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Julene Reed wrote an article forEdTech Magazinetitled Howto create a world of success without leaving your classroom.She begins the article by stating “Today’s students face afuture where boundaries are abstract and global learning iscritical. Tomorrow’s citizens must be global communicators,must be able to participate successfully in project-basedactivities, and must have collaborative skills.”We are living in a world where technology tools and theiruses seem to be growing exponentially.  As a teacher I feelthe responsibility of arming my students with the toolsnecessary to be successful in this technology driven world.I used a quote by Al Gore in an earlier blog that succinctlystates the importance of preparing our students for thetwenty-first century.  He states “Access to the basic tools of the information society is no longer a luxury for our children.It is a necessity…We must give our children…the chance tosucceed in the information age, and that means giving themaccess to the tools that are shaping the world in which theylive” (Tumulty & Dickerson, 1998. p.55).Using the internet for instruction by incorporating web-basedlessons can help ensure that today’s students are preparedto face a world where technology has taken root in everyaspect of our living.  Web-based lessons can be used for:
electronic pen pals
electronic mentoring
virtual field trips
electronic publishing
group product development and collaboration
problem-based learning
social action projects
and more (Doering & Roblyer, 2010, p. 242)It is a new day.  They way we teach needs to reflect theglobal changes that have taken place.  The way childrenlearn has changed.  As educators we need to embrace

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