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?
Why? Recommended websites Computer Room vs Projector Activities Mini-Projects Keeping problems to a minimum Structure of Talk
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
Saving Video from YouTube 4. Click inside this bar and paste the URL (hit CTRL+V) 3. Now go to www.savevid.comwww.savevid.com 5. Click to download
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!
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…