Making the Most of the Web in Your Classroom

Making the Most of the Web in Your Classroom : A Teacher's Guide to Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis, Pages and Sites

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The book is divided into two sections. The first provides a background for teachers regarding what World Wide Web is, a brief history of the Web, using the Web with Students, and the research behind Web use in the classroom. This section is not an exhaustive coverage of these topics. Rather, it is meant solely to familiarize teachers with the Web. The second section of the book takes a more detailed approach. It is a step-by-step process guiding teachers through the design, development, and implementation process of the Web for use in the classroom. This process includes how to evaluate Web projects, how to manage Web projects, and how to integrate Web projects into the curriculum. Teachers will learn how to design Web sites and will be able to guide their students similarly through this process to develop student - created Web projects.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 180.34 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Corwin Press Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 1412915740
  • 9781412915748
  • 1,163,201

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Author Information

Timothy D. Green holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology and Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University. He is co-author of Multimedia Projects in the Classroom: A Guide to Development and Evaluation (Corwin Press) and the author of PowerPoint Made Very Easy! (Scholastic). He has taught fourth grade and junior high school. His expertise is in multimedia design, the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process, and pedagogy. He is an assistant professor at California Sate University, Fullerton in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. Currently, he is the university's Director of Distance Education. Abbie H. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and an MA from Teachers College at Columbia University. He is currently an associate professor at California State University, Fullerton in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. He is co-author of Multimedia Projects in the Classroom: A Guide to Development and Evaluation (Corwin Press), and a contributing author to Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction (Houghton Mifflin). He has taught at the Bank Street School for Children in New York City and George Washington Middle School in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He has received awards for outstanding teaching and curriculum design from the New Jersey Department of Education and is an experienced computer-based instructional media producer. LeAnne Robinson is an Assistant Professor at Western Washington University on a joint appointment between the Program in Instructional Technology and Department of Special Education. She is a former elementary and special education teacher and holds a Ph.D. in Education from Washington State University. LeAnne's work has appeared in such journals as Teaching Exceptional Children, the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, and, Voices in the Middle.

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"I have not seen a more teacher-friendly resource for using the Web in the classroom. The authors took both novices and experts into consideration when writing the book. A must-have in every school." -- Elizabeth Alvarez, Math and Science Coach "A good introduction and a great resource. I would buy this book and recommend it to media specialists, instructional technology teachers, and district coordinators for both content and technology. It is a user-friendly tool on many levels." -- April DeGennaro, Gifted Education Teacher "Should be a mainstay of any serious teacher's library: it tells how to translate Internet technology into classroom applications, from designing Web sites to helping students develop their own Internet-based projects." -- The Bookwatch, June 2008

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