Welcome to Dublin!

Introduction

Class introduction:

We are going to visit Dublin in two weeks. You already know that you are going to attend a course at the Emerald Culture Institute in the morning but we have plenty of time to visit the Irish capital city!!!

Task

Task: In order to plan our trip to Dublin the teacher has created a webquest for you. You’ll have to choose the places we are going to visit, the restaurants and the pubs we are going to eat in, where to go shopping, and the events that you would like to attend. You can also use videos, music or photos to enrich your presentation.

As it is a group activity you have to make 5 groups of 5 students. Are you ready to start?

 

Process

Process:

Group 1 (Ireland and its symbols) Analyze 3 symbols of the Irish culture and introduce them to your classmates.

http://www.of-ireland.info/symbol.html

 

http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/explore-the-meanings-behind-celtic-and-irish-symbols-237791261.html

 

http://stpatricksday.ie/

 

http://www.yourirish.com/folklore/the-leprechauns/

 

http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Index.aspx

 

http://www.gaelicmatters.com/traditional-irish-sports.html

 

http://www.masterofmalt.com/Blog/post/Irish-Whiskey-Everything-You-Need-To-Know-Part-1.aspx

Group 2 (Restaurants and pubs) Choose 3 places where to enjoy our evenings in Dublin and take notes about the prices and what you would like to eat and drink.

http://www.thetemplebarpub.com/food.htm

 

http://www.whats4eats.com/europe/ireland-cuisine

http://www.starbucks.ie/

 

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/dublin/restaurants

 

http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Index.aspx

 

http://www.irelandwhiskeytrail.com/irish_coffee_history_and_recipes.php

 

Group 3 (Places of interest)

Choose 3 places  to visit in Dublin and take notes about the attractions you choose and motivate your decisions.

http://www.nationalgallery.ie/Collection/About_the_Collection/Painting_and_Sculpture/Italian.aspx

http://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/index.aspx

http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/History+and+Heritage/Home/

http://www.kilkennycastle.ie/

http://jamesjoyce.ie/

https://www.tcd.ie/

http://www.visitdublin.com/dublin-a-to-z/details/dublin-writers-                  museum/31258/#53.354366|-6.263985|16

Group 4 (Shopping)

Choose 3 shops where you would like to go shopping. Motivate your choices and remember that you can only spend 70 €.

http://www.visitdublin.com/dublin-a-to-z/results/?c0=189&c1=222&ty=10000

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/dublin/shopping

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g186605-s405/Dublin:Ireland:Shopping.html

http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/ireland/dublin/things-to-do/shopping/

http://www.liffeyvalley.ie/

http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/Index.aspx

 

Group 5 (Events) What’s going on in Dublin? Choose a sport and a cultural event you would like to assist and describe them to the class. Remember that you have a budget of 100€.

http://www.irishrugby.ie/sixnations/

http://www.360dublincity.com/events

http://www.dublineventguide.com/

http://www.dublin.ie/calendar-list.aspx

http://www.dublinevents.com/events/

http://www.timeout.com/dublin/features/301/festivals-events-in-dublin

http://www.whatsonstage.com/dublin-theatre/

 

 

Evaluation
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
     

Web Quest -       Rubric

     

 

     

     

 

     

Excellent

     

     

 

     

Good

     

     

 

     

Average

     

     

 

     

Needs improvement

     

     

Use of       Internet (Links Provided)

     

     

Successfully       uses suggested Internet links to find information and navigates within       these sites easily without assistance

     

     

Usually able to use suggested Internet links to       find information and navigates within these sites easily without       assistance

     

     

Occasionally able to use suggested Internet       links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without       assistance.

     

     

Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested       Internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.

     

     

Web Quests Tasks Completed

     

     

All areas of the project were addressed and       handled with a high degree of sophistication. Project is interesting and completed.

     

     

The project is only partially completed. The       project submitted demonstrates a great deal of thought. (Between 75% and 100% complete)

     

     

The project is only partially completed. The       project submitted demonstrates a moderate level of thought. (Between 50% and 75% complete)

     

     

The project is incomplete, and/or it is apparent       that little effort went into the development of the project, and/or       project is less than 50% complete.

     

     

Power       Point/Publisher Project - Attractiveness

     

     

Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics,       effects, etc. to enhance the presentation.

     

     

Makes good use of font, color, graphics,       effects, etc. to enhance to presentation.

     

     

Makes use of font, color, graphics, effects,       etc. but occasionally these detract from the presentation content

     

     

Use of font, color, graphics, effects etc. but       these often distract from the presentation content

     

     

Time Use

     

     

Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics,       effects, etc. to enhance the presentation.

     

     

Classroom time was used to work on the project       the majority of the time. Conversations were not disruptive and focused on the work

     

     

Classroom time was used to work on the project       the majority of the time, but conversations often were disruptive or did       not focus on the work.

     

     

The Student did not use classroom time to work       on the project the majority of the time and/or was highly disruptive.

     

     

Grammar, Format, and Spelling

     

     

The final body of work was free of grammar,       spelling, and formatting errors.

     

     

The final body of work had 1-2 errors related to       grammar, spelling, and formatting errors.

     

     

The final body of work had 3-5 grammar,       spelling, and formatting errors.

     

     

The final body of work had major grammar,       spelling, and formatting errors

     

   

 

Conclusion

Conclusion:

At the end of the webquest the students will be able to:

-plan a trip on their own;

-cooperate and collaborate;

-look for and select specific information on a website;

-motivate their choices;

-use the language to solve a problem;

-organize a presentation;

-speak to an audience.