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1 The Internet and Young Learners Alicja Wujec Kaczmarek MODN September 2011

2 The Internet and Young Learners Rationale Web-Based Activities: Virtual treasure hunts Virtual fieldtrips WebQuests Useful websites

3 The Internet and Young Learners Internet tools: Websites Blogs Wikis

4 Rationale Key competences: electronically illiterate Window on the outside world Highly motivating Appropriate for different learning styles Independent leaning Creative thinking Developing cooperative learning skills

5 Know How Internet activities must be firmly anchored in the children’s own experience based on clear, purposeful tasks clearly defined – have a beginning, an end, and a clear language focus combined with offlinr activities

6 Resource Book

7 Resource Website

8 Virtual Treasure Hunt

9 Virtual Treasure Hunt – inquiry- based activities where students use the Internet to find answers to a variety of questions usually related to a single topic. Luzon Marco (2001) cited in Krajka (2007)‏ Virtual Treasure Hunt – students work cooperatively in groups connected to the computer and use Internet browsers to search for answers to a variety of questions by looking at various websites and pages. Brown (1999) cited in Krajka (2007)‏ ‏

10 Virtual Treasure Hunt Types of Virtual Treasure Hunts: A fully guided hunt A half guided hunt An open hunt Luzon Marco (2001) cited by Krajka (2007)‏

11 Virtual Treasure Hunt VTH Lesson Plan: WWW Warmer Web What next?

12 VTH Examples Make a picture dictionary Introduction to e-cards Cartoon clip art Movies Superstars The day I was born My favourite picture Online cookbook

13 Virtual Trips

14 Teletrips or virtual trips are interactive, media- rich virtual trips to various locations, such as museum, exhibits, factories, companies, geografical places, which are otherwise unreachable or expensive to get to. Luzon Marco (2001b)

15 Virtual trips Natural History Museum Google Art Project Virtual trip with Google Maps

16 Virtual Trips

17 WebQuest

18 Elements of WebQuest Introduction Tasks Process Evaluation

19 WebQuest Examples

20 WebQuest Examples

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26 WebQuest Websites sults.php Collection of graded and evaluated webquests webquest_id=8&partner_id=portrait Children and Families in the Past

27 Websites for Kids

28 http: pbskids.org ndex.html

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30 BBC Ceebebies Play games Make & Colour Story Time Cbeebies Shows Others are not available

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32 National Geographic KIDS Games Animals and Pets (reading, pictures, videos) Photos Countries Fun Stuff (cartoons and recipies) News Little Kids

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34 British Council - LearnEnglishKids Games practising different skills Songs (flascards, activities) Listen & watch (songs, stories, tongue twisters) Read & Write Make Explore Teaching Tips

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36 Up To Ten Animated Cards Colouring Animated Stories (Boowa and Kwala) Games

37 Internet Tools

38 Websites

39 Blogs

40 Wikis

41 References Beatty, K. (2003). Teaching and Researching Computer-assisted Language Learning. Pearson Education Limited. Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N. (2007). how to teach english with technology. Pearson Education Limited. Dudeney, G. (2000). The Internet and the Language Classroom. A practical guide for teachers. Cambridge University Press. Krajka, J. (2007). English Language Teaching in the Internet- assisted Environment. Issues in the Use of the Web as a Teaching Medium. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie- Skłodowskiej. Lewis, G. (2004). The Internet and Young Children. Oxford University Press


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