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Learning from Cyber-Savvy Students: How Internet-Age Kids Impact Classroom Teaching

Magazine article MultiMedia Schools

Learning from Cyber-Savvy Students: How Internet-Age Kids Impact Classroom Teaching

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Learning from Cyber-Savvy Students: How Internet-- Age Kids Impact Classroom Teaching by Anne Hird. Stylus Publishing, LLC, 22883 Quicksilver Drive, Sterling, VA 20166 [http://Styluspub.com]. 2000. 187 pp. ISBN: 1-57922-031-2. Softcover, $22.50.

This book is based on Anne Hird's research for her 1999 doctoral dissertation. Translated into non-research jargon its them is: "What happens when cyber-savvy students enter the classroom?" The 10 chapters cover topics such as "New Possibilities for Learning," "Patterns of Response to Innovation," Information and Misinformation," and "But Is It Safe?"

The author observed students at a private school for 6 months to learn how students incorporate their experiences with the Internet into their classroom learning. She chose "Cityview School," as it's called, because it has a well-integrated technology system with lots of available time for students to use computers and technology, as well as adequate professional training by teachers to work with them. Needless to say, it is atypical of most schools. …

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