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Homework Talk - Milan 09/10


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Homework Talk - Milan 09/10

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Homework Talk - Milan 09/10

  1. 1. Is technology the answer to our homework woes? <br /><br />
  2. 2. Why do you set homework?<br />Do you like marking homework? <br />What kind of homework do you set? <br />How important is homework? For you? For your students?<br />
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  5. 5. “The number one problem with homework is that they just don’t do it”<br />Prodromou and Clandfield – Dealing with difficulties <br />
  6. 6. Why do you set homework?<br />Do you like marking homework? <br />What kind of homework do you set? <br />How important is homework? For you? For your students?<br />
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  8. 8. #eltchat<br />Students would rather get told off or copy <br />Homework is seen as a punishment or irrelevant <br />Homework is too mechanical making it easy to copy<br />Homework is seen as boring / difficult / too easy<br />Leftovers = undesirable bits and pieces not finished in class<br />Students see English as ‘work’ and don’t want it encroaching on their free time! <br />Many times homework assesses nothing but organizational behavior.<br />
  9. 9. Students should see the usefulness of homework. <br />Tasks should be relevant, interesting and varied. <br />Different tasks may be assigned to different ability/learning style groups. <br />Homework should be manageable in terms of time<br />Homework doesn’t need to focus on a written product.<br />Increase learner involvement and motivation by encouraging students to contribute ideas and design their own tasks.<br />
  10. 10. 7. Tasks should be challenging but achievable.<br />Find out how much time, what facilities they have, and what their preferences are. <br />Homework should consolidate classwork, it should not replicate it. <br />Home is the outside world and tasks which are nearer to real life use of language are appropriate. <br />
  11. 11. I want homework -- or work done beyond the limited time that I've got 'em in my classroom -- to come with a sense of thrill. I want it to accompany a sense that it's really helping one get in the right frame of mind to engage with what we're talking about in class.<br /><br />
  12. 12. Youtube<br />Fun<br />They do it anyway <br />They can recommend <br />Make their own<br />Prepare it for lesson<br />Student projects<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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  14. 14. RT @efl101 should do little and often 20 mins a day better than 5 hours on a Sunday <br /><br />
  15. 15. How many words can you remember? <br /><br />
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  26. 26. Think about your journey here today, did you see any English words? <br />
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  29. 29. Marisa_C: Voice tools seem popular and hear positive comments here<br />Ddeubel: Voicethreadsfor speaking, on fav. singers/songs/music. I’ve had success with that<br /><br />
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  31. 31. More from ELT Chat <br /> - Student choice of topic usually a surefire ingredient for success<br /> - Making out of class tasks as realistic and relevant as possible is a real priority<br />- Motivation might come from Choosing topic/Exchanging opinions/ Augmenting choices/Sharing results/Acting in real life<br />- Caring, feedback, going the extra mile 4 personalization seem to b key 2 motivation and meaningful response from SS<br />
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  33. 33. Thank you listening<br /><br /><br />@shaunwilden<br />