Just like in real life, using the internet involves interacting and collaborating with other people. Readers of this book will find out why it is important to be respectful of the people they meet online. They will learn methods for interacting appropriately in collaborative online discussions and for constructively criticizing others' work. They will also reflect upon how they would feel if someone treated them poorly online.
Wikis can bring people from around the world together to collaborate on online projects. Wikis also offer a great opportunity to practice using technology to produce and publishing writing. Readers of this book will learn how to create, edit, and manage a wiki. They will find out how to use photos, text, sounds, and videos to convey ideas and share information with their group. They will also learn the importance of sharing the workload with team members.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the information you are looking for in a text. Readers of this book will discover tips and tricks for proficiently comprehending informational texts and carefully searching them for the knowledge they need. They will find out how informational texts are organized, how to identify important points and key details, and how to demonstrate understanding of a text using information from both illustrations and text.
Learn how to avoid developing a bad reputation or revealing too much personal information on the internet. This book will challenge students' prior knowledge of Internet safety and help them adopt better habits, both academically and personally. By learning these foundational skills so early, students will be able to build upon them as technology inevitably advances.
Learn how to gather, organize, and present information using slideshow software on your computer. Students will use relevant prior knowledge of technology to present their ideas in a new way. The domain-specific vocabulary helps students grow deeper in their understanding of how to create slide shows.
Learn how to select a topic for a research project with these fun activities. Students will build foundational skills as they learn how to begin new projects effectively. With tips that are relevant across multiple academic disciplines, this book encourages students to think critically about their project before they begin, to avoid wasting time, effort, and resources. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Blogs are a great place to practice using technology to produce and publish writing, interact and collaborate with others, and share ideas with the world. Readers of this book will learn how to set up and maintain their own blogs for personal or educational use. They will find out how to write and edit posts using clear and descriptive language, add photos and other media to emphasize facts or details, and interact appropriately with readers in collaborative discussions held through blog commenting systems.