Connected by Technology

Introduction

The Internet is a virtual networking medium that can be connected and used on various devices these days. It enables the users to send, receive, collect, store, update, delete, and many other operations of the data across the world. Internet usage is expanding its boundaries every day, as the technological growth is huge. A few of the Internet’s major uses are e-commerce, e-learning, knowledge sharing, social connectivity, variety of media, file transfer, communication, etc.

However, life has changed a lot since the days before the internet. In fact, most children can’t imagine how different life used to be.

My lovely students, through this web-quest, you will get a better understanding of the internet, its advantages and disadvantages and much more.

Work hard and enjoy your journey. 

Task

This web quest is created in the form of a worksheet. It is recommended for the students partaking this web quest to search and gather information from different resources. 

Keep in mind that none of the questions below will be multiple choice, all the questions have to be answered with  proper sentences.

The information that you will get out of this web quest will be very important in the future and you will have a better awareness of the internet and its advantages.

 

Process

1. How do you use the internet in your daily life?

2. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the internet?

3. How children’s lives would have been different before the internet was invented?

4. How do you feel about the internet as a medium? How reliable is it? Would you recommend it as a reliable and valid source of information? Why? Why not?

5. How does the internet contribute to learning? Is it effective?

 

Use your notes to prepare a PowerPoint presentation. Work in groups or in pairs.

Evaluation

When you prepare a PowerPoint presentation, remember to:

Focus on your audience, think about:

  • what they would like to hear or find out about.
  • ways to keep them interested and engaged.
  • ways to entertain them, e.g. a joke, or a comment.

Focus on your content:

  • decide what you are going to talk about.
  • be selective, select and use key words/ information.
  • illustrate with visuals and/or examples.
  • be prepared to say more than what is on your slides.

Focus on your slides:

  • plan what you are going to include on each slide.
  • don't include too many points on each slide, (up to 5 points).
  • don't use a small font.
  • limits your points to about 4 or 5 maximum.
  • use bullet points, charts, or graphs.
  • use visuals.
  • reveal the information gradually.
  • include notes in the margin if you need a reminder of what you want to say.
  • do a trial run practice using your material and software.
Conclusion

Congratulations, you have completed your web- quest. I hope you enjoyed your journey.