Using the Internet

I love using the Internet, because the Internet provides an enormous electronic library of lesson plans, learning activities, resources, videos, podcasts, webcams, and databases containing information about virtually every subject and content area and in every language. Students can watch or hear live or prerecorded podcasts of events and learning activities occurring throughout the world. Podcasts also can be made by you to present information to your students and by your students to showcase their work.

You and your students also can create blogs or online diaries, as this one, that are easily updated regularly to present information about your class’s activities. Teachers can use blogs as a way to extend classroom discussions or question and answer sessions beyond the confines of their classrooms. Individuals and groups of students also can maintain blogs to share information about things they are learning, to comment on their experiences and events around the world, and to interact with others.

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