By: David R. Wetzel
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How to...Weave the Web Into K-8 Science
|Type of Product:||NSTA Press Book (also see downloadable PDF version of this book)
|Publication Title:||NSTA Press "How to..." Series
|Grade Level:||Elementary School, Middle School
|Read Inside:||Read a sample chapter: Internet Basics for the Science Classroom
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Like a search engine for science teachers, How to... Weave 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 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, including how they support national and state standards, and tips for making the most of the Internet.
§ Practical strategies you can put to work immediately. Topics include one-computer and multi-computer classrooms; wireless and hand-held computers; Web-based learning centers and lessons; WebQuests; virtual tours, labs, and field trips; and multimedia presentations.
§ A wealth of Internet resources, including search engines, directories, and NSTA's own SciLinks and Webwatchers. Of special interest 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.
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Scientific habits of mind
|Intended User Role:||Elementary-Level Educator, Middle-Level Educator, New Teacher, Teacher
|Educational Issues:||Achievement, Assessment of students, Classroom management, Educational research, Inclusion, Inquiry learning, Instructional materials, Integrating technology, Learning theory, Professional development, Teacher preparation, Teaching strategies
About the Author
Internet Basics for the Science Classroom
• Advantages of Using Web-Based Resources
• How Web-Based Resources Support Inquiry
• Where Can I Search Everything on the Internet?
• How Do I Find the Right Websites for Teaching Science?
• How Do Web-Based Resources Support National and State Science Standards?
Technology in the Classroom
• Working With What You Have
• One-Computer Classrooms
• Multicomputer Classrooms
• Mobile Computer Labs
• Wireless Laptops
• Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
• Using the Technology to Teach
• Web-Based Learning Centers
• Web-Based Lessons
• Virtual Field Trips
• Virtual Labs
• Real-Time Databases and Analysis
• Problem Solving—Case Studies/Projects
• Multimedia Presentations—Teachers and Students
In the Classroom: Understanding Goes Up With Online Roller Coaster
Finding the Right Internet Resources
• Search Engines
• Metasearch Engines
• In the Classroom: A Quick Search Yields Information
• Webwatchers Science Guide
• Technical Support Websites
• A Collection of Science-Teaching Websites
• Earth and Space Science
• Environment and Ecology
• Inquiry and the Nature of Science
• Life Science
• Multicultural and Gender
• Physical Science
• Web Cams
Appendix A—Online Resources
Appendix B—Developing Your Own Web Page
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National Standards Correlation
This resource has 7 correlations with the National Standards.
- Science as Inquiry
- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Employ simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses. (K-4)
- Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
- Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications. (9-12)
- Process Standards for Professional Development
- Use inquiry, reflection, interpretation of research, modeling, and guided practice to build understanding and skill in science teaching. (NSES)
- Provide opportunities to learn and use the skills of research to generate new knowledge about science and the teaching and learning of science. (NSES)
- Teaching Standards
- Teachers provide students with the time, space, and resources needed to learn science.
- Make the available science tools, materials, media, and technological resources accessible to students.
- Engage students in designing the learning environment.
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