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  • Begins Resources for Student’s Needs
  • Educators will most likely find several key References in an area of interest and then get comfortable with what is available. The vastness of the Internet guarantees exhaustion if you think you've got to find every last piece of information on a topic. Instead, by finding References appropriate to interests, degree of expertise, and grade level, educators can tap into support material that could not be obtained this easily anywhere else.
  • Search Terms: Science: Biomes, DNA, replicators. Math: Factoring, Polynomials, Percent. Electives: “Food Pyramid,” “Vincent Van Gogh” Language Arts: “Lord of the Flies,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” Social Studies: Oilfields, “Women’s Suffrage,” Uxmal
  • Nashua NH Internet Tools

    1. 1. Internet Tools Nashua, New Hampshire Your Internet Concierge: Helen Teague
    2. 2. Today’s Goal <ul><li>This session's focus is on integrating online research, activities, resources, and projects into the curriculum and the classroom. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Our Focus <ul><li>Focus first on the learner. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about what kids need to learn and how they can learn it best. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't be distracted by the question </li></ul><ul><li>'What can I use these tools for?' Instead ask, 'What can these tools do for the students?' </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Internet Connection <ul><li>Teacher’s Needs </li></ul>Student’s Needs <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum sites </li></ul><ul><li>Online Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Reference materials </li></ul><ul><li>Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Online Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Activities/Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reference materials </li></ul><ul><li>Activities/Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Reference materials </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Hotlists </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Authoring/Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Calculators </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Link to Learn Tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>actDEN*Digital Education Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The OOPS Page: </li></ul>Content Online Resources: Resources for your “bag of tricks”.
    6. 6. <ul><li>International Society for Technology in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Education Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EduHound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>Content Curriculum Sites: A collection of sites promoting uses of information technology to support and improve learning, teaching, and administration in K–12 education and teacher education.
    7. 7. <ul><li>Internet Classroom Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CIESE Online Classroom Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Filamentality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WebQuests </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Content Online Projects: Learning activities in which students explore, collect, and interact with online information.
    8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Pitsco's Ask an Expert </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The MAD Scientist Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electronic Emissary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>Experts: Access to specialists and mentors in a variety of fields. Answers are given to difficult questions not found in traditional resources.
    9. 9. Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SLATE Landmark Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HPR*TEC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>Online Tools: Promote anywhere, anytime learning. Create online activities, and provides storage for special URL’s.
    10. 10. Resources <ul><li>Teach-nology </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funbrain-Quiz Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discovery School </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blink </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Online Tools: Promote anywhere, anytime learning. Create online activities, and provides storage for special URL’s.
    11. 11. Resources <ul><li>Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Public Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Reference Materials: Sites rich in reference materials at your fingertips.
    12. 12. Resources <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alta Vista </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>Reference Materials Search Engines: Search by keyword, they crawl over Web/Net constantly, and they build indexes to all material. Metasearch Engines: Give access to multiple engines and directories by searching all tools by keyword. <ul><li>MetaCrawler </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DogPile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Tools <ul><li>PBS Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Harcourt Brace School Publishers: Learning Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classroom Connect-Connected Teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Lesson Plans: Online access to tried and true lessons linked to state and national standards.
    14. 14. <ul><li>Global School House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EduPlace Houghton Mifflin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// /projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TEAMS Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>Tools Activities/Projects: Two or more classes studying a common topic and sharing information. Activities created to match topics or themes.
    15. 15. <ul><li>Walk Through Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// /history/walk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Interactive Frog Disection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// /go/frog/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Based Interactive Stock Market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Tools Simulations: Real world applications that allow students to learn by doing .
    16. 16. Content <ul><li>The Field Trip Site </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Field Trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Amazing Travel Bureau-National Geographic </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Quest Channel-Classroom Connect </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Adventure Learning: Simple: sharing info about their community. Complex: monitoring an expedition to reach the North Pole.
    17. 17. Content <ul><li>“ Surfin’ for ABC’s” </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning a School or Community Archive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>JavaLovers-The Applet Showroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Riverdeep </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Activities/Projects: Engaging students in interactive opportunities.
    18. 18. Content <ul><li>Kid’s Search Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SuperKids </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AskJeeves for Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yahooligans </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Reference Materials: Kid Friendly Search Engines
    19. 19. Resources <ul><li>The Why Files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Atlapedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// !/ </li></ul></ul>Reference Materials
    20. 20. Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Epals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boardhost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>Communication: Electronic pen pals are the most common of all school telecomputing projects. Threaded discussions are a great way to include “reluctant” participants.
    21. 21. Resources <ul><li>Eduhound Hotlists </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Franklin Institute Hotlists </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thinking Through Linking-Ozline </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Hotlists: Save hours of aimless searching by providing the students with a chosen list of resources that work best for the goals you set.
    22. 22. Tools <ul><li>Artsonia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Midlink Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>KidsPub </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Webmonkey For Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>Authoring/Publishing: Create online web pages that display original works via online newspaper, poetry anthology, magazine, or museums. Sometimes peers and/or experienced authors offer feedback.
    23. 23. Tools <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Universal Currency Converter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Inflation Calculator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Zone Converter </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Calculators: Online access to to calculators, converters, language translators, etc.
    24. 24. Tools <ul><li>Eduplace Kids Site-Houghton Mifflin </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PBS Online for Kids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul></ul>Application: Elementary-interactive activities that revolve around a curriculum topic.
    25. 25. Tools <ul><li>Teen Learning Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access Excellence-The Mystery Spot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Zone </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Noodle Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Application: Secondary-interactive activities and resources that revolve around a curriculum topic.
    26. 26. BEST Pinpoint Searching !! <ul><li>Google : </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>Features: Images Specific Files Strict Filtering Translation Section Specific Domains
    27. 28. Results 1. Accessing Online Information
    28. 29. BEST Way to Evaluate Web Sites <ul><li>What is the purpose of the site? Is there bias? </li></ul><ul><li>Who developed/sponsored the site? Contact information? </li></ul><ul><li>GoTo: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the goals/objectives of the developer/sponsor? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the information provided well-documented? </li></ul><ul><li>When was the site last updated? </li></ul><ul><li>See Also Kathy Schrock’s recommendations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    29. 30. Questions