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Typology of Activities Based on the Use of Web Resources

Task (consists in)
Self-correcting exercisesReproducing and / or learning new contents by practising interactive and mechanical activitiesCompleting, matching, giving the answer, etc.Example 1
Example 2
Browsing web pages

Evaluating different web sites from various perspectives:

- Do you like the page?
- do you understand the content?
- Which one do you understand better?, etc.

Exploring various sites selected around the same topic/s with some questions in mind.


Example 3

Example 4 (F)

More Examples

Reference web sites

Instrumental use of the information obtained in order to carry out another activity.Eg.:

- Use a dictionary or an encyclopedia to read a text.

- Use lists of words to write a composition.

Checking information needed (dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc) with another objective.


Example 5: write a description using vocabulary lists.

Example 6: (F)
using dictionaries to read extensively.

More dictionaries

Reading and listening comprehensionsListen or read a text in order to answer some questions.
(Skimming, scanning).

Listening/ reading just one text in order to answer a set of questions.

Example 7

Treasure huntsRead and find the specific requested information in several web pages.

Visiting the links and answering the questions given.

Example 8 -
Example 9

Example 10 (F)
WebTasksCarry out a task by using web resources with a main communicative objective.

Performing a task based activity focused on content rather than on form aspects.

Example 11-
Example 12

Example 13
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Web based projectsGo deeply in topic given and design some kind of product (writing, poster, web page, etc).

Visiting the web pages and gathering the required information, analysing and selecting it in order to write a project.

Example 14
WebQuestCarry out a research activity that allows the students to solve a problem, offer differents point of view, etc.

Doing some research by means of the proposed resources. It is essential that some type of information transformation occurs. It should not be only copying and pasting.

Example 15
Example 16 (F)
Example 17


Who is the person?

Carry out an investigation and find out the solution to the mistery.Using resources and communication tools that will help the students to find the answer.Example 18
Example 19

Web Learning Routes

Practice and learn a specific linguistic aspect by doing a series of activities that could be reproductive or constructivist from a pedagogical point of view.

Carrying out a series of activities selected on the Web by the teacher.


Web Learning Tube

Routes (the same but in delicious)