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Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Teaching and Learning the Structure of Information Information Literacy: A New Basic Skill MAPping the Internet: Meta-Web Information, Author, and Purpose Confusing Technical Mastery With Critical Thinking Blocking Versus Access Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 1 2. Empowering Learning by Expanding Relationships Planning for Learning (Instead of Technology) Revisiting the Role of the Family E-mail in a Cultural Context Teacher-Created Web Sites Publishing Student Work on the Web Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 2 3. Emerging Roles Within the Knowledge Community Teachers as Digital Immigrants Help and Support in Your Own Backyard Benchmarking Educational Practice to the Knowledge Community Shifting Control Raising Expectations: Students as Knowledge Producers Managing Fear Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 3 4. Accessing Primary Sources to Enhance Critical Thinking Using Primary Sources Teaching the Skills to Assess Primary Sources Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 4 5. Online Learning Pioneers on the Digital Frontier Changing Roles and Interactions Students Involved in Online Learning Teachers Involved in Online Learning Individual Courses: Supporting Learning Professional Growth Opportunity: Relate and Reflect on Chapter 5 Appendix Bibliography Index
Alan November began his education career as a science and math teacher and a residential dorm counselor on an island reform school in Boston Harbor. November went on as a teacher and administrator in the Boston Public Schools, Lexington and Wellesley (Massachusetts) Public Schools, and the Glenbrook High Schools in Illinois. He has also taught in the graduate schools of education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Seton Hall in New Jersey. He was the cofounder of the Institute for Education Leadership and Technology at Stanford University. He has presented in all 50 states, every province of Canada, across Europe, Asia, Central America, and South Africa. He is most proud of being named one of the first Christa McAuliffe Educators in the United States. November is the author of the best-selling book Empowering Students With Technology. Each July, November leads the international Building Learning Communities summer conference near Boston.
"Alan November provides an exceptional lens that clarifies the confusion in the field. Educators know the significance and the impact of technology on education, but many don't understand how to make good use of technology to further student learning. November presents both the theoretical and practical in such a compelling way that it makes me want to remind educators that we cannot keep doing what we have always done-not with the possibilities that technology opens for us!" -- Bena Kallick, Educational Consultant