Introduction

References:

 

ozlilne.com (Tom March)

 

richlandclicks.org

Why use the web

 

Reference web sites can extend the curriculum

 

By designing web-based activities for time outside of class, face-to-face time in class can be structured differently

 

Specific kinds of teaching strategies, kinds of learning, types of learning, and kinds of higher level thinking can be targeted

 

You can scaffold web-based activities so that eventually the scaffolding can be removed, allowing students to use information to construct knowledge and meaning

 

Selecting Sites

 

Sites should be authentic, current, relevant, valid, objective, and content rich. Depending on intended outcomes, they might be controversial

 

Sites should assist in attaining the instructional outcomes

 

As with all instructional activities and materials, sites should align with the learners’ interests and ability levels

 

Information in the sites should allow students to make connections with prior knowledge and assist them in construction of new knowledge and meaning