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    • Technology Workshop
      The Internet in the Elementary Classroom
      Teach your students to search effectively, and use Internet Workshop and Internet Projects in your classroom. Plan to incorporate your hands-on learning in this workshop into your science and social studies lessons.
      Pulaski School
      Lynn Ryczer
    • Workshop Objectives
      The participants will:
      Examine new literacies, such as searching, locating, and critically evaluating information on the Internet and learn strategies to introduce to students.
      Become familiar with and evaluate Internet Workshop and Internet Projects.
      Identify resources to for teacher use and student use.
      Create an Internet Workshop for use in the classroom.
    • New Literacies
      Definition of literacy is always changing…
      Literacy is being redefined as new technologies emerge
      New literacy skills are required to effectively use the Internet and other technologies.
      Dr. Donald J. Leu, New Literacies Video
      The new literacies of the Internet and other ICTs include the skills, strategies, and dispositions necessary to successfully use and adapt to the rapidly changing information and communication technologies and contexts that continuously emerge in our world and influence all areas of our personal and professional lives. These new literacies allow us to use the Internet and other ICTs to identify important questions, locate information, critically evaluate the usefulness of that information, synthesize information to answer those questions, and then communicate the answers to others.
      Toward a Theory of New Literacies, 2004 (Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, and Cammack)
    • Videos~Just to get you thinking…
      Pay Attention
      Since most of today's students can appropriately be labeled as "Digital Learners", why do so many teachers refuse to enter the digital age with their teaching practices? This presentation was created in an effort to motivate teachers to more effectively use technology in their teaching.
      A Vision of K-12 Students Today
      This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so.
      Dr. Leu
      Donald J. Leu holds the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut and is President Elect of the National Reading Conference. He is an international expert in the new literacies of Internet technologies and how to best prepare students for these new literacies.
    • Technology Standards
      Information and Literacy Technology Framework
      ISTE National Education Technology Standards
      NETS Document
      Meriden 2006 Technology Plan
    • More to Teach…
      How can we add one more thing to our already packed day???
      Include the Internet as a resource
      Integrate inot subject areas
      Discuss new strategies and skills learned
    • Frustrations…Problems…Concerns
    • Internet Safety
      Meriden Acceptable Use Policy
      Westport Student Policy
      Safety Tips
      Back button
      Five click rule
      Safety Sites students can explore
      Privacy Playground
      Internet Driver’s License
      PBS Kid's Web License
    • Frustrations…Problems…Concerns
      Finding Info!
      What are your favorite sites to search with?
      What do your students use when searching for information?
    • Locating Information
      Using Search Engines
      Yahoo Kids!(categories)
      Browse vs. search
      Comprehensive directory of topics/categories
      KidsClick!(librarian selected database)
      Gives reading level of resource
      Smaller, less search results
      Worlds of Web Searching
      Google Safe Search for Kids(text matching)
      Prevents inappropriate content from appearing
      Meriden Online Book Collection
      *Web Path Express give websites with reading levels!
      List of Search Engines & Descriptions
    • Locating Information
      Key Words
      Choosing important words and synonyms
      Using quotations
      Topic + focus strategy
      Key Word Lesson Gr. 2-3
      Ask Kids(natural language processing)
      Allows students to type question
      Ineffective strategy when using other search engines
    • Locating Information
      Analyzing Search Engine Results
      Students need to skim and scan for title, site description, and URL
      Results are displayed differently on each site
    • Locating Information
      Understanding URLs
      URLs give information about the site
      Help make inferences about the credibility of the site
      Locate a page when link changes
      host of the site
      (credible source?)
      .com – commercial
      .org – organizational, non-profit
      .edu – educational
      .net – networked organization
      *See Understanding URLs for more information!
      hypertext document
      name of the folder
      on the server
      domain name
    • Frustrations…Problems…Concerns
      Finding a good site to use!
      How do you choose which site to use? Where do you look to find information about the site?
    • Critically Evaluating Information
      Anyone can publish on the Internet!
      Students should evaluate a website for...
      Author, Purpose, Date, Accuracy, Bias
      Five W’s and How (Leu, Leu, Coiro)
      Five W’s of Website Evaluation (Kathy Shrock)
      Students need strategies for efficiently evaluating the credibility and usefulness of the information they find.
      Analyze Video, Dr. Leu
    • Critically Evaluating Information
      Look for “About this site”
      Water Cycle Site
      Google~ Martin Luther King ~ 3rd Site
      All About Explorers(For Teachers~Lessons)
      The Tree Octopus
      *Critical Evaluation Info Kathy Shrock
    • CyberSmart! Curriculum
      “CyberSmart! Student Curriculum empowers students to use the Internet safely, responsibly, and effectively. The free non-sequential curriculum is easily integrated into your current curriculum. A consistent lesson model, including free reproducible student activity sheets, makes planning easy. Standards-based lessons are aligned with national and state technology and information literacy standards. CyberSmart! prepares students to use the Internet for communication, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving—the new basic skills for 21st century learning.”
      Useful Student Resources from CyberSmart!
      Rating Websites
      Acceptable Use Policy
    • Frustrations…Problems…Concerns
      Not enough time!
      What do you plan for your students to work on in the computer lab? Can you incorporate a computer center during independent work time? Can create a rotating schedule for student computer time?
    • Internet Workshop
      Internet workshop is one way teachers begin to integrate the Internet into a classroom setting which provides opportunities for students to exchange content information and new literacies.
      Internet Workshop Steps
      Locate a good site with content related to unit of study and set bookmark
      Develop an open ended activity requiring students to use the site
      (this could also be an Internet Workshop journal)
      Assign the activity to be completed during the week or in computer lab
      Have students share their discoveries, questions, and new literacy strategies during a short workshop session
      • Sharing the experiences is key! It allows students to share and compare the information they discovered, discuss their developing skills in critical analysis, and raise new questions to be explored.
      Two Examples ~ Desert ~ Geometry
    • Internet Workshop Uses
      • Students could…
      Build background knowledge or activate knowledge on an upcoming topic ~ language arts, science, ss, math, etc.
      Gain additional knowledge on topic as students navigate and explore a bookmarked site
      Explore searching for a site to use for a research project
      Evaluating search results or two different sites on same topic
      Complete activity related to literature read ~ Cyberguides
      Research an author ~ Author’s on the Web
      Solve a math problem of the week ~ CMT Review
      Discovering the new literacies and learning together with your students is one of the important aspects of Internet Workshop; it models for students how they will need to learn from others the continuously emerging new literacies of Internet technologies.
      Leu, Donald J., Internet Workshop: Making Time for Literacy
      Leu, Donald J., Internet Workshop and WebQuests: Two Instructional Models
    • What are some other ways you might use Internet Workshop in your classroom?
      What websites do you think you will incorporate in your classroom?
      An other ideas?
      Internet Workshop Uses
    • Internet Projects
      Internet Projects are collaborative learning activities between two or more classes.  Students work on a similar topic and share their learning through the Internet.  The learning is engaging, purposeful, and authentic and prepares students for new literacies.
      Website Project
      Involves a common website that numerous classes report or collect data for. 
      Classes have a chance to compare their data with other classes and discuss the differences. 
      Teachers can find Internet Projects and join!
      Spontaneous Project
      A classroom works with another class or classes to obtain a common goal, which can be an objective for a unit of study. 
      Teachers can create their own project descriptions and find classes looking to collaborate.
    • Internet Project Resources
      As you explore the Internet for websites to use in your class, you will also find great Internet Projects and activities or you can search for them.
      Explore the sites attached for some great projects!
      Internet Project: Preparing Students for New Literacies in a Global Village gives examples of Internet Projects.
      Additional Internet Project Resources Google Doc
      Internet projects help students communicate with students from different cultures, develop a greater appreciation for the diversity of our world, lead children to respect differences, learn new literacies, and provide authentic learning experiences.
      Leu, Leu, & CoiroTeaching with the Internet K-12:New Literacies for New Times
    • Internet Projects
      Which Internet Projects looked interesting to you?
      What Internet Projects will enhance your science, social studies, math, etc. curriculum?
      How do you see yourself using Internet Projects in your class?
    • Frustrations…Problems…Concerns
      No time to search and plan!
      Use the workshop time create an Internet Workshop for your class!
      Find a Internet Project you want to participate in!
    • Additional Resources for…Internet Workshops, InternetProjects, WebQuests, and more!
      English and Social Studies Sites
      Science and Math Sites
      Internet Workshop Template
      Use this template to start your own Internet Workshop!
    • Internet in the Classroom
      Identifying important questions, navigating information networks to locate relevant information, critically evaluating information, and communicating the solution to others are five important aspects of new literacies. These instructional models provide support in teaching and developing new literacies, as well as developing content area knowledge.