February 2011

How does the Internet help you in your teaching?

by Star Teacher Staff

TEACHER SAYS:

How does the Internet help you in your teaching?The World Wide Web helps me a lot in my teaching. It’s easier, cheaper, and more exciting to teach science, since this subject needs a lot of motion and illustrations. By just clicking the mouse, I can get pictures and important information I want to present to my pupils. My students are very eager to attend my science class because they are excited for the next presentation I will show them. Besides, I can save time, money, and effort in preparing my visual aids. Goodbye to markers and Manila paper!
GRACE G. DE VERA
LIBERATO DAMIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BARANGAY STA. CRUZ, PASIG CITY

The Internet helps me find creative and artistic ways to carry out my lessons effectively. It serves as my “open library” in finding the easiest, funniest, and most enjoyable ways of teaching the head-cracking and boring lessons on grammar and hekasi. It also helps me get new ideas on how to apply things to actual classroom instructions. Some suggestions found online, especially in education and teaching-related websites, contain multimedia presentations (usually in PDF format) which are downloadable, easy to view, and can be shared with my class and fellow teachers.
PEPITO I. DEL VALLE,
JR.BOLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
CAMARINES SUR

If I want to learn more about the topics we’re about to discuss, I just surf the Internet. Only yesterday, we tackled the life of Helen Keller and my research work helped me a lot. I even advise my pupils to try researching online to help them with their homework but I make sure that they read and understand what they search for because I will surely ask them questions.
MARIA CECILIA OPAO
EMILIO JACINTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TONDO, MANILA

Most of my students pass computerized assignments and projects, which they’ve copied or downloaded from different websites, that’s why lecture-based presentations are no longer exciting for them. Because of this, I really took time to explore and learn to download videos from Youtube which I use to WINpresent my lessons especially in science. This results in lively discussions, 100% attention, and decreased absences in my class. Lack of science equipment like the microscope is not a problem anymore since my students can see the real parts of the blood, chlorophyll, and others from the downloaded picture. I was able to relate with the class and present the lesson in a realistic way.
ESTRELLITA R. LITAO
BAMBANG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BULAKAN,
BULACAN

The Internet helps me with my teaching in five ways:

  1. It gives me the opportunity to learn current innovations in teaching from other countries that may be utilized in my class to strengthen my pupils’ self-esteem.
  2. It adds further information about the topic I am teaching. I’m not just depending on what is printed in the textbook. I research more so I can answer my students’ questions. In fact, I subscribe to some websites, like MathGoodies.com and Maria Miller’s blog (homeschoolmath.blogspot.com), which give tips to math teachers around the world.
  3. It tests my decision-making skills. I can choose what strategies or teaching styles I should and shouldn’t apply.
  4. I can easily communicate with people far away via e-mail.
  5. It is the cheapest way to travel and to be aware of what’s happening around the world.

IRENE R. CHUA
GOODWILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BAGBAG,
QUEZON CITY

Children are different these days. We must know their interests, listen to their music, sing the songs they sing, watch the movies they see, and read their posts on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites. I created an online test in hekasi connected to Facebook. As of now I am one of the many quiz creators on the site!
EVELYN R. DEL PRADO
RIZAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MAKATI CITY

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