Magazine article Technology & Learning

Classroom Today

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Classroom Today

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Publisher: Classroom Connect, El Segundo, CA; 800-638-1639

Emphasis: Multidisciplinary.

Grade Level: 4-8.

Price: $149/year.

Designed to facilitate the easy integration of Web resources into the regular classroom curriculum, this subscription-based offering does a good job of exploiting the Net's capabilities to offer a range of interactive learning experiences for kids and guidance for teachers on how to use them. The central focus of the site, an offshoot of the Classroom Connect Web site, is a weekly topic around which thoughtfully conceived lesson plans, games and activities are based.

At press time, the topic was Colonial America, with the accompanying question posed to kids: "What are the three major differences between Colonial America and modern times?" Youngsters can post their answers throughout the week and also see what other students have said. For teachers, there is wonderful support for using these plans, with daily step-by-step instructions and activities that pull in Web sources on science, art, math, language arts and social studies. …

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