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Syllabus
Rubric and List of Critera

In this section, we have provided you with the following tools to help you acquire professional development credit for this workshop. If you are interested, we suggest that you print these items and discuss them with your administrator.



Why the Net? Rubric

This rubric is for your administrator to use to assess your completion of the assignment in the Implementation section of this workshop.

1. Topics The students research motivating and interesting topics on the Net that connect to their lives and previous learning experiences

The students research topics on the Net that may be motivating and interesting in general, but do not specifically connect to their lives and previous learning experiences The teacher determines what topics the students will research on the Net and these topics do not connect to the students' lives or previous learning experiences
2. Goals and Objectives

The students utilize the Net in many different ways in order to approach information and communication from multiple angles The students utilize the Net in a few different ways and thus approach information and communication from a limited perspective

The students use the Net only for a singular purpose and do not approach information or communication from multiple angles
3. Amount of Time Enough time is allotted for students to locate resources on the Net and to become familiar with the new technology The students are allotted a small amount of time to locate resources on the Net and become familiar with the new technology

The students are not allotted any time to locate resources on the Net or become familiar with the new technology
4. Assessment

There are many options for student assessment that clearly differentiate between the students' content knowledge of the Net and their application of the Net

There are a limited number of options for student assessment in order to differentiate their content knowledge of the Net and their application of the Net

Student assessment is conducted only through pencil-paper tests that assess their content knowledge of the Net but not necessarily their application of the Net

5. Supplies

The teacher has access to the necessary technology and other supplies so students can work successfully on the Net The teacher is beginning to assemble or arrange access to the necessary technology and other supplies so students can begin to work on the Net The teacher has not yet acquired the necessary technology and other supplies and students cannot work on the Net

6. Media/Net Literacy

The teacher ensures that students have the ability to differentiate between credible and non-credible sites

The teacher briefly touches upon the importance of differentiating between credible and non-credible sites

The teacher does not ensure that students have the ability to differentiate between credible and non-credible sites

7. Preparation The teacher prepares by bookmarking sites ahead of time so that students are using the Internet effectively in the activity

The teacher bookmarks few sites ahead of time so that students can use the Internet effectively in the activity The teacher does not bookmark sites ahead of time so that students can use the Internet effectively in the activity



List of Assessment Criteria

This suggested list of criteria can be used as a guide for an administrator when determining the level of integration of the workshop topic into the overall school curriculum over a greater period of time. This list can also be used as a guide for teacher self-assessment.

  1. The degree to which the Internet is used to share and exchange information.
  2. The degree to which multimedia sites are used on the Internet.
  3. The degree to which the Internet is used to access multiple resources.
  4. The degree to which the Internet is used for research.
  5. The degree to which the Internet is used for communication.
  6. The degree to which the Internet is used for publication.
  7. The degree to which the Internet is used for simulations.
  8. The degree to which careful planning is used to integrate the Internet.
  9. The degree to which students' Internet use is supervised by teachers.
  10. The degree to which the Internet is used for interactive learning.
  11. The degree to which the Internet is used to obtain up-to-date data.
  12. The degree to which objectives are clearly defined for Internet use.
  13. The degree to which teachers and students are knowledgeable about the Internet.
  14. The degree to which teachers and students know how to use search engines.
  15. The degree to which cooperative learning is integrated into computer use.
  16. The degree to which time is managed on the computer.
  17. The degree to which student outcomes are defined for Internet use.
  18. The degree to which student behaviors are defined for Internet use.
  19. The degree to which the editorial process is emphasized in computer publication.
  20. The degree to which both teachers and students are familiar with the Appropriate Use Policy.



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