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  • 1. Web-Enhanced Activities for Lower-Level Students L.J. Randolph & Elizabeth Bucrek Note: This presentation was created several years ago, so some of the links may no longer be valid!
  • 2. Lesson Checklist for Contextualized Learning  What is the student’s role?  What task must the student complete?  Are the role and task realistic?  Must the student engage in the language at the appropriate level in order to achieve the task?  How will the student be evaluated?
  • 3. Why Web Activities? • More engaging/interactive • Increased interest/motivation • Higher order thinking (problem-solving, inference skills, circumlocution) • Contextualized learning (authentic linguistic input, “immersion” in target cultures) • Meets all goals of NC SCOC
  • 4. NC SCOS (Second Languages)  COMPETENCY GOAL 1: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION – The learner will engage in conversation and exchange information and opinions orally and in writing in the target language.  COMPETENCY GOAL 2: INTERPRETIVE COMMUNICATION – The learner will understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics in the target language.  COMPETENCY GOAL 3: PRESENTATIONAL COMMUNICATION – The learner will present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics in the target language.  COMPETENCY GOAL 4: CULTURES – The learner will gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the relationship among practices, products, and perspectives, of cultures other than his/her own.  COMPETENCY GOAL 5: COMPARISONS – The learner will develop insight into the nature of language and culture by comparing his/her own language(s) and culture(s) to others.  COMPETENCY GOAL 6: CONNECTIONS – The learner will acquire, reinforce, and further his/her knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.  COMPETENCY GOAL 7: COMMUNITIES – The learner will use language and/or demonstrate cultural knowledge and understanding within and beyond the school setting for personal, educational, and professional growth and enrichment.
  • 5. Scavenger and Role-Play Activities Suggested Tasks Web Resources
  • 6. At the Toy Store • You are a club president responsible for ordering toys for a community event. Your budget is $1,000. Give the name of each toy, the English translation, the price, and the age group that it would be most appropriate for. • French – http://www.jouetschoocho o.com/index.php?languag e=fr – http://www.universdujouet. com/ – http://www.king-jouet.com/ • Spanish – http://www.todojuguetes.c om/ – http://www.tusjuguetes.co m – http://www.elcorteingles.e s/
  • 7. Common Activities • Have students convert all prices to US dollars by using www.xe.com. • Give students a budget in order to make the activity more realistic and to make them think a little more. • To ensure that students are exposed to and practice as much vocabulary as possible, set parameters that must be met. These parameters can be explicitly stated, or you can give the students controlled options - for example, require that students select from a minimum number of categories. • Have students make a list of cognates and newly learned vocabulary.  Browse the site(s) beforehand and make a list of vocabulary that you would like for the students to learn during the activity. • For students who finish early or as enrichment, have students complete a summary about some aspect of their experience. • If it is not possible for each student to have his or her own computer, they can work in pairs or small groups. The teacher can also lead a whole group activity on the projector and use student volunteers to dictate the next step or to answer questions about the websites. • Many of the activities in this section were inspired by Casa de Joanna: Language Learning Resources (http://www.casadejoanna.com/casa/index.htm). Please visit the website for access to additional activities and ideas!
  • 8. Cinema » You decide to check out a French/Spanish-language movie while vacationing in [country]. For [number] movies, write the name of the movie in the target language, the English translation, and other relevant information about the film (showtime, duration, rating, price of tickets). View the trailers / read the synopses and write a summary of the plot or a mini- review of some of the films. Compare and contrast cultural differences (rating system, movie ticket prices, etc.). » French  http://fr.movies.yahoo. com/  http://cinema.tv5mon de.com/ » Spanish  http://www.cinemark. com/ (go to “International” and then select the appropriate country)  http://www.cinemex.c om.mx/
  • 9. At the Grocery Store  You are completing your shopping for the week/month. Given your budget and needs, look for the best prices.  French  http://www.ooshop.com/  http://supermarches.ca/  http://www.e- leclerc.com/home.asp  Spanish  http://www.sitesmexico.c om/directorio/s/supermer cados-mexico.htm  http://www.frutaonline.co m  http://www.supermercado sgrande.com/index.htm
  • 10. Directions & City » You’re a tourist in [country] and have rented a car/motorcycle for the week. Map out the most efficient way to visit the following cities… » You’re planning a party this weekend. Because you want everyone to come, you decide to make bilingual flyers in French/Spanish and English. Determine the directions to your house (or the school) from the following cities… Then translate the directions into English. » Design your own virtual city. » French » http://fr.maps.yah oo.com/ » Spanish » http://espanol.map s.yahoo.com » General » http://www.my- virtual-city.com/
  • 11. SPORTS!  You are in charge of planning an extreme sports extravaganza at your school. Develop an itinerary and summary of the sports and events that you will include.  You are a multilingual reporter for [television network]. Browse a news site in the target langauge and develop a sports highlights reel with the information that you consider to be most interesting.  French  http://www.citesport.com/  http://www.noomba- sport.com/sports/tous/  http://www.fff.fr/  http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/  Spanish  http://www.xverticalsports. com/  http://espndeportes.espn.g o.com/  http://espanol.sports.yahoo .com/
  • 12. Adjectives of Personality » You are in charge of creating a page for the school newspaper. Visit a horoscope page in the target language. Based on the information that you find, compile a summary of at least [number] signs, including some adjectives to describe the personality of the individual as well as few sentences about what they can expect in the coming year. » French » http://fr.astrology.yahoo.co m/ » http://www.horoscope.fr/horo scopes/horoscopes.php » http://horoscope.excite.fr/sur prises/personnalite » http://www.elle.fr/elle/person nalite/caractere# » http://avenir.5sens.fr/intern et/index.php?numrubrique= 97&numsousrubrique=366 » Spanish » http://www.horoscopos.es/
  • 13. Weather  You’re on vacation in [country]. Write a description of the weather for the next [number] days and comment on the types of activities that you plan to do each day based on the conditions. French http://fr.weat her.yahoo.co m/Europe/fra nce/ Spanish http://espanol .weather.yah oo.com/
  • 14. Television You recently broke your leg and as a result you’re stuck at home for a few days. With nothing much else to do, you decide to pass the time watching television. Use the TV listings in the target language to choose at least [number] programs to watch on [number] different channels. Include information about the plot of each program as well as the genre. Complete a storyboard for the last or next episode of [TV show]. French – http://fr.tv.yahoo.com/ – http://www.france3.fr/ – http://www.france2.fr/ Spanish – http://es.tv.yahoo.com/progr amacion – http://www.univision.com/co ntent/channel.jhtml?chid=6 – http://guiatv.orange.es/ General – http://incompetech.com/grap hpaper/storyboard/
  • 15. Hotel » You are planning a trip to [country] for [length of time]. Using a hotel search engine in the target language, find the hotel that will give you the best experience for the best price. Explain why you ultimately chose that particular hotel. » French » http://www.opodo. fr/ » http://www.vbooki ng.org/fr/ » http://www.accor.c om/fr.html » http://fr.hotels.co m/ » Spanish » http://www.hotelse spanol.com/
  • 16. Travel by Plane  Book a round trip flight to [city]. Use an airline site in the target language to determine the prices, flight dates/times and numbers, and any other relevant information (number of bags you are allowed to bring, surcharge for overweight items, prohibited items, etc.).  French – http://www.airfrance.fr/ – http://www.aircanada.c om/fr/home.html  Spanish – http://www.iberia.com/?l anguage=es – http://www.viajeselcorte ingles.es
  • 17. Travel by Train  In order to save money and travel conveniently, you decide to use the train to visit various cities in [country]. Use the website in the target language to plan an itinerary for a trip through [country] by train. Include information such as arrival and departure times as well as prices.  French  http://www.t gv.com/  Spanish  http://www.r enfe.com/
  • 18. Party • Develop a party plan and task list for an event that you are going to host. Include information about decorations, food/ cake, and activities. • French • http://www.feteslesfo us.com/decoration.ht m • http://www.pixmania. com/fr/fr/all/xx/xx/285 8/40/criteresn.html • http://acheter- fleurs.com • Spanish • https://www.lebouqu et.com.mx/ • http://www.floresyreg aloscool.com/
  • 19. Health  You have decided to adopt a healthier lifestyle and track your progress. Use the information and worksheets available from the appropriate websites.  You are the personal trainer/nutritionist for [celebrity]. Develop a diet and exercise plan to keep this celebrity looking hot!  French  http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn- an/food-guide- aliment/myguide- monguide/index-fra.php  http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn- an/food-guide- aliment/tour/food_guide- fra.php  Spanish  http://www.mypyramid.gov/sp- index.html  http://www.mypyramid.gov/pr ofessionals/sp- food_tracking_wksht.html  http://www.clubten.com.mx/fr ameset.php  http://www.cincopordia.com.m
  • 20. House/Home • You have just purchased a new home in [country]. Given your budget and personal taste, purchase items to outfit the following rooms… • Use a virtual home designing template to design a room for yourself or for [celebrity]. • French • http://www.meubles.com/ • http://www.destockmeubl es.com/ • Spanish • http://www.mundohogar.c om/ • General • http://www.girlsgogames. com/game/My-New- Room.html • www.scenecaster.com
  • 21. School Supplies / You are in charge of purchasing school supplies for your language class. Each student needs the following items… Use your best judgment to select the most appropriate and highest quality products at a good price. / French / http://fourniture-bureau.fr/ / http://www.officedepot.fr/ / Spanish / http://www.viking.es/ / http://store.officedepot.co m.mx/OnlineStore/ / http://www.cartabon.com/
  • 22. School Life  You’re considering an exchange program in [country]. Visit the school’s website and examine it carefully. What are the main differences between this school and yours? What will you like the most about the school? What do you think it will be difficult to get used to at this school?  French  http://www2.ac- toulouse.fr/col- afrance-toulouse/  http://www.vauban .lu/  http://www.lebac.c om/  Spanish  http://www.espcm. edu.mx/
  • 23. Identity & Professions  You are headed to a conference for students who are learning [language]. Make a name badge to wear so that others will know who you are and what you’re all about.  You work for an employment agency and are in charge of matching potential hires with new jobs. Search the classifieds and identify the following information for at least [number] jobs: name of profession, qualifications (explicit or implied), contact person, salary, etc.  Use the site “Poster Yourself” to create and present a poster to introduce yourself to the class.  French http://yahoo.monster.fr/ http://placement.emploiquebe c.net/mbe/ut/rechroffr/erechroffr .asp?CL=french  Spanish http://elclasificado.com/ http://buscartrabajo.monster.e s/Browse.aspx  General http://bighugelabs.com/badge .php http://www.glogster.com/ Example of Glogster Poster
  • 24. Human Body & Descriptions  You’re a mad scientist with plans of overtaking the world. Design the ideal superhero to help you complete the task. Include descriptions of all body parts as well as a description of the hero’s super powers. General http://marvel.com/cr eate_your_own_sup erhero
  • 25. Creating Products * Visit the following website for complete assignments and rubrics: http://www2.chccs.k12.nc.us/flanc2010. *
  • 26. Clothing  Fashion Show  Letter to Celebrity  French – http://www.pimkie.de/ – http://www.kiabi.com/ – http://www.3suisses.fr/ – http://www.cyrillus.fr/ – http://www.printemps.com/  Spanish – http://www.elcorteingles.es/ – http://shop.mango.com/hom e.faces?state=she_001_02 2_ES – http://www.nicoli.es/
  • 27. Restaurant • Recipe Book • Restaurant Guidebook • International Food Festival • French – http://www.lesdeuxmagots.fr/ – http://www.le-merciere.fr/ – http://www.quick.fr/- 400047.html (fastfood) • Spanish – http://www.recetas.com/ – http://www.restaurantesdemexico.c om.mx/ – http://www.danubio.com/esp/bin/es pecialidades.php – http://www.richardsandoval.com/p ampanodf/ – http://www.angus.com.mx/ – http://www.matisse.com.mx/matisse condesa/ – http://www.papabills.com.mx/satelit e/ – http://www.baguetterias.com.mx/ – http://www.almendros.com.mx/ – http://restauranteelcardenal.com/
  • 28. Media Production » Comics  http://stripgenerator.com/  http://www.toondoo.com/  http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Com ix/  http://comiclife.com/ » Example in English for "comiclife" » Video Production  http://www.grapheine.com/bombaytv/i ndex.php?lang=uk  http://www.grapheine.com/futeboltv/  http://goanimate.com/?utm%5Fsource= embed » Example in Spanish
  • 29. Additional Web Activities
  • 30. Music • Cloze activities in Spanish • http://zachary-jones.com/spanish/clozeline • Songs and video clips in French • http://www.youtube.com/user/clipsenFLE2
  • 31. Miscellaneous  Celebrity guessing game  http://es.akinator.com/#  Making Greeting cards  http://www.dromadaire.com/  Make billboards, trading cards, motivational posters, magazine posters, and more!  http://bighugelabs.com/  For anything!  http://www.wallwisher.com/  19 Interesting Ways to use Wallwisher  http://www.wordle.net/  19 Interesting Ways to Use Wordle  Good examples of activities with technology:  http://www.casadejoanna.com/casa/index.htm (Website by Joanna Porvin)  http://unaclaseconclase.blogspot.com (Blog by Paloma Julian)
  • 32. QUESTIONS?