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  • LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
  • CONTENT Today we will look at: What an Internet-based project is. Ways of searching the Internet. Why incorporate Internet-based projects in the L2 classroom. Requirements. Examples of Internet-based projects. Assessing a Webquest. The Evaluation process. The benefits of Internet-based projects. Conclusion Questions
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
    • What is an Internet-based project?
    • Project requiring use of the Internet for research purposes
      • Stages of the research process:
        • Needs, Strategy, Collect, Sift, Synthesize, Assess
    • Project types:
      • Short writing tasks; Essays; Presentations eg. Poster, Powerpoint; Reports; Debates; Webquests...
    • Time allocated:
      • Short-term (1-3 days) or long-term (1-5 weeks)
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  • THINK, PAIR , SHARE
    • Searching the Internet for material:
    • Which search engines do you use and why?
    • How do you find exactly what you want?
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  • THINK, PAIR , SHARE
    • Searching the Internet for material:
    • ‘ Information hunt’ activity
    • Find:
    • Date of the last London Marathon
    • The capital of Wales
    • The number 1 male tennis player in 1991 (some knowledge of the subject being researched necessary)
    • Who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
    • The director of the film Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
    • How to search the Web faster, easier & more efficiently
    • 5 basic steps:
      • Use more than one search engine:
        • - All purpose search engine: www.google.es
      • - Meta search engine: www.dogpile.com
      • - Niche search engine: www.blinkx.com
      • Learn how to use your search engine(s) well.
      • Rephrase your query if necessary.
      • Get to know common search terms.
      • Bookmark useful websites for later use.
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
    • Why incorporate Internet-based projects in the L2 classroom?
    • A structured way for teachers to begin to incorporate the Internet in the class.
    • Uses students natural enthusiasm for the Internet to further learning.
    • Provide fast access to a great source of information.
    • Motivating and challenging.
    • Encourage cooperative learning & stimulate interaction.
    • Encourage critical thinking skills.
    • Improve students’ language skills, content learning & cognitive abilities.
    • Encourage learner autonomy.
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
    • Incorporating an Internet-based project into your teaching - what you will need to do:
    • Choose the topic.
    • Set a time limit.
    • Find resources appropriate to your students’ age and level.
    • Make the task clear.
    • Decide on the project outcome.
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
    • Examples of Internet-based projects
    • Poster presentation
    • Fact file
    • News Bulletin
    • Reader Internet project
    • Webquest
  • READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECT
    • Solar energy:
    • http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technologies/how-solar-energy-works.html
    • Biomass energy:
    • http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technologies/how-biomass-energy-works.html
    Wind energy: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-power.htm Renewable Energy READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECT
  • READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
    • Frank Lloyd Wright:
    • http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Frank_Lloyd_Wright.html
    • Norman Foster:
    • http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Norman_Foster.html
    Antonio Gaudí: http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Antonio_Gaudi.html Architecture Santiago Calatrava: http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Santiago_Calatrava.html READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECT A WebQuest
  • WEBQUEST A WebQuest is: - An inquiry-oriented activity. - Designed to use learners’ time well. - Focuses on using information provided and not searching for it. - Requires students to analyse, synthesize and evaluate information. - Caters for multiple intelligences.
  • http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestwebquest-es.html INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS A WebQuest About WebQuests By Bernie Dodge & Tom March
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
    • Project work evaluation:
    • Process documented through diaries, portfolios, checklists...
    • Evaluation table (rubric)
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS Rubric Possible Points Student's Evidence of Researching the Famous People Did you use the websites provided by the WebQuest?   5 points Did you answer all the questions on the "Famous Person" Worksheet? 5 points Did you answer the questions in complete and readable sentences?     5 points __________________ out of 15 Student's Evidence of Searching for the Local Hero Did you answer all the questions on the "Local Hero"Worksheet?   5 points Did you answer the questions in complete and readable sentences?   5 points ___________________out of 10 Group's Presentation and Poster Did every member in the group speak up clearly in the presentation?   5 points Did every member in the group make eye contact?   5 points Did the poster show at least 3 qualities of a hero?   5 points Did the poster show the illustration?   5 points ___________________out of 20 TOTAL ___________________ out of 45
  • INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS - Evaluation
  • GROUP / SELF ASSESSMENT
  • THINK, PAIR, SHARE
    • Benefits of Webquests:
    • Emphasis is on learning and not teaching, as Webquests are student-based activities with the teacher acting as guide and facilitator.
    • Support multiple intelligences, critical questioning & brain research.
    • Provide a useful integration tool that teachers can reuse, with minor adjustments.
  • WEBQUESTS Combine “the most effective instructional practices into one integrated student activity.” (Tom March – Why WebQuests?, an introduction – circa web 1998) Webquest Template: http:// projects.edtech.sandi.net/staffdev/tpss99/mywebquest/index.htm
  • Internet-based Projects
    • Benefits of Internet-based Projects in general:
    • Encourage Student Motivation.
    • Encourage Autonomy.
    • Focus on Content Learning.
    • Largely Student-Centred.
    • Encourage Cooperative Learning.
    • Have a Real Purpose – an End Product.
    • Provide opportunities to focus on Fluency and Accuracy.
    • Improve students’ Language Skills & Cognitive Abilities.
    • Improves Digital Competency.
    • Build student Confidence & Self-esteem.
  • Wrap up Conclusion Questions?
  • Thank you! Thank you for your participation, enjoy the conference and happy teaching! And a special thanks to the organisers of the conference!