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Web Literacy for Educators

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April 2008 | 128 pages | Corwin
Boost teacher/student Web literacy while using the Internet to enrich classroom instruction! This practical guidebook helps both teachers and students effectively find, sort, and evaluate information on the Web and illustrates how to use the Internet as a powerful tool for strengthening critical thinking skills across all content areas and grade levels. The author offers methods to conduct smarter, faster, and more productive student research and provides basic steps to help learners judge information for quality and validity. This resource covers: Formative assessments in each chapter Need-to-know information for studentsÆ out-of-school, unfiltered researchTips for addressing plagiarismCommonly-used terminology
 
Preface
 
On the Web
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Web Basics for Critical Thinking
 
2. The Empowered Researcher
 
3. Get REAL: How to Validate Information on the Web
 
4. Look at the Links
 
5. Research Outside the Box: A Guide to Creative Searching
 
6. Expanding the Boundaries: Blogs, RSS, Podcasts, and Wikis
 
7. Strategies and Evaluation: Putting It All Together
 
References
 
Index

"A huge contribution. The coverage is very complete, and the examples are engaging and very informative."

Cheryl Oakes, Collaborative Content Coach for Technology
Wells-Ogunquit CSD, ME

"Both the newcomer and the tech-savvy educator can find something useful from this well-organized, easy-to-follow book. A wonderful addition for any educator."

Betsy Muller, Technology Consultant and Teacher
Issaquah School District, Seattle, WA

"Internet technology expert Alan November addresses everything an educator needs to know in this modern era to make use of the Internet for a better curriculum and how to address the problems it brings, such as plagiarism."

Wisconsin Bookwatch, June 2008
Midwest Book Review

"An outstanding guide for any education library."

The Bookwatch, July 2008
Midwest Book Review

Alan C. November

Alan November began his education career as a science and math teacher and a residential dorm counselor on an island reform school in Boston Harbor. November went on as a teacher and administrator in the Boston Public Schools, Lexington and Wellesley (Massachusetts) Public Schools, and the Glenbrook High Schools in Illinois. He has also taught in the graduate schools of education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Seton Hall in New Jersey. He was the cofounder of the Institute for Education Leadership and Technology at Stanford University. He has presented in all 50 states, every province of Canada, across Europe, Asia,... More About Author

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