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Teaching in the Information Age

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Classroom Management

  • You Can Handle Them All
    ...This site shares a step-by-step approach to handling misbehavior at home and in school. An overview examines the causes of misbehavior, the core needs that motivate humans, and a four-step discipline model. A behavior index applies the model to over 100 specific misbehaviors.

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WebQuests

  • The American Dream
    ...site challenges you to investigate the American Dream...look through the eyes of those who lived before us...use the American Memory collection, Library of Congress, to visit America's past...learn research skills and experience the richness of the library collections...defend your ideas, create projects that show your understanding of others' dreams...then share your Dream for your Future.
  • ArtQuest
    ...ArtQuest is where students explore multicultural perspectives on contemporary American art.
  • Banned Books Quest
    ...the school board is proposing to ban several books. Your task is to learn various points of view, and take a position on the proposal.
  • Blue Web'n
    ...a library of Blue Ribbon learning sites on the Web.
  • DNA for Dinner
    ... Are engineered foods safe for us to eat, for farm animals to eat, and safe for the environment?
  • Global Warming WebQuest
    ...become a delegate to a UN climate control conference
  • Hello Dolly.
    ... inquiry-oriented activity where learners interact with the internet, evaluate information, and formulate a solution to a complex problem
  • Literary Fan Club
    ... attract members to your favorite author's fan club by writing advertisements, weekly newsletters, FAQ, etc.
  • Little Rock 9, Integration 0?
    ... prompts students to think about the nine African-American students who,  in 1957, chose to attend an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Mexico City Earthquake
    ...the students will be engaged in gathering information related to the subject of earthquakes in general (how they work, safety issues/emergency preparedness, history, etc...) and the Mexico City Earthquake in specific
  • Module One - A Health WebQuest
    ...the legislature has earmarked $5,000,000 for research on 3 deadly diseases. You must prioritize the funding
  • MusicLand Theme Park
    ... You are a team of theme park designers assigned to build a new music theme park in your city. The Park will have different "Lands" devoted to various musical genres.
  • Prisoners or Protected?
    ...a WebQuest on the Humanity of Zoos.  This WebQuest helps upper elementary students explore and discuss issues surrounding zoos and the treatment of captive animals.
  • The Quest Channel
    ...subscription based, from Classroom Connect
  • Tuskegee Tragedy.
    ...imagine that you're a poor person living during hard economic times. Your government offers you free medical care. Sounds good. But what if the real reason you're approached is because you have a disease. But instead of giving you medical care, the doctors are really just watching what happens when this disease goes untreated. Suppose a miracle then happens and a treatment is found for your disease. Instead of giving you the new medicine, the doctors continue the experiment of watching the disease go untreated. Years pass, some of your friends who were also in the study die, some pass the disease to their wives and children.
  • You be the Judge on Hammurabi's Code
    ...what should be done about a wife who ignores her duties and belittles her husband? What happens if a man is unable to pay his debts? Middle school art teacher Phillip Martin created this site - complete with engaging cartoons - to help 4th-8th grade students explore ancient history through the Hammurabi Code of Law.

Detect and Prevent Internet Plagiarism

  • Eve 
    ...track down Internet sources of plagiarism. Award winning commercial site. Free trial copy.
  • FindSame
    ... searchs content, not key words. My colleagues have mixed reactions to the reliability of this site.
  • On-Line Plagiarism
    ...essay on cut-and-paste plagiarism: how to prevent, detect and track it.
  • Plagiarism Stoppers: A Teacher's Guide
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