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  • 1. The following websites were chosen and evaluated using the guidelines suggestedby Dudeney & Hockly (2007) How to teach English with technology (p.34)Criteria for judging websites:1) Accuracy2) Currency3) Content4) FunctionalityNational Inventors Hall of FameWeb site: http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_0_0_hall_of_fame.aspThe information, which is updated and showed to students in a friendly way, ispresented by an organization. Students can search or browse by inventor,invention, induction date or decade. Let us suppose that they search for aninvention such as “Telephone”; they are given a short and clear description of theinvention and the inventor. The content is stimulating because it gives studentsnew ideas and examples to keep on working on the subject.Retrieved October 4, 2011, from Zoom Inventors and InventionsWeb site: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/Enchanted Learning is a company which produces educational material that ispublished online. There is a wide range of topics and the information presented isclear, simple and updated. This site emphasizes creativity and enjoyment oflearning. The material is created so that the navigation and controls are intuitiveand simple. Students can navigate a subset of the web using “Little Explorers”, oneof their picture dictionaries, and can easily find the information they are looking for.Retrieved October 4, 2011, Web site: http://www.about.com/Students have the possibility to start their search by clicking on “Explore Topics” or“Browse Categories”. This site is updated, colourful and clearly divided into thedifferent topics. Once they have chosen the topic “Inventions” they look for“Telephone” for instance and they will find a short and clear description of both theinvention and the inventor.Enchanted Learning is a company which produces educational material that ispublished online. There is a wide range of topics and the information presented isclear, simple and updated. This site emphasizes creativity and enjoyment oflearning. The material is created so that the navigation and controls are intuitiveand simple. Students can navigate a subset of the web using “Little Explorers”, oneof their picture dictionaries, and can easily find the information they are looking for.Retrieved October 4, 2011, Web site: http://www.about.com/
  • 2. Students have the possibility to start their search by clicking on “Explore Topics” or“Browse Categories”. This site is updated, colourful and clearly divided into thedifferent topics. Once they have chosen the topic “Inventions” they look for“Telephone” for instance and they will find a short and clear description of both theinvention and the inventor.Teachers: Oliveira Noelia – Torres MarinaLevel: Pre IntermediateNumber of students:Periods: 2 periods of 40 minutes each.Number of Lessons: 3Topic: Inventors and InventionsGrammatical content: Passive voice Present / PastLexical content: Specific vocabulary related to the topic.Lesson 1WarmerActivity 1T will introduce the students with the topic of the unit. She will use the big question and thepictures on pages 152 and 153 to do so. Students will discuss some of the great ideas that makeour world a better place orally. Then the teacher will copy students’ opinions on the board.WebActivity 3Then they will be asked to look for information about inventors for the great inventions theymentioned in the previous activity on the web by using the web quest. The topic of this web questis "Inventors and Inventions". Students will learn about how some of the greatest inventions werecreated and who invented them. The necessary vocabulary is presented in a friendly way. Asstudents go about the texts, they will be able to use the vocabulary and the grammaticalstructures given. Teacher will introduce the web quest by asking students to go over theintroduction slide. Students will be asked to read the task and process section in class at this point.The teacher will explain the information in these slides in more detail if students ask for furtherexplanation.Link: http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=112295
  • 3. What`s next?Activity 2Students will be asked to read about a great inventor called “Leonardo da Vinci”. They will readthe text on pages 200 and 201. They will be asked to answer questions about the text.
  • 4. Lesson 2WarmerActivity 1Students will watch the video in the title slide of the web quest and they will discuss their opinionabout the video orally. The purpose of this activity is to refresh what they have learnt aboutinventors and inventions and to activate prior knowledge on the way in which students areexpected to work on the web quest.Students will be asked to give their opinion using introductory phrases such as:  I think that…  I believe that…  In my opinion…
  • 5. WebActivity 2Students will be asked t do the activities described in the task section of the web quest. They willuse the links given in the resources section of that slide and they will complete the word gridgiven in the same resource section of that slide at this point of the lesson.What’s next?
  • 6. Activity 3The teacher and students will check the previous activity orally.Lesson 3WarmerActivity 1Students will be asked to give their opinion about the web quest they have completed aboutinventors and inventions. They will be asked to give their opinion using introductory phrases suchas:  I think that…  I believe that…  In my opinion…The purpose of this activity is to help students express their opinion about inventors andinventions using introductory phrases and to refresh what they have learnt on the topic via theuse of the web quest.WebActivity 2Students will go over the process section of the web quest. They will be asked to work in pairs toprepare the power point presentation on inventions at this point of the lesson. They will be alsoasked to create their own invention and to include it in the power point presentation. Teacher willshare the sample power point presentation with students before they set to work to give them aclearer idea of what they are expected to produce as a final task.
  • 7. What’s next?Activity 3Students will deliver the oral presentation that they have prepared in the activity above. The oralpresentation of this activity may take place in two lessons. Students will share with theirclassmates the information they found relevant .