Web Literacy for Educators

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SAGE Publications, Apr 22, 2008 - Education - 109 pages
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For many of today's students, the Web is one of the first places they go for information. Unfortunately, doing research on the internet poses many dangers and challenges. Both students and educators must become Web literate, which means not only knowing how to find information but also how to examine content, find out who published a Web site, and see who is linked to a site.

This practical guidebook helps teachers and students effectively find, sort, and evaluate information on the Web and illustrates how educators across all content areas and grade levels can use the internet to strengthen students' critical thinking skills. Educational technology expert Alan November offers methods to conduct smarter, faster, and more productive student research and provides basic steps to help learners judge information for quality and validity.

This resource includes: formative assessments in each chapter; need-to-know information for students' out-of-school, unfilted research; tips for addressing plagiarism; and explanations of commonly used terminology. Web Literacy for Educators shows teachers how to navigate the internet efficiently and wisely and help their students do the same.

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User Review  - davidloertscher - LibraryThing

November is a popular speaker about educational technology has lectured across the continent and beyond. In his latest book, November gives teachers a system to help both them and their learners ... Read full review

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I am learning an ENORMOUS amount. There are so many simple actions an Internet user can take to be more informed and to better use the Internet. One of the most striking points that November makes is ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Alan November began his education career as a science and math teacher and a residential dorm counselor on an island reform school in Boston Harbor. November went on as a teacher and administrator in the Boston Public Schools, Lexington and Wellesley (Massachusetts) Public Schools, and the Glenbrook High Schools in Illinois. He has also taught in the graduate schools of education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Seton Hall in New Jersey. He was the cofounder of the Institute for Education Leadership and Technology at Stanford University. He has presented in all 50 states, every province of Canada, across Europe, Asia, Central America, and South Africa. He is most proud of being named one of the first Christa McAuliffe Educators in the United States. November is the author of the best-selling book Empowering Students With Technology. Each July, November leads the international Building Learning Communities summer conference near Boston.

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