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  • Why? Not to assume that everybody knows how tomanage abd knows how o get around. To solve any problems on the spot. So, what do we do? We spend one sessions, usually the 1st one, in the compute lab and I ask students to introduce themselves using some basic features of the site: uploading a picture, writing a comment about themselves, join their group according to their level. This way students get acquitend and lean how to deal with a tool that we’ll be using during the whole semester. I think that if we are planning to use a social network or any other tool like Moodle, blogs or wikis it is worth it to “waste” some time explaining how they work to garantee students participation and involvement.
  • These activities usually combine text, media and audio. They require from the students to be actively involved and to create something. The interaction is usually between students and with the computer and creativity and language production plays a big role. One example of these kind of activities which I I have lately been working with is Bombay TV. What is Bombay TV?Is a wb based tool (so no need to download) where we have access to short fragments of bollywood movies.
  • Oh my God! You must be kidding! What a pity! I’m so sorry! It won’t happen again! You won’t believe it! Are you serious?
  • The computer lab

    1. 1. The computer Lab
    2. 2. Purposes <ul><li>1. Students familiarize with tools </li></ul>
    3. 3. Purposes <ul><li>2. Activities that can only be carried out in the computer lab. Expl: </li></ul>
    4. 4. How does it work? <ul><li>Go to the web site ( No need to download anything!): Bombay TV and choose the language interface. </li></ul>
    5. 5. How does it work? <ul><li>2. You have 3 options to work with: </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Text to Speach Subtitles </li></ul>
    6. 6. How does it work? <ul><li>3. Choose the fragment you want to work with and start playing with it </li></ul>
    7. 7. How does it work? <ul><li>4. You add the subtitles/Voice/Text </li></ul>
    8. 8. How does it work? <ul><li>5. Once you finish: </li></ul>
    9. 9. How does it work? <ul><li>4. And you get: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An embed code </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So you can SHARE with others what you have done. </li></ul>
    10. 10. An example
    11. 11. How to use it? An idea <ul><li>Work with useful expressions to communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Pair the students in couples </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to choose from one of the movies and write a dialogue: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>According to the situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using at least one of the expressions we have worked with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share the results (embed the movies or share the links) </li></ul><ul><li>Comment with them on the results: coherence and pertinence of the expressions used in the activity. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Follow up activities <ul><li>Ask them to choose from one of the movies and continue the dialogue. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to write their impression about the activity: did they like it? Why? Why not? Would they do a similar activity again? Did it help them to learn better the expressions? </li></ul><ul><li>Ask them to choose from one of the movies and imagine what has happened before or what will happen next. </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    13. 13. Learn by doing <ul><li>Moodle TAU (LTVSR) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own Bombay TV video and post it in the LTVSR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Es Muy Kef! </li></ul></ul>
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