References: (Tom March)

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