These in-depth, classroom-tested projects connect information literacy and technology skills with the elementary curriculum while promoting cooperation among teachers and librarians. Students explore such varied topics as architecture, islands, government, money, and advertising through diverse technologies-CD-ROMs, the Internet, e-mail, and videotape production. Each chapter includes an overview of the topic; objectives; detailed instructions; activities for reading, writing, and brainstorming; directions for practicing technology skills; library connections; suggested Web sites; and a bibliography. The activities, presented on reproducible sheets, help students develop problem-solving and research skills. All have interchangeable components, so they can be adapted to a variety of technologies. This is a complete and vital guide for introducing younger students to technology. Grades 3-5.
NORMA HELLER is a former middle school librarian with the New York City School Library System and a graduate of Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, Brooklyn, New York.
"In this handy guide, students are introduced to a variety of technological resources that will increase their critical thinking and information gathering skills."-Reviews from Parent Council
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