Ideas for Using the Internet in the Classroom
- Conduct a survey. Have students link up with a class in the city and
check out the favorite cafeteria lunch. Spreadsheets could be used to
track the data collected. This could end up being a favorite math
- Other survey topics: voter registration and the November election;
community history; favorite book, periodical, movie, web site; computer use;
hobbies; the list is unlimited.
- Have students contact other schools as reporters and create a newsletter
of important events in Chesapeake Public Schools. this activity could
use desktop publishing skills, word processing skills, and the internet.
- Have students survey for "Questions that should be asked on Who
wants to be a Millionaire" Create a database of questions to
be used for SOL review practice in your classroom.
- Create scavenger hunts. Geography is a weak area and scavenger hunts
dealing with this topic are plentiful on the web. Have students survey
other classes in different locations to collect geographic questions about
their home areas.
- Trade story starters with another class/school or write a never-ending
story using e-mail. E-mail a starter with instructions to return it to
your class after x additions to the story.
- Swap newsletters with other schools. Create a column in your class/school
newsletter ...Notes from the Internet!
- Create a Multimedia presentation swap with another school. Have students
create a presentation, QuickTime movie, digital picture and exchange
it. View it with your class and write a story of the impressions that
the swap created. Exchange e-mail to check to see if the presentation
accurately described the originator of the e-mail.
- Send a letter to the President. Have them create a persuasive letter
or whatever type of writing you are teaching at the time. Send the
best to the president firstname.lastname@example.org
These letters are answered by an automated e-mail service, occasionally by a
real person and sometimes by the president.
- Exchange poetry over the web.