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Teaching in the Digital Age

Teaching in the Digital Age
Using the Internet to Increase Student Engagement and Understanding

Second Edition
Edited by:

November 2007 | 168 pages | Corwin
Teaching in the Digital Age, Second Edition provides a framework to help teachers connect brain-compatible learning, multiple intelligences, and the Internet to help students learn and understand critical concepts and skills. Educators will find internet-based activities that feature interpersonal exchange, problem-solving, and information gathering and analysis, plus standards-based lesson plans built around Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. The author also demonstrates how teachers can adapt activities to meet students' unique learning needs and provides rubrics for assessing information literacy and multiple intelligence skills. The book features classroom tips throughout, with appendices that include a list of updated Web sites and blank assessment rubrics.
About the Author
The Scope of This Book  
1. Designing Internet-Based Activities
What Does a Well-Designed Internet Activity Look Like?  
Understanding by Design Framework  
Nine Steps to a Successful Internet-Based Project  
Example Lesson: Getting Started  
Taking It to the Classroom: So Many Ways to Be Smart!  
2. Connecting Brain-Compatible Learning, Multiple Intelligences, and the Internet  
Brain-Compatible Learning  
Multiple Intelligences Theory  
The Internet  
3. Assessing Internet-Based Activities
Assessment: The Great Debate  
Performance Tasks: Six Facets of Understanding Rubrics  
4. Using the Internet to Strengthen Interpersonal Skills
The History of the Internet  
Taking It to the Classroom: What Is the Internet?  
Searching for Information: Search Engines  
Taking It to the Classroom: Getting to Know Search Engines  
Favorites and Web Site Notebooks  
Electronic Mail  
Interpersonal Exchange Activities  
Taking It to the Classroom: Reflective Writing  
5. Enhancing Information-Gathering and Analysis Skills
Information Literacy Skills  
Taking It to the Classroom: Mini-Research Project  
Information-Gathering and Analysis Activities  
Taking It to the Classroom: What Makes Good Writing Good?  
Taking It to the Classroom: Virtual Field Trips  
6. Improving Questioning and Problem-Solving Skills
Problem-Solving Activities  
Taking It to the Classroom: Social Action Project  
Appendix A: Web Site Addresses
Appendix B: Rubrics

"Demonstrates how the Internet can add to your depth of instruction. As a teacher who does not use the Internet to its fullest, this book contributes very well!"

Dawn Butler, Language Arts Teacher
Goliad Middle School, TX

"Through the use of technology, students can learn to use tools they are comfortable with and that will help them develop skills for greater productivity in a global society. With theory from this book, teachers can model Internet activities for creativity and engaged learning for higher student achievement!"

Beverly R. Plein, Technology Facilitator
Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Teaneck, NJ

"An excellent resource that gives both novice and veteran teachers ideas on how to integrate technology into the classroom. This second edition will become a good friend to those who want to use the Internet in their teachings!"

Amie Brown, Reading and Language Arts Teacher
Coosa Middle School, Rome, GA

"Quite simply essential reading for any modern teacher. No teacher's library is complete without this fine manual."

California Bookwatch, December 2007
Midwest Book Review

“Although the book is written for the practicing classroom teacher, it will also be useful for the school administrator who wants to create stronger Internet learning activities in the school.”

Education Libraries, Spring 2008, Vol. 30(3)

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