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USING WEBSITES <ul><li>USING WEBSITES IN THE CLASSROOM </li></ul><ul><li>ELT WEBSITES OR AUTHENTIC WEBSITES? </li></ul><ul...
USING WEBSITES IN THE CLASSROOM <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT IS ONE OF THE EASIEST AND LEAST STRESSFUL WAYSOF GETTING STARTED WI...
USING WEBSITES <ul><li>YOU CAN USE WEB PAGES IN THE ELT CLASSROOM IN A VARIETY OF WAYS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AS PRINTED P...
USING WEBSITE <ul><li>ELT WEBSITES OR AUTHENTIC WEBSITES? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AUTHENTIC MATERIAL: THE LEVEL OF LANGUAGE ...
HOW TO FIND USEFUL WEBISTES <ul><ul><ul><li>FOR TEACHERS: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Having good search skills me...
HOW TO EVALUATE WEBSITES <ul><li>TO KNOW HOW USEFUL AND APPROPRIATE THEY ARE FOR THE CLASSROOM… </li></ul><ul><li>FOUR CRI...
PLANNING LESSONS USING THE INTERNET <ul><li>PLAN YOUR SESSION WELL:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VISIT WEBSITES YOU INTEND TO US...
WEB TEACHING – DOS & DON’TS CONSIDERATIONS <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USE THE KNOWLEDGE OF OTHER TEACHERS AND OF YOUR LEARNERS TO...
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Using websites in the classroom

  1. 1. USING WEBSITES <ul><li>USING WEBSITES IN THE CLASSROOM </li></ul><ul><li>ELT WEBSITES OR AUTHENTIC WEBSITES? </li></ul><ul><li>HOW TO FIND USEFUL WEBSITES </li></ul><ul><li>HOW TO EVALUATE WEBSITES </li></ul><ul><li>WEB TEACHING DOS AND DONT’S. </li></ul>
  2. 2. USING WEBSITES IN THE CLASSROOM <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT IS ONE OF THE EASIEST AND LEAST STRESSFUL WAYSOF GETTING STARTED WITH TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YOU CAN EITHER CHOOSE FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES OR ELT-SPECIFIC SITES- </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MONOLINGUAL OR MULTILINGUAL SITES </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SITES WITH MULTIMEDIA OR SIMPLE TEXT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT IS ADVISABLE TO WORK AS A TEAM WITH OTHER TEACHERS IN YOUR CENTRE </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YOU DON’T HAVE TO RELY ON A CONSTANT INTERNET CONNECTION </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IT IS POSSIBLE TO SAVE LOCAL COPIES OF WEBSITES ON YOUR PC </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. USING WEBSITES <ul><li>YOU CAN USE WEB PAGES IN THE ELT CLASSROOM IN A VARIETY OF WAYS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AS PRINTED PAGES WITH NO COMPUTERS- USE OF PHOTOCOPIES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WITH ONE COMPUTER WITH AN INTERNET CONNECTION- WITH A DATA PROJECTOR OR INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IN A COMPUTER LAB WITH A SET OF NETWORKED AND CONNECTED COMPUTERS- IF SO… YOU’RE LUCKY! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. USING WEBSITE <ul><li>ELT WEBSITES OR AUTHENTIC WEBSITES? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AUTHENTIC MATERIAL: THE LEVEL OF LANGUAGE CAN BE MITIGATED DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF TASK. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WELL-DESIGNED TASKS WILL ALLOW LEARNERS TO DEAL WITH THEM. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEARNERS ARE MORE USED TO WORKING WITH COMPUTER-BASED TEXT THAN WITH MORE TRADITIONAL PAPER-BASED FORMS OF TEXTS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAN BE CHOSEN TO FIT YOUR LEARNER’S INTERESTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FIND THOSE WHICH OFFER EASY STRUCTURE AND NAVIGATION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMALLER CHUNKS OF TEXT PER PAGE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DESIGN TASKS TO MAKE THEM ACHIEVABLE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SHOW LEARNERS HOW TO USE ONLINE DICTIONARY SITES TO HELP THEM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELT WEBSITES: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PROVIDE CONTENT YOUR LEARNERS CAN USE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE CONTROLLED LANGUAGE WORK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IDEAL FOR HOMEWORK </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. HOW TO FIND USEFUL WEBISTES <ul><ul><ul><li>FOR TEACHERS: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Having good search skills means : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finding useful resources quickly, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Speeding up lesson planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>facilitating web use in class. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FOR LEARNERS: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Being able to quickly accomplish web-based tasks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To ensure technology enhances the learning experience rather than impeding it. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THERE ARE BASIC WAYS OF SEARCHING ON THE INTERNET: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SEARCH ENGINES- GOOGLE </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUBJECT GUIDES- YAHOO </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>REAL LANGUAGE SEARCHES-ASK </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. HOW TO EVALUATE WEBSITES <ul><li>TO KNOW HOW USEFUL AND APPROPRIATE THEY ARE FOR THE CLASSROOM… </li></ul><ul><li>FOUR CRITERIA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACCURACY: who wrote the page? Is it reliable or factually correct? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CURRENCY: is the content up-to-date? When was the page last updated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CONTENT: is the site interesting or stimulating? Is it attractive and easy to navigate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FUNCTIONALITY: does the site work well? Does it use other files or alternative technologies.eg. Flash? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also check: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic accuracy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Careful preparation and investigagion in the lesson planning stage. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure the learners experience is enjoyable and trouble-free. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. PLANNING LESSONS USING THE INTERNET <ul><li>PLAN YOUR SESSION WELL: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VISIT WEBSITES YOU INTEND TO USE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND THEM PROPERLY. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRY TO USE SITES WITH A POTENTIALLY LONG SHELF LIFE- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAKE A NOTE OF THE PARTICULAR PAGES YOU WANT YOUR LEARNERS TO WORK ON. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YOUR ABILITY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AS THEY ARISE WILL INSPIRE CONFIDENCE IN YOUR LEARNERS. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PLANNING A WEB-BASED LESSON IS NOT INSTRINSICALLY DIFFERENT FROM PLANNING A MORE TRADITIONAL ONE. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. WEB TEACHING – DOS & DON’TS CONSIDERATIONS <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>USE THE KNOWLEDGE OF OTHER TEACHERS AND OF YOUR LEARNERS TO HELP YOU WITH THE TECHNICAL SIDE- USE TECH-SAVY LEARNERS TO ASSIST- </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IF A LESSON INVOLVES FEW WEB PAGES- SAVE THEM TO YOUR PC HARD DISK- USE INTERNET EXPLORER- FILE- SAVE AS…- YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE EVEN IF THE CONNECTION GOES DOWN. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PAIRS ARE BEST OR THREE TO A COMPUTER CAN ALSO WORK FINE. It helps to encourage oral communication. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ARRANGE THE COMPUTER ROOM – YOU CAN KEEP CONTROL OVER LEARNER ACTIVITIES- USE THE IDEAL LAYOUT. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NOT ALL THE CONTENT WILL BE SUITABLE FOR THE LEARNERS.- YOU CAN INSTALL FILTERING SOFTWARE WHICH CAN LIMIT ACCESS TO CONTENT- USER-SPECIFIED AND CONTROLLED. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN PLACE. BE PREPARED! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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