"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




Social Action Projects

 Virtual Gatherings


Information Collections




 Database Creation


Electronic Publishing

 Information Exchanges



Pooled Data Analysis

Interpersonal Exchanges




 Q-and-A Service



Global Classroom

Electronic Mentoring

Electronic Appearances

Additional Sites of Interest

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