A Web based Lesson is a lesson which incorporates a Web site or many Web sites. It can be conducted online or it can be offered in a traditional classroom but with an online component.
What is a Web Based Lesson?
What is a Web Based Lesson?
Web based lessons can be used for a wide range of purposes such as writing, reading, researching and it grants teachers as well as learners around the world to communicate and collaborate. Additionaly using the Web in the classroom provides ample opportunities to create original activities and it facilitates the creation of any kind of lesson related to any topic or any subject.
The variety of resources, texts, videos, sounds found on the Web makes this not only an exciting tool for teachers and learners but it contributes with different learning styles.
The different possibilities a Web based Lesson can grant us teachers, is unlimited, but nevertheless it should be stated the their main priority has to be for educational purposes. Consequently a Web based lesson should include specific steps to follow and describe clearly the tasks to be completed.
What are the Advantages of Web Based Lessons?Web Based Lessons provide a big scope of advantages,among which are:
-It allows anyone, anywhere, to study anything.
-Students have access to relatively any subjects related to an educational purpose.
-Web-based learning has made it possible to study nearly any subject from nearly anywhere in the world.
-Some types of web-based learning allow students to progress at their own pace. providing the student
the ability to work through the material at this / her own pace.
-They also help students develop their creativity.
- They promote collaboration between the students, who have to work together and be able this way to create.
- They enhance and help to improve digital skills, since the students have to use technology.
Basic Steps of a Web Based Lesson should include:
|Web Sites Used|
|Name of Web Site 1|
|Rational for using this Web Site 1|
|Name of the Web Site 2|
|Rational for using this Web Site 2|
|Steps for Learners|
|Description of Pre-computer/classroom activities (preparation)|
|Description of Computer on line activities|
|Description of Follow up Activities|
|(Information taken from Prof. Evelyn Izquierdo class on Web Based Lessons, provided on a ppt presentation)|
My Web Based Lesson Plan
Teacher: Maite Sangroniz
Class / Level: 1st year of Highschool / 12 students / lower-intermediate
Topic: Using Literary Texts in the EFL class
The following lesson plan focuses in five main parts which provide ample chance to be employed in an EFL class by emphasizing listening, reading, speaking and writing skills, in a monolingual group of high-school students of 1st year. This group consists on 12 students ranking between 13 and 14 years old.
General Objective: Taking advantage of a literary text, a Short Story, “The Restaurant” to teach in an EFL class.
- Setting Context
- Becoming familiar with language related to the story
- Demonstrating listening comprehension on a short story
- Developing understanding of the story
- Developing speaking skills (Oral Questions)
- Developing Writing Skills (Actions according to teacher’s instructions)
Materials: Computer, internet connection, headsets and microphone, ppt. presentation
Description of Activities:
I- Warm up: (Pre- online Activities)
On Wiziq.com the teacher will present a power point presentation, which will allow students to interact. Questions will be asked and the students will be able to make comments.
The students will be asked different questions to create context which is the key to the understanding of the story. This activity would be developed by asking certain questions which will lead them to set the elements to be developed later on as the lesson progresses.
It is important to guide and lead the students using different tools available for the purpose of establishing the context. Among these tools are pictures which will help activate any prior knowledge the students might have regarding the topic.
Consequently, some pictures will be shown from a power point presentation and the teacher will write the word “The Restaurant” on the board. Some minutes will be given to the students to come up with any words they might know about it.
II Vocabulary Build:
Immediately after establishing the context, a vocabulary recognition will be developed, so a spider web will be posted on the board. Some triggering questions will be asked to elicit words related to the word restaurant. Exam: customer, meal, guide, tablecloth etc.
On the same power point presentation the story will be presented for the students to read, omitting the last part, for later purposes. Students will read out loud taking turns. Some questions will then be presented for the students to answer orally.
IV- Practice and Performance (writing- 20 min.)
The class will be is divided and asked to form groups of two.
The story will be typed and divided into episodes, omitting the last episode or resolution.
Each episode will be cut into strips and will be divided among the groups. Each group will have a different episode of the short story, the strips are not in order, so the students will have to organize the given episode first.
After each group arranges the given episode, the whole class will decide the correct order of all the episodes, so they will come up with the complete story.
V- Follow up (writing )
The students, still working in pairs will have to come up with a possible ending for the story , write it down, and read it to the rest of the class.
Web Sites Used:http://tech.worlded.org/docs/surfing/section5.htm
References:Abrahams, M.H.(1970) A glossary of literary terms.
Lazar, G (1993) Literature and Language Teaching-A guide for teachers and trainers. Cambridge University Press 1993.ISBN 0521414800 (hardback), ISBN 052140651 X (paperback)
Richmond Readers level 2 "The Restauran" included in "The Road Through The Hills and other stories" by Rod Smith.