INTERNET BASED PROJECT WORK

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INTERNET BASED PROJECT WORK

  1. 1. Internet-based project work
  2. 2. WHY? <ul><li>It encourages cooperative learning and stimulates interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>It encourages critical thinking skills. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a structured way for teachers to begin to incorporate the Internet into the language classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>It gives learners quick access to a wealth of information. </li></ul>
  3. 3. HOW? <ul><li>Choose the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Make the task clear </li></ul><ul><li>Find the resources </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on the outcome </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sample Low-level project My favourite actor
  5. 5. First lesson <ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>- choose the actor </li></ul><ul><li>- mind-map what they know about him </li></ul><ul><li>- make a list of the things they don’t know </li></ul>
  6. 6. Second lesson <ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>- visit sites </li></ul><ul><li>- complete their mind-maps </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>- provides sts with a model biography </li></ul><ul><li>- works on structures and vocabulary that he/she wants sts to include in their work </li></ul>
  7. 7. Third lesson <ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>write the biography </li></ul><ul><li>work it up into a poster with illustrations and photographies </li></ul>
  8. 8. Internet-based simulations <ul><li>Bring real-life contexts to the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Internet gives sts access to authentic websites that enable them to carry out these simulations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sample simulation <ul><li>Student awards </li></ul>
  10. 10. Situation <ul><li>As chairperson of the student commitee you have been nominated to present the student awards this year. Your job is to propose the prizes for each student: </li></ul><ul><li>1- Best student - $300 prize money </li></ul><ul><li> winner: Pablo Coria. Interests: computers </li></ul><ul><li>2- Best volunteer - $200 prize money </li></ul><ul><li>winner: Juan Perez. Interests: science </li></ul><ul><li>3- Best sporting achievement - $ 150 prize money </li></ul><ul><li>winner: Sofia Sac. Interests: extreme sports </li></ul>
  11. 11. Visiting sites <ul><li>Your committee has decided to buy the prizes online. Visit the following online shopping sites and find three possible prizes for each person </li></ul><ul><li>www.amazon.co.ok </li></ul><ul><li>www.dell.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.dell.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.deremate.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reporting <ul><li>Complete this chart. Include a picture of each potential prize, as well as the site it is available from and the price. </li></ul>Sofia Juan Pablo Suggestion 3 Suggestion 2 Suggestion 1 Person

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