Recently, I had the pleasure of being invited by John Hughes, a renowed author and teacher from Oxford, to write an article for ETpedia. Flipped classroom was the subject.
Here’s the link to 10 tips and ideas to flip the classroom
This is a wonderful tool I learned about in my #ICT4ELT course that I’m following right now.
It is very simple to use and I created this wordpuzzle during a break between classes. I’ve used it straight aaway with the class and they loved it.
And so this is my task for Week3 of this wonderful course: I decided to embed a video about myself
They are both tools to work with videos:
1. You register as you do with any other tool. The good thing is that you can register not only with Facebook or Google+ accounts but also with your Edmodo account which is quite confy. You can obviously opt to sign in using your email and username.
2. Once in, you must choose a video you want your students to work on by selecting it and pasting its URL.
3. Then you can add questions to the video by indicating where. It will stop and you create your Multiple Choice; True/ False; Open Answer or just a Reflective pause. You can also crop the video.
4. Once you’re done editing you can preview it in the students perspective
a) You can work with any video you choose
b) Once students start watching they can stop the recording but not rewind or forward it
c) There’s no time limit to complete the task
d) They can do it as a homework assignment or in class
There are some differences between these two tools such as features or type of questions permitted within the free plan. They are worth exploring!
Click on the following link and have a look:
I was fortunate to have made part of an eTwinning PDW (Professional Development Workshop) in my own country, from 6th to 8th November. It was great.
More than 100 teachers from more than 25 countries spent 3 days learning and working together.
First dinner with a wonderful table: Greece & France
Ready for the Plennary session
Final assignment: presenting for the Secretary of State on how to use Kahoot and Thinglink.
And my final achievment!
It all started in the eTwinning platform.
Éva Matyas from Hungary and I contacted and started building an exchange programme between our schools.
1st step STUDENT SELECTION
Finding an equivalent number of students to engage in the activity. The selection process was left for the coordinator to decide. You can opt to select them by grades, randomly or by writing a motivation letter. At the end we came up with an uneven number 6-9… but everything went just fine!
2nd step PLANNING
The teachers involved prepare a plan for the 2 weeks – one in each country – involving the exchange students. This usually contemplates a working plan – attending lessons, watching and making presentations or others that the teachers decide together with them – as well as a social one. Dates are settled and parents are informed.
3rd step A NAME FOR THE PROJECT
A name for the project. We chose: LET’S BLEND CULTURES because that’s precisely what we did.
4th step FUNDING?
The first question that may arise is: who pays for this? In fact student mobility requires money and as this is not an Erasmus+, we have to provide our own. How do we minimize the costs?
That said, the only costs they incur are the flight fare and some pocket money.
It is feasible. It was feasible and for some of my students this was their ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience
16TH – 19TH MARCH 2014
DEPARTURE TIME: PORTUGUESE GROUP GOES TO BUDAPEST
MY HUNGARIAN PARTNER EMI DERI
STUDENT WELCOME IN THE AUDITORIUM
THE SCHOOL’S CANTEEN. FOR SOME, THEIR FIRST CONTACT WITH DIFFERENT FOOD
SOME FUN AT SCHOOL
AND TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
16TH – 21ST JUNE 2014
AGAIN DEPARTURE TIME: HUNGARIAN GIRLS COME TO PORTO
WELCOMING CEREMONY WITH SCHOOL’S HEADMASTERS
TIME TO WORK IN CLASS
BIG SMILES THE WHOLE TIME
AND SAYING GOODBYE…
THEY SAY THEY HAD THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES.
I BELIEVE THEM.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here's an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.