Ideas for Finishing Activities Needs: Needs: digital Voice board camera, or podcasting Farewell Photo email, site Message Gallery Slideshare Needs: Needs: Parting Course Awards web, site gifts email
Parting Gifts: poems, links, recipes, ….. • http://armorgames.c om/play/6137/crush- the-castle-2/ ‘There are holes in the sky where the rain gets in, but they’re ever so small, that’s why rain is thin.’ Spike Milligan
Photo gallery• Post a photo of something relevant to the course, or someone• Post a brief explanation• Tutor puts all the images in one presentation & adds captions: names and key wordsFinal project(Bill Student )hours of fun!• Idea from ‘Teaching Online’, Hockly & Clanfield, 2010
Farewell Message• Record a message saying ’goodbye’ to the group• Post it to a voice board• Once everyone has left & listened to the messages, tutor rounds off with a closing emailExamples:Congratulations on finishing the courseOne memorable taskHighlight of the course• Idea from ‘Teaching Online’, Hockly & Clanfield, 2010
Course Awards• Group comes up with a list of ‘Course Awards’ - must be same number as participants Examples:• Fastest poster• Funniest comment• Most thought-provoking question• Best avatar• Longest post• Mr/Ms Tech Savvy• Best organised• Most visual person• Most useful advice• Most technically improved• Everyone posts an award from the list on a message board of names until everyone has one.Brought to my attention by Nikky Salmon
Online discussion groups1. “Webheads is a world-wide, cross-cultural, and vibrant online-community of educators with an open enrollment for anyone whowants to join”Practising teachers who discuss online teaching & learning. Links tolesson ideas, conferences, blogs… http://webheadsinaction.org/about2. SEETA (South Eastern Europe Teachers Association)A site with a major interest in teaching online. Blogs, webinarson a variety of topics eg. Adapting your coursebook withtechnology, teaching with online digital games ….http://www.seeta.eu
Further online trainingEVO free courses: (Electronic Village Online) 2012 sessions included a variety of practical topics: moodle forteachers, digital tools with a purpose in the classroom,podcasting for the EFL classroom, creating and manipulatingaudioYou can also access past sessionsLive sessions take place in January - February.Register in Januaryhttp://evosessions.pbworks.com/EVO+Previous+Sessions
Online SynchronousConferencesA regular one is the IATEFL conference.It takes place in a different UK city each yearLiverpool, April 2013• Major presentations are streamed with forums for discussions and much more• http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2012
Blogging and Micro-bloggingMany blogs to select from:1. We’ve already been referred to some of Nicky Hockly’s blogs.Thought-provoking and practical. Here’s one on using videohttp://www.emoderationskills.com/?p=972. Here’s one for teacher trainershttp://elteachertrainer.com/category/teacher-training-2/Micro-bloggingTwitter Follow people involved in the fieldEdmodo Twitter for Education http://www.edmodo.comAn Edmodo ‘class’ can be set up.
ePortfolios• This final project will form the start of our own eportfolios• It is summative assessment at the end of our course, but will also stimulate ongoing development of our skills as e- moderators.