Cyber English ®


Cyber English ®

An Internet Project


Ted Nellen

I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand

Ancient Chinese Proverb
An Educational Aphorism

Cyber English..... Taught by Ted Nellen

See and Read:
  1. Teaching Writing in a Web Based Classroom: A Case Study of Ted Nellen's "Cyber English Class" by Liz Cushman Brandjes
  2. Education and Community: Telementoring Research
  3. Mentoring and the Internet
  4. Email Mentoring: Limitless Learning
  5. What I Did on My Summer Vacation August 5, 1999
  6. Popular Teachers Become Pipeline to Corporations August 5, 1999
  7. Wired Libraries for All 7-9-99
  8. Virtual Youth: Computer Club started by Cyber English scholars. 10.4.98
  9. Hyper-Lit electronic school online June 98
  10. HP Telementoring News Nov 97
  11. Manhattan English Classroom Expands as Volunteers Adopt-A-Student Online CyberTimes June 6, 1997.
  12. in Christian Science Monitor May 22, 1997
  13. June 24, 1996, in Digital Metropolis of The New York Times
  14. about us in The New York Times. April 24, 1996

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The Scholars' Work

Return signed permission slip ASAP!
Guidelines for Scholar's WebPages.
ToDay's Menu
The class syllaweb.
You will each make a Webfolio for assessment.
Important Resources on the Net.
Cyber Library.
Book Reports will come from the book list.

For other instructors:

Teaching Methods Great links to pedagogy and methodology.
Issues in Literacy development. Great research to support this work.
Important Teacher Resources.
NYC BOE The Writing Initiative
Overview of Performance Standards.
A annotated list Software used in Cyber English.
A list of Listservs used by instructor.
NCTE is wired!!
Books, mentioned on NCTE, which were/are important .
Language Arts
The instructor's work at Teachers College
Articles and essays by instructor.
A Journal will contain daily an account of this course.
A major concern: Ethics on the Internet.

Other Online Classes

elementoring, an innovative use of computers in education.
Web Projects from Beacon School in NYC.
A successful use of Cyber English by Bob King
Nancy Patterson's scholars
Gretchen Lee's scholars and summer Kamp
Mrs G's English Lessons and Links
Edna's scholars
Katherines's scholars
Judy Iliff's scholars
Glenn Greenway's WebSite
Mrs Filak's Homepage.
Cindy Adams' National Writing Project work.
Brenda Kukla's Senior Memory Project.
Michelle Garbis' Language Arts Lessons Ideas.
Bakari Chavanu's Classroom Connections.
M Edmondson's WebPage.
Sherry Godsey's OnLine Resource website
Ms. Howell's Webroom


We are offering a full year English class to the Juniors called Cyber English. Cyber English is an elective and is all inclusive. Cyber English was begun in 1984 as an Intranet, incorporated the Internet in 1986, and added WWW in 1994. Each scholar has email and a webpage. It is taught by Ted Nellen. There will be equal scholar representation from all the houses and school populations. The scholars will follow the junior English curriculum and take the Regents exams. In addition they will be interns to Ted Nellen in Room 439 during the day. The purpose of this internship is for further Internet training and to serve as assistants to other teachers in Room 439 and other computer labs in the building as more labs become wired. These scholars will work with the new teachers and classes as they come into the Internet classroom. They will be the scholar core of our odyssey into cyber space. Mentoring is another major facet of our on line presence. Cyber English is a serious pedagogical experiment in developing an alternative option (Constructivism) to tradition education and a project to answer the various voices of America for better educational practice.

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Teaching CyberEnglish and Why

Cyber English began for me in my junior year of college when I took a bookbinding course. The essence of the class was that, we as writers, would become our own publishers. We wrote some poetry. We chose the type and set it in one of those old hand printing presses. We selected an ink. We selected exotic papers. We set the type, we printed. We sewed and glued the pages into a hard cover book. We did everything an artist does: created the product and saw it all the way to completion. The big difference is that writers did not have this power. Writers always had to turn their work over to too many others who altered and changed it beyond recognition. Well now writers and teachers of writing have the power to publish, which is the end result of writing. So a dream that began in the early seventies has finally found its reality in the mid ninties.

Go back to the beginning

Email Ted Nellen.

Go to Cyber Library

© Ted Nellen 1994 - 1999