Project 2: The Effective Use of HTML as a Presentation Tool

Logo General Information
Project Overview
Goals
Resource Connections
Curriculum Connections
Evaluation

  General Information

Lead Teacher:Christopher Mills
Grade Level:Grade 7
Number of Students:24
Project Start and Finish Dates:Dec'96-June'97

  Project Overview

One of the goals of the proposed grade 7 technology program (see "Living in a Technological Society") is to exposed students to the many facets of communication. Probably the most interesting and dynamic aspect of the communication module is creating and publishing a ‘web' document. It is this very feature upon which this project will focus. This project will also give students an effective method for presentations in various subjects, but especially in Language Arts.

To develop in students a greater appreciation for the role of communication in our technological society today, students need to be exposed to various communication technologies. It would be an understatement to say that one of the greatest advances in communication technologies is the World Wide Web. This one mode of communication technology as now found itself into the homes of millions of North Americans today. Then in order for us to prepare our students for this technology, we must expose them to it and they must learn how to effectively us it. To accomplish this task then students will learn how to develop a HTML presentations that they can share over the Internet. We will require students to go "online" to search for information on various topics, bring together this information in an organized fashion, and finally publish it on the World Wide.

  Goals

  1. Students will learn how to search for and collect information from various sources on the Internet.
  2. Students will learn how to organize their research findings.
  3. Students will learn how to decide the "good" information sources from the "bad."
  4. Students will learn how to present their information using a HTML editor. Including the use of dynamic links in their documents.
  5. Students will learn how to publish and share their data using their world wide Web.

  Resource Connections

  1. Internet connection. Provided by Cable Atlantic and STEM~NET.
  2. Internet server to place WWW pages on. This can be provided on the school's server or STEM~NET.
  3. Computer system capable of running WWW software. This will be provided by Clarenville Middle School.
  4. HTML editors and browsers, for example HTMLed and Netscape 3.0.

  Curriculum Connections

This project will meet course objectives in the following areas:

  1. Technology - a communications module.
  2. Language Arts - research techniques and presentation of findings.
  3. Language Arts - presentations and communication to various audiences.
  4. Science, Social Studies, Math, Religion, etc. - this will depend upon the topic chosen for study.
  5. Science - STS objectives.

  Evaluation

     Development of good presentation and communication skills.
     Development of good research/searching techniques using the Internet.
     Appreciation for the effects of the Internet as a communication device.

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