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Homework or Busywork?

  1. 1. Marisa Constantinides,Teacher Educator - Director of CELT AthensTeacher Development Centre
  2. 2. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  3. 3. • Evidence of learning• Learner autonomy• Revision & Consolidation• Diagnostic Value• Provides a Challenge• Extension of learning @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  4. 4. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  5. 5. • No of contact hours each week• Age of our learners• Level of the class• Course objectives• Students’ lives & other obligations• Intensity of the course• Learner Motivation• Learner attitudes to homework• Size of our class• Amount of time required to mark it• Facilities in students’ homes @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  6. 6. 10 minutes a day per grade levele.g.Grade 1 10 minsGrade 2 20 mins…………………so….Grade 12 120 minutes? @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  7. 7. • It serves a clear purpose• It matches student abilities• It is relevant to topics taught• feedback is effective• tasks are achievable• parents support it• students are motivated to do it @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  8. 8. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  9. 9. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  10. 10. Some research supports itSome research condemns it @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  11. 11. • Do this gap fill• Put the verbs in the right tense• Write a story to go with these pictures• Learn this paragraph by heart• Read and write the answers to the comprehension questions @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  12. 12. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  13. 13. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  14. 14. Watch the related video by following this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvkC4t2d9OkWrite a short report after watching the news programme @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  15. 15. Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr Brazil TESOL 2012www.fodey.com Edutech
  16. 16. • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/18/serene-branson-speaks-abo_n_824939.html Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr Brazil TESOL 2012 Edutech
  17. 17. Questions Please!!!a. Expansion activitiese.g.a. Ask as many questions as you can about this picture (YES/NO questions) Then read the article on the next page and check for answers @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  18. 18. You win a point if the text does NOT answer the question – you lose a point if it DOES  From the Guardian Weekly@Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  19. 19. Rewrite the story using all the new facts which you added to it@Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  20. 20. Screenshots of two students collaborating using www.primarypad.com Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr Brazil TESOL 2012 Edutech
  21. 21. Places
  22. 22. People
  23. 23. Objects
  24. 24. Situations
  25. 25. Collaborative Stories http://storybird.com/books/my-friends-and-their-pets/ @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  26. 26. Creating Animations •Xtranormal •Creaza •Animoto •Voicethread •Goanimatehttp://marisaconstantinides.edublogs.org/2010/10/27/animated-stories/(a useful blog post) http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6272529/fu ture-tenses A video made by students
  27. 27. An emailA screencastA letter in a small envelopeA blog commentAn audio message @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  28. 28. Music Videos -Work With the LyricsSong Lyrics jumbled up – Sswrite own lines using words
  29. 29.  In plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVnfyradCPY Bombay TV Overstream Students’ own productions emailed or uploaded to You Tube An example of how a student can prepare and deliver a 1-min monologue (with props if needed) as a famous artist or scientist Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr Brazil TESOL 2012 Edutech
  30. 30. Ss drawimages andmake a videoof a song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur0OMTHKRKk
  31. 31. • Purposeful & meaningful• Challenging but possible• Stimulating & creative• Something students can take pride in• Something which shows the good results of you being a great teacher! @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  32. 32. My email info@celt.edu.gr My Twitter ID http://twitter.com/Marisa_C My Centre www.celt.edu.gr My Blogs http://marisaconstantinides.edublogs.org/ http://celtathens.wordpress.com/ More about mehttp://www.celt.edu.gr/Marisa_Constantinides.htm

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