Nellies English Projects is an educational website for students and teachers whose aim is to motivate students for lifelong learning. It provides resources for teachers on how to integrate technology into the classroom by means of project based and experiential learning using WebQuests. The site provides many educational resources, articles,lesson plans, evaluation rubrics, reading practice and collaborative writing ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why I developed Nellies English Projects (NEP)

 

 

Welcome to my website. 

 

I developed NEP (Nellies English Projects) for both teachers and students. ESL (English as a Second Language) learners are at a disadvantage when it comes to understanding some of the terms and explanations used in this site. This is where the ESL teacher comes in.

 

However, where the teacher is not available, Google is able to translate the site to certain languages but not to all.

 

The following is a general explanation of the projects.  For a more specific explanation please read my explanation page.

 

English Projects are content based lessons designed to provide students and teachers with clear instructions on how to write and present research papers. Students are evaluated for the process as well as for the final product.

 

The projects are evaluated for the following:

 

work file

written file

oral presentation

 

Both educational and social goals were behind the idea of working in groups. Group work encourages team spirit and collaboration.  Decision making and sharing are other social skills developed as students improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. Group work is the basis for experiential learning.

 

Learning to be an independent learner is another very important goal of group work. Learning to reflect is an important aspect of this. Therefore students' comments are encouraged throughout the project.

 

WebQuests are web lessons as well as structured mini projects designed by teachers and students.  Bernie Dodge  and Tom March  introduced the web into the classroom as a way of integrating content based learning and technology.  English Projects uses WebQuests in its lessons.   

 

I have created some of my own WebQuests and added a PowerPoint presentation explaining their value in the ESL/EFL classroom.  I also added a WebQuest template that teachers can use to develop their own WebQuest.

 

WebQuests 6 essential parts:

 

introduction 

task

process

resources

evaluation

 conclusion

 

Please send in your comments and let me know how it goes. 

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