Top 10 uses of the internet in teaching

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  • 1. Top 10 Uses of the Internet in Teaching and LearningByGreta GaryADE 6606, Term 1, 2010
  • 2. Reason #10
    Current Events: The internet allows teacher and students to keep up with today’s headlines.
    Images retrieved from http://www.google.com/search?q=news+logos
  • 3. Reason #9
    WebQuests: A great way to teach students how to conduct research on the internet. They are guided through the step by step process: Introduction, Tasks, Process, and Evaluation.
    http://webquest.org/index.php
    http://questgarden.com/
  • 4. Reason #8
    Communication: Students, teachers, and parents can keep in touch after school hours through email.
    www.gmail.com
    www.hotmail.comyou’ve got mail !
    www.aol.com
  • 5. Reason #7
    Video Tours: The next best thing to being there! Teachers and students can take a trip in the classroom and learn about other places.
    www.youtube.com
    www.apple.com/education/itunes-u
  • 6. Reason #6
    Lesson Plans: The internet is a great place for teachers to find lesson plans for all ages. They can take advantage of many lesson tools and plans written by fellow teachers. Why recreate the wheel?
    http://www.lessonplans.com/
    http://www.nwlincs.org/nwlincsweb/lessons.htm for adult teaching lesson plans
  • 7. Reason #5
    Test Preparation: The internet provides resources for students to access free online practice tests.
    http://www.testprepreview.com/
    http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html
  • 8. Reason #4
    Video and Podcasting: this is a great way to reach out to students or students to reach out in the classroom.
    www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/ has some wonderful examples of schools and students using these tools to do projects online and in school, i.e. podcasts and videos for the morning news in school! A great lesson in using technology in the classroom.
  • 9. Reason #3
    Homework Help: The internet can help parents find resources to assist their children with their homework. After all we don’t have all the answers!
    http://www.homeworkspot.com/
    http://www.tutorvista.com/homework-help/
  • 10. Reason #2
    Social Networking: A way for students and teacher to communicate and a resource for professional development.
    http://www.delicious.com/
    www.facebook.com
    www.linkedin.com
  • 11. Reason #1
    Research: The internet has some powerful search engines to assist student’s with research.
    www.google.com
    www.wikepedia.org