Eitan was aware that "information" meant more than just finding pictures, though what we found was rarely satisfying. We looked for information on the Nigerian national soccer team, for instance, and actually found quite a bit, but the few biographies of the star players that were available were much too short to really learn much from them, and the material we found wasn't organized well enough to go through it systematically. Still, in an ESL classroom a pupil could learn a great deal through searching for and finding information on a topic such as this. Well organized or not, lots of information on Nigerian soccer is available on the web, including e-mail addresses of the editors of the sites who are probably more than willing to answer queries they receive. An industrious teacher could devise a very successful project.
Both boys enjoyed visiting the web site of the soccer school they attend. I was impressed as well. It wasn't only a promotional site, but rather a well-rounded site that focused on numerous aspects of the game, including sportsmanship and nutrition. And what's more, there was even a photograph of Eitan on the site (and it was even still there when this column was posted).
But our web-surfing rage, at least this time around, lasted little more
than a week. It didn't take long before the question "can we sit and look
for Digimons?" was replaced by "if you don't need the computer can I play