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  • 1. 10 Best Uses of the Internet in the Classroom Charleigh Stephens IDT 7064 – section: M50 June 10, 2010
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    • Local libraries can supplement the school’s resources, and to show students that people do actually read and learn outside of school.
    • http://www.ceweldonlibrary.org/ - This is the website for C.E. Weldon Library in Martin, TN.
  • 3.
    • You can use online books that read to your students when you have lost your voice due to your 5 th cold of the year. (because we all know it is easier to come to school ill than plan for a substitute)
    • http://auth.grolier.com/login/bookflix/login.php?bffs=N – Bookflix is great to subscribe to. It has many categories to choose from to supplement lessons.
    • http://www.storylineonline.net/ - This is a great site that is free. Members of the Screen Actors Guild read children’s books aloud.
  • 4.
    • Posting homework and other information is made easy using teacher websites. This way, your students can not say, “I didn’t know we had homework.” or “I lost my spelling words.”
    • http://teacherweb.com/TN/MartinPrimarySchool/CharleighStephens/h0.aspx - This teacher website was created through teacherweb.com
  • 5.
    • WebQuests can be used to guide students through a research project and give them a chance to think independently. Yes, they CAN do it.
    • http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/projects/gradelevel/gradelevel.html - This site contains teacher developed WebQuests that are categorized by grade level.
  • 6.
    • Current events are easily accessible using the internet. Students need to think outside the Xbox.
    • http://www.eduplace.com/ss/current/ - This website contains links to various current event sites.
  • 7.
    • Educational videos are a great way to supplement a lesson. Plus, you do not have to remember to be kind and rewind.
    • http://www.sqooltools.com/edvideos/index.html - Many free educational videos can be found at this website.
  • 8.
    • Students can find information on most subjects using search engines. This is when you can be thankful for school censorship.
    • http://www.bing.com/
    • http://www.ask.com/?jr=true
    • http://www.google.com/
    • -These are all search engines that can help connect students with information.
  • 9.
    • E-mail is a great way to communicate with students, colleagues, and parents outside of school hours. Or…not communicate.
    • Yahoo mail
    • Gmail
    • - You can sign up for free e-mail through Yahoo and Google.
  • 10.
    • We have to face that it is a gaming world and we are merely players. Online games and activities can help students learn as they play.
    • http://www.internet4classrooms.com/ - This is a GREAT site to find free educational games for most all educational standards.
  • 11.
    • The best teachers are master thieves! Teachers who ‘steal’ great lessons from other teachers normally have more effective lessons when they improve upon an already great lesson.
    • http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ - You can find lesson plans for all subjects and grade levels at this website.