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Fantastic four

  1. 1. CHANGING OUR WAYS IN EDUCATION TESOL CONFERENCE 2006 LISTENING FANTASTIC FOUR SPEAKING READING On the Internet WRITINGFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet Juan Cuevas Lepe
  2. 2. INTERNET Internet Terms A netwo Computers joined together so that they can communicate rk A site A place on the Internet, also called a webpage A brows Computer software used to look at the web er Cookies Small packet of information stored on users computers by websites To uplo To send data from a local system to some remote systemadFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  3. 3. INTERNET Ideas about the Internet …FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  4. 4. INTERNET But what kind of material? Should we evaluate the websites?FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  5. 5. INTERNET But how? • Is the sites TITLE mentioned on other websites? • Is the sites URL linked on other websites? • Is the sites AUTHOR mentioned on other websites? • What is the SPONSORING website? Tips for evaluating websites – Ohio University NT ONTE Y N USER C C DESIG DLY CURA F RIEN ACFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  6. 6. INTERNET Food for thought … Internet resources in the classroom or Internet-based activities? Internet Resources in the Classroom  The cross-curricular aspects that might enrich the learning process.  The final objectives of each session.  The skills you are focusing on.  ICT as an agent of change Internet-based the way we acquire new knowledge. in Activities  Skills and digital competences that the teachers and students have.  The technological resources available for implementing internet-based activities.  The teacher assumes a new role as Internet guide to promote communication and task-based learning.FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  7. 7. INTERNET Food for thought … 2 Why use the Internet?  Its a source of real, authentic material that is updated on a regular basis.  It provides different types of resources to arise students motivation.  Learning computer skills is essential to students future success.  Scope & topicality: an endless virtual library covering all kinds of topics.  The electronic discourse tends to be more lexically and syntactically complex than oral discourse (Warschauer, 1996a) and features a broad range of linguistic functions beneficial for language learning (Kern, 1995)FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  8. 8. INTERNET Food for thought … 3 Some negative  aspects Some resources are full of idiomatic expressions not suitable for students.  Grammatical errors and non-standard use of English.  The information can be inaccurate or fake.  Some websites are shut down without a previous warning.FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  9. 9. READING Food for thought …  Reading is… … a creative activity. Some might even call it an art. Marieke Guy, Finding Someplace to Go: Reading and the Internet … a process of constructing meaning from written text. Anderson, R. C., Hiebert, Scott, and Wilkinson The house was exactly what we needed.FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  10. 10. READING Comparison of Reading Strategies STRATEGIES BOOK INTERNET Activate Prior Knowledge Reader recalls experiences and Similar strategies used information relating to the topic Monitor Comprehension Reader ajust reading rate Skimming and scanning depending on the purpose of becomes crucial for reading reading sheer volume of text Determine important ideas Reader analyzes text to Similar strategies used determine which parts are important for understanding the text Synthesize Reader sifts important form Similar strategies used unimportant details to determine the main ideas Draw inferences Reader uses background Similar strategies used knowledge and text to fill in the gaps Ask questions Questions give purpose to Guiding questions must be in reading by motivating the reader forefront of reader’s mind or to continue getting lost is likely Navigate Reader uses print text to search Reader figures out features of for information the Internet to search for information
  11. 11. READING Online Resources FOR THE CLASSROOM • E-magazines (*) How stuff works - Biography - Ask Earl • E-newspapers BBC - Chile Post • Online encyclopedias & dictionaries Encarta - Wikipedia - * Factmonster • Articles *Penguins Dossiers ONLINE ACTIVITIES • Fun Texts • Madlibs Quotes – Jokes – (*) Fables Crazy Libs - *Wacky Web tales - Fun Brain • Articles CNN Articles - BBC Articles • ESL/ELT websites * Online Reading Lab - Free English Lessons - CDLP
  12. 12. WRITING Food for thought …  Writing is… … creating original fictitious or reality-related worlds. … to put down on paper what you see and what you feel in the best and simplest way. Ernest Hemingway Aim & BRAIN STORMING Organization Draft Editing ReaderFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  13. 13. WRITING Food for thought … Cubing Mind WRITING Graphic mapping STRATEGIES Organizers Word MapsFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  14. 14. WRITING Online Resources FOR THE CLASSROOM • Worksheets *Busy Teacher Cafe ONLINE RESOURCES • Blogs Blogs free-ESL - Blogger.com • Writing Articles *Wikipedia • Penpals The Penpal Network • Cartoons Condorito - *Collab-O-Write And don’t forget emails!!FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  15. 15. SPEAKING Food for thought … A contemporary well-known linguist, David Crystal , has coined the term "Netspeak" to refer to a new type of computer mediated language, which is in fact a blend of written and spoken language and it is the language computer users the world over communicate through. Symbols and emoticons that take over real facial expressions, prosodic features, body language .... that is, onsite face-to-face communication. D.Crystal says that "what makes Netspeak so interesting , as a form of communication, is the way it relies on characteristics belonging to both sides of the speech/writing divide"FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  16. 16. SPEAKING Online Resources FOR THE CLASSROOM • Topics *Conversation Topics • Conversation Practice Dialogs ONLINE RESOURCES • ESL/ELT Websites EslGo.com - OneStopEnglish - *TalkEnglish.comFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  17. 17. LISTENING Food for thought …  Listening is… … the best way to open up or strengthen communication. … one of the best ways to improve pronunciation.FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  18. 18. LISTENING Online Resources ONLINE RESOURCES • (*) Esl-Lab - LearningEnglish.org - *MansiondeIngles ELLLO English - NPR News - Fonetiks.org - * SpokenEnglish.orgFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  19. 19. And two or more skills at the same time? Is it possible? WEBQUESTS FORUMS CHATS VIDEOCONFERENCINGFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  20. 20. INTERNET IS A HUGE SOURCE OF MATERIAL • CARTOONS & MOVIE AUDIO CLIPS PICTURES Sonido (OLE2)FANTASTIC 4 On the Internet
  21. 21. TRIVIA MYTHS & LEGENDS, TRUE or FALSE?  When we use Internet for a class we don’t need to prepare anything.  An Internet class needs to be a well-prepared and structured as any other class. You must go through the material in advance and make sure that the language, content and presentation are what you want for your class. Gavin Dudeney, The Internet and the Language ClassroomFANTASTIC 4 On the Internet Juan Cuevas Lepe
  22. 22. TRIVIA MYTHS & LEGENDS, TRUE or FALSE? Internet will reach a point and then it will lose some ground. What is the future of the Internet in language teaching? “Thats difficult to say. I think it will be used more and more as an adjunct to class-based teaching . As it becomes more sophisticated it will gain immensely in popularity, being used in ever great numbers by students working on their own, by people who cant make it to real classrooms (but can still meet up virtually), and by teachers looking for readily available extra material.” An interview with Jeremy Harmer – English Language Teaching Forum
  23. 23. TRIVIA MYTHS & LEGENDS, TRUE or FALSE? Google receives about 50 million search queries each day. More than half of which come from outside the United States. During the heviest traffic more than 2,000 search queries are answered each second. Google receives about 200 million search queries each day. More than half of which come from outside the United States. During the heviest traffic more than 2,000 search queries are answered each second.
  24. 24. TRIVIA MYTHS & LEGENDS, TRUE or FALSE? CHAT means “Channel for Anonymous Talking.” CHAT means “Conversational hypertext Access Technology.”
  25. 25. TRIVIA MYTHS & LEGENDS, TRUE or FALSE? Chinese and Spanish are the most popular languages on the Internet. English and Chinese are the most popular languages on the Internet.
  26. 26. TRIVIA MYTHS & LEGENDS, TRUE or FALSE? Queen Elizabeth of Britain sent her first email in 1976. The words "electronic mail" might sound new but was introduced 30 years ago. Queen Elizabeth of Britain sent her first email in 1976 .

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