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  1. 1. WEBQUEST: TWO DAYS IN NYC !
  2. 2. <ul><li>INTRODUCTION </li></ul><ul><li>TASK </li></ul><ul><li>EVALUATION </li></ul><ul><li>PROCESS </li></ul><ul><li>SELF-EVALUATION </li></ul><ul><li>CONCLUSION </li></ul>WEBQUEST: TWO DAYS IN NYC !
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>You have the chance to spend 2 days in NYC. </li></ul><ul><li>You are staying at the SOHO Grand Hotel- just 5 blocks from Little Italy </li></ul>
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>You are 4 and have different interests: </li></ul><ul><li>One of you is shopaholic and is going to NY to do shopping </li></ul><ul><li>One of you is an art lover and is interested in visiting modern art museums </li></ul><ul><li>One of you is fond of sports and fitness </li></ul><ul><li>One of you would like to visit NY strolling around and enoying good restaurants. </li></ul>
  5. 5. TASK: Now plan your stay! <ul><li>Decide when to go, what to do considering all different needs and interests. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have to work both in group and on your own and finally you will prepare an oral presentation using ppt. </li></ul>
  6. 6. EVALUATION <ul><li>You will be assessed on your final group work on the basis of the following grid. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher will use the same grid to observe the process of your individual work and your partecipation too. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 10 % = excellent 8 % = good 6 % = pass 5 % = poor 4 % - = bad 10% Participation, cooperation, interest 10 % = excellent 8 % = good 6 % = pass 5 % = poor 4 % - = bad 10 % Ability to make suggestions 20 % = excellent 16 % = good 12 % = pass 8 % = poor 4 % - = bad 20 % Language fluency / correctness / vocabulary in discussions and oral presentation 15 % = excellent 10% = good 8 % = pass 7 % = poor 6 % - = bad 15 % Ability to support one’s own opinion and justify it 15 % = excellent 10% = good 8 % = pass 7 % = poor 6 % - = bad 15 % Ability to understand, analyze and select items and information 30 % = excellent 24% = good 18 % = pass 12 % = poor 6 % - = bad 30 % Content: task fulfilment, information relevance degree Percentage Aspect
  8. 8. EVALUATION bad 49 % + Poor 64- 50 % Pass 79- 65 % Good 99- 80 % Excellent 100 % Final mark Percentage
  9. 9. PROCESS <ul><li>To be able to accomplish the task, please follow these steps ( 1-9) . </li></ul>
  10. 10. PROCESS ( 1. step- 5 min.) <ul><li>1) First appoint : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>someone who writes down notes during the group work discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a spokeman to report back to the class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>someone that designs a ppt presentation of your work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>someone in charge of group cooperation and of timing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation and team work are a must. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You have 5 minutes. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. PROCESS: ( 2-4. steps - 20 min.) <ul><li>2) Decide who is who. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Now decide together when to go to NYC . The Big Apple is beautiful at any time of the year. The following site will help you decide: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/ new-york-city / weather </li></ul><ul><li>4) Justify your choice . Please note that these 3 steps should take no longer than 20 min. </li></ul>
  12. 12. PROCESS: ( 5-6. steps- 25 min.) <ul><li>5) Work now individually. According to your role, select your card and follow the next steps. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>shopaholic card, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>art lover card, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sport and fitness fan card, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>relaxed visitor card. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in mind the time of the year you are going to NYC. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6) You can finish your information search and work at home. You can also visit other websites. </li></ul>
  13. 13. PROCESS: some useful tips <ul><li>Here is a list of useful sites to organize your stay and information hunt: </li></ul><ul><li>http://maps.yahoo.com/map?q1=new%20york%20city : to get a map of NYC </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/new-york-city/sights/382629 : to get an overview of the city </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sohogrand.com/ : to get a look at your hotel </li></ul>
  14. 14. PROCESS: the shopaholic card <ul><li>For your shopping in NYC focus on the department stores. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one of the following sites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.barneys.com/Events/EVENTS,default,pg.html or http://www1.macys.com/store/about/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>Find information about: </li></ul><ul><li>The store and collection </li></ul><ul><li>Opening - closing time </li></ul><ul><li>Possible interesting events or services that could meet your friends interests </li></ul><ul><li>Location ( for Barney look at: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/new-york-city/shopping/381921 . For Macy’s look at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/new-york-city/shopping/381779 . The name of the store in NY is Macy's Herald Square) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a draft, suggesting to stop at the department store. Please indicate: </li></ul><ul><li>When - how long to stay- how to go there </li></ul><ul><li>Items you would like to buy considering your budget of $ 150 </li></ul><ul><li>Items suitable for your friends </li></ul><ul><li>The reason why you should go there </li></ul><ul><li>Try to convice your friends that shopping can be great fun and can make you experience NYC spirit too. </li></ul>
  15. 15. PROCESS: the art lover card <ul><li>At the moment your main interest is modern art. NYC boasts some modern art museums. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one of the following sites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.moma.org/ or http://www.guggenheim.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Find information about: </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions when you will there (exhibitions and collection) </li></ul><ul><li>Opening - closing time </li></ul><ul><li>Ticketing and special offers </li></ul><ul><li>Location and how to get there </li></ul><ul><li>Other facilities that could meet your friends interests ( museum shop and restaurant, points of interest, activities, films etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a draft, recommending the visit to your friends. Please indicate: </li></ul><ul><li>- When - how to go- how long to stay </li></ul><ul><li>Prices </li></ul><ul><li>what to see and what to do there </li></ul><ul><li>The reason why you should go there </li></ul><ul><li>Try to convice your friends that the museum is worth a visit. </li></ul>
  16. 16. PROCESS: the sport and fitness fan card <ul><li>Even on holiday you want to keep fit. Sports are always your passion too. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one of the following sites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.centralparknyc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aboutpark_main or </li></ul><ul><li>http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/index.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>Find information about: </li></ul><ul><li>The park or the stadium ( for central park look on Virtual park, for the stadium please note that they are building a new – get information about it) </li></ul><ul><li>Eventual pricing </li></ul><ul><li>Location and how to get there ( for central park look at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/new-york-city/sights/381791 . For the Stadium look at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/new-york-city/sights/382137 </li></ul><ul><li>Activities- tour and events that might interest also your friends </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a draft, recommending a visit to your friends. Please indicate: </li></ul><ul><li>- When and how to go, how long to stay </li></ul><ul><li>what to do there ( suggest at least one event or one activity- indicate also the price) </li></ul><ul><li>The reason why you should go there </li></ul><ul><li>Try to convice your friends that the visit is a must do. You can use images too. </li></ul>
  17. 17. PROCESS: the relaxed visitor card <ul><li>You would like to catch the spirit of NYC by strolling around. Choose between the Empire state Building which embodies the feeling of the city or a walking tour. Here are the websites. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.esbnyc.com/tourism/index.cfm?CFID=33175086&CFTOKEN=20452053 </li></ul><ul><li>http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime/newyork-walking-tour-2.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/places/places-of-a-lifetime/newyork-walking-tour-1.html </li></ul><ul><li>If you have chosen the Empire State Building, find information about: </li></ul><ul><li>The history </li></ul><ul><li>Opening - closing time -Ticketing </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities and events to meet your friends interests ( tower lighting, observatory, shops) </li></ul><ul><li>Location and how to get there </li></ul><ul><li>If you have chosen a walking tour, gather information about: </li></ul><ul><li>the main points of interests </li></ul><ul><li>Eventual prices </li></ul><ul><li>Location and way to follow </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a draft, recommending your choice to your friends. Please indicate: </li></ul><ul><li>- When and how to go/ how long to stay / Eventual Prices </li></ul><ul><li>what to do there- what to see and the reason for your choice </li></ul><ul><li>Try to convice your friends that you can’t miss that. Use also images. </li></ul>
  18. 18. PROCESS: Final steps (50 min.) <ul><ul><li>7) Report to your group your own work ( about 20 min.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8) Using what you have found out, agree what to do and plan your stay . Please indicate: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The timing of all your activities ( a.m or p.m- duration) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reasons for your choice ( about 10 min.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9) Now prepare a presentation on ppt of your stay. Try to do it attractive ( about 20 min.). You can finish your work at home. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. SELF EVALUATION <ul><li>Ora vi invito a completare una scheda di autovalutazione . Servirà anche per il bilancio finale delle attività svolte </li></ul>Ho cercato di esprimermi in inglese Ho rispettato i tempi abbastanza E’ stato facile Concordare assieme il soggiorno finale E’ stato facile trovare le informazioni Ho giustificato le mie scelte Ho collaborato con spirito di squadra Ho fatto proposte e avanzato suggerimenti utili per portare a termine il task Molto Poco Per nulla Aspetti
  20. 20. CONCLUSION <ul><li>First of all, did you discover new things abou the Big Apple? </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of this project you should be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>- cooperate within a group, </li></ul><ul><li>- surf the Internet to find out information and ideas, </li></ul><ul><li>- select the relevant infos and elaborate them, </li></ul><ul><li>- organize a stay in New York, </li></ul><ul><li>prepare and perform an oral presentation in English </li></ul><ul><li>give reasons for your choice and make suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Have you got any comments or suggestions? </li></ul>
  21. 21. CONCLUSION : We still have to discover….. <ul><li>NY and the movies </li></ul><ul><li>NY and the music </li></ul><ul><li>I’m waiting for you in my blog. </li></ul>

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