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Using the Internet to Enhance Instruction

The Internet can be a valuable tool for instruction.  It is important to take the time to plan your lessons carefully.

Tips

  • Look for ways that the Internet can be used to enhance your lesson plans.  Many times, research projects may be a good starting point.
  • Begin by using Educational Search Engines to find useful information.  Make a list of sites that may be useful in helping your students meet the objectives.
  • Check each site thoroughly.  In addition, be sure to check each of the links.
  • It is also important to check the validity of each site.  Be advised that some sites may have information that is not factual or from a credible source.
  • It is often useful to create bookmarks or "jump-off" pages to assist in focusing the instruction.  This will cut down on the mistyped URL's.
  • Visit each site in the computer lab prior to your lesson.  As a result, the sites will be stored in the cache and this will speed up the connection.

Great Starting Point

Southwest Educational Developmental Laboratory

http://www.sedl.org/aan/workshop/writingplans.html

 

 
This page was updated on:  04/10/02