Assessment
A Virtual Field Trip Checklist
4. Creating a Virtual Field Trip From Start to Finish
Here Presenteth Thy Dilemma
Putting the Methodology to Work
Determining Goals and Parameters
Brainstorming for Shakespeare
Linking to Shakespeare
Making the Final Decisions
Assessing the Product
Why Did She Spend All of This Time?
5. How to Integrate Virtual Field Trips into the Curriculum
The Shape of Society
Where to Begin?
Language Arts
Social Studies/History
The Humanities
Science
Mathematics
The Arts
6. Ready-to-Use Teacher-Created Virtual Field Trips
A Trip to a Spider's Habitat
A Trip Out of My Town
A Trip in History to Visit Bleeding Kansas
A Trip to Medieval Times
A Trip to See the Work of Diego Rivera
A Trip to a Weather Bureau
Appendix A: A Virtual Field Trip Checklist
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Index of URLs
References
Index
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