Monday, January 23, 2006

IH Portugal Training Day - Blog Links

Here are some links we'll be looking at during the session today - you might like to keep this window open at all times:

  1. The Session: http://paddygreenleaf.blogspot.com/2006/01/ih-training-day-coimbra-jan-28-2006_19.html
  2. Questions for reflecting on blogs in EFL: http://paddygreenleaf.blogspot.com/2006/01/ih-portugal-training-day-questions-for.html
  3. Other blogs and class examples:
    Grade Xb (nearly FCE) - Gil on his home town: http://comciencia.blogspot.com/2005/03/having-trouble-finding-home-upgrade.html and Joana on Viseu: http://blackcat12.blogspot.com/2005/03/if-youve-got-any-doubts-you-must-come.html
    Grade V (Pre-Int 11-12 yr olds) - Guess who my partner is? (& present simple pratice!) http://mitzsubitz.blogspot.com or http://lobowoman.blogspot.com/ or http://franciscoalmeida.blogspot.com/
    Grade IV - Vocab records: http://crazithing.blogspot.com/2005/03/all-sports_10.html or http://dj7.blogspot.com/2005/06/computers-internet.html or Xb vocab: http://comciencia.blogspot.com/2005/03/friend-ish-adjectives.html
    Grade V - see problem letters - http://gradev.blogspot.com/
    Grade 3 grammar: comparatives - http://c3viseu.blogspot.com/2005/03/comparatively-grade-3.html and superlatives - http://c3viseu.blogspot.com/2005/04/superlatively-us.html
    Grade 2 writing: http://paddygreenleaf.blogspot.com/2005/01/grade-23-elementary-kids-jan-2005.html#comments & http://c3viseu.blogspot.com/2006/01/end-of-grade-2-writing-task-3.html
    and II poems http://c3viseu.blogspot.com/2006/01/our-family-poems.html
  4. What Viseu teachers said:
    http://paddygreenleaf.blogspot.com/2005/04/brainstorming-on-blogs-experiment.html
    and http://paddygreenleaf.blogspot.com/2005/04/first-time-on-blog-ih-viseu-teachers.html
    and http://paddygreenleaf.blogspot.com/2005/04/blogging-session-viseu-friday-april.html

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

And here's Teresa in Lisbon's:
http://fwe2.motime.com/
Paddy

Anonymous said...

A blog is like a personal web page, a place to post and share ideas, opinions, photos, music, ...
We hope to get some ideas on how to have blogging fun with our classes, and of course how to set one up.

Anonymous said...

A BLOG IS A WEBSITE USUALLY MADE BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO STATE AN OPINION FOR EXAMPLE, AND RECEIVES A RESPONSE.
How to....

Anonymous said...

A 'blog' is a weblog which is a diary stored online.

We´re expecting to learn how to set up blogs for our students.
And ave some entertainment of course and complementary refreshments courtesy of our host.

andreas said...

http://anglobus.blogspot.com/

Sheila's Blog said...

http://aliehsgolb.blogspot.com/

kim said...

http://havingfunwithenglish.blogspot.com/

skyscraper_us said...

http://chipsarecool.blogspot.com

Steve IH-TV said...
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RP said...

http://richardpurdom.blogspot.com/

Steve IH-TV said...

http://steveihtv.blogspot.com/

RP said...

1. What are the advantages or disadvantages of doing activities on a blog (most you could do in class, traditionally)?
+ They love computers and forget that they’re at school.
+ Print out work
+ See it at home or show to friends.
+ Can use spelling checker
- Not enough computers
- Setting up time
- Technological tantrums

2. Would this appeal to your sts? Who? Why? Ages? Levels?
+ Absolutely
+ As soon as they can write anything in English, any levels Junior to Proficiency
Maybe not some older adults

3. Any immediate ideas on how you could do activities differently?

4. What questions is blogging throwing up in your mind?
Open to sabotage?
What can you do with blogging?
5. What other uses can you see for blogs as we go along?
Penpals from other IH schools, or within the same school.


6. How do you feel about making what you write on a blog public?
That’s the whole idea of it. It’s good to voice opinions and get feedback
on various topics.

7. What format of blog do you see working best with which group of students or for which type of activity: I don’t know…infinite possibilities…