K12 and the World Wide Web

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K12 students who are the college students of tomorrow are growing in their sophistication with computers. As an example, K12 web pages show complex designs by the students that rival or surpass university web pages. The students are also very adept at searching the web for information. Since students are becoming more sophisticated with computers, higher education institutions will be able to take advantage of that sophistication and should track the progress of K12 web usage to understand how this increased sophistication will impact and improve college courses. They might also be able to exploit the web better to attract students to their institution or even particular subject areas. This paper can serve as a starting point to discover what is happening at the K12 level on the World Wide Web (WWW). It shows numerous resources for K12 including those for putting up school web pages, finding out about science experiments, going through museums, and communicating with students in other countries. It gives examples where K12 students along with their teachers are designing sophisticated web pages for others to learn about their school. In these examples, students put up original artwork, produce movies, or write about their school, and educators make their students' work a showcase or show their own creativity in projects they have their students do.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-403
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 27th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education. Part 1 (of 3) - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: Nov 5 1997Nov 8 1997


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