INSYS 400 -
Class #5 Resources
- Lecture/Discussion - Learning environments (components, Web-based, technology
in classroom, teachers role, students role, etc.)
- Discussion - Compare student & teacher behaviors between traditional
classroom and asynchronous environments
- Lecture/Discussion - Using the Internet as a resource in the classroom
- Researching information - World Wide Web
- Delivery of content - Web pages
- Posting your notes and worksheets on the Web empowers
your students by making this information available 24 hours a day.
It also provides structure that can reach students at home as well
as in school.
- The World
Lecture Hall has hundreds of links to college professors' online
- Communication - email, mailing lists, newsgroups, chat,
- Mr. Minich uses email to privately
communicate with students and to accept some assignments
- Mr. Minich's students communicate with online mentors via email.
- Mr. Minich's students correspond with one another
with mailing lists.
- You can use chat
software such as AOL Instant Messenger to communicate with guest lecturers,
mentors, or other students. Click on Communicator/AOL Instant Messenger
Service in Netscape in order to use AOL Instant Messenger. You will
have to create a free account by submitting a username and a password.
- You can use free MS NetMeeting for audio
and videoconferencing with guest lecturers and mentors. This
could be done with other elementary and high school students quite
- Use the renowned Ask-an-Expert
Web site with email. You MUST check this out.
- Interactive and collaborative projects with other students
- Web-based projects, email-based projects
- WebQuests - students study online info, "make sense
of it", and then produce Web pages to summarize their learning. This
is pure Constructivism.
- Student Research Sites
- fathom.com (Columbia Encyclopedia)
- www.m-w.com (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)
- www.onelook.com - links to over 700 specialty dictionaries
- memory.loc.gov - Library of Congress American Memory Project with
historical documents and images
- lycoszone.com - Lycos Kids Zone
- ajkids.com - Ask Jeeves for Kids
- Free lesson
plans in all subject areas that integrate the Internet in various
ways at Link to Learn
- Great ideas of
different ways to integrate the Net into your lesson plans can
be found at Link to Learn.
- Determining whether a particular lesson plan should indeed use the
Internet is a careful question you must answer. Use this Link to Learn
guide to decide when to use the
Net and find many indexes of free lesson plans.
- Students can use the Internet to get
help with homework
- encarta tutors at www.tutor.com/encarta with help at $20/hour
- aplusmath.com with math flash cards
- BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper at school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/bjpinchbeck
- Demonstration - Internet newsgroups (aka discussion boards):
- Demonstration - Adding hypermedia to your Web
site by including graphics, internal hyperlinks, and external hyperlinks.
- Simply right-click any graphic or picture that you find
on a Web page in order to save it to your local hard drive or Zip disk.
Then choose the menu command Insert/Image... in Netscape Composer. Click
Choose File and navigate to the graphic that you had just saved to your
hard drive. The graphic will appear wherever your cursor i-beam was positioned
before you chose Insert/Image. However, you must be sure not to break
copyright laws by using other people's graphics inappropriately.
- All graphics should have one of the following extensions
in order to successfully appear on your Web page: gif,
jpg, or png. If you choose the wrong
format (such as bmp or pict), Web surfers
will see the broken graphic symbol.
- See this Web page if you are confused about
- You can easily change the size of a graphic using Netscape
Composer by right-clicking over the graphic and choosing Image Properties.
Change the values in the Height and Width boxes to shrink or enlarge the
- Follow this
tutorial at the Link to Learn Web site to learn more about adding
multimedia (including audio clips to your Web pages).
- To create an internal hyperlink (i.e.
a link to another page within your own Web site) you must highlight the
word that you wish to hyperlink. Then click the Link button on the toolbar
and click Choose File... Navigate through your hard drive to highlight
the Web page to which you wish to link. That Web page will probably be
in the same folder.
- To create an external hyperlink (i.e.
a link to someone else's Web page) first highlight the word that you wish
to hyperlink. Then click the Link button on the toolbar but type the Web
page's URL address in the box marked "Link to a page location or
a local file:".
- (if time) Classwork - Work on Web site, Research Assignment, and/or Web Search Site Reviews.