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USING E-MAIL PROGRAMS
These basic functions are:
Demonstrate the use of your e-mail program to the students.
Task / Activity:
After you've shown your students how to use e-mail, ask them to do the following:
E-MAIL SURVEY (Shopping Basket): To get an idea of just how useful e-mail can be in a classroom to gather information have your students come up with a list of ten common foods they like and create a short e-mail survey designed to be used to compare prices. Send the survey via e-mail to a teacher you know on the Internet and ask that person's students to price each item and return the results via e-mail.
Next, they will pass it on to at least four other people. Ask each of those four people to e-mail the survey back to you for tabulation. With a little luck, you will have data for an activity where you discuss economics and the usefulness of the Internet for gathering information quickly. (Note: be sure to put a limit on the number of recipients because this electronic chain letter can quickly get out of hand!)
Students will be able to use e-mail.
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