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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Week 5: My lesson based on the technology plan

Last week I found out about the technology based lesson plan, and I agree with Hamid that there is a difference between lesson plan and lesson planning: one is the result, the other is the process.

As the unit in my textbook (Upstream Upper Intermediate) deals with environment, I chose and adapted a lesson plan called "Plant Appreciation Day" from http://www.eslholidaylessons.com/04/plant_appreciation_day.html.

I designed my lesson for 50 minutes, I prepared everything in detail, I asked one of my school-mates (thank you, Valentin) to get the camera and film my class, then I spent a couple of hours in front of my computer to process the movie and shorten it: only 12 minutes out of 50.

Unfortunately, as our camera is a HD one, the format was too large, I couldn't upload it here (more than 1 GB) and by converting the movie I lost from its quality. However, you can get a general idea about my lesson. If you are patient enough, you will see my students, my teaching methods, my lesson...


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4 comments:

  1. Dear Nadine,

    This is the finished product of this online course-well done! I wish I could watch the video. I have a dial up connection and it takes hours to watch a video. Could you please up load this on youtube. However, I realized the amount of effort and time it requires to integrate tech in planing and teaching. I only wish I could integrate this learning in one of my teaching plan like you. I miss my teaching a lot. I hope to start something soon.

    Thanks for your comment on the poster presentation pictures and kind words.

    Thanks-keep the wonderful work going-Hats off

    Piar

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  2. Hello, Piar,

    unfortunately, I cannot upload it on Youtube as it is 12 minutes long and they accept only up to 10 minute. But, I will try to shorten it a little bit and upload it there. Hope I can manage.
    Thanks for your comments, both here and on Nicenet.

    Nadina

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  3. Hello Nadina,

    I could be able to watch the video of the innovative lesson-well planned. You are very interactive with your students. I like your clear instruction, demonstration, modelling, and integrating technology--exemplary. I am planning to video my lessons like you because I want to see how I teach.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Piar

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  4. Hello, Nadina!
    Nice idea to make video of your lesson, as usually I take only pictures.
    Really - it was so great to see you and your students...
    During these 5 weeks all participants became so close, that it seems that I've just entered to your classroom to say you "Hello" and you were having a lesson at that time.

    Hello from Ukraine!
    Ruslana

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