This is part of the emTech Presentation Series, all designed to provide information and clear application actions the audience might try when they return to the classroom after the presentation. This presentation is an excellent way to initiate and/or nurture interest in ways that classroom teachers can begin to use the internet, for their own professional development as well as direct instruction for students.

Target Audience: Classroom teachers; presentations can be tailored for a specific group, grade level, or subject-area.

Purpose: To motivate teachers to use the internet for professional development and classroom support as well as for direct use for students.

Expected Outcomes: Teachers leave with practical ideas for ways to use the internet, through their access at home, at a single point within the school, or in the classroom. The focus is on what the internet can do for students and teachers.

General Overview: Actual examples of ways teachers can use the internet are presented, organized into two categories: teacher-class support and direct student use. The category of teacher-class support includes email, email projects for classrooms, collaborative projects, lesson plans, instructional materials. The second group, direct student use, focuses on activities that students can do on the internet, including global show-n-tell, electronic field trips, simulations, and collaborative projects. All examples are practical and couched in terms of typical classroom activities. Actual internet screens are used with POWER POINT for a fast-moving presentation.

Approximate Duration: 1.5 hours - 3 hours

Physical Requirements: Room appropriate for presentation, with overhead projector and screen. Presenters provide LCD panel & notebook computer for presentation media, including sound and video.

Presentation References: Individuals and/or organizations familiar with this presentation are:

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA)
Weber School District, Weber, Utah
Lynne Greenwood, Curriculum Director
Phone: 801-476-7875 or Fax: 801-476-8139

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