Information from/on the Net

There are two kinds of information on the Internet that you can use in teaching: what's there already, and what you put there yourself. It takes a little exploring to find what's out there and filter it for classroom use, and it takes a little work to prepare materials yourself, but both can be very rewarding.

One important principle is that the use of the Net makes it possible to blur a bit the boundary between classroom materials and research materials. The line is easily crossed, and a student who thinks she has fallen into a "page" with nothing but your syllabus and course instructions on it may quickly find herself reading primary texts and going further.

Some possibilities: