A Teacher's Project Guide to the Internet
AUTHOR: Crotchett, Kevin
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Imagine journeying with your students to a far-off museum. Discussing what you see with artists and museum staff. Creating your own artworks. Sharing them with children from schools around the world. And never leaving the confines of your own classroom.
Learning adventures like these are already a reality for members of the global community known as the Internet. But too many teachers have been denied access to this rich and important world due to lack of time, resources, or expert guidance. This book provides all three.
Written by a teacher for teachers, A Teacher's Project Guide to the Internet walks readers through the Internet, step by step, suggesting a host of creative and exciting classroom projects along the way. These ideas come complete with Web site addresses plus a disk (compatible with IBM and Macintosh System 7.5 systems) that provides direct access (through your Web browser) to all the sites noted in the appendixes. This highly practical feature will save readers countless hours of browsing time, enabling them to immediately implement projects.
Both experienced "Internauts" and teachers just getting on-line will appreciate the book's straightforward organization. Crotchett begins with one of the easiest and most commonly used protocols--e mail--then gradually progresses to more sophisticated topics like newsgroups, file transfer protocol, and creating Web sites. Also included are overviews of the Internet's fundamental structure and history.
While aspects of these subjects have been dealt with in periodical articles and general how-to books, until now there has been no comprehensive book specifically written for K-12 teachers that combines Internet basics, specifically identified Web sites, and high-quality Internet-based projects. Considering that most educators already have more to do than time allows, A Teacher's Project Guide to the Internet will be immensely useful.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/17/1997
CATEGORY: Computers, Education