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Friday, April 17, 2009

Great Links for Education - Amazing Internet Search Engines



Welcome to the Online Companion for Internet Research 4th Edition - Illustrated. In this book, you'll learn how to use powerful search strategies and tools to effectively and efficiently find quality information on the Internet.

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IEP REVIEW


1. What is an IEP?

a student’s Individualized Education Program. It assists students in acquiring education tailored to their unique needs.

2. Why is an IEP important?
It allows for a child’s education to be customized according to their special needs. The IEP also records any special assistive technology that a student may need in order to be able to benefit from a general education curriculum.

3. What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology is any device, item, or tool that helps student with special needs function in their classrooms— For example, a blind person may use a software and/or hardware program that reads text (scanned or programmed in the system) aloud. A student may use something as simple as a pencil grip in order to assist with writing. Many students with disabilities need AT in order to have access to a general education curriculum.


4. What is FAPE?

Free, Appropriate Public Education. This means that all children, regardless of disability, are entitled to a free public education that is appropriate to their needs.


5. What were significant changes installed in special education when Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT-IDEA-1990 was passed?

Prior to the IDEA of 1990, Students with disabilities attended school in separate classrooms or in separate facilities. However, when the 1990 IDEA was passed, emphasis was made on access to classrooms. This made clear that students with special need did require to be placed in separate classrooms or facilities. They would have the equal chance to function (with all provisions made to them) in a general education classroom amongst their peers.


6. What is an example of a Assistive Technology device? How can it help the student overcome barriers and accomplish instructional tasks?

An example of an Assistive Technology device is --------, just to name a few.
Some no/low tech. devices are talking spell checkers, pencil grips, and slant boards. Mid-tech. devices have some degree of electronic functioning and require little training. Some examples are portable word processors, multiple-message communication aids, and some alternate computer access devices. High-tech. devices include computers, academic support software, sophisticated communication aids, and more complex computer input systems. These types of devices generally require extensive training and maintenance.
Students with disabilities who are using these devices (as per their individualized needs) are able to overcome many barriers. For example, a pencil grip will assist a child who may already be receiving occupational therapy. The grip will allow the child to hold the pen or pencil in a more comfortable position, thus enable the child to write (better). This will obviously help any student who struggles holding a pencil and therefore, has problems writing simple things or taking notes.


7. What is the most significant difference between the Texas 4-step model and the N.Y. Board of Educating in reference to the IEP?

In the NYC Department of Education, if AT is required the check-box must be checked (located on the cover page of the IEP). Further documentation must be made later in the IEP as to why AT is required. If AT is not required, the check-box does not need to be checked and further documentation is not needed. However, in the Texas 4-step model, if AT is not required, the box may remain unchecked but explanation of why AT is not required is necessary to be documented.

EDSE 650 Week 7 Internet and WWW Quiz

EDSE 650 e Internet and WWW Overview Quiz


Question 1 10 out of 10 points
What can you do with the Internet?
Selected Answer:
All of the above
Correct Answer:
All of the above


Question 2 10 out of 10 points
The Internet was developed in the...
Selected Answer:
late 1960s, early 1970s
Correct Answer:
late 1960s, early 1970s


Question 3 10 out of 10 points
The Internet is managed by the U.S. government
Correct Answer: False

Question 4 10 out of 10 points
What is not always necessary for accessing the Web?
Answer: A modem


Question 5 10 out of 10 points
The Internet was originally developed by whom?
Correct Answer: the U.S. Department of Defense
Question 6 10 out of 10 points
Which of the following descriptions does not apply to the Internet?
Correct Answer: a vast catalog of information organized and fact-checked by a governing body

Question 7 10 out of 10 points
What is the World Wide
Correct Answer:
the part of the Internet that enables information sharing via interconnected pages

Question 8 10 out of 10 points
What is a Web browser?
Correct Answer:
software program that enables you to access and navigate Web pages
Question 9 10 out of 10 points
What is a URL?

Correct Answer: the address of a document or "page" on the Internet

Question 10 10 out of 10 points
"http://www.npac.syr.edu/textbook/kidsweb/" is an example of what?
Correct Answer: URL

What is the challenge when doing research using search engines?
The Internet is very comprehensive

Question 2
What is a spider?
It is a hardware that roams a book's index, stores the pages, and indexes the keywords and text of each page that it encounters

Question 3 16.66 out of 16.66 points
An analogy of a web directory is
Table of contents in a book
Question 4 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is an example of a Web Indexes
Google

Question 5 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is an example of a Web Directory
Selected Answer: Magellan

EDSE 650 Why use Powerpoint Quizzes (8)

PowerPoint in the classroom Quiz Instructions

Question 1 20 out of 20 points
Research shows that people remember 70% of what they see and hear.
Correct Answer: True

Question 2
National standards do not require students to understand presentation software.
Correct Answer: False

Question 3 20 out of 20 points
The Business world uses PowerPoint as a standard.
Correct Answer: True

Question 4
PowerPoint cannot be used to develop tutorials, reviews, or quizzes for individual students.
Correct Answer: False

Question 5 20 out of 20 points
The most popular presentation software used today is :
Correct Answer: PowerPoint

Why use PowerPoint - Quiz
Question 1 10 out of 10 points
Which of the following is NOT a benefit of a well-designed presentation?
Selected Answer: Teaching students PowerPoint
Correct Answer: Teaching students PowerPoint Feedback: Correct

Question 2 10 out of 10 points
Which is the best way to present ideas visually to students to help them learn?
Correct Answer: All of the above

Question 3 10 out of 10 points
What should a PowerPoint presentation not be?
Correct Answer: A substitute for a "live" lecture

Question 4 10 out of 10 points
If you intend to deliver your presentation on a Web site, which of the following is not a decision you need to make?
Correct Answer: the number of slides your presentation has



Question 5 10 out of 10 points
A Power Point animation should NOT provide detailed information, complete sentences, or be used as lecture notes for the instructor.
Correct Answer: True

Question 6 10 out of 10 points
A floor test is?
Correct Answer: A test to see how clearly you can see the information on a printed slide that was placed on the floor.
Question 7 10 out of 10 points
According to the Rule of Sixes, an effective presentation slide should:
Correct Answer: Not include more than six bullets per slide or six words per line.
Question 8 10 out of 10 points
For legibility, what should be taken into account when creating slides:
Correct Answer: All of the above.
Question 9
For best teaching results, what should one not do when creating slides:
Correct Answer: Overload slides


Question 10 10 out of 10 points
Using text formatting to support information hierarchy
Correct Answer: True




CONCEPTS REVIEW Quiz for UNIT A
Instructions Select the best answer from the following list of choices.

Question 1 30 out of 30 points
Which is not a step in the research strategy?
Correct Answer:
Entering keywords without preparation

Question 2 30 out of 30 points
Phrase searching helps you find:
Correct Answer: Words in the order you specify.

Question 3 30 out of 30 points
Which is NOT part of an MLA citation for a generic Web page?
Correct Answer: City from which Web page is published

C. Lit
Review Assessment: Computer Literacy Quiz.
Computer Literacy Quiz.

Question 1 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What are the two types of personal computers?
Correct Answer:
Macintosh Computer and IBM Computer

Question 2 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is computer literacy?
Selected Answer:
It is a knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses
Correct Answer:
It is a knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses
Question 3 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is a computer program?
Correct Answer:
It is a series of instructions that tells the hardware of a computer how to perform tasks
Question 4 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of an operating system?
Correct Answer: Mac OS

Question 5 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is a utility program?
Correct Answer: It is a type of software that performs a task related to management of a computer's devices or programs.

Question 6 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of a word processor?
Correct Answer:
Microsoft Word
Question 7 7.7 out of 7.7 points
Why do educators use computer technology in education?
Correct Answer: To teach students the skills they will need to excel in a technological society

Question 8
What organization created the technology standards for educators?
Correct Answer: International Society for Technology in Education

Question 9 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is information literacy?
Correct Answer: It is the knowledge of how to find, analyze, and use information

Question 10 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of an application system?
Correct Answer:
MS Word
Question 11 7.7 out of 7.7 points
Generally, how many different types of personal computers are there?
Correct Answer: 2

Question 12 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of a database software?
Correct Answer: Microsoft Access

Question 13 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of an presentation software?
Correct Answer: Microsoft PowerPoint

School Networking Quiz.
Score 99.96 out of 99.96 points
Question 1 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is a Server?
Correct Answer: It is a computer that provides a centralized storage area for data

Question 2 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is a WAN?
Correct Answer:
It is a communications network that covers a large geographical area
-------------------------------------
Question 3 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is the benefit of having computer networks in education?
Correct Answer:
They give teachers access to a wealth of information and educational activities
----------------------------------------------
Question 4 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is High Speed or Broadband Access used for?
Correct Answer:
To allow students and educators to find and quickly download complex, content-rich resources

--------------------------------------------------------------------
Question 5 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What does LAN stand for?
Correct Answer:
Local Area Network

Question 6 16.66 out of 16.66 points
A LAN that connects to the Internet becomes part of a WAN?
Correct Answer: True
---------------
What Organization created the National Educational Technology Standards?
Correct Answer: ISTE
Question 2 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What does NETS stand for?
Correct Answer: National Educational Technology Standards
____________
Question 3 16.66 out of 16.66 points
Which of the following is not a NETS initiative
Correct Answer: NETS for Parents

Question 4 16.66 out of 16.66 points
NETS Students standards are included in NETS Teachers standards.
Correct Answer: True \
_________
Question 5 16.66 out of 16.66 points
Which of the following is NOT a NETS - Students standard?
Correct Answer: Assessment and Evaluation
Question 6 16.66 out of 16.66 points
The ISTE NETS standards were created on ____________ level
Correct Answer: Federal
__________


Operating Systems Overview Quiz
Status Completed
Score 100 out of 100 points
Instructions


Question 1 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is the role of the operating system?
Selected Answer:
It supervises the execution of other programs and manages the computer's resources
Correct Answer:
It supervises the execution of other programs and manages the computer's resources
Question 2 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is an example of an operating system?
Correct Answer:
Mac OS

Question 3 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is a logical device?
Correct Answer: It is a single letter that is given to a device as an address
Question 4 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is an example of a file?
Correct Answer: A digital picture
Question 5 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is the clipboard?
Correct Answer: It is a file that stores data that was copied or cut

Question 6 12.5 out of 12.5 points What is the logical drive name for a floppy drive?
Correct Answer: A:
Question 7 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is the logical drive name for a hard drive?
Correct Answer: C:

Question 8 12.5 out of 12.5 points
Which of the following is NOT a Microsoft operating system?
Correct Answer: Windows NX

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C. Lit
Review Assessment: Computer Literacy Quiz.
Computer Literacy Quiz.

Question 1 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What are the two types of personal computers?
Correct Answer:
Macintosh Computer and IBM Computer

Question 2 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is computer literacy?
Selected Answer:
It is a knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses
Correct Answer:
It is a knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses
Question 3 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is a computer program?
Correct Answer:
It is a series of instructions that tells the hardware of a computer how to perform tasks
Question 4 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of an operating system?
Correct Answer: Mac OS

Question 5 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is a utility program?
Correct Answer: It is a type of software that performs a task related to management of a computer's devices or programs.

Question 6 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of a word processor?
Correct Answer:
Microsoft Word
Question 7 7.7 out of 7.7 points
Why do educators use computer technology in education?
Correct Answer: To teach students the skills they will need to excel in a technological society

Question 8
What organization created the technology standards for educators?
Correct Answer: International Society for Technology in Education

Question 9 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is information literacy?
Correct Answer: It is the knowledge of how to find, analyze, and use information

Question 10 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of an application system?
Correct Answer:
MS Word
Question 11 7.7 out of 7.7 points
Generally, how many different types of personal computers are there?
Correct Answer: 2

Question 12 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of a database software?
Correct Answer: Microsoft Access

Question 13 7.7 out of 7.7 points
What is an example of an presentation software?
Correct Answer: Microsoft PowerPoint

School Networking Quiz.
Score 99.96 out of 99.96 points
Question 1 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is a Server?
Correct Answer: It is a computer that provides a centralized storage area for data

Question 2 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is a WAN?
Correct Answer:
It is a communications network that covers a large geographical area
-------------------------------------
Question 3 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is the benefit of having computer networks in education?
Correct Answer:
They give teachers access to a wealth of information and educational activities
----------------------------------------------
Question 4 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What is High Speed or Broadband Access used for?
Correct Answer:
To allow students and educators to find and quickly download complex, content-rich resources

--------------------------------------------------------------------
Question 5 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What does LAN stand for?
Correct Answer:
Local Area Network

Question 6 16.66 out of 16.66 points
A LAN that connects to the Internet becomes part of a WAN?
Correct Answer: True
---------------
What Organization created the National Educational Technology Standards?
Correct Answer: ISTE
Question 2 16.66 out of 16.66 points
What does NETS stand for?
Correct Answer: National Educational Technology Standards
____________
Question 3 16.66 out of 16.66 points
Which of the following is not a NETS initiative
Correct Answer: NETS for Parents

Question 4 16.66 out of 16.66 points
NETS Students standards are included in NETS Teachers standards.
Correct Answer: True \
_________
Question 5 16.66 out of 16.66 points
Which of the following is NOT a NETS - Students standard?
Correct Answer: Assessment and Evaluation
Question 6 16.66 out of 16.66 points
The ISTE NETS standards were created on ____________ level
Correct Answer: Federal
__________


Operating Systems Overview Quiz
Status Completed
Score 100 out of 100 points
Instructions


Question 1 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is the role of the operating system?
Selected Answer:
It supervises the execution of other programs and manages the computer's resources
Correct Answer:
It supervises the execution of other programs and manages the computer's resources
Question 2 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is an example of an operating system?
Correct Answer:
Mac OS

Question 3 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is a logical device?
Correct Answer: It is a single letter that is given to a device as an address
Question 4 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is an example of a file?
Correct Answer: A digital picture
Question 5 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is the clipboard?
Correct Answer: It is a file that stores data that was copied or cut

Question 6 12.5 out of 12.5 points What is the logical drive name for a floppy drive?
Correct Answer: A:
Question 7 12.5 out of 12.5 points
What is the logical drive name for a hard drive?
Correct Answer: C:

Question 8 12.5 out of 12.5 points
Which of the following is NOT a Microsoft operating system?
Correct Answer: Windows NX


Authentic learning \Give examples of how technology can be used to facilitate Authentic learning.
Technology Integration in the Curriculum
· The key to successful technology integration is identifying what you are trying to accomplish within your curriculum.
· Teachers must consider what the learning goals and standards are, identify an appropriate technology, and develop innovative ways to teach a diverse population of learners with different learning styles
· A learning style refers to how individuals learn, including how they prefer to receive information, express themselves, and process information.
· Today’s teachers must address students learning styles in order to be an effective teacher. This can be done by facilitating creative learning processes.
· The following are examples: Authentic learning, Active learning, Anchored instruction, Discovery learning, Cooperative learning.
The teacher must use these learning processes to become a, facilitator of learning.
Technology Integration and the Learning Process
AUTHENTIC LEARNING
Authentic learning experiences are instructional activities that demonstrate real-life connections by associating the concept being taught with a real-life activity or event. Please, explore this link to answer the questions in the worksheet.
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/atrisk/at4lk3.htm
AUTHENTIC LEARNING
Authentic learning experiences are instructional activities that demonstrate real-life connections by associating the concept being taught with a real-life activity or event. Please, explore the following link to answer the worksheet questions: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/atrisk/at4lk3.htm
ACTIVE LEARNING
Active learning is a learning process in which students become engaged in inquiring, investigating, solving problems, and formulating and answering questions on their own. Please, explore the following link to answer the worksheet questions
http://www.active-learning-site.com/
ANCHORED INSTRUCTION
Type of instruction that provides a knowledge base on which a student can build, and that uses an anchor, or situation, to present a scenario and related curriculum materials that the student can explore. Please, explore the following link to answer the worksheet questions
http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/projects/funded/jasper/Jasperhome.html
DISCOVERY LEARNING
Nonlinear way of learning and teaching that involves branching off and investigating related topics as they are encountered.
Please, explore the following link to answer the worksheet questions: http://www.discovery.utexas.edu/dlp/dlp.html
COOPERATIVE LEARNING
Method of instruction in which students work collaboratively in groups to achieve learning objectives and goals.
Please, explore the following link to answer the worksheet questions http://www.sheridanc.on.ca/coop_learn/cooplrn.ht
Changing Instructional Strategies
As students begin to play a more active role in the learning process, the teacher’s role must change. Teachers are transitioning from the conventional lecture-practice-recall teaching methods to being the facilitator of learning .
Rather than dictating a learning process, a facilitator of learning motivates students to want to learn, guides the student learning process, and promotes a learning atmosphere and an appreciation for the subject


I know that this link/ info may be alittle late but it is informative and helpful . I found that this course and the use of this blog forum helped touched on each \of the learning styles and really emaphasized the collaborative and authentic approaches. See Below for a great explanation of the cooperative approach.

What is cooperative learning? Give examples of cooperative learning.
Definition: cooperative learning - Cooperative learning was proposed in response to traditional curriculum-driven education. In cooperative learning environments, students interact ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooperative_learning

An instructional method that allows students to work in small groups within the classroom, often with a division of assignment of several specific tasks or roles. This group strategy allows students to practice working in a group and taking leadership roles. ...
www.nagc.org/index.aspx

A teaching model involving students working together as partners or in small groups on clearly defined tasks. It has been used successfully to teach comprehension strategies in content-area subjects.
www.ldonline.org/glossary

Cooperative learning requires students to work in teams to accomplish a task and, at the same time, each student has individual responsibilities ...
clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/Clerc_Center/Our_Schools/NCLB_at_the_Clerc_Center/Clerc_Teacher_Resources_NCLB/NCLB_Glossary.html

In cooperative learning students work with their peers to accomplish a shared or common goal. The goal is reached through interdependence among all group members rather than working alone. Each member is responsible for the outcome of the shared goal. "Cooperative learning does not take place in a vacuum." Not all groups are cooperative groups. Putting groups together in a room does not mean cooperative learning is taking place. (Johnson & Johnson, p. 26). In order to have effective cooperative learning the following 5 essential elements are needed.


positive interdependence- Each group member depends on each other to accomplish a shared goal or task. Without the help of one member the group is not able to reach the desired goal.


face-to-face interaction- Promoting success of group members by praising, encouraging, supporting, or assisting each other.


individual accountability- Each group member is held accountable for his or her work. Individual accountability helps to avoid members from "hitchhiking" on other group members' accomplishments.


social skills- Cooperative learning groups set the stage for students to learn social skills. These skills help to build stronger cooperation among group members. Leadership, decision-making, trust-building, and communication are different skills that are developed in cooperative learning.


group processing-Group processing is an assessment of how groups are functioning to achieve their goals or tasks. By reviewing group behavior the students and the teacher get a chance to discuss special needs or problems within the group. Groups get a chance to express their feelings about beneficial and unhelpful aspects of the group learning process in order to correct unwanted behavior and celebrate successful outcomes in the group work.

reasons for cooperative learning

greater student achievement- Cooperative learning produces greater student achievement than traditional learning methodologies (Slavin 1984). Slavin found that 63% of the cooperative learning groups analyzed had an increase in achievement. Students who work individually must compete against their peers to gain praise or other forms of rewards and reinforcements. In this type of competition many individuals attempt to accomplish a goal with only a few winners. The success of these individuals can mean failures for others. There are more winners in a cooperative team because all members reap from the success of an achievement. Low achieving students tend to work harder when grouped with higher achieving students. There is competition among groups in cooperative learning. Some forms of group competition promote cohesiveness among group members and group spirit.


social benefits- Cooperative learning has social benefits as well as academic. One of the essential elements of cooperative learning is the development of social skills. Children learn to take risks and are praised for their contribution. They are able to see points of view other than their own. Such benefits contribute to the overall satisfaction of learning and schooling. Students work with classmates who have different learning skills, cultural background, attitudes, and personalities. Heterogeneous groups promote student learning. These differences forces them to deal with conflicts and interact with others. Social interaction improves communication skills that become a necessity to functioning in society.

changing business structure
Many businesses and industries work in teams or are moving towards this concept. Schools need to ready children for the job market. Companies such as Ford Motors, Motorola, AT& T and many others are finding it more beneficial and profitable to combine the knowledge and manpower of a team in a interdisciplinary group. Companies find that teams are able to accomplish more when they are trained to work together.

economic benefits- Less materials are needed in cooperative learning. One of the social skill taught in cooperative learning is sharing. Teachers usually purchase a class set of materials for the groups to share. Reduction of materials does not hinder the educational process but teaches children the value of time, division of lab, or and sharing. Schools are moving towards implementing higher technology and computers have become a norm. Students are able to gain more skills through computer peer tutoring in a cooperative setting. Students who work on computers have a natural tendency to help their peers even without suggestion by the teacher. By using cooperative learning less equipment is necessary therefore money is saved without sacrificing the quality of education.
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Give examples of how technology can be used to facilitate cooperative learning.
Traditional methods of teaching view the classroom environment as one where the role of the teacher is to simply give information to students. Students work individually or competitively. In this method, students are generally concerned with improving their own grade. In this traditional classroom, goals are individualistic. This is in contrast with the cooperative / collaborative classroom. Cooperative learning refers to a method of instruction whereby students work together in groups to reach common goals.

“ Within cooperative learning, students benefit from sharing ideas rather than working alone.
Students help one another so that all can reach some measure of success. Whereas the traditional classroom is teacher-centered, with the teacher as information giver, the cooperative classroom is student-centered, with the teacher as facilitator and the students as information seekers.”