*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:26AM PST (-0800 GMT)
********** Teacher/Librarian Chat *************

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Theme : Technology Literacy BUILDS English Literacy

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Welcome to the Teacher and Librarian Camp Internet Literature Tour on suggested reading materials for students and teachers who are Camp participants. We are hosting this session to encourage our participating school's teachers and librarians to become more familiar with the Camp Program’s TECHNOLGOY LITERACY ~ BUILDS ~ ENGLISH LITERACY resources. During this tour you will learn how to gather lists of suggested reading materials that can compliment the Camp activities and are invited to coordinate participation in a grant application to the California State Library to bring more Camp resources and teacher/librarian training and materials to your campus next year. The Camp Internet Directors were working in the Santa Barbara Public Library when they began their online resource development and feel a strong loyalty to libraries as critically important learning resources for schools and communities. Let’s strengthen library / classroom / reading collaboration !

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:45AM PST (-0800 GMT)
You are currently reading this in a password protected environment in the Teacher’s Chat room that is a teachers-only information sharing and training environment central to our Camp distance learning community. In order to access all areas of the Camp you will be taken to today, if you are prompted to log in, please use the Log-in and Password of …. campdemo …. and …. islbcsw ….. to access the resource pages……………………… You are welcome to come back and use the resources again later using the same ID and Password. This log in provides you with teacher-level access AND allows a guest viewer to go on the Camp Internet Tour for Tech Coordinators accessed from the main Camp page; students do not have this same level of access as it includes class management and answer resources. Please do NOT allow any student to use this code, it is for your private use only. Thanks.

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:45AM PST (-0800 GMT)
First, lets show you some samples of the Camp program, starting with the Channel Islands Expedition. The Camp’s special feature on the native peoples of the Channel Islands is our first selected example. In this Expedition, students learn about the native peoples in our history section at this button ….. Concurrently they also watch the movie Island of the Blue Dolphins or read the book. …… During this unit they also go online button and read the REAL historical documents – available ONLY on Camp Internet and no where else on the Internet - button that inspired the book and movie and learn about the REAL Lone Woman of San Nicholas, her ghostly apparitions and her footprints in the sand that finally lead to her discovery and rescue. Then the students come online for a live interactive Challenge – “Reporters Wanted” and try to beat a Sacramento reporter to print with the 1853 story button

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:46AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Now, lets look at the excerpts we have from Two Years Before the Mast … button … this is an example of putting copyright free materials online. The biographical introduction then has selected relevant chapters at the bottom. The benefit to this reading resource is that it identifies exactly the passages pertaining to our subject matter, it does have the shortcoming of no illustrations and lengthy online reading, but it can be printed out. Our goal is to get as much copyright free material online AND to encourage our partner libraries to also make it available in print.

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:46AM PST (-0800 GMT)
The Camp’s Treasure Island section button is presented during the history section on Channel Island Pirates and compliments the true histories of Channel Pirates with Stevenson’s famous work. If you have not had a chance to learn about the year Stevenson spent in California, please take a look at this button as it is a wonderful romance that spanned the continents and seas.

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:48AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Camp Internet also sends out selected books in its Expedition Supply Crates each year, and offers related online learning activities and hands-on class/school yard activities to bring the stories to life. One good example id the Rainbow Bridge Chumash Story and game we sent teachers back with from summer training this year … and you can read about it here button And our students then complete great hands-on illustration projects that are inspired by their readings

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:50AM PST (-0800 GMT)
This year we will be adding ORIGINAL – never on the Internet before - 1920s Zorro excerpts button from an exciting copyright free collection that is in an out-of-publication source ……………. and providing chapters of Ramona button for online reading. Providing out-of-print source materials is a unique capability of Camp Internet’s learning centers, and we search for and purchase original sources all year long. Collecting these source materials is a great project, one that we enjoy sharing with our teachers, students and librarians who benefit from seeing these materials go online. Encouraging English Literacy is a HUGE part of what Camp Internet is all about.

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:55AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Over in California Backcountry we have a lot of original source materials that are no longer available in print that make excellent reading for Native American button , Alta California and Gold Rush History button , as well as popular writers like Mark Twain button and John Muir button , as well as important works by the earliest California writers such as Joaquin Miller button and Bret Harte button who laid the ground work for all western writers to come. ……... But there are also many books you may already have in your school library that would compliment these resources and offer even more academic enrichment for the students…. California Indian stories, Gold Rush history and more. Bring them forth !!

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:55AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Now, lets move on to our suggested reading lists. Find out from your teachers in Camp Internet what subject they are focused on – Channel Islands, Backcountry or Ancient Southwest. Then study the list pertaining to their subject below. You can cut and paste this list from the chat room into a word document today and then go back to your catalog to find what of these you may already have available. If you find enough to create a library display, please let the teachers know so they can send their students in to take advantage of your collection. If you will be ordering books, consider these as suggested titles for future purchases.

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:56AM PST (-0800 GMT)
****** Explore the Channel Islands Suggested Reading List ………….. Books also available in film version noted with * ……….. Island of the Blue Dolphins* by Scott O’Dell…. Treasure Island* by Robert Louis Stevenson…. Robinson Crusoe* by Daniel Defoe…. Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson…. Adventures of Zorro* by Johnston McCulley…. Two Years Before the Mast* by Henry Richard Dana…. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea* by Jules Verne…. December’s Child by Thomas Blackburn…. The Gabrielino by Bruce Miller…. The Chumash by Robert Gibson…. Shipwrecks Smugglers and Maritime Mysteries by Wheeler/Kallman…. Handbook of the Indians of California by A.L. Kroeber…. California’s Channel Islands by Marla Daily…. The Rock Art if the North American Indians by Campbell Grant….

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:56AM PST (-0800 GMT)
****** Explore the California Backcountry suggested Reading List……….. Handbook of the Indians of California by A.L. Kroeber…. Writings by Bret Harte and Joaquin Miller…. True Bear Stories by Joaquin Miller…. Roughing It by Mark Twain…. Burning Daylight by Jack London…. Ishi, Last of His Tribe by Theodora Kroeber…. Writings by John Muir* on the Sierras – My First Summer in the Sierras, The Mountains of California, etc. …. The Way We Lived by Malcolm Margolin…. Stories California Indians told by Anne Fischer…. The Natural World of the California Indians by Heizer and Eissner…. Natural State by Steven Gilbar…. California : The Great Exception by Carey McWilliams…. Rush for Riches by J.S. Holliday…. American and the California Dream by Kevin Starr…. A Natural History of California by Alan Schoenherr…. Indian Life of the Yosemite Region by Barrett and Gifford…. California Indian Days by Helen Bauer…. The Rock Art if the North American Indians by Campbell Grant….

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 10:57AM PST (-0800 GMT)
****** Explore the Ancient Southwest ………. New Light on Chaco Canyon by David Noble …. Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest by Stephen Plog…. The Pueblo by Charlotte and David Yue…. Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest by Malville and Putnam…. Indians of the American Southwest by Stephen Walker…. Hopi Kachinas by Barton Wright…. Traditional Hopi Kachinas by Jonathan Day…. House in the sun by George Olin…. 50 Common Mammals of the Southwest by George Olin…. Prehistoric Cultures of the southwest Series : Hohokum, Mogollon, Salado, Anasazi, Sinagua by Rose Houk…. Dinosaurs of North American by Helen Sattler… The Rock Art if the North American Indians by Campbell Grant…. The Georgia O’Keefe Museum from Abrams ….

*** Camp Internet Teacher Training Team ***: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 11:00AM PST (-0800 GMT)
IN CLOSING …… We hope you have enjoyed seeing how Technology Literacy ~BUILDS~ English Literacy at Camp Internet ………………To wrap up our tour, we would like to suggest your consideration in joining Camp Internet is preparing a collaborative grant application to the California State Library. We plan to send in our Letter of Intent in January, and if your school library would like to be a partner in a grant, we should arrange a time to discuss this in more detail. Our goal with the grant is to get as many schools and their libraries participating in a program as possible to bring Camp Internet to at least 3 classes per school starting Fall 2001. The grant proposal is a collaborative multi-school project that involves the library and librarian in making materials available, can give each library a new online computer and Camp display materials to encourage campus-wide and family awareness of the program, and provides a book budget to bring related new titles into your permanent collection for display and circulation. The teachers and librarians will all be funded to attend the summer training, and we will develop special online librarian training features year round………………………. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please let us know at camp@rain.org, or post a response here in the chatroom.

: . . . . Mon, Jan 8, 8:23PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Looking forward to showing this to our principal and other teachers, when we are back on track at the end of January. Will this demonstration still be on line then, or will we need to do something different? Sue @ Cypress

DBruns@Grandview: . . . . Wed, Jan 10, 10:37AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Well, we finally have snow! We got about 2" yesterday, and they are predicting another 20-30" for tonight and tomorrow. This morning the temp is 53 with little wind. On a personal note, my family went to tour Highway 49 over the holidays. Stopped at the Moaning Caverns, Angel's Camp, Sonora, Coloma and Sutter's Fort, then up to Reno to Harrah's National Automotive Museum(my dad had one of his cars, a '29 Ford Woodie wagon, up there, until 1987 when the auctioned off 2/3 of the collection---but we didn't know that and were a little disappointed to find it was gone). We panned for gold in Angel's Camp and in Coloma...lots of fun for my 9-year-old daughter. We took lots of pictures. I'll email them to Marcy.

Brian Bartlett: . . . . Wed, Jan 10, 2:52PM PST (-0800 GMT)
This is my second year with Camp Internet. The selection that it offers is remarkable. My classes have had a great time participating, and have learned things they would have never learned anywhere else.

Marcy: . . . . Wed, Jan 10, 8:51PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Sue - this tour will be in the archive and accessible - you just won't be able to post to it which is fine for using it as a showcase ..... I will post the URL once it archives ...

Charlie Young: . . . . Mon, Jan 15, 11:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
This is my first time on camp internet!

J Perine Tulsa LAUSD: . . . . Mon, Jan 15, 12:53AM PST (-0800 GMT)
Each time my class does a dig they have suggestions for making it better. They are vigorously researching shipwrecks in the channel islands in order respond faster and ask better questions on our next dig. The Shipwreck Data Base is a great idea. We will use it.

: . . . . Wed, Jan 17, 12:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
This is my second year with Camp Internet Island track. We read Island and last year also read Treasure Island. Stowaway, a Tale of California Pirates, by Kristiana Gregory is easier read for 4th graders. It is a fiction story about a boy on a pirate ship off the coast of California.

Gallatin, Madison School: . . . . Wed, Jan 17, 12:42AM PST (-0800 GMT)
This is my second year with Camp Internet Island track. We read Island and last year also read Treasure Island. Stowaway, a Tale of California Pirates, by Kristiana Gregory is easier read for 4th graders. It is a fiction story about a boy on a pirate ship off the coast of California.

Gallatin: . . . . Wed, Jan 17, 12:44AM PST (-0800 GMT)
I will talk to our librarian about the literature grant.

Anne Tipton: . . . . Wed, Jan 17, 9:35PM PST (-0800 GMT)
Good tour of the resources. Thanks.