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Monday, June 15, 2015

interesting webquests for English learners

Some interesting webquests for English learners – by Miquel Angel

You can find the full list (44) here::  http://webquestcat.net/category/llengua-anglesa/

             1st level
1 All about britain

                2 level
2 BECOMING A KNIGHT IN THE MIDDLE AGES


              3r level
3a) Young explorers: Australia
Laia González i Prat,  -  12th July 2009.

3b) GONDWANA TALES
WEGENERS’S  theory (1912) wasn't accepted at the beginning: it would take time to other scientists to accept that Earth had a so long  and complex history.  (1933)
Project work:
Step 1: Work in teams of three. One session (1 h).
Step 2: Work in teams of three, reorganized from the previous session. One session (1 h).
Steps 3 and 4: Work in teams of three, keep the same teams as in Step 2. Two-Three sessions (2-3 x 1h).
Step 5: Same teams as in the precedent step. Two sessions, complemented by homework.
Portfolio and Workshop sessions should be inserted in this calendar following the needs and possibilities of the project. You should consider 2 additional hours for portfolio ( 40 x 10 min sessions) and Workshop sessions (5 x 15 min sessions).

            4rt level
4a)  NAME: Hollywood and the Oscars -2009
 
   LEVEL:  4th of English of Escola Oficial d'Idiomes
   TIMING:  3 / 4 sessions of about 1 hour 40 minutes
   STUDENTS: groups of 4 people, 
 by Natàlia Verdalet             nataliaverdalet@gmail.com 

4b) Victorian Times
the brand new Time Machine !! The only chance you will have in your life to meet Charles Dickens, to follow the trail of the infamous Jack the Ripper, to witness the invention of the photography, to listen to Rigoletto for the first time, to wander round the Great Exhibition ….Come and join us !!! 
Autors: Anna Aznar i Jordi Jordán
developed as part of the project LET'S LIVE A COUNTRY , with which students in Batxillerat learn about History and Literature of the countries whose language they are studying
The lesson is organized so that 2 or 3 students can follow the WebQuest directions at the computer to complete 7 tasks. Ideally, this project will take about ten, 50 minute class periods
 Teams ( 2 o 3 people ) and each team will be in charge of a different section.
assignment, you will need to produce the following pieces of work:
1.     A printed newspaper ( group-class)
2.     2. Written article/s ( individual work)
3.     3. A website ( team work )
4.     4. Oral presentation of team work to class (team)

                5e level
5a)  TODAY’S NEWS – ISABEL PEREZ (2009)
English Department has organised a seminar about the press in Britain 
First, you are going to participate in several activities including a workshop about newspapers in Britain.
- After the workshop, you will take part in a competition to show which team has learnt more by doing two front pages of two papers covering a week period

5b)  OLOA: On Line and On Air
December 2009  - by Mireia Grané          mgrane@xtec.cat

JOHN MCDOWELL AWARD -2009
 Your school radio is now a real project. You have been selected to create a school news bulletin with your team. You are part of an editorial team of four people.


C1 level 
6a) HUNTING FOR THE GENE
designed by Jordi Domènech Casal, Science teacher at secondary school in Spain. 
INS Vilanova del Vallès
Discoverning new genes related to neurodegenerative diseases could be a way to make better diagnosis and to investigate ways to treat these illnesses.
Your goal is to identify genes that through their activity promote or prevent the development of neurogenerative processes.

To do so, you will work as a scientist, using real data and real bioinformatic tools from real in silico research to look for genes.

The whole activity takes about 12 sessions (x1 hour each).


Portfolio and Workshop sessions should be inserted in this calendar following the needs and possibilities of the project. You should consider 2 additional hours for portfolio ( 4 x 10 min sessions) and Workshop sessions (5 x 15 min sessions).

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