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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Dr. James Kohn, Professor Emeritus
San Francisco State University
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
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
1. Using search engines
2. Using library resources
3. Using teacher-supplied websites
4.Web quest assignments
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!
Criteria 6 points 4 points 0 points
1. School-generated shell programs, e.g. Ilearn
2. Social networking programs, e.g., Facebook
3. Teacher-designed instructional web sites
1. Online bulletin boards
2. Comment lines on webpages
3. Online file sharing for commentary, cooperation
4. Skype an the Voice over Internet protocols.
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
1. Finding videos on-line
2. Editing videos for use in the classroom
3. Recording videos of your students
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.