This project presents a workable and realistic way for teachers to begin and refine student-led literature research/discussion groups in their classrooms. Students will take ownership of the learning process and often go beyond what is expected. Using textual references and computer data, students will be able to participate in informative and intellectual discussion groups via the Internet.
As students are introduced to different genres of literature, they will utilize various search engines found on the Net to research for information about the literature of the novel. By exploring the different search engines, students will find information in other domains throughout the world.
Students will read various literature:
Respond to Literature:
Students will gain a deeper understanding of Newfoundland culture through literature (i.e., Pit Pony).
Students will gain a deeper understanding about relationships and physical growth and development.
Through the Internet, students will learn:
To date, Jackson-Walsh Elementary has a variety of resources to undertake this project. The technology lab has a Windows NT network using Windows 95 workstations. Other peripherals include a flatbed scanner, digital camera, plotter, printers and a variety of multimedia software. More hardware will be purchased in the near future.
It is very crucial and important that Jackson-Walsh obtains a SLIP connection to undertake this project so that students can be exposed to a variety of literature and to share information with other students elsewhere.