Fx1 1 Hotpot In Class

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Fx1 1 Hotpot In Class

  1. 1. How I use HotPotatoes in my Portuguese classes 1 - I ask the pairs of students to open my site. ( http://www.prof2000.pt/users/didiefe ) 2 – There, they go to “Catálogo de Testes” (Tests Catalogue); they have a paper to note the points they’ll obtain in each exercise. 3 – I tell them to go to test number X, the exercise that helps them to practise the content I want to be revised (I have that in a Contents Table). 4 – They do it and note on the paper the points obtained. They ask for me to confirm the evaluation and note the points in my personal Table, too. 5 – If they had a negative mark or want to try again to have a better one, they can repeat the exercise – it’s up to them. I‘ll note in my Table just the mark they want. 6 – Meanwhile, some students are already doing the next exercise, others repeating the first one… Me, I’m only there to support them if they have questions or problems of any kind. 7 – At the end of each term, I’ll use also these marks in my global evaluation as any other kind of exercise they do in the classroom. (Sometimes I use also HotPot exercises projected in a normal classroom, just as a form of practising some new content I’ve been introducing and want to be practised by the class as a whole; I also include them linked in a PowerPoint presentation and have the exercise made by two groups of students, as a game.) ADVANTAGES: - teacher has always the exercises ready online; - no need to use paper; - students like the interactivity: they like to be given instant feedback about the work they’ve just been doing; - responsibility/ autonomy: students do their own choices about the need of repeating or not an exercise; - students can do it from their homes, as a homework, and send it to the teacher; - while doing HotPot exercises, students are doing Independent Learning; -…

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