As an instructor of Developmental English, you already know that the Internet is an educational tool that presents new learning opportunities for you and your students. But where does one begin? How does one best use this tool? The vast amount of information available on the Web can be both exciting and daunting. Students may tap into the resources of the world yet feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information available.
Whether your students’ abilities range from the most elementary to the most advanced writing skills, the basic concepts and principles for using the Internet apply to all levels of writing know-how. The goal is to enhance students’ course work experience, and to assure that time spent on the Internet, in pursuit of improving reading, writing and critical thinking skills, is enjoyable.
To help you bring the Web into your classroom in a positive, instructive way, we’ve put together some tips and exercises. Students may pair up to perform the exercise or do them individually. The exercises will stimulate ideas for future assignments. For suggested links to related web sites, look to the end of this section.
Tips and Exercises for Integrating the Internet into Your Classroom