Project 1: "Rendez-vous Francophone"
I am in a situation in Donald C. Jamieson Academy whereby I teach both French and Computers in Grade 8. The program I use in French is Destination 2. Each unit in this text contains a section on some Francophone areas of the world. The following are covered: Quebec City, Haiti, Senegal et La Lousisane.
Through the use of the Internet, this group could make contact with schools in these areas of the world. Cultural information could be exchanged. My students could get some insight into what it is like to live in these other locales.
Our goal is to interact in cyberspace, to share information about Newfoundland and Labrador, and to make friends.
By its very nature, this project will foster learning. In learning a second language, if contact is made with people in their mother tongue, it has more substance than just reading about it in a textbook.
The Stellar School Internet connection is vital to the success of our project. Access to the Internet in our school is currently restricted to one computer. Having the Internet available through the Windows NT server would enable my students to learn in a more interesting, real and current medium.
I believe that this project will enrich my students' current knowledge in many curriculum areas. It will be an important step in helping them realize that, as Newfoundlanders, we are a part of the great global community.