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1 Interesting & Intelligent Internet Activities… …and they’re are all FREE! Online Activities

2 TeachYa.com

3 1. Authentic Sites Text, images, audio & video for lesson planning Useful for projects & webquests 2.Teacher Sites Lesson plans & ideas Methodology Ready-made materials (worksheets, mp3s…) 3. Learner Sites Reference Interactive exercises Text, audio & video What does the web offer teachers & learners?

4 Why? Recommended websites Computer Room vs Projector Activities Mini-Projects Keeping problems to a minimum Structure of Talk

5 Do you currently use…? - Internet for lesson planning? - Internet in class? - Computer room? - CD-ROMs? - Interactive whiteboard? - Projector? Which websites? Obstacles? What do you currently use?

6 break from routine Why Internet? increases status of language appeals to a range of learner styles independent learning instant feedbackstudents can try again at home wealth of material attractive materials - multimedia inspires creativity & communication fun

7 availability of IT resources Obstacles & Issues computer room discipline technical problems set-up time confidence in our IT ability Does website really fit the scheme of work? web pages can move / change Which websites?

8 BBC Learning English – The Teacher

9 Which idiom do you think is correct here? I got cold feet. My feet froze and consequently I was unable to move. I really put my foot in it!

10 BBC Learning English – The Teacher

11 The final idiom is ‘I shot myself in the foot’. What do you think it means?

12 BBC Learning English – The Teacher Follow-up activities Mini-story Extend idioms Interactive features comments your idioms dictionary.cambridge.org

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16 BBC Learning English – News English

17 BBC Learning English – Pronunciation

18 Teddy Dresser Clothes vocabulary British Council – LearnEnglish Kids

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22 Using the Computer Room

23 Great for: Interactive Activities (think of extension for early finishers) Project work / creative tasks Teaching ‘computer language’ Using the Computer Room

24 Beginning the Session log in / log on log out / log off type in / enter your username & password open / open up Internet Explorer English for the Computer Room

25 Mouse & keyboard click double-click left-click right-click scroll up / scroll down English for the Computer Room

26 Mouse & keyboard hit / press the spacebar hold down SHIFT drag and drop English for the Computer Room

27 Projector

28 Great for: Presenting language point or topic Listening / video exercises Interactive Exercises & Games can also work Quizzes – divide the class into two teams Games - Class v computer Games - Teams take turns (possible with Teddy Bear Dresser game?) Projector

29 Can this work with a projector? If you had a million dollars... Song & quiz 2 nd conditional & superlatives GenkiEnglish.net Challenge: For the website below, think of: Projector-based activity Follow-up activity

30 Can this work with a projector?

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32 BreakingNewsEnglish.com

33 English-Trailers.com

34 OUP.com

35 TeachYa.com

36 Making Arrangements How about...ing? Let’s... Shall we...? Why don’t we...? Yeah, I’d love to! Great idea! That sounds nice. Actually, I’d prefer to... Computer Room Mini-Projects

37 Turn your dialogue into a movie! Make a Flash movie with different characters, scenes, settings and music. Dvolver Movie Maker

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51 Video: Glogster – Poster Yourself qURQuU&feature=fvsr Video: Glogster EDU Commercial chclk#p/u/4/h2_1Of6zzJ8 Glogster.com Glogster’s YouTube Channel

52 Voki.com

53 Computer working? Internet connection working? Website working? Test Before You Teach!

54 Use downloadable audio/video (mp3, mp4…) Some websites (eg BBC) offer this. Free websites for downloading from YouTube savevid.com mediaconverter.org Plan B! Preparing for the Worst – No Internet!

55 BBC Learning English – Pronunciation

56 Saving Video from YouTube 1. click inside the address bar and highlight the URL (http://www.youtube...)http://www.youtube 2. CTRL+C to copy

57 Saving Video from YouTube 4. Click inside this bar and paste the URL (hit CTRL+V) 3. Now go to 5. Click to download

58 Use downloadable audio/video (mp3, mp4…) Some websites (eg BBC) offer this. Free websites for downloading from YouTube savevid.com mediaconverter.org Plan B! Preparing for the Worst – No Internet!

59 Lesson Design Computer room or projector? Be creative in using the projector What activities can go before/after? Have a Plan B Lesson Preparation Download wherever possible Test before you teach Practise, practise, practise! Make the most of free resources Things to remember…

60 TeachYa.com

61 And of course… Enjoy yourselves!


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