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Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning. Learning outcomes. To appreciate the impact of the internet on key skills and ESOL learners To appreciate how language and numeracy needs impact on the use of the internet

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creative use of the internet to support teaching and learning
Creative Use of the Internetto Support Teachingand Learning

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

learning outcomes
Learning outcomes
  • To appreciate the impact of the internet on key skills and ESOL learners
  • To appreciate how language and numeracy needs impact on the use of the internet
  • To explore current internet-based resources as teaching and learning tools
  • To explore the use of the internet as a motivational tool
  • To introduce simple web technology

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

what is covered in this module
What is covered in this module?
  • Using the internet:
    • Who uses it?
    • Why?
    • What do learners miss if they can’t access it?

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

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What is covered in this module?
  • Materials review:
    • What is already out there?
    • How do you find it?
    • Is it any good?
    • How would you use it?
    • Who with?

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

what is covered in this module5
What is covered in this module?
  • What makes a website good for use with Skills for Life learners?
    • Accessibility
    • Readability
    • Navigation

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

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What is covered in this module?
  • Effective searching:
    • How do you find what you are looking for?
    • How do you teach Skills for Life learners to find a needle in a haystack?
    • How do you capture serendipity?

That’s the best bit about the internet for many users!

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

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What is covered in this module?
  • Simple tools to write web pages:
    • Create simple, personal profiles
    • Share images
    • Express views
    • Explain passions

There is good evidence that writing for the web is highly motivating!

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

what is not covered
What is not covered?
  • This course does not cover:
    • creating online material
    • using a managed or virtual learning environment
    • web authoring.

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

activity 1 using the internet
Activity 1 – Using the internet
  • How do YOU use the internet?
  • How do your learners currently use the internet?
  • What other opportunities are there for learners to use the internet?

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Activity 1 – Using the internet

Two main categories for learners

As a ‘normal’ user:

  • For information
  • For advice
  • For shopping
  • For entertainment
  • As a learner:
  • For learning material
  • For practice material
  • For fun and games

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Activity 1 – Using the internet
  • What if learners don’t use the internet?

Does it matter?

YES NO

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

activity 2 what s already out there for you to use
Activity 2 – What’s already out there for you to use?
  • Time for this activity = 1.5 hours.
  • You will need to review three activities that are suitable for your learners.
  • Evaluate each activity – see separate sheet for suggested criteria.
  • For at least one activity, outline a lesson plan or scenario for using it to teach and/or practise and/or apply.

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

activity 3 what makes a good website
Activity 3 – What makes a good website?
  • What makes a website user-friendly for your learners?
  • Aim to produce a set of criteria against which you can judge sites.

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

activity 4 a challenge
Activity 4 – A challenge
  • When was Hillary Clinton born?
  • How long is a male peacock?
  • Who lost most seats in the 2001 General Election?

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

searching
Searching
  • How did you search for this information?
  • Did you plan? Could you have planned better?
  • Which search engine/s did you use?
  • Did you find out anything else on the way?

(For some people, serendipity is one of the main pleasures of the internet.)

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

activity 4a a quiz for learners
Activity 4a – A quiz for learners
  • Think of three questions that would ‘fire’ the imagination of your learners.
  • Then check that you can find the answers quickly and easily.

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

activity 5 building a simple web
Activity 5 – Building a simple web
  • To close this session we are going to look at creating web material:
    • for you to communicate with your learners or manage resources
    • for your learners as a highly motivating medium to write for.

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

self study following this module
Self-study following this module
  • Improve your skills in preparing web-based material using the resources listed on the handout – and any others you find useful.
  • Develop a simple website (3–5 pages) containing material relevant to your learners.
  • Review each other’s websites and provide constructive feedback.

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning

action learning following this module
Action learning following this module
  • Incorporate at least two examples of internet material in your teaching and critically evaluate the way in which it was used and how it worked in practice.
  • Pro forma are provided but are not compulsory.

Module 5 - Creative Use of the Internet to Support Teaching and Learning