Educating with the Internet: Using Net Resources At School and Home.

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This innovative tutorial/Internet directory has been completely updated to provide educators of all levels with useful tips and ideas for incorporating the World Wide Web into the learning process. There is a gold mine of information included for teachers who want to use the Internet in their classroom. It provides sites for teaching on almost every possible subject - Sciences, Physics, Sociology, Astronomy, Space, Environment, Psychology, History, Math, Foreign Languages, Careers, Art, Computer Graphics, Health, Fitness, Music, Travel, and more! FEATURES 50% new lesson plans and practice lessons Covers grades K-12 in the lesson plans and practice lessons Provides updated guidelines on what equipment to purchase, how to connect to a provider, how to use a browser, and how to access sites. Numerous ready-to-use lessons provided in all standard subject areas Completely Updated Directory with over 1300 education related sites by category Glossary of terminology Windows/Mac CD contains additional site listings, lesson plans, technology updates, and other useful resources

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Devising a general educational guide to the Internet that's still useful must be the Holy Grail of Internet book publishing. Because both teachers and students might initially be intimidated by the vastness of the Net, many Internet guides attempt to limit the scope of the subject and degenerate to basic computer instruction. Conversely, more advanced guides can become overawed collections of unrelated bookmarks. While Nancy Skomars hasn't quite nailed it down this time, Educating with the Internet is at least a good start on the quest for the perfect Internet guide.

Skomars errs a bit by providing too many bookmarks; however, her list of bookmarks is well organized around typical classroom subjects, such as math and literature. Within the list, she also intersperses some useful suggestions on how to use the Net to teach the subjects and how to prepare Net-friendly lesson plans. Educating with the Internet is highly successful as an idea book for teachers who don't know how to integrate the Internet into the classroom. Teachers who are already Net-savvy and students who are already connected and surfing will probably find this book to be too basic.

About the Author:

Nancy Skomars has taught for 20 years, and is currently developing Internet-based curriculum projects in two computer labs, does in-service training, and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences nationwide.

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