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About Landmarks For Schools
As popular as it has become in recent years, the Internet is still a vast wilderness. For this reason, it still takes the explorer in us to seek out those net-based gems that can bring life to our learning environments.
Most educators, however, have little time to go exploring on the Net, as much as they would like to. To serve these professionals, David Warlick and The Landmark Project have utilized 20 years of experience inventing instructional applications of computer and communication technologies for teaching and learning. Landmarks for Schools (LFS) serves as a hub for these and other resources available to teachers to help them prepare students for the 21st century.
Since its 1995 debut, when Landmarks... was one of only a dozen or so education websites on the Internet, the global network has matured with practically countless resources serving as junction points for teachers and students. The September 1998 update of Landmarks for Schools repurposed LFS, focusing on a special theme for which no other Web sites are explicitly addressing.
Landmarks for Schools now provides links to information building blocks: Web sites, pages, and interactive tools that provide information in the form of a raw material. The information and data that Landmarks... points to can be imported into other information processing tools and used in the meaningful construction of unique and valuable information products, within the context of social studies, science, mathematics, and other disciplines.
On each resource listing page, there are links to instructions for moving text into word processors, tabular data into spreadsheets and images into computer drawing tools. This site promotes the ideas that students (and teachers) should be spending time building information products and using their work to acomplish specific goals.
To learn more about using Internet resources as information building blocks, read the brand new book, Raw Materials for the Mind: Teaching & Learning in Information & Technology Rich Schools. This book has been available for almost 5 years and has been praised for its unique approach to using the Internet in education, and the way that it penetrates through the obvious qualities of this unprecedented technology, identifying what it truly unique about the Internet and how schools can use these characteristics. Raw Materials for the Mind can be purchased through this website at:
http://www.landmark-project.com/rmfm/So jump on board and mine the quarries for the Internet's Raw Materials for the Mind.
David F. Warlick