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Web Literacy for Educators
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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
Key features
  • Lets teachers and students weed out misinformation and disinformation
  • Simple to complex tools make the guide useful at all grade levels
  • Promotes smarter faster, and better student research productivity
  • Describes specialized search tools
  • 4 simple steps help students judge information quality and validity
  • Alerts teachers to what they need to share with students for out-of-school unfiltered research
  • Offers tips for addressing plagiarism
  • Simple assessments let teachers judge students' web literacy
  • Meets a need in all content areas
  • Embeds the teaching of critical thinking
  • Protects students from manipulation
  • Should be in the hands of every single teacher

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Web Basics for Critical Thinking


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