Date Approved

4-21-1997

Embargo Period

8-26-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Levy, Lynne

Subject(s)

Internet and children

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to illustrate practical applications of the Internet as a research tool for students in grades K-8 at Logan Township Elementary School in Swedesboro, NJ, through a multimedia presentation. While there are many educational uses of the Internet for students, this study focused on E-Mail and research capabilities. Specific Internet projects that were incorporated into the elementary curriculum are highlighted and explored through HyperStudio, a multimedia computer software program. Text and graphics describing and illustrating the practical applications of the Internet, along with audio clips with student and teacher comments detailing the benefits to the students, are included in the HyperStudio presentation. In addition, video clips of the student Internet projects complete the presentation. The featured Internet projects have helped the students to expand their learning and increase their communication, thinking and decision-making skills. New educational resources were discovered through the Internet and as a result energized instruction.

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