Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Reflection of the week

I guess my students learn everywhere and they do it in many ways. They learn when I give them a conversation task to do, when they do a grammar based activity. They also learn while surfing the web, when they connect to peers and with their teachers.

The curriculum does not provide  much tech-richness. What we teachers need to do is to adapt our curriculum to include some tech-rich ingredients.

I have been using the internet with my students mainly to create virtual classes. I try to create spaces where they can apply what they aready know to improve their language skills. Although, I am mostly happy with my results, I still feel I need to do something extra to empower them, to connect them better, to enhance their learning with these tools.  I am still looking for ways of improving what I have been doing.

I guess what I am still trying to do is to turn my 21st classroom into a learning engine I would say that this is the philosopher's stone I have been looking for. I am sure I will find it some day.

I guess that despite the barrier of time, I am engaging my students. I keep trying and I like what I see.


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Daniela said...

Blogging allows students and teachers to share information and learn with each other. It´s great to know that you are already using some tools and tech-rich ingredients in your classroom.

joseantonio said...

Hi Daniela,
Yes, I have been doing this for some time and it is addictive. I do it with almost all my groups. It is a bit time consuming, but it is fun.
Thanks for your comment.