As for me, this week was one of the most interesting, such as it was a week of new productions.
Speaking about the project-work during the English lesson is not new for me, but I’ve read some really useful articles, which gave me more “food for my brain”. First of all, I tried to understand what is the difference between Project – Based and Problem-Based learning.
Secondly, I read about projects of “Fairytales” and “Cookery book”, which fit to my teaching style and to the level of my students.
And, the third point about PBL - there are different ways how to introduce a new project to students. Except the Power Point Presentation, brochure or just speech of the teacher, we can use the WebQuest.
In fact, WebQuest is an on-line instruction of the teacher, which consults students while they work with project. Teacher creates the instructions step by step and uploads different files, which can be helpful for students.
I’ve created my own WebQuest about the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Also I have the idea to create another WebQuest about celebrating some controversial holidays, like Halloween or Thanksgiving day.
The most difficult for me this week was to write about potential changes. I like to build plans for future, but I understand that I am building my own headache, because my plans sometimes can be “crazy”. Anyway, I thought about blog for my 9th grade, which helps them to prepare to the examination, but…
After reading Prem’s post at nicenet, I wished to try wikispaces, and I liked it more than blog.
So, my second new production was www.examskills.wikispaces.com - I really hope that my students will like it. We’ll see it next week.
So, see you next week!!!