Call And The Internet


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Call And The Internet

  1. 1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to use the Net and he won’t bother you for weeks - Anonymous CALL AND THE INTERNET
  2. 2. Why Use the Internet as Materials Resource <ul><li>The Internet (WWW) has several advantages as a source of teaching materials: </li></ul><ul><li>SCOPE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How big is the Internet? – HUGE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endless range of topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages increases everyday, including the number of materials specifically designed for ELT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paperless medium, thus, escapes the size restrictions characteristics of course book </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why Use the Internet as Materials Resource <ul><li>Topicality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content of WWW can several years old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However, much is updated on a regular basis – monthly, weekly or daily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can get today’s news from several publications without the need to buy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New publications are added every day, some unavailable in print </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why Use the Internet as Materials Resource <ul><li>Personalisation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coursebooks are limited by the magnitude of audience for which they are written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics sometimes are irrelevant and difficult to discuss with your class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You need alternative topics and texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet can greatly simplify the task of finding them </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Internet –Based Activities <ul><li>What makes a good Internet-based activity? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself these Qs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you hoping students will get out of the activity? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you want to do this activity on the Internet rather than through other media? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How long do you expect the activity to last: part of a lesson, several lessons? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Internet –Based Activities <ul><ul><li>Who are your students going to communicate with: each other, another class etc? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you planning on using this activity with more than one class and/or level? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. SUGGESTIONS FOR CREATING TASK <ul><li>Look through your course book, pinpoint activities that did not seem to work well with your class, did not challenge them, did not engage their interest </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze the shortcomings of these activities </li></ul><ul><li>You will then need to experiment </li></ul><ul><li>Find the site </li></ul><ul><li>Design activities – no sense in doing activities that are equally well done offline </li></ul>
  8. 8. EXAMPLE <ul><li>WHO SAID THAT…? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Famous quotations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper-intermediate and above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking about famous people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worksheet: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I cannot believe that God plays dice with the Cosmos </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. EXAMPLE <ul><li>SUITS YOU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking about clothing and fashion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary and above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary connected with clothing and fashion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worksheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is your favorite outfit for work/school? What about for the weekend? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you wear when you go out socially? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you wear around the house </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which of these things would you wear and which wouldn’t you wear? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flared jeans, a checked shirt, a fur coat, a three-piece suit, high-heeled shoes, boots, striped trousers, a mini-skirt, torn jeans, a bohsia t-shirt, a flowery shirt, pantyhose, </li></ul></ul></ul>