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  • 1. Aplicaciones de la Informática a la enseñanza del Inglés.Teacher: Paula Ledesma.Student: Jessica Esnaola, Giselle CersosimoInstituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico. UTN. Assignment Number 3: Internet Based Project Work.How to evaluate web sites?1. MacMillan English Dictionary (2002).From source Website:http://www.macmillandictionary.com* Accuracy: this is an online dictionary which authors are teams of lexicographers in Britain andthe United States.* Currency: this dictionary has been regularly updated and the web was last updated in September2010.* Content: this website is very interesting for students because they can check the meaning of thewords they are not sure and learn the meaning of new words. It is very easy to navigate because ithas links and the website itself explains how to use it.* Functionality: I have checked all the links that the website has and they work well and it has notgot any broken link and learners have not got to wait a long time while the website is loading.2. Pearson Longman (1999). Longman English Dictionary Online- LDOCE. From source Website:http://www.ldoceonline.com/* Accuracy: this is another important online dictionary which functions as well as the one you canbuy.* Currency: this dictionary has been regularly updated and the web was last updated in August2011.* Content: this website is very interesting for students because they can check the meaning of thewords they are not sure and learn the meaning of new words.* Functionally: I have checked all the links that the website has and they work well and it has notgot any broken link and learners have not got to wait a long time while the website is loading.3. Howcast (2010). How to write a Short Story. From source Website:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMPj5APhjgc* Accuracy: the author of this video is an important online organization which makes these videosto help students.* Currency: this video has been updated in March 2010.* Content: this video is very interesting for students because the language they use is simple and itgives a lot of helpful information to them.
  • 2. * Functionally: the video functions very well and it uploads very quickly.4. Wikipedia Foundation, INC (2011). Robin Hood. From source Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood* Accuracy: the authors of this website are different people who incorporate new information.* Currency: this website has been updated in August 2011.* Content: as we know the story of Robin Hood is only one, but the website offers to the studentsnot only the story but also what we could watch (films) or listen to (ballads). It is very interestingfor them because they learn a lot of new things.* Functionally: the website is very simple; it has not got a lot of links (all the information isscrolling down the site).5. Wikipedia Foundation, INC (2009). William Tell. From source Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell* Accuracy: the authors of this website are different people who incorporate new information.* Currency: this website has been updated in January 2009.* Content: as we know the story of William Tell is only one, but the website offers to the studentsnot only the story but also it explains what a myth is and it is very interesting for them becausethey learn new things.* Functionally: this website is very simple, it has not got a lot of links (all the information isscrolling down the site).6. British Council (n.d.). Style a hero. From source Website:http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/style-hero* Accuracy: this website is an excellent one because the people who wrote it are experts in thesubject, they are British people and they know what students need.* Currency: this webpage has been updated in June 2011.* Content: this is a funny game where the students can make their own hero and learn whichpowers they can have and new words. It encourages them to put into practice their imaginationand creativity.* Functionally: this game is very simple they only have to click where the page says and it uploadsvery fast7. Acebrock and others (n.d.). How to write a Short Story. From source Website:http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Short-Story* Accuracy: this website was written by writers and experts in Language and Grammar skills.* Currency: this website has been updated in August 2011.
  • 3. * Content: this website is very useful for all the people who want to improve their language skillsbecause the tips it gives are very interesting and you can apply them before making your shortstory.* Functionally: this website is very simple, it has not got a lot of links (all the information isscrolling down the site).8. Super Hero Squad. How create a comic strip. From source Website:http://superherosquad.marvel.com/about/* Accuracy: this website was written by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. -- a company rooted in thecreative success of over seventy years of comic book publishing.* Currency: this website has been updated in 2009.* Content: this website is very useful for people who want create their own comic strip usingcharacters such as Iron Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Thor and many more. They can also play somegames and watch videos.* Functionally: everything in this webpage can be easily used. It work well and it does not usealternative technologies.9. Expertvillage. How to Make a Comic Strip: How to Add Text to Comic Strip. From sourceWebsite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMPj5APhjgc* Accuracy: the author of this video is Matt Cail. He is an artist who works in oil, water color andacrylic paints, among others.* Currency: this video has been updated in February 2008.* Content: this video is one of a collection of free online art lessons about creating comic stripstaught by experienced cartoonist and graphic artist Matt Cail. In this video children can learn howto add text to their comic strip by using their pencil to sketch the text prior to inking.* Functionally: the video functions very well and it uploads very quickly.10. Super Hero Squad. How create a comic strip. From source Website:http://www.bitstrips.com/create/comic/* Accuracy: this is an Online Comic Strip, made by people all over the world.* Currency: this website has been updated in 2011.* Content: using this website, children can create any character, including themselves, and sharetheir stories and comics in a whole new way. In this webpage they can also find everything theyneed to create their own comic strip.* Functionally: everything in this webpage can be easily used. It work well and it does not usealternative technologies.
  • 4. Lesson Plan. • TOPIC: reading comprehension and writing • LEVEL OF STUDENTS: pre-intermediate • NUMBER OF LESSONS: 3 lessons. • OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to: - Improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. - Give opinions about different stories and what different people did in order to help others. - Apply their prior knowledge on ecology and pollution to enlarge their work, and search the web in order to know more about them. - Have fun while using technology.LESSON ONE • WARMER:The teacher will read her students some famous legends and will ask them to give examples oflegends they know. She will ask them different questions in order to activate students’ prior,background and cultural knowledge of the subject. For example:- Which legend do you know?- do you like this kind of texts?- have you ever read legends in English?Then, the teacher will ask the students to form groups and she will give each group a legend. Shewill ask students now to read them and to pay attention to the way in which the differentcharacters interact, if there are pictures, graphs, etc. She will explain learners that they will haveto read Lady Godiva´s legend in order to create their own comic strip. • WEB:Students will work on the following webquest: http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=111930TITLE: William Tell and other StoriesDescription: The following Webquest is aimed at raising students reading comprehension.Following the process steps, students will have to prepare their own comic as final taskGrade Level: 9-12Curriculum: Foreign LanguageKeywords: ELT, ESL, Lady Godiva, comic story, reading comprehension, writingINTRODUCTION: What would you do in order to avoid poverty from happening? Would yougive those things that you do not need to poor people? Would you cook for them? Or maybe sharemeals with them to reduce their hunger?
  • 5. If you still do not know what to do, check what Lady Godiva did to help the poor people from hertown!TASK: You work as a comic writer in one of the most important newspapers of your town. Yourboss has assigned you to write a new story about heroes and heroines; for this project you have toread about Lady Godiva (a heroine from Coventry), look up for more stories and, finally produceyour own story.PROCESS:You will need to follow the next steps to complete this WebQuest assignment: 1. Open the next Power Point Presentation and read the story of Lady Godiva. 2. After reading her story, write a short paragraph answering these questions: What do you think about what she did to help her town? Do you agree? Why? Why not? What would you do if you were Lady Godiva? 3. While you are reading the story you will find some new words that you do not know, so you have to look them up using these useful online dictionaries: Pearson Longman (1999). Longman English Dictionary Online- LDOCE. From source Website: http://www.ldoceonline.com/and MacMillan English Dictionary (2002).From source Website:http://www.macmillandictionary.com.
  • 6. • WHAT NEXT:The teacher will ask her students which words did they look up in the dictionary and whichdictionary did they use. The teacher will also ask her students some questions about thestory of Lady Godiva in order to check their understanding.LESSON TWO • WARMER:Students will prepare a revision of the contents that were discussed on lesson 1 answeringdifferent questions, such as “what is a legend?”, “What legends do you know?”, “What isyour favourite one?.” • WEB:Students will complete step number 4 of the process, in which they have to look up formore stories and complete a chart which is in the word document and they will startpreparing their own story (step number 5 of the process)
  • 7. 4. Before making your own story you need to read some other legends apart from the one of Lady Godiva, so look up for more Heroes and heroines stories (at least 3 more) and complete the chart which is in the word document below describing what this people did to become a hero and who they helped. Here is one more heros story to help you: Wikipedia Foundation, INC (2011). Robin Hood. From source Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood.5. This is the last step of your work; you will make your own story with your favourite hero or heroine. Do you know who is going to be the main character? It can have some special powers like become invisible; you can use this website to create it: British Council (n.d.). Style a hero. From source Website: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/style-hero.
  • 8. Writing a story is not an easy thing, you can watch this video which is going to help you alot: Howcast (2010). How to write a Short Story. From source Website:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMPj5APhjgc • WHAT NEXT:The teacher will help her students and they will ask her the questions they have in orderto create their story without mistakes.LESSON THREE • WARMER:The teacher will ask her students some questions in order to continue talking about themain topic of this project: legends. The students will tell the rest of the group their ideasand which legend they have chosen. • WEB:They will complete what they could not do before and they will finish the webquest. • WHAT NEXT:Student will now present their stories orally to the rest of the class, explaining what thestory is about and, if it is a comic strip, why they have chosen the photos. They will also
  • 9. show us the webquest and they will tell us which parts of the project were difficult forthem to complete and which was their favourite stage of the project.

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