Monday, February 28, 2011
In Max My Dream, if you write about a dream in 140 characters and wait for a few seconds, you can see your dream animated. The colleague who first wrote about it on her blog, Ana Maria Menezes, suggested asking students to watch the animation and guess the words, even the original text.
I embedded a dream on my students blog and asked them to guess my dream. The first student has already tried.
This is my dream:
Can you guess it?
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
I've just received the following email from a colleague of mine:
Dear Primary English Teacher
If you teach English to children aged 5 – 12 in a primary school, we would like to hear from you.
As part of a research project the University of Essex, in partnership with the British Council, is carrying out a global survey of Primary English teachers’ qualifications, experience and career development.
You can access the survey here http://bit.ly/e4DVMJ – it only takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Many thanks for your help!
Research project coordinator
My colleague received it from our Senior Advisor (the person who's in charge of English teachers' professional development in our county), who received it from British Council - so it's not spam. I filled in the questionnaire and am kind of curious of what the findings will be. And yes, it really does take about 20 minutes, no more. The title of this post is a link to the survey.
That's all from me for now,
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I have also discovered this, perhasp you know this already
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I think I really like this website. The link will take you to a Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement speech. I haven't explored everything, yet - but I really like the fact that the stories, speeches, scenes are subtitled, teachers can monitor their students' progress and students can rewind and watch videos for as many times as they like/need.
I've been playing with the design again, I hope you all like it. :) If you don't, change it - I like design experiments.