Top 10 Uses of the Internet in Teaching and LearningByGreta GaryADE 6606, Term 1, 2010<br />
Reason #10<br />Current Events: The internet allows teacher and students to keep up with today’s headlines.<br />Images retrieved from http://www.google.com/search?q=news+logos<br />
Reason #9<br />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.<br />http://webquest.org/index.php<br />http://questgarden.com/<br />
Reason #8<br />Communication: Students, teachers, and parents can keep in touch after school hours through email.<br />www.gmail.com<br />www.hotmail.comyou’ve got mail !<br />www.aol.com<br />
Reason #7<br />Video Tours: The next best thing to being there! Teachers and students can take a trip in the classroom and learn about other places.<br />www.youtube.com<br />www.apple.com/education/itunes-u<br />
Reason #6<br />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?<br />http://www.lessonplans.com/<br />http://www.nwlincs.org/nwlincsweb/lessons.htm for adult teaching lesson plans <br />
Reason #5<br />Test Preparation: The internet provides resources for students to access free online practice tests.<br />http://www.testprepreview.com/<br />http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html<br />
Reason #4<br />Video and Podcasting: this is a great way to reach out to students or students to reach out in the classroom. <br />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.<br />
Reason #3<br />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!<br />http://www.homeworkspot.com/<br />http://www.tutorvista.com/homework-help/<br />
Reason #2<br />Social Networking: A way for students and teacher to communicate and a resource for professional development.<br />http://www.delicious.com/<br />www.facebook.com<br />www.linkedin.com<br />
Reason #1<br />Research: The internet has some powerful search engines to assist student’s with research.<br />www.google.com<br />www.wikepedia.org<br />
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