Friday, April 22, 2005

Brainstorming on blogs...? - an experiment...

Can it be done? Hit comments and write down any ideas you have on activities you could do on a blog for EFL... Publish after every couple of ideas and read what the others are saying... Add your ideas however similar they are to the others.

24 comments:

PaddyG said...

One student writes the first paragraph of a story and the others continue it.

Anonymous said...

developing characters in a story being written by the class

Anonymous said...

You can do whatever, everything.
What about grammar presentations?

Anonymous said...

How much time would it take?

Isn't there a delay between writing and posting your ideas?

Additions and alterations could be made to the initial ideas.

PaddyG said...

use as a vocab or grammar book

Anonymous said...

You can use blogs for sts to give their opinions on something ( after giving them prompts on what to comment about)
instead of creating projects on paper have them in blogs (islands/planets/block of flats)
interviews
agony aunts/uncles

PaddyG said...

use as the basis of a project - remeber paula's planets and islands?

Anonymous said...

I'm hungry!!!

Anonymous said...

Make up photo albums about certain themes with comments of the student

PaddyG said...

Personal learning journal

Anonymous said...

correcting each others exercises?

Anonymous said...

Role-plays- students wrting dialogues - each student different character.

PaddyG said...

Communication gap: one student has some information and the others have to try to find this information by asking questions. In the blog all the students can see the answers to all the questions.

Anonymous said...

me too - want coffee and cake

Anonymous said...

It hardly takes any time between writing and publishing. It's all at a click of the button.

I'm hungry, too

Anonymous said...

we are not sure that it would be such a good idea for sts who have bad handwriting!!!
She is absolutely obcessed with the bloody writing!!! Only kidding, 'cause so am I!!!!!

PaddyG said...

any work that requires writing opinios - nb Carol's ession on 'opinion's' - this way you are open to genuine feedback, but also makes sts think about making their views sound more acceptable by knowing they have an audience...

Anonymous said...

Sorry for all hungry ones, I think you cannot eat blogs, but it is only 10 minutes until lunch time

Anonymous said...

no burgers and chips please!!

Anonymous said...

i like the idea of continuing conversations as different characters - getting into character and creating an alternative identity

Anonymous said...

school magazine, good way to gather sts work for the future school magazine

Anonymous said...

what's wrong with burgers and chips they are a good source of nutrition particularly when you are starving!

Anonymous said...

hello!!!! Is anybody out there!!! I see dead people!!!!!Eating hamburgers!!!!

Chrissan said...

Dear Portugese collegues, so nice to meet you in cyber space! *lol* when I read your comments, this is exactly the way my students write their first blog entries. Hope you had something really tasty for lunch!
Hugs from Sweden!