Tips for Integrating the Internet Into the Classroom
Teach students to
Hi! This is Meghan Lynn Allen for About.com, and today we'll tips for integrating the Internet into the classroom.The world has changed dramatically, and research is now done primarily online. Use the internet to have your students do research-based projects in the classroom. For example, have your students do an online research project that has your students explore the major Greek philosophers. Make sure you investigate the sources first.You may want to ask your students to avoid using Wikipedia. Or you may want to investigate Wikipedia yourself and check relevant articles to the research project itself for accuracy. And keep in mind that you yourself can make changes to Wikipedia articles and help update accurate information. There are other Internet resources available as well for research, such as Encyclopaedia Brittanica Online.Create an internet-based project. Think about a collaborate website that the class can create together. They can post creative works or publish science fair results. This example, Mona Lisa Smiling, is a great classroom effort, and can serve as a template for your classroom project.Teach students to use the internet efficiently. Set time limits, and try to limit the amount of time that students spend wandering on the world wide web. You can also teach them time saving techniques, such as using bookmarks.Try using online lessons. Many are animated and provided excellent supplemental learning. Prepare quizzes based on those supplemental exercises, those videos the students use outside the class, to help support learning inside the classroom.Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.