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Integrate the Internet
  Introduction
  Welcome
  Objectives
  Introduction
  PREscription
  PREassess
  Standards
  Concept map
  Research
  Introduce skill
  Practice
  Test/assess
  Conclusion
  Summary
  Feedback
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Prescription for Learning

Strengthening Curriculum using the Internet

Summary

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PREassess your students
What are their strengths and weaknesses?

  • What knowledge do they lack?
  • What knowledge do they already have?
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Standards
What should they be learning?

  • local learning standards
  • state learning standards
  • national learning standards
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Concept Map
Select a theme, topic, or event your students will be exploring. Then:

  • brainstorm
  • gather ideas
  • organize ideas
  • label categories
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Research Possibilities
Explore what are available resources/activities that will help meet the instructional goals and objectives.

  • online resources: copy and paste the URL into a document; include short description of your thoughts on how to use this site
  • offline resources: explore available resources for additional ideas
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Introduce New Skill
Select a format for introducing the activity to your students.

  • modeling: single activity such as a hotlist or a treasure hunt
  • framework: multiple activities such as a WebQuest, Project Based Learning, or Big 6
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Practice Independently
Create a learning environment that supports new skills and competencies needed for a global community.

  • 3 skill sets: hard skill, soft skill and use of personal computer
  • competencies: thinking skills, problem solving, decision making, self-management
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Test/assess student learning
Assessment should be an evaluative tool that measures student achievement of those standards or learning objectives.

  • use both formative and summative assessment
  • communicate assessment to students and parents before the activity/project begins
  • involve students in decision-making process of what will be assessed
  • create assessment in advance of the project

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