How to Weave the Web Into K-8 Science

How to Weave the Web Into K-8 Science

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Like a search engine for science teachers, How to?eave the Web into K - 8 Science is your custom-made guide to bringing the best of the Internet into your classroom. Author David Wetzel has done the work of locating online materials for you. The book offers resources for the Web-based science teaching and learning plus online technical help for both beginners and experienced computer users. You even get instructions for developing your own Web page. In three concise chapters, this book covers: the rationale behind using Web-based resources for science teaching, and tips for making the most of the Internet; practical strategies you can put to work immediately, including the topics of one-computer and multicomputer calssrooms, wireless and hand-held computers, Web-based learning centres and lessons, WebQuests, virtual tours, labs, field trips, and multimedia presentations; and a wealth of Internet resources including search engines, directories, and NSTA's own SciLinks and Webwatchers. There is an extensive section of Web-based resources listed by category and science-content area. Best of all, in a special companion Web site, you'll find updated Web addresses as well as new resources that came out after this book was printed.How. Do. I. Find. the. Right. Websites. for. Teaching. Science? Here are five tips for searching for web-based resources to support science curriculum. ... Look for evidence that the author or orga- nization that sponsors the site is knowledgeable and reliable. ... One rubric used by NSTA to determine the suitability of a website to meet this criteria is the Evaluating Essential Features of Classroom Inquiry inanbsp;...

Title:How to Weave the Web Into K-8 Science
Author:David R. Wetzel
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2005-01-01


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