Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our last plan and new groups

We started our new topics three weeks ago. We decided on the topics according to curriculum and the students were grouped via team up tool. They talked about what they had already known about the topics.For this we used 'lino' 

They all planned what they would do, and recorded flashnews about their plans.

Our last topics are the Toys and the Countries. My students have been highly engaged in these topics. They have been demonstrating their creativity with the help of technology resources. They created bingo games, some online games, quizzes. The students wrote short dialogues for writing activity and some of the students performed their dialogues as role play for speaking activity.

 Some of the students prepared PowerPoint and different presentations with the tools such as prezi. 

   While trying to find the resources online, most of the students are able to distinguish necessary resources from unnecessary resources about the topics. They can use online bookmarking tool Diigo but just for storing the resources not for additional information about online resources or for comments.
The students are able to upload their works to wikispace
and only a few of them can share their  works via facebook.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What happened during the implementation of the second plan

 After I had explained the topics to the groups, they all planned what each of them would do. They browsed the web to find the resources. A student from each group took the responsibility to record what they had planned to do.  A group created Bingo cards about food and drinks. And they played the game with their classmates.
An other group created animation,
 Then they wrote short dialogues about the food and drinks and presented role plays.
 Some students created quizzes and games and shared them. The others commented on them. They have started sharing their resources through the facebook.

 At the beginning of this Project my students hardly knew the web tools;  We haven’t got ICT lesson or teacher at the school. I have been introducing the tools as clearly as they can understand. They like team up tool, they have learned recording flash news but they only can record at school as they expressed me that they didn’t have microphone or camera at home. They can use diigo easily. I tried to show them how to use dropbox but it was confusing for them.But the web tools for creating games, puzzles and quizzes are highly welcomed.  Last week I introduced them Prezi, one of the students prepared a PowerPoint slide about their topic. We used that slide to create the prezi .
I hope, some of them will be able to create new presentations via prezi.