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Dr. Alice Christie's EDT 545 Readings

Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9
Day 10 | Day 11 |Optional Readings

Day 2: The Internet and Email

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Kids at computer

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Day 3: Searching the Internet

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More information on searching for those wishing deeper understanding:

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Day 4: Web Quests AND Copyright and Ethics Issues

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Setting the Stage for the articles on copyright and ethical issues:

TEACHING BY EXAMPLE: The Los Angeles Unified School District faces $5 million in fines for illegally copying computer software. Acting on a tip, the Business Software Alliance audited the school's computers and found 1,400 pirated copies of applications such as Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. School Board member David Tukofsky whined that the software companies should leave the giant California district alone, ignore the copyright violations and instead give the district "an offer of training, reconciliation and understanding." (New York Times) ...People who wonder "Why can't Johnny read?" may now wonder instead "Why doesn't David know it's wrong to steal?"

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Day 5: Technology Transforming Education

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Day 6: The Internet: Surfing Safety

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Day 7: Information Literacy

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Day 8: Equity Issues

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  • Caught in the Digital Divide
    As record numbers of Americans go online, the gap between those who have access to technology and those who don't may be widening. Education World looks at the digital divide and what it means to educators.

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Day 9: Building Global Learning Communities AND School Web Sites

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  • An Internet Tour of Your School by Rosemary Shaw. Be sure to view the tours! (You MUST create an account to see this article. It's free. Write down your logon and password for future use!) Click on Printable Version for easier readability!

Collaborative Reading Teams share reading the following articles on Global Learning Communities:  

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Day 10: Evaluating Web Sites AND Standards

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Day 11: Evaluating the Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning

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Optional Readings

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