Talk:PFLE/English Communicator

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Blogs1202:39, 14 November 2010
IAPE Experience301:39, 15 September 2010

Are you using blogs currently either as a teacher or learner? If so how?

Bnleez (talk)14:34, 20 August 2010

Well, now just as a learner. I think it is a little bit difficult for me but it is really amazing how I can learn a lot of things from different teachers.

Almalu (talk)02:16, 31 August 2010

How do you connect with other teachers? Do you prefer face-to-face meetings (i.e., workshops, conventions, etc.) or online communities (i.e., online workshops, Nings, blogs, wikis, etc.)?

Bnleez (talk)15:11, 31 August 2010

I am not using blogs currently as a teacher, because I think I need to practice more in order to get all habilities so I can be able to guide my students through all the process. --Itzel Portal 15:16, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Itzel (talk)03:16, 31 August 2010

Is it necessary to know everything about how blogs work in order to use them in class? Can you think of technologies you currently use and remember how much knowledge/skill was required before using it the first time in front the class? And how much (if at all) you learned about the technology "on the job"?

Bnleez (talk)15:07, 31 August 2010

I have been using blogs for a year now and I find it very useful since students get used to working on the internet. The students need to be familiarized with the use of the internet for educational purposes as well as entertainment. I have used blogs so students can practice vocabulary items in context, watch videos of themselves to reflect and give feedback to the class, games in order to practice grammar and I have given them assignemtns to practice reading comprehension.--Monica R 16:02, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Marquezroxio (talk)04:02, 31 August 2010

Great Monica! Can you include an RSS feed or link to your blog in one of our WE pages?

Bnleez (talk)15:09, 31 August 2010

Why not add a link to your blog to this page (to week three)?

Bnleez (talk)01:15, 2 September 2010

Hi: No, I have not been using blogs because I need more practice on this topic. First I would like to learn more about them and learn how to use them.

Yanahalti (talk)11:41, 1 September 2010

Hello Yanahalti,

Take a look at this blog entry. I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts.

Bnleez (talk)02:52, 2 September 2010

Talking about BLOGS, I found some really good ones that sometimes I use when I have doubts or need activities for my classes.




I like these links because they provide useful information for both, teachers and students.

Almalu (talk)01:37, 15 September 2010

I think that is very important to use blogs in class because we can provide commentary or news of a topic and it can be like an online diaries for answering doubts or sharing information.

NELLIPORTAL (talk)08:32, 8 November 2010

Thanks for sharing Nellie. Can you share a classroom experience where you have used blogs? What are some challenges that you face when using blogs in the language learning classroom?

Bnleez (talk)02:39, 14 November 2010

IAPE Experience

Hello everyone,

I know some of you have participated in IAPE in the past (See Silvia at 3:48) and would love for you to share your experience by replying to this post!

Bnleez (talk)23:12, 22 August 2010

In 2008 I participated in IAPE and can say that it was one of the most enriching and intensive experiences that I have had. I was in Darthmouth University (Hanover) for 10 days, we were taught the different techniques included in the Rassias Method. The main goal is to eliminate inhibitions and make ss feel comfortable with the language by using the various techniques. The workshops were very meaningful and we had a lot of teaching practice. It would be an excellent experience for all of the teachers that are interested in participating, because the Rassias techniques are very helpful for both teachers and students.

Silvia (talk)03:19, 3 September 2010

It sounds like an excellent experience Silvia! Thanks for sharing.

Bnleez (talk)13:09, 6 September 2010

Hi! Thanks for sharing your experience. I think it is really good the fact that you can learn strategies and apply them with real groups. I hope one day I can be part of IAPE experiences.


Almalu (talk)01:33, 15 September 2010