This is a unit plan for a Japanese language classes on greetings for grades 7-12. The online tools and resources listed in this unit plan is to supplement an online learning class. Because the online learning units and assessments are fixed, these supplemental tools are incorporated as optional resources for students. The purpose is twofold:
1. Students in an online learning course are sometimes expected to understand material presented in one way. By providing additional videos and website content, students can choose the tools that are the most effective in teaching the content.
2. Students in an online learning class are sometimes unable to interact with each other or the instructor. As a world language class, communication is a vital part of the learning. By incorporating web 2.0 tools that provide extra layers of communication among students/instructor, students will hopefully be motivated to learn to communicate with their classmates in Japanese as well.