Here is a powerpoint I did with my Year 12 ab initio (IB) class on the environment theme. The YouTube video was embedded into the powerpoint so it hasn’t worked here but it is easily found on the site. The song has some good themes but the music is a bit cheesy. The images worked well for discussion and helped the students practise their oral communication in preparation for the Individual Oral exam.
This week I am planning on developing my use of Audioboo and she my recordings with my Year 9 French class. I really love the sound quality of the recordings and the fact that it’s so easy to record and share each Boo.
I am a bit late off the mark, it’s true, but I have started making interactive powerpoints for Year 9 too. This means they are working independently on all four skills and it’s based directly on the coursebook we are using (Clic!). They are great at bringing in their own earphones too. So, do we need a class set of good-quality headphones?
And lastly (and again) with Year 9 (I do teach other years but these guys seem to be getting all the techie stuff this week) I am asking them to write a dialogue using the language from the current unit – directions. Pretty mundane, or so it seems? To make it a lot more interesting, they are going to put the conversations they write into an animation, created using Domo.
I hope to reflect on how it all went at the end of the week. This blog really needs to start happening!