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Internet based project work

  1. 1. Internet-Based Project Work
  2. 2. Why do Internet-based project work? <ul><li>It’s a structured way for teachers to incorporate the Internet into the language classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning and interaction are encouraged. </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary purposes allow for cross-over into other departments and subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking is encouraged. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Steps to prepare an IBPW: <ul><li>Choose the project 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. Basic Projects
  5. 5. Low-level project: “ My favourite actor ”
  6. 6. High-level project: “ Global Warming”
  7. 7. Internet-based simulations
  8. 8. A Business English simulation
  9. 9. A General English simulation <ul><li>You are planning a three-week trip to the United Kingdom. You’ll need to make arrangements for your transport and accommodation facilities beforehand. Remember that you’ll need to take pocket money too. Your total budget is £2500 . </li></ul><ul><li>You can visit the following websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.statravel.co.uk / cps / rde / xchg / uk_division_web_live / hs.xsl / accommodation -in- great - britain - ireland.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.hostelbookers.com / hostels / england / </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.activehotels.com /hotel/en/ unitedkingdom / england?subid = PPCGO8g2en </li></ul>
  10. 10. WebQuests
  11. 11. What is a WebQuest? <ul><li>It’s a mini-project in which a large percentage of the input and material is supplied from the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>It differs from projects or simulations in their fairly rigid structure. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Types of WebQuest: <ul><li>Short-term WebQuest: Lasts a couple of classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Longer-term WebQuest: Might last a few weeks, a term or even a semester. It has specific outcomes others can respond to. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Example <ul><li>“ Who Made my Trainers?” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.xtec.cat/cirel/02/webquests/english/2index2.html </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorial Video: webquest.flv Links </li></ul>
  14. 14. Skills set for producing a WebQuest: <ul><li>Research skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing skills. </li></ul>
  15. 15. The WebQuest design process:
  16. 16. Exploring the possibilities stage: <ul><li>Choose and chunk the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Identify learning gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory resources </li></ul><ul><li>Uncover the question </li></ul>
  17. 17. Designing for success stage <ul><li>Brainstorm transformations </li></ul><ul><li>Identify real-world feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Sort links into roles </li></ul><ul><li>Define the learning task </li></ul>
  18. 18. Creating your WebQuest stage <ul><li>Write the Web page/ Word </li></ul><ul><li>Engage learners </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffold thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Decision: implement and evaluate </li></ul>
  19. 19. Webquest Links <ul><li>http:// webquest.org / index.php (inside the page you will find all the information that was presented in class) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// questgarden.com / search / (the link of this page is included in webquest.org) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nelliemuller.com/ESL_WebQuests.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.educationworld.com / a_tech /archives/ webquest.shtml </li></ul>
  20. 20. Assignment: “Create your own WebQuest” <ul><li>Organization: Pairwork </li></ul><ul><li>Topic: The Solar System </li></ul><ul><li>Useful links: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=SolarSys&Display=Kids </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/samoset/psgk3ex.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://kids.nineplanets.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// science.nasa.gov / kids / kids -solar- system / </li></ul>
  21. 21. Thank you!!!! Hope you had fun…  Noelia and Florencia

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