Using the Internet in the classroom and for lesson planning
Tips for middle school-
Allow students to search with a partner.
Encourage them to help each other- and share the things they find
Have an organized lesson, but also allow some time to just look too
Making something they know will be on the web for all to see is a good motivator
Expect all levels of familiarity with computers. Use the knowledgable ones to be helpers to get others started.
Project and Lesson Ideas
Global Schoolhouse- http://www.lightspan.com/
Using the Internet- Power Point Reports/ Presentations
Web Trip Maker- http://www.lightspan.com/teacher/pages/webtrip/default.asp?_prod=LS&_nav=t3_toolswebtripmaker
Filamentality , Webquests and Blue Webn- http://www.filamentality.com/
List serves-online communities
The English Zone- http://www.tesol.com/cgi-bin/tesol/BBS/bbs_forum.cgi?forum=reception