Social Studies on the Internet, Second Edition

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780131108080: Social Studies on the Internet, Second Edition

The book's dual-purpose perspective has proven itself effective for prospective teachers learning how to use the Internet in a classroom, as well as for current teachers who want the advantages of the Internet for informing their professional practice and the content of their instruction. In addition, its user-friendly format reassures the novice Web user while still providing the depth sought by experienced “surfers.” Updated to include the newest addresses in the field, this annotated collection of 500+ Web sites is the one volume elementary, middle school, and secondary teachers need in order to make maximum use of the World Wide Web for garnering social studies content and ideas on best practice. Every Web site listed has been checked for relevance and updated and new Web sites have been added to address current topics, including Web sites that focus on the events of September 11, 2001. A Guide Box after each web site lists the ten National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) educational themes and indicates which themes the Web site serves. Encompasses browsers and search engines, Web site organization, “bookmarking,” troubleshooting, and more. Examines legal and ethical issues involved in using Internet and Web resources, as well as exploring how the Web can be integrated into a social studies curriculum. For Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary Social Studies teachers.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:

This technology is destined to revolutionize our educational system and ... in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks.
— Thomas Edison, 1922, statement on the invention of film

Claims of the importance of new technologies by the inventors are not limited to our current cultural advancements. Society's pundits have customarily proclaimed that advances in technology will reshape the face of the human experience. Historians point to the "Gutenberg revolution" as having reshaped the knowledge base, access to information, and learning process of Western civilization. Perhaps not as apparent, subsequent advances such as the chalkboard, ballpoint pen, mass production of paper, mimeograph machine, the public library system, overhead projector, radio, and television also have changed how we learn. The Internet might prove to be second only to the invention of written language itself in its significance as a learning process for society. Marshall McLuhan's declaration—that the problem today isn't that we don't have the answers, but that we don't have the questions—prophesied the new world of information created by the technology we call the Internet.

Social Studies on the Internet is an annotated collection of web sites for use by current and future teachers of social studies at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. It is a new doorway to the best practices, content, and original ideas that are essential to the success of social studies teachers. Mastery of the Internet and its resources can greatly enhance the quality of the learning experience in social studies classrooms.

In this second edition, every web site has been checked, updated, or replaced and new web sites have been added to reflect the developments on the Internet.

SELECTION OF SITES

In selecting the various web sites, four criteria were used:

  1. Comprehensiveness. We generally selected web sites that offer the most comprehensive information and resources on topics of importance to social studies teachers.
  2. Durability. It takes time, effort, and creativity to integrate the Internet into unit and lesson plans, and teachers need to have some reasonable assurance that their efforts will be usable in future years. Sponsoring organizations of national or regional reputation that serve as patrons of web sites will more likely provide the long-term stability and permanence that make it possible for teachers to put forth the effort to prepare lessons integrating technology.
  3. Self-Renewal. We selected web sites that have a history of improvements and innovations to make the sites more usable, accurate, and up-to-date.
  4. Credibility. Content on the Internet is fluid and without assurance that it is accurate. As is true of information in any medium, the source is a major consideration in evaluating its accuracy. The Internet has made it possible for content to be published in such an inexpensive manner that availability is no longer an adequate screening device. The volume of information in relation to the areas of expertise of reviewers has made it impossible for individuals to validate content. Therefore, emphasis was placed on sites whose patrons have reputations for service to the public good and are affiliated with well-respected organizations.

ORGANIZATION OF THE TEXT

The chapters in this text are organized as follows:

Chapter 1 is an introduction to the terminology of the Internet, various ways to use the Internet's resources, and sites that can provide a tutorial for novices.

Chapter 2 deals with Internet safety, legal and ethical issues regarding use of Internet material, and the integration of the Internet into social studies instruction.

Chapters 3 through 10 contain a wide range of social studies resources that social studies teachers at every level will find invaluable as they begin to use the Internet for their professional development, introduce the Internet into their classroom learning experiences, and change the way they teach. The web sites are organized into chapters based on content topics for ease of use by teachers when they prepare unit and lesson plans.

Chapters 11 and 12 offer social studies teachers a number of resources that will assist them on a variety of fronts, from planning and setting goals to accommodating diverse student populations.

Chapter 13 provides resources that will allow teachers to grow professionally and to respond to the classroom management challenges they face.

Within each social studies content chapter (Chapters 3 through 10), we have identified gateway sites, specialized sites, the kinds of information provided, and connections to NCSS themes. These identifiers will further assist you in determining the suitability of each site for your specific educational goals.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Berson, Michael J.; Cruz, Barbara C.; Duplass, James A.; Johnston, J. Howard
ISBN 10: 0131108085 ISBN 13: 9780131108080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0131108085BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Berson, Michael J.; Cruz, Barbara C.; Duplass, James A.; Johnston, J. Howard
Published by Prentice Hall (2003)
ISBN 10: 0131108085 ISBN 13: 9780131108080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0131108085

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Berson, Michael J.; Cruz, Barbara C.; Duplass, James A.; Johnston, J. Howard
ISBN 10: 0131108085 ISBN 13: 9780131108080
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801311080801.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Berson, Michael J.; Cruz, Barbara C.; Duplass, James A.; Johnston, J. Howard
Published by Prentice Hall (2003)
ISBN 10: 0131108085 ISBN 13: 9780131108080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0131108085

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Berson, Michael J.; Cruz, Barbara C.; Duplass, James A.; Johnston, J. Howard
Published by Prentice Hall (2003)
ISBN 10: 0131108085 ISBN 13: 9780131108080
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prentice Hall, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-133-58-1109101

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds