ERIC Number: ED417603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
The Challenge of the Internet: Practical Applications in Your 7-12 Classroom.
Bertsche, Harriet; Silvestri, Holly
A series of both daily classroom activities and a long-term assignment in which secondary school language students actively use the Internet and the World Wide Web are described. Class activities target each of three proficiency levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). They include having students check the weather, check out major products/industries/monuments of a region or city, convert currencies, choose a hotel and place to visit, research a specific historical figure/author/cultural event, report on current events, and visit a city or museum. The longer-term assignment involves having students work in pairs to plan all the details of a trip to a French- or Spanish-speaking country. Specific aspects of this assignment are outlined. Web sites for both French and Spanish language sources are listed, and several search engines are suggested. (MSE)
Descriptors: Assignments, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Current Events, Difficulty Level, French, Geography, Information Seeking, Internet, Monetary Systems, Museums, Research Skills, Research Tools, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish, Tourism, Travel, Weather, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (31st, Nashville, TN, November 1997).