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Internet in the Classroom. Steve Gordon Director of Technology sgordon@eup.k12.mi.us Michael Spuhler Internet Coordinator mspuhler@eup.k12.mi.us Sault Area Public Schools http://eup.k12.mi.us/sault. How can we Use the Internet. E-Mail Mailing Lists Net 101 Good General Sites

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Internet in the Classroom

Steve Gordon

Director of Technology

sgordon@eup.k12.mi.us

Michael Spuhler

Internet Coordinator

mspuhler@eup.k12.mi.us

Sault Area Public Schools

http://eup.k12.mi.us/sault


How can we Use the Internet

  • E-Mail

  • Mailing Lists

  • Net 101

  • Good General Sites

  • Searching

  • Lesson Plans & Projects

  • Educational Research & Studies


E-Mail

  • This “Tool” puts you in contact with thousands of other educators

  • It is a convenient form of communications

  • Participate in projects with other schools

  • Allows students to communicate

  • Take the time to learn E-mail


What to Use for E-Mail

  • Netscape

  • Internet Explorer

  • Eudora

    http://www.eudora.com/


KeyPals Club

Mighty Media presents the KeyPals Club, a place for young people, teachers and students to locate and correspond with other youth and students around the world.

http://www.mightymedia.com/keypals/


Pen-Pal Connection

A pen-pal (or if you prefer a web-pal) is a friend from a different country, language, culture. Many countries are listed.

http://alberti.crs4.it/pen-pal/


Finding Keypals

If you are interested in finding keypals for your class, the hyperlinks below should be useful.

http://www.oxford.net/~ocbe/keypals.htm


Mailing Lists

  • Lets you see on-going discussions

  • An easy way to ask a question to Thousands of educators

  • Lots of E-mail


OnlineClass

They create original K-12 programming for the Internet, delivering a planned, organized and moderated e-mail/Web learning experience.

http://www.onlineclass.com/


Global SchoolNet Foundation

They are a nonprofit corporation, is a major contributor to the philosophy, design, culture and content of Internet-based learning.

http://www.gsn.org/


Learn the Net

A website dedicated to helping you save time and money when roaming through cyberspace.

http://www.learnthenet.com/english


Classroom Connect

A free, interactive mailing list! In all, more than 3,500 K-12 educators have subscribed to the list.

http://www.classroom.net/classroom/maillist.html


Other Lists

Thousands of Lists to join

http://www.liszt.com/


Net 101

  • Learn the “Net” on the “Net”

  • There are many on-line tutorials

  • Some are introductory and some are advanced


A Gentle Introduction to the Internet

  • What it the Internet?

  • Why Would I Want to Be Part of the Internet?

    http://www.lm.com/info/Internet/gentle.html


About the Internet

Various tutorials and information on the Internet thanks to Netscape.

http://home.netscape.com/home/about-the-internet.html


Beginners Guide to Life on the Internet

The information in this section will provide a consistently reliable starting point for your own exploration of the Internet.

http://www.screen.com/start/guide/


Good General Sites

  • Education Oriented with links

  • K-12 oriented

  • Grade level oriented

  • Subject oriented


Web66: A K12 World Wide Web Project

Just as U.S. Highway Route 66 was a catalyst for Americana, we see the World Wide Web as a catalyst that will integrate the Internet into K12 school curricula.

http://web66.coled.umn.edu/


Reber's Resources for K-6 Teachers

This site is intended to help teachers cut down on the amount of time they spend looking for quality sites on the Internet.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8854/


Kid Source On-Line K-12

They have great articles and information that will help you raise your child from who is from 6 to 18 years old.

http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/k12.html


Sharing NASA

These projects allow students to share in the excitement of NASA's scientific and engineering pursuits like flying the shuttle, spacecraft explorations of distant planets, and space-based life sciences research.

http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/interactive/


WWW 4 Teachers

For teachers powering learning with technology

http://www.4teachers.org


Searching

  • The art of finding “Stuff”

  • There are Millions of computers on the Net

  • Learn the techniques

  • Try it before your students


Search Engines

  • A variety of Search Engines exist.

  • You should try various ones.

    http://www.classroom.net/searching/


Yahooligans

Kids Safe Searching

http://www.yahooligans.com/


Lesson Plans& Projects

  • Gold Mines

  • Sharing


Connections+

Lesson plans, activities, curriculum resources--linked with corresponding subject-area content standards.

http://www.mcrel.org/connect/plus/


School Net

Sample Internet lesson Plans and Learning Projects

http://schoolnet2.carleton.ca/english/ext/aboriginal/lessons/index.html


Global SchoolNet'sInternet Projects Registry

Created for busy teachers who are searching for online projects for classroom integration.

http://www.gsn.org/pr/index.html


Bonus

They sell stuff but also offer a wide variety of on-line activities. Check out the teacher section.

http://www.bonus.com


Educational Research & Studies

  • Studies are always being done

  • Current

  • At your finger tips


The Impact of Technology

Surveys, Bibliographies, Literature Reviews, Articles, Reports, Case Studies and Additional Resources .

http://www.mcrel.org/connect/tech/impact.html


ERIC

Educational Resources Information Center

http://www.aspensys.com/eric/


Citing Electronic Materials - Guidelines

The new MLA rules generally treat electronic materials as if they were printed texts that require additional information to be fully described.

http://www-dept.usm.edu/~engdept/mla/rules.html


Next Steps

  • Make Time/Take Time

  • Experiment

  • Try one easy application

  • Then another

  • Then another

  • Publish and share what you do.


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