M.A. in School and Public Librarianship
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Internet and children
Library and Information Science
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.
Moyer, Mary, "Practical applications of the Internet as a research tool for students in grades K-8" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2090.