Friday, October 24, 2008

1st Class!!

10/25 1st class
-Introduction to course (Dead Poet's Society, Novels, Blogs, Journal Writing, Final Test)
-Student Introductions
-Grammar review
-Outline Writing
-1st recording

1. Who is Adam?
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2. Carpe Diem! Seize the Day! (Video clips from Dead Poets Society)

Look at Things in a Different Way

3. Class Goals- To improve reading, writing, listening and speaking in an interactive way
  • Reading- Novels (Each group will present on the date noted)
  • Writing- In-class and weekly journals (to be posted on blogs) and peer review
  • Listening- In-class listening excercises
  • Speaking- 4 recordings and presentations

4. Novel groups (Divide and decide)
5. Blog setup
  1. Set up Gmail account
  2. Set up Blogger account
  1. Embed pictures with Picasa
  2. Embed movies at Youtube or Viddler
  3. Embed audio/music
  4. Embed documents/pdf files
  5. File hosting
6. Journal writing
Pick one topic from this page and write about it every week on your blog. This should be 250-500 words.

7. Final Test- There are only two grades- Pass and Fail. To pass you must write five journal articles, record three videos, and participate in your group's novel presentation. Everyone should pass! Don't Worry!

Now, for something completely different!
Student Introductions- Please introduce yourself, mentioning things like:
  • Where are you from?
  • What is your job at CPT?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What sports do you like?
  • Where do you like to go on vacation?
  • Why are you taking this class?
Grammar Review
First, take the pretest, then we'll discuss grammar.

Outline Writing
Why? How?

I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter
B. Thesis Statement
II. Main Point 1
A. Detail 1
B. Detail 2
III. Main Point 2
A. Detail 1
B. Detail 2
IV. Main Point 3
A. Detail 1
B. Detail 2
V. Conclusion
A. Restate Thesis
B. Final Opinion

And last, but not least, time to make our first recording!
You may give a simple introduction of yourself, or you may write something on a different topic, but you should follow the outline form first.


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  3. Hi My name is Fenny.
    My blog:

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