Workshops Learning Groups Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Internet for the Youngest Cybersurfers
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
9:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom


$70 CAMLS Members
$80 Affiliate Members
$140 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 10
Contact Hours: 6

Fee includes materials.

Preschoolers often see older kids using the computer to access the Web and want use it too. However, parents, teachers and librarians may have find locating truly age and content appropriate Internet resources and activities for toddlers and primary grade kids can be problematic because of the fact that these kids are new to reading or do not yet read at all. The good news is there are tons of well-designed online resources for very young cybersurfers. Attend this hands-on workshop to locate the best sites for the youngest of cybersurfers and get ideas about how you and your kids can have a lot of fun using them.

Choose Title

  • Understand when young kids are ready for different types computer activites
  • Understand the types of Websites that work best for pre-readers and new-readers
  • Be able to teach young kids how to easily search the Web
  • Have time to explore some of the best Websites for young kids
  • Get familiar with sites designed to help parents find the best sites for their kids
  • Be able to help homeschoolers and teachers find online learning materials for kids
Audience: Childrens librarians, School librarians, Teachers, and anyone who work with parents of young kids,
Gail Junion-Metz is a librarian by training and an instructor by choice. For the past five years, she has been president of Information Age Consultants. Gail is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet, Using the WWW and Creating Homepages, and Creating a Power Website. Gail writes the monthly "Surf For" column for School Library Journal. She has served as webmaster for the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) children's website, "Oh! Kids." She has given presentations for teachers and librarians all over the United States and Canada. Gail's goal is to make learning about the Internet interesting, easy, and most importantly, fun!

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