Before you get engaged in this online project, it is important that you know about what, when and how to do all the tasks required. To start with, you must know about the missions that you will be fulfilling.
Each section of the project presents some relevant language contents to you through website links related to grammar, key vocabulary and listening and reading comprehension activities. We recommend that you practise hard these contents because they will help you perform more easily the following missions:
- A slide presentation on the functioning of the Internet.
- A recording of a self-invented character.
- A written text based on life before and after the Internet.
- A board with tips to go online safely.
- A poster based on secure websites.
All these missions will lead you to the accomplishment of a final challenge which is based on a flyer promoting a safer use of the Internet.
The tools that you are going to use to design and edit your work in the missions and the challenge are:
- Cacoo, an online tool with which you will use to work on key vocabulary.
- Canva, which will enable you to design and create your own charts.
- StoryboardThat. You will use this online app to prepare the drafts for your presentations.
- Google Slides or other computer programs such as OpenOffice or LibreOffice to create slide presentations.
- Voki, a tool which will enable you to create a character and record your voice.
This project emphasizes collaborative work, which means that you will be working in pairs and small groups. However, do not forget that your teacher can help you whenever necessary on your way towards the big final challenge.
Notice that you will be performing several missions and we are sure that, by the end of this project, you will be proud of your great work, which you can prepare, publish or share with the help of the online tools and apps listed below.
- To publish, you will use Weebly site. An email account is required to create your own site where you will be posting all your missions. Within this site, you will create a blog entitled 'Internet project', in which you will be including relevant information regarding your learning process.
- To share your work with your classmates, you will use Pinterest, a digital board where you can publish your tasks and share them with your classmates.
Throughout the project, your teacher may award you with a badge from Open Badges in case of excellent performance.
Your progress on this project will be assessed according to the following criteria:
- Teacher's evaluation: your teacher will use the assessment rubrics to evaluate your work on the missions and the final challenge. This will be 40% of the final mark.
- 'Rubric for assessing informative/explanatory texts' (download in editable odt format, download in pdf).
- Rubric for assessing a digital site' (download in editable odt format, download in pdf), where you will publish all your work of this and other projects.
- "Rubric for assessing the project" (download in editable odt format, download in pdf) is the general rubric for the project.
- Peer evaluation: you will assess other partners by creating your own assessment sheet with the items that you consider as appropriate or by using the assessment rubrics listed above. This will be 20% of the final mark.
- You will self-evaluate the final outcome using the rubric for assessing the project. This rubric brings together the main criteria for assessing your missions and challenge and it is a 20% of the final mark.
- Teacher's observation in class based on your degree of participation in the project and how well you perform all the missions will be 20%.
As you can see, you will get entirely involved in this project by acquiring, creating and sharing contents as well as assessing both, your own and you classmates' work.