To contact Project GeoSim by Internet, its e-mail address is geosim cs. Peabody Museum at Yale University. Using the Internet, students can obtain information from the Peabody Museum about their states and communities. Several thousand records for each state are available on-line.
This service of the Department of Commerce provides such government statistics as data about domestic and foreign trade, rankings of states, population, inventories, expenditures on manufacturing, and many other topics. Economic Bulletin Board. Also provided by the Department of Commerce, this service has data on economic analyses such as the census and labor statistics. Global Seismology and Geomagnetism. The U. Department of the Interior provides up-to-date information on earthquakes on this network service.
More Educational Networks The U. Some are described below.
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Academy One. Students also have the opportunity to participate in on-line projects, such as group investigation of topics that interest them. AT Learning Network.
The company provides a curriculum-based telecommunications program for grades K that matches students and teachers in "learning circles" with eight to ten other classes around the world for collaborative learning. CoSN helps educators and students access information and communications resources for learning and collaborative work.
This is an on-line information resource of Apple Computer. It offers special information for teachers and classroom computer coordinators. EDUCOM, principally an organization of university computer personnel, has created this project to link teachers in primary and secondary schools to networks. The FrEdMail Network. FrEdMail is a consortium providing inexpensive telecommunications networks for public agencies and schools, particularly to help teachers and students participate in networking activities.
It enables teachers to share experiences, ideas, and materials as well as information for professional development, and provides a gateway to the Internet. This network is a system of more than linked bulletin boards that carry thousands of messages each week around the world. Participants access many subject-specific conferences and also collaborate on projects. Developed as a grassroots project, K12Net is a collaborative effort available free to anyone who can access it through a bulletin board. It deals with computer networks and projects linking children in different schools.
FidoNet is one part of the vast computer networks of worldwide bulletin board systems. It is used to send messages and free or inexpensive software to subscribers. Global Net. This network is similar to FidoNet. It covers a wide range of topics including programming, travel information, news, sports, music, and many other topics. The Library of Congress.
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The Library of Congress plans to announce an ambitious effort to convert into digital form the most important materials in its collection and in the collections of all public and research libraries in the country Lewis The project would be a vast "virtual library" of digitized images of books, drawings, manuscripts, and photographs that would look like the "originals" and that could be downloaded over computer networks to students and researchers. The Library eventually intends to provide digitized movies and music, all of which would have historical value for teaching social studies.
According to Lewis , "The National Digital Library project would become the most extensive source of content material for the emerging National Information Infrastructure. Getting Started To get started, you will need a computer, a communications modem, communications software, and an account with an Internet service provider. Just about any computer-Macintosh or IBM-compatible-will let you access the Internet from your classroom or your school's media center.
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Many new computers have modems and communications software already installed. As noted above, you will need a service provider. In some states, such as North Dakota, Texas, and Virginia, there are statewide education networks that make Internet access easy.
In other states, you may need to access the Internet through a local college or university, or subscribe to a commercial service. To get advice about connecting at your school, contact your local media specialist. If you need further information, contact InterNIC at for a referral to a service provider. For special information, you may contact:. Using your own Gopher client: gopher kids.
Using telnet: telnet Using e-mail: Send mail to listserv info. Connecting to Other Gophers Once you are connected to one gopher, you will have access to other gophers. As a result, you can use many gophers to support your teaching. The next gopher may be in the same state, another state, or another country, all accessed by choosing from a menu. If you want a comprehensive listing of available gophers, check out your local bookstore for books that publish lists of them, or look for them on the Internet.
Other Sources For additional information for using Internet or other services that are available, contact the services listed below. Internet Resource Directory for Educators On-line: telnet [or ftp] tcet. Due to the easy and frequently instant availability of electronic information, decision making is falling to lower levels in organizations and middle managers are being eliminated.
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Students will enter a work force in which they will be expected to handle and interpret electronic information. Learning how to use the Internet can provide students with excellent preparation for their future in the electronic work place. More important still, the Internet, as a tool for instruction in social studies, is presenting students with an unprecedented opportunity to engage in one of the most "democratizing" movements in the world's history-equal access to unbounded, unlimited information.
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Power Shift. New York: Bantam Books, Thurow, L. Walberg, H. Waxman and H. Finally, the pairs presented to new participants can be selected in a way that maximizes learning based on previous responses so a wiki survey can adapt as it evolves. To test the idea, Salganik and Levy created a free website called www. Since , this website has hosted some 5, pairwise wiki surveys that have included , items and garnered 5 million responses.
Over four months, 1, respondents contributed over 30, responses and new ideas to the survey. At the end of the survey, eight of the 10 highest scoring ideas had been contributed by the respondents themselves. Salganik and Levy are quick to point out that their method requires substantial further research.