Cable in the Classroom
Workshop #122: Internet Literacy
April 23, 2002
Instructor: Stacy Dimmick
a) Identify the characteristics of media and Internet literacy.
b) Evaluate Internet sites for authenticity, point of view and underlying messages.
c) Assess Internet sites for appropriateness for educational settings.
d) Access information efficiently and effectively.
e) Promote Internet Literacy and Safety in my classroom.
a) Examine Cable in the Classroom Materials at http://www.ciconline.org
(1) For a definition, click on Programming and Resources, Click on Media Literacy or go to http://www.ciconline.org/section.cfm/4/108
(2) For critical viewing tips, click on Taking Charge of your TV, then click on Applying Media Literacy Concepts to the News or go to http://www.ciconline.org/document.cfm/7/66/null/1206
III) Why do I need to use Critical Viewing Skills do with Internet Resources? What are the necessary skills?
a) Why? Anecdotal information
(1) “Urban legends” email; click on snopes.com or go to http://www.snopes2.com/
(2) Examples of student work
b) What are the skills?
(1) Determining readability (including visuals and text)/appropriateness for educational purposes – Do readability check using MicrosoftWord
(2) Evaluating web site authenticity and point of view
(3) Recognizing underlying message and marketing techniques
(4) Activity: Evaluating Web Sites
(5) Activity: Evaluating Web Sites 2
IV) How do I access information efficiently and effectively?
V) Use Web Portals or MegaSites
VI) Use Search Engines
VII) For a list of search engines, go to http://school.discovery.com Click on Kathy Schrock, click on Internet Information, select the Internet Search Engines tab or go to http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/yp/iypsrch.html
VIII) Activity: Seven Steps Toward Better Searching
IX) Activity: Try your same search using another search engine such as Google at http://www.google.com/, a metasearch engine such as IXQuick at http://www.ixquick.com or a web directory like Yahoo at http://www.yahoo.com
X) Bookmark sites in Netscape or add them to your Favorites menu in Explorer
XII) How do I promote Internet Literacy and safety in my classroom?
XIII) By having clear expectations/school acceptable use policy (see http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/yp/iypabout.html for some examples)
XIV) By pre-screening resources
XV) By managing the Internet experience using bookmarks/personal web page or Web Quest models
XVI) By teaching students how to evaluate resources for authenticity and point of view
XVII) By having students search safely
XIX) Complete the evaluation at http://evaluation.ciconline.org
Course Title: Internet Literacy #122 Course code: intl
XX) Registration Questions: Please contact Susan MacKinnon at firstname.lastname@example.org