"It is not enough for teachers to know how to use Internet tools like e-mail or search engines. Teachers who successfully use telecomputing technology instead focus on the instructional design of their activities, accommodating students' needs, preferences, and past experiences."
                                                                ----Design Tools for the Internet-Supported Classroom
                                                                      Judi Harris, 1998

Dr. Judi Harris draws on research and extensive online experience to demonstrate how teachers can best become designers for Internet projects. She has designed 18 structures for successful telecomputing activities. There are three structure genres with five to seven activity structures per genre.

The following sites were "harvested" from the Internet. They correlate with the 18 structures. This project was designed as a part of a course Elementary Classroom Techniques at Midwestern State University.

 

 

 

Problem-Solving Projects

Information Collections

Interpersonal Exchanges

Electronic Process Writing Tele-Fieldtrips Keypals
Information Searches Database Creation Q-and-A Services
Parallel Problem-Solving Electronic Publishing Impersonations
Sequential Creations Information Exchanges Global Classrooms
Simulations Pooled Data Analysis Electronic Mentoring
Social Action Projects   Electronic Appearances
Virtual Gatherings    

 

Collaborative Problem-Solving Projects

 

Electronic Process Writing


 

Information Searches

 

 

Parallel Problem-Solving


 Sequential Creations

 

Simulations

 

Social Action Projects


 Virtual Gatherings

 



Information Collections

 

Tele-Fieldtrips

 

 Database Creation

 



Electronic Publishing


 Information Exchanges

 

 

Pooled Data Analysis


Interpersonal Exchanges

 

Keypals

 

 Q-and-A Service

 

Impersonations


Global Classroom

Electronic Mentoring


Electronic Appearances




Additional Sites of Interest

Created by Mary Ann Coe, D. Ed.
Midwestern State University
Updated: December 2001