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INTERNET BASED PROJECT WORK. By YEFI P. TELAUMBANUA 02063. Why do Internet- based project work ?. It’s a structured way for teachers to incorporate the Internet into the language classroom . Cooperative learning and interaction are encouraged .

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INTERNET BASED PROJECT WORK

By

YEFI P. TELAUMBANUA

02063


Why do Internet-basedprojectwork?

  • It’s a structuredwayforteacherstoincorporatethe Internet intothelanguageclassroom.

  • Cooperativelearning and interaction are encouraged.

  • Interdisciplinarypurposesallowforcross-overintootherdepartments and subjectareas.

  • Criticalthinkingisencouraged.


Internet-basedsimulations

A Business Englishsimulation


A General Englishsimulation

  • 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.

  • You can visit the following websites:

  • http://www.statravel.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/uk_division_web_live/hs.xsl/accommodation-in-great-britain-ireland.htm

  • http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/england/

  • http://www.activehotels.com/hotel/en/unitedkingdom/england?subid=PPCGO8g2en


WebQuests

Whatis a WebQuest?

  • It’s a mini-project in which a largepercentage of the input and material issuppliedfromthe Internet.

  • Itdiffersfromprojectsorsimulations in theirfairlyrigidstructure.


Types of WebQuest:

  • Short-termWebQuest: Lasts a couple of classes.

  • Longer-termWebQuest: Mightlast a fewweeks, a termoreven a semester. It has specificoutcomesothers can respondto.


Example

  • “WhoMade my Trainers?”

    http://www.xtec.cat/cirel/02/webquests/english/2index2.html

    Tutorial Video: webquest.flv Links


Skills set forproducing a WebQuest:

  • Researchskills.

  • Analyticalskills.

  • Word processingskills.


TheWebQuestdesignprocess:

Exploringthepossibilitiesstage:

  • Choose and chunkthetopic

  • Identifylearning gaps

  • Inventoryresources

  • Uncoverthequestion


CreatingyourWebQueststage

  • Writethe Web page/ Word

  • Engagelearners

  • Scaffoldthinking

  • Decision: implement and evaluate


Webquest Links

  • http://webquest.org/index.php(insidethe page youwillfindalltheinformationthatwaspresented in class)

  • http://questgarden.com/search/(the link of this page isincluded in webquest.org)

  • http://www.nelliemuller.com/ESL_WebQuests.htm

  • http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/archives/webquest.shtml


Thesaurus

  • In a thesaurus, you will find synonyms for words.

  • First, you look up the word in the thesaurus. Next to the word you will find a list of words that mean the same things as the word you looked up.

  • Like wonderful –great, magnificent, excellent, terrific, cool, and fantastic

  • Also in a thesaurus you will find an antonym for the word. Like horrible or awful would be an antonym for wonderful.


Dictionary

  • We use a dictionary to look up words.

  • You will find the meaning of words in a dictionary.

  • For example, when you do not know the meaning of a word in a story. You may use a dictionary to look up the meaning of the word.


The benefits of email and chat room

  • they allow learners to interact in an authentic context with native speakers without being restricted by location.

  • Chat rooms can promote learner autonomy.

  • students have the opportunity to observe the language used by native speakers.

  • they allow communication to take place in real time.


A sample text chat lesson plan

  • Before the class

    1. Make contact with the teacher of a similar class in term of level, class size and access to technology

    2. Learners also need to be confident about how to use the chat program.

    3. With the teacher of other class, set a time for the chat.

    4. Try out with other teacher before class


  • Class room management issues

    1. Ideally learners are put in pairs for the first chat.

    2. Learners can either conduct the cat in pairs, or consecutive learners can be allowed access to the same computer for a certain amount of time

    3. Using voice chat rather than text chat in the single computer classroom


  • During the cat

    1. Provide hand out worksheet

    2. Each learner has a slightly different worksheet

    3. Asking questions on their worksheet

    4. Print out their chat script and complete the worksheet from that, once the cat is finished.


  • After chat

    1. Display their profile in the classroom separately

    2 Create learner profile in an inter-class blog


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