Using the Internet in the classroom and for lesson planning

Middle School

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

Pen Pals

Virtual School

http://www.otan.dni.us/webfarm/emailproject/school.htm

Chapbooks- http://www.chapbooks.com/

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 Web’n- http://www.filamentality.com/

List serves-online communities

Artsednet- http://www.artsednet.getty.edu/ArtsEdNet/Talk/index.html

NCTE- http://www.ncte.org/lists/

The English Zone- http://www.tesol.com/cgi-bin/tesol/BBS/bbs_forum.cgi?forum=reception