Project 3: Penpals Online
Students from grade 7 French Immersion and Core French classes at St. Peter's Elementary will communicate with French speaking students from different parts of the world. They will use the Internet to find these students and then use e-mail to exchange information to their penpals online. Some students will also be responsible further development of the school student page in order to inform the world of what is happening at St. Peter's Elementary.
Current technology will provide our students with the opportunity to make others aware of the varied aspects of our culture, as well as become more aware of the French culture that is so much apart of the language they are learning in the classroom.
Students will be evaluated throughout the project on being able to do the following tasks:
Students would be required to keep a journal that could account for new vocab words in French as well as new technical skills.
The project will broaden the students minds culturally and technically, which could only result in more positive feelings towards the French language and culture as well as their school. Students enthusiasm for technology would also be associated with French, which consequently helps them see their own potential for the future.
Feedback from visitors to the web site would play a role in evaluation as students should find out what others really like or find confusing.