Session Title: Give Them Homework They Will LoveName: Nataša Božić GrojićWork Title: EFL teacher School or Organization Name: Zadužbina Ilije M. KolarcaCo-Presenter Name(s): noneArea of the World…Continue
What do you do when you teach in a computerless classroom and you happen to be a technogeek? Moreover, you teach adult students who claim they have no time to work on their English between classes? And then, you notice that their writing is lagging behind their other competences? You can accept the situation, or you can try to change something.
Online forums can help here, by creating a real need for communication. While I haven’t flipped my classroom completely, I have managed to rotate it slightly. To motivate the students to write, I tempted them with authentic online materials, such as YouTube videos, short stories, non-fiction texts and webquests. In my presentation I will show how these serve as effective writing prompts. Moreover, they help both the teacher and the students explore their own interests and hobbies, which might not always be catered for in the textbooks.
I come from Belgrade, Serbia. I work in a private language school and my students are adults. I have been working as a language teacher for 24 years and I believe it is the best job in the world. I am a technogeek and I spend a lot of time online, learning and sharing with other teachers. I am passionate about blogging and digital storytelling. I blog at http://lunas994.blogspot.com and you can see my eportfolio at http://www.netvibes.com/lunas994 I am a member of Webheads in Action.
GIVE THEM HOMEWORK THEY WILL LOVE
Time 10 Questions: http://www.youtube.com/show/10questions
10 Questions for Sting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y48mAQp640A
Pamela Meyer – How to Spot a Liar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FHdHUzRnms
Sir Ken Robinson – Do Schools Kill Creativity: http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
Angela Mayers – You Matter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FHdHUzRnms
Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHWUCX6osgM
The Tree: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAe_bZGqU1g
Unusual Hotels: http://www.unusual-travel-destinations.com/unusual-hotels.html
Unusual Travel Destinations: http://storify.com/lunas994/unusual-travel-destinationations
Short Stories: http://www.miguelmllop.com/stories/index.htm
American Stories: http://www.manythings.org/voa/stories/
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My blog: http://lunas994.blogspot.com
My eportfolio: http://www.netvibes.com/lunas994
My class wikis: http://coffeetimecentral.pbworks.com