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Teaching with the Internet: Strategies and Models for K-12 Curricula

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Teaching with the Internet: Strategies and Models for K-12 Curricula

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Teaching with the Internet: Strategies and Models for K-12 Curricula by Beverly Crane. Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013 [http:// www.neal-schuman.com]. 2001. 381 pp. ISBN: 1-55570-375-5. Softcover, $45.

As the author acknowledges in the preface, new books about the basics of Internet searching appear regularly today. As a teacher herself, Crane understands the time constraints faced by today's classroom teacher and librarian.

Crane's book is designed to go beyond the basics and answer important questions concerning how teachers can use the new technological developments to better teach their students. The book targets elementary and secondary educators and librarians as the primary audience, but pre-service teachers, parents home-schooling children, and administrators may also find the material useful.

The book is divided into three main sections and 10 chapters. Section One is "How the Internet Can Enhance Teaching Effectiveness," Section Two is "How to Integrate the Internet with Different Instructional Styles," and Section Three is "How to Integrate the Internet into Specific Curricular Areas. …

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