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Savvy Cyber Teacher ®
Using the Internet Effectively in the K-12 Classroom
What does the Internet bring to the
Why should teachers use the
Internet in the classroom?
Improves student performance on test.
Recent results from the National Assessment of Educational
Progress (NAEP) find that 12th grade students who
downloaded and analyzed data from the Internet scored
statistically higher on the NAEP science test then those who
did not."
Test Score Data
Why should teachers use the
Internet in the classroom?
Prepares students to be successful in
tomorrow's workforce
Digital literacy skills
(reading, writing, arithmetic, mathematics, speaking, and
Information Skills
(acquire and evaluate data, interpret and communicate
Interpersonal Skills
(work on diverse teams, teach others, etc.)
Why should teachers use the
Internet in the classroom?
Prepares students to be global citizens
The League for Innovation in the Community College Committees
have consistently included these competencies in their lists for the
21st Century Learning Outcomes Project
Social Responsibility / Citizenship
Diversity / pluralism
Local, community, global awareness
Environmental awareness
21st Century Workforce Skills
Leveraging the Internet for Learning
Weather Data
Keypal/ePal Exchange
Student Web Page
Historical Diary
Voting Records
Foreign Newspapers
Online Quizzes
Lesson Plans
Higher-order Thinking Skills
Defining “Unique and Compelling”
Cannot be done
without Internet
Provide real world
“Unique and Compelling” Internet
Applications take advantage of the Internet in
ways that are not available using any other
technology or resource.
What are “Unique and Compelling”
Internet Applications?
Using the Internet as a
Communication Tool
Collecting Real Time
Finding Primary
Publishing Student
Using the Internet as a
Communication Tool
Activities That Utilize the Communication
Capabilities of the Internet to Facilitate
Collaboration Between Students, Classrooms
and Professionals from Around the World.
Ask-an-Expert Projects
Internet provides access to professionals
with expertise in various fields
Students send a question to an expert
Chemists, engineers, etc.
No geographical limits
Students could e-mail an astronaut asking what its
like to walk on the moon.
Use e-mail, web sites, and video
conferencing to facilitate communication
Using Experts in the Classroom
To answer specific questions that students
have about a topic the class is studying
As advisors in large research or net-based
Eyewitnesses at events or places
Expose students to a wide variety of career
Collaborative and Keypal Projects
Collaborative Projects:
Projects in Which Classrooms From Around the World
Collaborate Via the Internet to Investigate a Question,
Problem or Phenomena.
Keypal Projects:
Projects in Which Students Communicate Electronically
With Other Students From Around the World in Much
the Same Way As in Traditional Pen Pal Projects.
Students will team up around the globe to test fresh
water, comparing the water quality of your local river,
stream, lake or pond with other fresh water sources
around the world. The focus of the project is:
To assess the quality of water based on physical
characteristics and chemical substances.
– To look for relationships and trends among the data collected
by all project participants.
What is Internet-Based
Real-Time Data?
Information available on
the Internet that changes
frequently and is
regularly updated
Not necessarily
information available the
moment it is collected
Can you think of other
Examples of Real-Time Data
Weather Images
Recent Earthquakes &
Volcanic Events
Ocean Conditions
Current Events & Live
News Reports
Live Web Cams
Stock Market Quotes
Currency Exchange
Using Real-Time Data in the
Lends itself better to some science and math
subjects than to others
Example: human body online data
Enhance, not replace existing hands-on
activities and experiments
Example: For weather, students can measure
temperature, rain, etc. in addition to using radar
images from the Internet
Earthquakes, a scientific and physical phenomenon, affect
our lives in many ways. In this project, students use RealTime earthquake and volcano data from the Internet to
explore the relationship between earthquakes, plate
tectonics, and volcanoes. Students will:
•Use Real-Time data to solve a problem.
•Study the correlation between earthquakes and tectonic plates.
•Determine whether or not there is a relationship between volcanoes
and plate boundaries.
Primary Source materials are...
authentic and original materials such as letters, diaries,
photographs, and maps
thousands of previously unavailable documents have
been digitized and are available online
great for making historical connections in science, a
National Science Education Standard
Galileo's Sunspot
Galileo noticed that the spots seemed to move directly across
the disk of the Sun. He thought that, if they were on the
surface of the Sun, their movement might indicate that the
Sun was rotating. What do you think?
Collect solar data for a couple weeks by looking at images from
the SOHO spacecraft and make your predictions.
Classroom Activities
Publishing Student Work Online
Provides the oppurtunity for students to share
and display their work to a much larger
Web sites that publish student work:
Accept submissions in a wide variety of categories.
Are monitored and expect teachers to refer to privacy polices
and guidelines of publishing sites.
Reasons to Publish Student Work
Publishing student work brings with it pride,
accountability, and probably most importantly the
possibility that students will ultimately spend time on
the revision of their work.This idea of revision is a
valuable tool in teaching students critical thinking and
problem-solving techniques.
It builds both literacy and technology skills.
It invites critiques and comments from peers and other
around the world
Publishing Online
Publishing Book Reviews
Sites that Publish Student Work
Savvy Cyber Teacher®
30 hour, graduate-level, hands-on program
Both a PD program and a portal to exemplary
Focus on skill-building in the context of
content-based classroom applications
Elementary, middle and high school versions
A professional development project that
prepares teachers to integrate
technology into the curriculum in
innovative ways that enhance student
learning and support higher levels of
achievement in core content areas.
Savvy Cyber Teacher®
Teachers completing the Savvy Cyber Teacher® Course
will be able to:
Access the Internet using the Netscape Browser
Send and Receive Email using their Yahoo Mail Account
Contact Epals and Expert Sites
Survey and Participate in a Variety of Collaborative Projects
Access and Use a Variety of Real Time Data Sources
Participate in Real Time Projects
Search the Internet Effectively and Efficiently
Be Aware of a Variety of Unique Internet Sources
Organize the Classroom for Effective Technology Based Instruction
Develop and Post a Web Site Containing Images, Links and Tables
Recognition of curriculum materials by:
“Engaging, authentic, and curriculum-relevant
uses of the Internet by teachers and students
that improve student achievement in core
subjects, and that promote higher-order
thinking, critical analysis, collaboration, and