Back in September I posted about the ease of getting ‘free’ teacher development and having a personal learning network via the Internet (view original post here) and I’d like to revisit that in this post. I made reference to how the ELT blogging community and the use of twitter was changing how we teachers can share ideas and bounce around issues.
Archive for November, 2009
So we started the video but never got it finished c’est la vie. So you can finish the task here and email me if you have any difficulties. (If you are not in my class – we have been taking a wander through euphemism since doing the pencil in lead video on the main page – pencil in lead being a euphemism . We looked at some common euphemisms, euphemistic job titles and this text). Any mention of euphemisms naturally has to lead to the dead parrot sketch. The task is watch and complete the tapescript)
Last week I twittered that I loved the song below so much that I might use it in class. The song is quite hard to understand so working from the song alone would probably be too much for the class but there are two very good videos of the song on you tube, the official one (a stop-go animation / live action one) then this one made by a fan. The video is so liked by the singer that he has adopted it. This video is almost perfect for classroom room as it acts as a visual back up of the lyrics and also the pictures help with meaning.