Internet-based activities

The internet offers an enormous amount of resources that we can include in our lessons

What should you consider before selecting a specific site or tool? Discuss with your partners and write down 3 golden rules before using a specific digital aid.

The following links contain many online activities. Take some time exploring them and choose one to be integrated in the following situations:

1. 8th grade class with 35 students. The classroom has a datashow and speakers. The learners need to improve their reading skills. The teacher has detected that one of the problems is the lack of vocabulary. Unfortunately the students are not very motivated.

2. II medio class with 30 students. There is a possibility to take them to the computer lab once a week. The students are studying a unit about the environment and the teacher need to develop listening and speaking skills in the context of problem-solving.

English Blog

BBC

New York Times

British Council

Internet 4 classrooms

These lessons must comply with the following principles:

  • Topics are global issues
  • Students interact with authentic material
  • Students will apply a variety of strategies
  • There is balance between form and meaning
  • Teachers are facilitators
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Mobile Leaning

 

The widespread access to mobile phones, smartphones, laptops and tablets is offering many new opportunities in education. Today’s objectives are:

 

  • To become familiar with the variety of free tools available online.
  • To know and comment initiatives to incorporate mobile learning around the world.
  • To internalize that mobile learning can be democratic.
  • To discuss the advantages of mobile learning.
  • To identify drawbacks in our national reality.
  • To plan a lesson incorporating mobile learning.

We are going to read the following document; Fundación Telefónica  (in Spanish)

Complete the activities in our wiki: HERE

New Literacies and 21st Century Technologies

This is a position statement of the International Reading Association

Answer the following questions:

1. What changes are school students going to experience by the time they finish secondary school?

2. Why does the Internet have an implication in instruction and assessment?

3. In what ways can ICTs widen the gap between developed and developing nations?

4. What do school leaders need to do to provide adequate education?

5. What is the role of universities to support our students in the digital age?

6. Why is it important to form critical students in this online context?

7. How can literacy researchers contribute to this change?

8. From the section “Our Responsibilities”, choose one recommendation that you find more difficult to carry out and on that you find easy to implement and explain why.

Accept the invitation to wikispaces and post your answers here: http://newliteraciesinthe21stcentury.wikispaces.com/home

Introduction

Objectives

To produce digital resources based on Internet resources and ICT.

To identify how language learning  skills can  be reinforced with the aid of digital resources.

To develop curiosity and creativity.

To select appropriate digital resources according to a given situation.

Units

1. Media Literacy / mobile learning

2. Internet-based activities and retrieval systems.

3. Production (powerpoint, interactive boards)

4. Web 2.0 tools: Google tools, Blogs, podcasts, digital portfolios, social networks

Methodology

Presentation of the topics or tools

Contextualization in the teaching-learning process

Production

 

TOPICS PER WEEK, HERE