Development

Using websites in the classroom

Posted on February 15, 2020 at 9:28 pm

Using websites with pupils in a classroom setting has many benefits as it can be an effective cross curricular way to integrate technology into lessons in a range of subjects. Children are highly motivated when using computers in their lessons and it is useful to be able to use this motivation to enhance their learning.

When choosing appropriate websites for pupils to use to carry out research or find information it is essential that the teacher has previously viewed the site to check for suitability and relevance. If the website has been designed well and is working correctly the pupils will have a positive experience and have minimal frustration.

It is important to teach the pupils about search techniques so that the websites they use are relevant and useful to them and provide them with the information they require. There are child safe search engines that pupils can be directed to use so that the search results are appropriate to the age of the child.

Using the links on the website effectively to direct the pupil to pertinent pages is an important skill for them to master as often there will be an abundance of information on the home page which may not be relevant to their query.

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