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eNotes in the ClassroomHi guys, We're working on creating a low-cost option which...

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted April 21, 2008 at 9:35 AM via web

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eNotes in the Classroom

Hi guys,

We're working on creating a low-cost option which would allow you to give your students access to eNotes, so they could each have their own login and use the student resources. Quick question, is this something you think you would use?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 21, 2008 at 9:39 AM (Answer #2)

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Yes, I would use it. There's one problem: how to get around the district's firewall. So many web sites are restricted that it sometimes gets difficult to do research. I can get through it because I'm faculty, but I'm not sure my students are able to gain access.

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jlcannad | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted April 21, 2008 at 9:54 AM (Answer #3)

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eNotes in the Classroom

Hi guys,

We're working on creating a low-cost option which would allow you to give your students access to eNotes, so they could each have their own login and use the student resources. Quick question, is this something you think you would use?

I would absolutely use it, but I'm also concerned about the firewall issue.  There are times that I can't even decide what the firewall blocks, and too many teachers in the district request that all help sites, like enotes, get blocked.  However, if you have a low cost option, something that I could send kids to, I would either send them to enotes at home, or fight that fight in district office. 

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 21, 2008 at 10:13 AM (Answer #4)

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eNotes in the Classroom

Hi guys,

We're working on creating a low-cost option which would allow you to give your students access to eNotes, so they could each have their own login and use the student resources. Quick question, is this something you think you would use?

I would absolutely use it, but I'm also concerned about the firewall issue.  There are times that I can't even decide what the firewall blocks, and too many teachers in the district request that all help sites, like enotes, get blocked.  However, if you have a low cost option, something that I could send kids to, I would either send them to enotes at home, or fight that fight in district office. 

As a matter of fact, I did have to fight to get teacher access to enotes. Just a few months ago, every study aid site got blocked. I just wrote an email to our web master and explained that teachers need access to lesson plans--because they spent the money to give us computers so we need to be able to use the technology. Access was restored shortly thereafter.

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jilllessa | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted April 28, 2008 at 4:15 PM (Answer #5)

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Yes, I would use this.  I frequently use enotes questions in my class and recommend that students use the summaries if they are having trouble understanding something a text.  I also use enotes to encourage students in their personal reading by showing them they have somewhere to go to help them when they are reading something not for a class.  Thus reading Dickens on your own is not so intimidating.

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 29, 2008 at 2:14 PM (Answer #6)

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I love using enotes in the classroom, and I have a number of colleagues who subscribe to the site.  I think helping to provide it would be a real benefit, and a money maker!

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted May 4, 2008 at 6:00 PM (Answer #7)

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YES, YES, YES.  I encourage all of my students to use Enotes.  This is the only site I recommend to my students now to use for help with understanding literature, etc.  I would definitely utilize it and so would they. 

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snowhite | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 7, 2008 at 1:17 AM (Answer #8)

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 Hi dears, I am a new member in this group. I hope you will help me how I ask my question?

 

snowhite,,,, 

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malibrarian | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted May 7, 2008 at 6:22 AM (Answer #9)

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I use eNotes a great deal - and my students are always so surprised when I recommend it - They assume it's just like cheat sites that I won't mention here. :)

I don't have the firewall issues that the public school teachers have, so I can't comment on that.  Just know that I do recommend eNotes to my classes, and I use it in the classroom, too.

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rowens | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted June 7, 2008 at 7:33 PM (Answer #10)

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I would love for my students to have access to the scholarly writing. The sources they use now are not adequate. If they could go to, say, Virginia Woolf and look up criticism on or by her, that would be fantasitc. 

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 25, 2010 at 3:13 AM (Answer #11)

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This would be a real benefit to teaching and to encourage independent learning. It would be something that I would definitely use to enable students to research more into an author or novel's background and other criticism. It would be great for both more advanced and weaker learners.

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