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Top 10 Uses of the Internet in Teaching and LearningByGreta GaryADE 6606, Term 1, 2010
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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.
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/
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
Reason #1 Research: The internet has some powerful search engines to assist student’s with research. www.google.com www.wikepedia.org