Ways to Use the World Wide Web
for Language Education

What is on the Web? What kinds of resources are available?
Type Description Example
Enrichments fun and games M&Ms Network: http://www.m-ms.com/

Online tutorials

structured teaching activities Berkeley's Teaching Library Internet Workshops: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html

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Tools something you use to perform tasks and solve problems AltaVista translator


References Data base of information Newbury House Dictionary
Resources Information sources Center for Applied Linguistics
Projects Long-term projects often involving interdisciplinary research Global SchoolNet Foundation
Activities Treasure/Scavenger Hunts, Subject Sampler, WebQuest Scavenger hunt for ESOL educators


Online articles by Tom March on educational web use:

Working the Web for Education: The theory and practice of integrating the Web for learning. http://www.ozline.com/learning/theory.html

What is on the Web?: Seven ways teachers can view and use the content of the Web. http://www.ozline.com/learning/webtypes.html

Filamentality Website: Tools to help you create your own filaments on the web by Pacific Bell Knowledge Network Explorer. http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil Hotlist: List of links on a topic

Scrapbook: Learners use a multimedia collection of information on a topic to create their own scrapbooks.

Treasure Hunt: Learners develop knowledge by looking for specific information on designated sites.

Sampler: Learners visit selected small set of sites to solve problems and respond to challenges from a personal perspective.

WebQuest: Learners use a collection of web resources organized around a main topic to address a selected task, scenario, or problem.