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...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>What is an Internet-based project? </li></ul><ul><li>Project requiring use of the Internet...
THINK, PAIR , SHARE <ul><li>Searching the Internet for material: </li></ul><ul><li>Which search engines do you use and why...
THINK, PAIR , SHARE <ul><li>Searching the Internet for material: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Information hunt’ activity  </li></ul...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>How to search the Web faster, easier & more efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>5 basic steps: <...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>Why incorporate Internet-based projects in the L2 classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>A structure...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>Incorporating an Internet-based project into your teaching - what you will need to do: </l...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>Examples of Internet-based projects </li></ul><ul><li>Poster presentation </li></ul><ul><l...
READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECT
<ul><li>Solar energy: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technologies/how-...
READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
<ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Frank_Lloyd_Wright.html </li></ul><...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECT A WebQuest
WEBQUEST  A WebQuest is:   - An inquiry-oriented activity. - Designed to use learners’ time well. - Focuses on using infor...
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestwebquest-es.html INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS A WebQuest About WebQuests By Bernie Dodge & Tom...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>Project work evaluation: </li></ul><ul><li>Process documented through diaries, portfolios,...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS Rubric Possible Points Student's Evidence of Researching the Famous People Did you use the website...
INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS - Evaluation
GROUP / SELF ASSESSMENT
THINK, PAIR, SHARE <ul><li>Benefits of Webquests: </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis is on learning and not teaching, as Webquests...
WEBQUESTS Combine “the most effective instructional practices into one integrated student activity.”  (Tom March – Why Web...
Internet-based Projects <ul><li>Benefits of Internet-based Projects in general: </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Student Motiva...
Wrap up Conclusion Questions?
Thank you! Thank you for your participation, enjoy the conference and happy teaching! And a special thanks to the organise...
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  1. 1. LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>What is an Internet-based project? </li></ul><ul><li>Project requiring use of the Internet for research purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stages of the research process: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Needs, Strategy, Collect, Sift, Synthesize, Assess </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Project types: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short writing tasks; Essays; Presentations eg. Poster, Powerpoint; Reports; Debates; Webquests... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time allocated: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short-term (1-3 days) or long-term (1-5 weeks) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. THINK, PAIR , SHARE <ul><li>Searching the Internet for material: </li></ul><ul><li>Which search engines do you use and why? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you find exactly what you want? </li></ul>
  5. 5. THINK, PAIR , SHARE <ul><li>Searching the Internet for material: </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Information hunt’ activity </li></ul><ul><li>Find: </li></ul><ul><li>Date of the last London Marathon </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of Wales </li></ul><ul><li>The number 1 male tennis player in 1991 (some knowledge of the subject being researched necessary) </li></ul><ul><li>Who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland </li></ul><ul><li>The director of the film Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland </li></ul>
  6. 6. INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>How to search the Web faster, easier & more efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>5 basic steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use more than one search engine: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- All purpose search engine: www.google.es </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Meta search engine: www.dogpile.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Niche search engine: www.blinkx.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn how to use your search engine(s) well. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rephrase your query if necessary. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to know common search terms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmark useful websites for later use. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>Why incorporate Internet-based projects in the L2 classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>A structured way for teachers to begin to incorporate the Internet in the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses students natural enthusiasm for the Internet to further learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide fast access to a great source of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating and challenging. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage cooperative learning & stimulate interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage critical thinking skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve students’ language skills, content learning & cognitive abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage learner autonomy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>Incorporating an Internet-based project into your teaching - what you will need to do: </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Set a time limit. </li></ul><ul><li>Find resources appropriate to your students’ age and level. </li></ul><ul><li>Make the task clear. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on the project outcome. </li></ul>
  9. 9. INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>Examples of Internet-based projects </li></ul><ul><li>Poster presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Fact file </li></ul><ul><li>News Bulletin </li></ul><ul><li>Reader Internet project </li></ul><ul><li>Webquest </li></ul>
  10. 10. READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECT
  11. 11. <ul><li>Solar energy: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technologies/how-solar-energy-works.html </li></ul><ul><li>Biomass energy: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technologies/how-biomass-energy-works.html </li></ul>Wind energy: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-power.htm Renewable Energy READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECT
  12. 12. READER INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS
  13. 13. <ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Frank_Lloyd_Wright.html </li></ul><ul><li>Norman Foster: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.greatbuildings.com/architects/Norman_Foster.html </li></ul>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
  14. 14. INTERNET-BASED PROJECT A WebQuest
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquestwebquest-es.html INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS A WebQuest About WebQuests By Bernie Dodge & Tom March
  17. 17. INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS <ul><li>Project work evaluation: </li></ul><ul><li>Process documented through diaries, portfolios, checklists... </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation table (rubric) </li></ul>
  18. 18. 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 &quot;Famous Person&quot; 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 &quot;Local Hero&quot;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
  19. 19. INTERNET-BASED PROJECTS - Evaluation
  20. 20. GROUP / SELF ASSESSMENT
  21. 21. THINK, PAIR, SHARE <ul><li>Benefits of Webquests: </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis is on learning and not teaching, as Webquests are student-based activities with the teacher acting as guide and facilitator. </li></ul><ul><li>Support multiple intelligences, critical questioning & brain research. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a useful integration tool that teachers can reuse, with minor adjustments. </li></ul>
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Internet-based Projects <ul><li>Benefits of Internet-based Projects in general: </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Student Motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Autonomy. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Content Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Largely Student-Centred. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Cooperative Learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Real Purpose – an End Product. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities to focus on Fluency and Accuracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve students’ Language Skills & Cognitive Abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Digital Competency. </li></ul><ul><li>Build student Confidence & Self-esteem. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Wrap up Conclusion Questions?
  25. 25. Thank you! Thank you for your participation, enjoy the conference and happy teaching! And a special thanks to the organisers of the conference!

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