|About the Author
William H. "Bill" Colby (Kansas City, MO) is the lawyer who represented the family of Nancy Cruzan in their right-to- die case, the first such case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, on December 6, 1989. He worked with Senator John Danforth's office on legislation which eventually became Federal law, the Patient Self-Determination Act, and has testified before different state legislatures and legislative committees about law and ethics at the end of life. He has also represented many families who have been faced with agonizing questions about removal of life support from a loved one.
Bill has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, CBS This Morning, Frontline, Media & Society with Fred Friendly, the MacNeil Lehrer Report and other national programs. He has presented at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting, DRI, ASLME, ASPEN and other national legal and medical conferences, and has spoken to groups across the country on the issues we face at the end of life.
Bill graduated from Knox College in 1977 with an English degree and an emphasis in creative writing, and from the University of Kansas Law School in 1982. After law school he clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and practiced law in D.C. at the Wall Street firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. In 1985 he returned to Kansas City and the firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. He is a Senior Fellow with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in Washington, D.C., and the author of Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan. Bill has taught at the University of Kansas School of Law. He lives in Kansas with his wife, four children, and their dog, Spot.
- About the Book
A TEACHER'S PROJECT GUIDE TO THE INTERNET
Imagine journeying with your students to a far-off museum. Discussing what you see with artists and museum staff. Creating your own artworks. Sharing them with children from schools around the world. And never leaving the confines of your own classroom.
Learning adventures like these are already a reality for members of the global community known as the Internet. But too many teachers have been denied access to this rich and important world due to lack of time, resources, or expert guidance. This book provides all three.
Written *by* a teacher, *for* teachers, "A Teacher's Project Guide to the Internet" walks readers through the Internet step-by-step, suggesting a host of creative and exciting classroom projects along the way. The book comes with a companion disk (IBM and Mac 7.5 compatible) that gives you instant access to all the sites mentioned through Netscape, Internet Explorer, or other web browsing software.
Both experienced "Internauts" and teachers just getting on- line will appreciate the book's straightforward organization. Crotchett begins with one of the easiest and most commonly used tools -- e-mail -- then gradually progresses to more sophisticated Internet applications, such as newsgroups, file transfer protocol, Gopher space, and creating a web presence for your classroom. At each level of technology, the author offers a series of suggested projects that have already been tested in a classroom setting.
While aspects of these subjects have been dealt with in periodical articles and general how-to books, until now there has been no comprehensive book specifically written for K-12 teachers that combines Internet basics, specifically- identified Web sites, and well thought out Internet projects. Considering that most educators already have more to do than time allows, "A Teacher's Project Guide to the Internet" will prove immensely useful.
The excerpts, below, illustrate one or two projects from each of the major sections of the book. The book itself is crammed with project ideas and the site references necessary to carry them out. For more information about ordering "A Teacher's Project Guide to the Internet," please see the end of this file.