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Using the Internet in teaching literacy skills. Dr. James Kohn, Professor Emeritus San Francisco State University. Many uses of the computer in language teaching. As a storehouse of teaching material: folders and files for language lessons As a projection system for classroom teaching

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Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Using the Internet in teaching literacy skills

Dr. James Kohn, Professor Emeritus

San Francisco State University


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Many uses of the computer in language teaching

As a storehouse of teaching material: folders and files for language lessons

As a projection system for classroom teaching

As a communication medium to contact students and colleagues, e.g., e-mail, texting, and file sharing

As an information source for fact-gathering and fact-checking

As a source for authentic language, both in writing and speaking

As an extension of classroom teaching


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Using e-mail to contact students

1. Setting up an e-mail distribution list

2. Including attached files for students

3. Encouraging student-to-student interaction

4. Responding to student inquiries


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Finding information on the Internet

1. Using search engines

2. Using library resources

3. Using teacher-supplied websites

4.Web quest assignments


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Let’s practice!

Instructions; With your group, choose three keywords for use in a search, on one of the following topics:

Global warming and pollution

Inequality of income distribution

Health services for people in rural communities

New opportunities for employment

You choose the topic!


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Evaluating web sites


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Evaluating websites, continued

Criteria 6 points 4 points 0 points


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Making instructional web pages

1. School-generated shell programs, e.g. Ilearn

2. Social networking programs, e.g., Facebook

3. Teacher-designed instructional web sites


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Planning for interaction on the website

1. Online bulletin boards

2. Comment lines on webpages

3. Online file sharing for commentary, cooperation

4. Skype an the Voice over Internet protocols.


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Using audio and video files

1. Making audio files: it’s easy with your cellphone

2. Using a digital recorder for audio files

3. Up-loading audio files to e-mail or websites


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Using videos and making your own videos

1. Finding videos on-line

2. Editing videos for use in the classroom

3. Recording videos of your students


Using the internet in teaching literacy skills

Let’s try it!

Instructions:

With your group, write a short skit about one of these situations:

a) Making an appointment to talk with your teacher

b) Returning a purchase to a department store

c) Asking a classmate for help with an assignment

d) Asking stranger for directions in a foreign city.

Your skit should be no longer than ten lines of dialogue.

2. When your group is ready, you will perform the skit in front of our class. The skit will be recorded on video, and then uploaded to a website for everyone to see.


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