Aplicaciones de Informática Educativa a la Enseñanza del InglésLecturer: Lic. Paula LedesmaTrainee teachers: Rosato Daniela – Schor Ruth EleonoraWebquest: Site evaluation1.http://www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk/homework/rivers/nile.htmThis site was created for educational purposes (as stated in the copyright footnote). At themoment of evaluation (August 2011) content seemed up to date. Sources are providedand the email and website of the author are available for further contact. It is very user-friendly and it provides a vast collection of images, pictures and maps. It is going to bepart of our webquest as it caters for the students’ needs, it is very easy to navigate andthe information is accurate for our activities.2.
http://hotels.lonelyplanet.com/brazil/florianopolis-r1977290/This is a very famous site for travelers and since the booking section is for commercialpurposes, it needs to be constantly updated. It is very easy to navigate and, althoughthere is a disclaimer note about the hotels advertised here, information is accurate as it isconsidered to be a reliable site. It is going to be part of our Webquest.3.
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/germanyLonely Planet offers a wide range of information about each destination and writers canbe contacted as well. It is a very friendly site and there are comments of travelers andlocals that provide an interesting overview of attractions, lodging, customs, cultures, etc.The text about Germany is from 2010, so it is not updated. Yet, Lonely Planet is aspecialized publication and the content is reliable. It is going to be one of the sites of ourwebquest as we believe that learners can browse through this site very comfortably andfind interesting facts and opinions about Berlin and Germany.
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JapanWikipedia is a very popular website and it is generally the first option shown in mostsearch engines. Most students are used to it and they can easily access Spanish versions ofthe articles. Information is usually updated, especially in terms of current events. Yet, it isvery difficult to contact writers, as it is a collaborative project. Sources are not alwaysprovided and information may not be reliable. Although it can give a general overview forour purposes, we prefer not to foster the use of this site in the pursuit of more reliablesources of information.
5.http://www.aboutflorence.com/This is one of the first sites that appears when searching “Florence”. It is verycomprehensive; it has very vast amount of information available; it seems updated andauthors can be contacted. Yet, so much information can be misleading and the site is notvisually attractive at all. Although the information is good, it can be easily translated intoSpanish and it is not friendly for students. We do not include this site in our Webquest.
6.http://en.comune.fi.it/This is the official Florence site. It is updated and it belongs to the Comune di Firenze.Contact information is available and the site is very comprehensive. Although this page isnot very attractive visually, students can find information very easily and the content isabsolutely reliable. It is included in our Webquest.
7.http://www.nycgo.com/This is the official New York City guide, it is updated, visually attractive and contact info isavailable. It is easy to navigate, sources are reliable and the information that we wantstudents to get is very easy to find. This site is included in our Webquest as it fulfillsstudents’ needs for the lesson.
8.http://www.joburg.org.za/visitorsThis is the official Johannesburg site and it offers reliable and comprehensive information.It is very easy to navigate, it is updated and the information we want students to get isvery clear and easy to access. Contact info is available. We include this site in ourWebquest.
9.http://en.parisinfo.com/The official website of the Convention and Visitors bureau offers updated and reliableinformation about Paris. It is very user-friendly and very attractive in visual terms. It offersa large amount of useful information and students can find the data they need very easily.It is part of the sites listed in our webquest.
10.http://www.barilochepatagonia.info/This site is the official Bariloche site. It is visually attractive and we believe that that theinformation is updated. Yet, when we tried to change the language into English, it was notpossible (it did not work). We are not including this site as only the Spanish version isavailable.