Can you introduce yourself please?
Yes. I’m a teacher of English at Rainford High Technology College.
How do you use the internet in your lessons?
Often I ask children to use the computer room to research various writers, and also to research the background surrounding the text we are studying, and they often produce PowerPoint’s from this research to give presentations.
Yes. If they have got a piece of work due in they might email it to me before the final deadline so that I can check it before they hand it in. Also if they don’t have access to a printer at home they can email me the work to me, and also they will email me if they’ve got any surrounding any homework.
I would say that they need to use the internet to research contexts surrounding text in order to have a better understanding of them, so for instance when they are studying Charles Dickens they need to know about the Victorian age so it’s useful that they have a wide variety of resources to actually look at.
I vaguely remember it. When I started at secondary school, I didn’t have access to the internet at home, so doing school projects would require going to the library, looking up in Encyclopaedias, and finding lots of books to research things from rather than using the internet.
Oh, well. Fast, efficient, and interesting.