Tuesday, December 4, 2007

'Teaching and learning must be led by the learning needs of the children, not by what technology is available'

Internet as teacher support

Internet-aided teaching has the potential to improve teaching and learning more than any other recent innovation, declares Alan Pritchard, author of Effective Teaching With Internet Technologies ( http://www.sagepublications.com/).

“If you get it right it’s amazing how the children respond… even those who you wouldn’t expect it from can surprise you with what they do… what they end up producing and what they learn,” reads a teacher’s quote that Alan cites in his book.
He says that the level of motivation in the class can be higher when the communication capabilities of the Net are used, especially if the communication is synchronous — happening in real time.

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