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Internet in the classroom

Internet in the Classroom

Steve Gordon

Director of Technology

Michael Spuhler

Internet Coordinator

Sault Area Public Schools

How can we use the internet

How can we Use the Internet

  • E-Mail

  • Mailing Lists

  • Net 101

  • Good General Sites

  • Searching

  • Lesson Plans & Projects

  • Educational Research & Studies

E mail


  • This “Tool” puts you in contact with thousands of other educators

  • It is a convenient form of communications

  • Participate in projects with other schools

  • Allows students to communicate

  • Take the time to learn E-mail

What to use for e mail

What to Use for E-Mail

  • Netscape

  • Internet Explorer

  • Eudora

Keypals club

KeyPals Club

Mighty Media presents the KeyPals Club, a place for young people, teachers and students to locate and correspond with other youth and students around the world.

Pen pal connection

Pen-Pal Connection

A pen-pal (or if you prefer a web-pal) is a friend from a different country, language, culture. Many countries are listed.

Finding keypals

Finding Keypals

If you are interested in finding keypals for your class, the hyperlinks below should be useful.

Mailing lists

Mailing Lists

  • Lets you see on-going discussions

  • An easy way to ask a question to Thousands of educators

  • Lots of E-mail



They create original K-12 programming for the Internet, delivering a planned, organized and moderated e-mail/Web learning experience.

Global schoolnet foundation

Global SchoolNet Foundation

They are a nonprofit corporation, is a major contributor to the philosophy, design, culture and content of Internet-based learning.

Learn the net

Learn the Net

A website dedicated to helping you save time and money when roaming through cyberspace.

Classroom connect

Classroom Connect

A free, interactive mailing list! In all, more than 3,500 K-12 educators have subscribed to the list.

Other lists

Other Lists

Thousands of Lists to join

Net 101

Net 101

  • Learn the “Net” on the “Net”

  • There are many on-line tutorials

  • Some are introductory and some are advanced

A gentle introduction to the internet

A Gentle Introduction to the Internet

  • What it the Internet?

  • Why Would I Want to Be Part of the Internet?

About the internet

About the Internet

Various tutorials and information on the Internet thanks to Netscape.

Beginners guide to life on the internet

Beginners Guide to Life on the Internet

The information in this section will provide a consistently reliable starting point for your own exploration of the Internet.

Good general sites

Good General Sites

  • Education Oriented with links

  • K-12 oriented

  • Grade level oriented

  • Subject oriented

Web66 a k12 world wide web project

Web66: A K12 World Wide Web Project

Just as U.S. Highway Route 66 was a catalyst for Americana, we see the World Wide Web as a catalyst that will integrate the Internet into K12 school curricula.

Reber s resources for k 6 teachers

Reber's Resources for K-6 Teachers

This site is intended to help teachers cut down on the amount of time they spend looking for quality sites on the Internet.

Kid source on line k 12

Kid Source On-Line K-12

They have great articles and information that will help you raise your child from who is from 6 to 18 years old.

Sharing nasa

Sharing NASA

These projects allow students to share in the excitement of NASA's scientific and engineering pursuits like flying the shuttle, spacecraft explorations of distant planets, and space-based life sciences research.

Www 4 teachers

WWW 4 Teachers

For teachers powering learning with technology



  • The art of finding “Stuff”

  • There are Millions of computers on the Net

  • Learn the techniques

  • Try it before your students

Search engines

Search Engines

  • A variety of Search Engines exist.

  • You should try various ones.



Kids Safe Searching

Lesson plans projects

Lesson Plans& Projects

  • Gold Mines

  • Sharing



Lesson plans, activities, curriculum resources--linked with corresponding subject-area content standards.

School net

School Net

Sample Internet lesson Plans and Learning Projects

Global schoolnet s internet projects registry

Global SchoolNet'sInternet Projects Registry

Created for busy teachers who are searching for online projects for classroom integration.



They sell stuff but also offer a wide variety of on-line activities. Check out the teacher section.

Educational research studies

Educational Research & Studies

  • Studies are always being done

  • Current

  • At your finger tips

The impact of technology

The Impact of Technology

Surveys, Bibliographies, Literature Reviews, Articles, Reports, Case Studies and Additional Resources .

Internet in the classroom


Educational Resources Information Center

Citing electronic materials guidelines

Citing Electronic Materials - Guidelines

The new MLA rules generally treat electronic materials as if they were printed texts that require additional information to be fully described.

Next steps

Next Steps

  • Make Time/Take Time

  • Experiment

  • Try one easy application

  • Then another

  • Then another

  • Publish and share what you do.

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