Inernet for Teachers and School Library Media Specialistsby Edward J. Valauskas, Monica Ertel (Editor), Monica Ertel
How can teachers and librarians successfully incorporate the Internet into their school's curricula? Valauskas, Library Journal's monthly computer book review columnist and also a columnist for the magazines Online and Database, and Ertel, former Director of Knowledge Systems for Apple Computer and founder of the Apple Library Users Group, compiled this guide to show how actual, successful Internet programs have been used in elementary, middle, and high schools to teach math, science, history, literature, music, and more. Included are such examples as classes in which students download French periodicals on the Net to practice language skills; look at weather data from a Gopher server, use the data to make a map and a weather forecast, and return to the Net to check their accuracy; and access promising Gopher files on genetics for classroom debates on the merits of genetic engineering. Program descriptions are written by the faculty members and/or school library media specialists involved. Each example contains goals and results; budget, technical, and curricular information; plus photos and illustrations. A discussion of the Internet's future educational prospects, a bibliography about the Net's educational applications, a listing of the best sites for curricular integration, and an index round out this innovative resource.
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