Teaching Practices Using Mobile Devices

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Letter Writing

  • 22 April 2018
  • Posted by: Tashana Stewart
  • Number of views: 2332
Letter Writing
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: The Letter of Complaint
Type of device: Tablet
Description: Teacher will communicate lesson objectives. Students are familiar with the KWL chart and so they fill the necessary parts. Students will view an example of a letter of complaint. They will be prompt to do a comparison to the friendly letter (students are familiar with the contents of the friendly letter) .They will look at the style of the letter and state the most noticeable difference. After which, a discussion will ensue about the block style that is used in writing business letters using the socratic seminar strategies. Students will be called on at random to define the block style in their own words and state why it is important to write letters of complaint (reference will be made to Business Basics and the important of using the block format to write business letters). Students will go into groups of four to list and explain the parts of a letter of complaint. Each group will be given an aspect of the letter of complaint to explain.A representative from each group will explain the different parts of the letter based on the previous letter that was issued in class. Teacher will explain the different parts via power point presentation and clarify misconceptions.Students will remain in groups to further examine a letter of complaint and answer given questions. After which, students will be called on at random to give their answers. Teacher will review the KWL chart with the students.

Metacognitive Strategies

  • 16 April 2018
  • Posted by: Cashmere Roker
  • Number of views: 2550
Metacognitive Strategies
Students’ age range: 08-10
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Peer Editing Using Voice Recorders
Type of device: Other
Description: Students are given opportunities to plan, organize and monitor their own work, direct their own learning, and to self-reflect along the way. When we provide students with time and space to be aware of their own knowledge and their own thinking, student ownership increases.

Audio Biographies

  • 20 October 2017
  • Posted by: Ried Iten
  • Number of views: 1901
Audio Biographies
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Foreign languages
Topic: Biographies in English
Type of device: Laptop
Description: Listen and observe varied biographies based on the understanding and interpretation of specific information from the assessment of other life perspectives.
Search in YouTube biographies of modern writers
While listening to the biography students identify the communicative intention and characteristics of an oral biography. Select: distinguish relevant words from words that are not.
Anticipate: activate all the information we have about a person or a topic to prepare the understanding of a speech. Anticipate what is going to say from what has already been said.
Present adequate biographies and oral autobiographies with the structure and effective development of discourse.Plan: Specify who will be the reader of the text. To form a concrete image of what one wants to write: to determine how the text will be; Establish the author-reader relationship.
Write: draw a composition scheme to distribute information: mark paragraphs or paragraphs and proceed to write them in isolation.
Use adjectives, verbs, pronouns, adverbs, prepositions, punctuation marks and orthographic rules in the texts you write.