Unformatted text preview: information available to learners on the internet has grown
exponentially over the last few years (Norton & Wiberg, 1998). However, this
rapid growth has occurred in a generally unregulated environment (Newby, et. al,
2000). By now you probably are aware that some web sites contain images and
information that school districts do not want to make accessible to students. You
will need to familiarize yourself with your district’s policies regarding the use of
the internet in the classroom. The rapid, unregulated growth of the internet poses
other challenges for educators. Web sites can contain inaccurate information, and 39 it can be difficult to identify the sources for the information being provided or
even the authors of the web site (Cooke, 1999; Norton & Wiberg; 1998). Both
students and teachers need to be critical consumers of the information they
receive from web sites. Because of these issues, here are some simple guidelines
for the use of the Internet in classrooms.
• Teachers sh...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08