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Web Literacy for Educators

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April 2008 | 128 pages | Corwin

"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 educators at any grade level."
—Betsy Muller, Technology Consultant and Teacher
Issaquah School District, Seattle, WA

Boost teacher/student Web literacy while using the Internet to enrich classroom instruction!

For many of today's students, the Web is one of the first places they go to for information. Unfortunately, doing research on the Internet poses many dangers and challenges. Both students and educators must become Web literate, which means not only knowing how to find information but also how to examine content, find out who published a Web site, and see who is linked to a site.

This practical guidebook helps teachers and students effectively find, sort, and evaluate information on the Web and illustrates how educators across all content areas and grade levels can use the Internet to strengthen students' critical thinking skills. Educational technology expert Alan November 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 includes:

  • Formative assessments in each chapter
  • Need-to-know information for students' out-of-school, unfiltered research
  • Tips for addressing plagiarism
  • Explanations of commonly used terminology

Web Literacy for Educators shows teachers how to navigate the Internet efficiently and wisely and help their students do the same.

 
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Web Basics for Critical Thinking


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