USING THE INTERNET FOR INSTRUCTION Janice Bezanson EdTech 541 - Spring 2011 Image Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons
OVERVIEWThis lesson is a culminating activity for a regular-educationﬁfth grade classroom following the completion of a unit onthe colonies. Students will utilize internet resourcesincluding:•Xtimeline•Google Earth•Google Docs•ToonDoo•Delicious Image courtesy Flickr Creative Commons
✦Using Xtimeline students will complete a timeline showingthe settlement dates of the 13 colonies.
✦Using Google Earth students will locate the relative location ofwhere the colonies were established.
✦Using Delicious students will save the websites usedduring their searches for pertinent information.
✦Using Google Docs students will write collaborativelyanswering questions about the colonies.
✦Using ToonDoo students will write and create a comicstrip that will tell the story about their colony region.
RUBRIC The rubric shown on this page was created using Rubistar. It can be used interactively over the internet or can be printed out.
CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDSCalifornia content standards in the areas English Language Artsand History-Social Science are incorporated into this web-basedlesson. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons
NETS StandardsA wide variety of NETS Standards are incorporated into this web-basedlesson. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commona
SUMMARYIt is a new day. They way we teach needs to reﬂect the globalchanges that have taken place. The way children learn haschanged. As educators we need to embrace today’s technologyand equip our students with the skills necessary to succeed in thetwenty-ﬁrst century. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons
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