This practical resource shows educators how to use the Internet to help students communicate electronically, reaching beyond the borders of traditional classroom walls. The authors – a lifelong professional developer and a dedicated facilitator of improved P–12 education through her work with graduate students in school leadership – provide the how-to for teaching essential foundation elements, including teamwork, Internet research, evaluation of information sources, cross-cultural communication, and thinking skills. Emphasising practical tools and techniques, their model integrates the Internet, common school software, and free online technology tools to create engaging projects that advance 21st century skills.
- Clear steps for teaching Internet-infused projects that meet standards, while also targeting issues that students find relevant.
- Examples of project collaborations that link students with classrooms across states and nations.
- A user-friendly format with checklists, resources and sample lesson templates to help teachers design their own projects.