The Internet offers a world of possibilities in teaching any grade level. Virtual field trips and interactive activities can engage students’ imaginations and allow them to experience concepts in ways that would not be possible through traditional lessons. Internet exercises are not only a good way to teach the regular curriculum, they provide an excellent opportunity to teach students about online safety and Internet research methods. The following resources can help teachers integrate the web technology into their classrooms.
- Surfin' for ABCs: Children learn about Internet safety while learning about the alphabet.
- Kindergarten Games: Games that have been selected to aid Kindergartners in learning fine motor skills, shapes, patterns, alphabet, and numbers.
- Barnyard Babies: A counting, read-a-loud story that highlights the spoken words.
- Young Writers Workshop: A site with creative story starters will help set up a Writers Workshop in your classroom.
- Literacy Center: Exercises to learn the basics of early literacy.
- Illustrate a Story!: Downloadable stories that students can read and illustrate.
- Farm Animals: A webquest that teaches about animals on a farm for grades 1-2.
- The Pilgrim Life Adventure: Elementary students learn more about the life of Pilgrims in this webquest.
- Wonderful World of Weather: A weather project using real time weather data.
- What's My Structure?: A geometry activity using virtual reality to create a 3D structure of cubes.
- Leonardo da Vinci: Online, interactive activities designed to teach about Leonardo da Vinci.
- Making and Using Maps in the 21st Century: A lesson using Bing maps to increase understanding in how maps are made.
- Time Machine: The interactive time machine teaches students how money was minted.
- American Century: Students learn about the Colonial Era by exploring this site.
- Internet Scavenger Hunt: Students will learn about Internet research skills as they learn about animals in the zoo.
- Chinese Immigration to California: This webquest teaches students about Chinese immigration in the 1800s.
- Make a Mission to Mercury: Students learn about Mercury and technology through this project involving net links.
- Hubble Telescope: Activities, online explorations, and other teacher tools for teaching and learning about space.
- Digital Story Telling: Instructions on how to have students use digital storytelling in the classroom.
- Investigations in Solid Geometry: Students manipulate shapes and explore polygons.
- My Wonderful World: Online geography activities for just about any grade level.
- The Effects of the Recession: Students will learn about how the recession has effected the country and reflect on how their own families and communities are effected.
- The Jason Project: One of the largest online science projects, Jason provides lessons and interactive activities.
- Anne Frank: A number of activities and international projects that teach students about Anne Frank and the Holocaust.
- Maryland and the Underground Railroad: An interactive lesson on the Underground Railroad.
- Cellular Growth and Division: Students will use Internet resources and animations to learn about the development of cells.
- Witness for the Prosecution: Students create an online newspaper based on the Agatha Christie novel.
- Periodic Table: An interactive, visual interpretation of the elements.
- Endocrinology: Students will explore the topic of endocrinology in this webquest.
- Arthurian Legends: A cyber guide with several different activities.
- Internet Scavenger Hunt: The objective of this lesson is to practice Internet research skills. Teachers can change the actual items to match grade level or curriculum.
- Allegory in Painting: Students are introduced to the concept of allegory in visual arts.
- Packing Circles: Packing soda cans teaches students more about area and circumference.
- Arch-Net: Online archaeological resources and activities for grades K-12.
- Virtual Field Trips: Virtual field trips for museums around the world.
- Internet in the Classroom: A list of strategies that and resources to help integrate internet activities in the classroom.
- Baltimore County Public Schools: The BCPS has put together a resource list of web resources that meet federal and state goals.
- International Society for Technology in Education: A professional organization dedicated to the integration of technology in the classroom.
- In Time: Videos and case study templates act as a resource for integrating technology into teaching.
- Internet4Classrooms: Lesson plans and resources for technology integration.
- Knowledge Network Explorer: Strategies for using the Internet in the classroom.
- Thirteen.org: Why use the Internet in the classroom?
- Web Watch: Addressing Issues of Internet Safety.
Comment from: Store [Visitor]
I think that even internet give opportunity to get lessons from the most famous teachers around the world that won’t mean to that class still be an important part in grade level! In fact things learnt in classroom stand more than those got in the internet only because on net courses most of the time you get distracted.
Comment from: Ashton Laurent [Visitor]
This is a wonderful resource for teachers and students. However, I would like to see you add more content for business. Students can learn to set up business sites and then can market themselves as web designers for small businesses while they are still in school. There IS a market for this service. It’s also a good idea to encourage them to get their own domain names (their personal names) so that when they grow up they will have them. Also, they can start blogging and putting in their own daily observations.
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