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Internet Activity Formats
http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/formats.html
This Knowledge Network site describes five classroom learning goals and the types of Internet activities that will support students in reaching those goals. Samples of these activities are provided. Learn about creating multimedia scrapbooks, subject samplers, webquests, hotlists, and treasure hunts.

Module Maker by Jaime McKenzie
http://questioning.org/module/module.html
Online Learning represents an exciting new way to structure and guide student research efforts so they focus upon higher level thinking and rich electronic resources. This Module Maker will show you how to build your own Online Research Modules which will challenge your students to make up their own minds while supplying them with rich information to support such thinking.

Untangling the Web:
Guidelines for Researching on the World Wide Web

http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KSD/IT/TSC/classroom/untangling/syllabus.htm
Here are strategies using the Internet as a research tool by Alan November.

How to Search the Web: A Guide to Search Tools
http://daphne.palomar.edu/TGSEARCH/
This article by Terry Gray provides beginners and students with a handy guide to getting the best results from an Internet search. Learn tips for using the ten of the most frequently accessed search engines, and explore the different types of information available from different sources.

Netiquette
http://www.iwillfollow.com/emailetiquette.html
The E-Mail Netiquette Webpage provides netiquette tips for writing formal and effective E-mail messages. This information is especially useful for classes doing collaborative research or other E-mail projects.

Information Literacy Tutorial
http://tilt.lib.utsystem.edu/
Libraries, in Texas and around the world, provide access to a variety of resources including the Internet. By increasing your information literacy skills, you can more effectively select, search and evaluate those sources. This interactive library tutorial, sponsored by the UT System Digital Library, will prepare you to explore and research in the online world.

Museum Resources
http://fromnowon.org/museum/resources.html
This link provides a description for teachers of how to create a virtual museum in the classroom.

6 Basics of Information Problem Solving
http://big6.com/
An introduction to the Big Six skills for linking information problem solving and critical thinking.

Web Page Evaluation Rubrics
Here are rubrics to use when selecting websites for yours class or project.
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/evaltour.html
http://discoveryschool.com/schrockguide/eval.html

Scoring Power Points
http://fno.org/sept00/powerpoints.html#anchor2
Jamie Mckenzie writes a powerful article for teachers guiding them to structure powerpoint presentation assignments so that they do not become PowerPointless exercises in vapid thinking.

Navigator: A Selective Guide to the Internet
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/navigator/

21st Century Literacies
http://www.kn.att.com//wired/21stcent/index.html
This Pacbell site features what they call 21st Century Literacies: information, media, multicultural, and visual. This site is a series of lessons to teach these literacies.

Googling to the Max
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Googling_Max-Spring2005Exercises.pdf [PDF]
Learn the secrets of doing a speedy search with great results on Google.

Scoring Guide for Student Products
http://www.ncrtec.org/tl/sgsp/index.html
If you are asking students to create multimedia presentations in your history-social science class, this site has a wealth of ideas about how to evaluate them.

Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools
http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/webeval.html
Here are clearly written, authoritative criteria for selecting research web pages. The site has granted permissions for teachers to duplicate it.

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