Designing Activities Based on
Authentic Web-based Resources

 

Evaluating Websites:

Web Lesson Evaluation Form ( Part of the "Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes" website): http://www.clta.net/lessons/evalform.html

Evaluating Online Resources: http://edsitement.neh.gov/reference_shelf_evaluating.asp

Starting Points:

FLTeach WWW Resources for Language Teachers: http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/flteach-res.html

The Internet for ESL Teachers: http://edvista.com/claire/internet-esl.html

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Websites with Ideas for Web-based Activities:

Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes: http://www.clta.net/lessons/

Cooperative Learning Activities for the Foreign Language Classroom, by Jean LeLoup and Robert Ponterio:
http://llt.msu.edu/vol3num2/onthenet/index.html

How to Write Activities for the Web, by Lewis Johnson: http://www.clta.net/lessons/writing.html

Activities that Work: http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/FAQ/FAQ-Activities.html

How to create a web activity for foreign languages, by Maritza M. Osuna and Carla Meskill:
http://llt.msu.edu/vol1num2/article4/default.html#appendix3

Teaching with the Web: Trails and Tools for German Studies. by Andreas Lixl-Purcell:
http://www.uncg.edu/~lixlpurc/publications/UTSAtech.html

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WebQuests:

What is a WebQuest? (PowerPoint presentation)
http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/tutes/webquest/present/

The WebQuest Page at San Diego State University: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/

For examples of foreign language/ESL webquests, go to the main WebQuest Page
at http://webquest.sdsu.edu/. Click on "Portal" and then "Find Webquests" on the left.

 

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Specific Examples:

La Familia Real Española: http://www.casareal.es

Visitons et comparons les monuments de Paris: http://www.wfu.edu/~tartekb/comp.html

Internet Treasure Hunts for ESL Students: http://iteslj.org/th/

Hausa Live Broadcast: http://www.dwelle.de/hausa/Welcome.html

Público Online: http://jornal.publico.pt

German driving test: http://palimpsest.lss.wisc.edu/~clove/ger225/autos.html

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Last revised: January 12, 2009