With these tools (many of which are included in this list), students are placed in charge of their learning. They engage in meaningful self-reflection, highlight according to criteria, and use academic language to critique their own work. The shift is significant. With Google tools, I can provide ongoing feedback while my students showcase digital responsibility and revise throughout the writing process.
Writing has been reinvented. Nine tools have changed writing, learning and living forever and we need to understand how to use them in our schools. The keynote video in this blog post was part of the Reinventing the Classroom conference and I share the highlights of what I do with my students to teach these […]
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day.
An interesting discussion on ways to make writing an authentic experience for your students. Ideas include writing for the school newsletter, publishing ebooks, writing ne ws reports, creating textbooks for ohter grades levels and much more. Check it out for ideas and add your thoughts to the comment section.
Have you ever wanted to send message (e-mail) to yourself in the past or the future? There is a site that allows any user to send the message (mail) to his/her future self. Go to http://futureme.org/.
David Corp's insight:
This would make for an interesting writing task - have students write to themselves to be delivered at the end of the course. Ask the to write about their expectations of their English course and then see if they've fulfilled those expectations.
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