August 13, 2003
I set up a 'Start Page' for my second grade students which hyperlinks all the websites that they need for a project so that they can just click on the link and go. They don't have to waste time typing the link or worry about typing the link incorrectly. They also don't spend time 'surfing' on other sites. The 'Start Page' is basically a web page with all the hyperlinks listed. I add cute graphics and a small bit about what they will see or look for on each site. I have 'Start Pages' on topics such as amphibians, insects, math, and a general one that includes a little of all the content areas.