Let’s now look at three tasks that involve technology and students to complete the series. They were liked by almost all of the students they worked with, and they also produced lots of language practice and learning.
These three tasks are as universal as possible so you can use them with all ages, levels, and interests. We’ll also provide an outline lesson plan and discuss the general principles that made these tasks so successful for students.
We looked earlier in this series at creative writing using Edmodo. Although many students hate writing, if you make it creative, and collaborative, and include as much talking as possible, it will always work.
I love www.500px.com as a source of photos for stories. LIFE magazine is another favorite. My article, “How I correct students’ work with tech tools collaboratively” contains some advice.Also read: Top 10 Programming Languages for Kids to learn
Students should be talking in class and not spending too much time on technology. Technology shouldn’t be so complicated or time-consuming that it takes over language education.
It is creative and collaborative. The more you make it a requirement, students will be creative and collaborative. Many students don’t enjoy writing compositions on their own, and many don’t believe they’re good at it.
It works even better if you have your learners record it using the Speaker Studio app.
This article also covered the topic of collaborative presentations in class. They are especially useful for coursebook topics as they allow you to recycle language. Presentations can be about almost any topic.
Although we’ve seen presentations in class, you can also do the same with role-playing at any level.
Your students can give feedback by uploading the videos to YouTube. You can change the privacy settings to keep them private. YouTube is an excellent alternative.
Important: Sometimes students will give poor presentations. Don’t embarrass them by showing it in class. Instead, give positive feedback and provide constructive criticism on where it went wrong.
You can start by recording audio, even if your learners are reluctant to be filmed (the Spreaker Studio app is great for this).
Students love to have their phones. Filming can be very motivating. They want the best performance possible because they know that there will be a recording. Reperformance allows students multiple chances to improve their performance and not have to do the technical parts. Filming can be very motivating. They know that there will be a recording so they want to make it as great as possible.
Repertory allows students to learn and improve their skills. They will be willing to re-do the task with improved language.
We looked at creating lists in another article in the series, “Ten fun activities with lists”, which was a previous article in the series.
TIP Add a number to the title of your list. Make it low: e.g. “Three ways to …’,” “5 essential steps to …’,” “Seven things you should know about Because it requires people to include or exclude items from the list, this low number sparks discussion.Also read: Top 7 Work Operating Systems of 2021
Boredpanda.com is a great place to find lists and ideas. www.watchmojo.com has video lists that are brilliant for music and cinema. There are many ideas to be found on social media, including The Guardian and BBC.
How can you tell if a task is ‘working’ with your class? It is very easy: If your students ask, “Can we do it again?”, then the task has succeeded! These three tasks will prove to be very useful.
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