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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mobile phones in the classroom

Recently I wrote about my first experience with the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) principles in an attempt to include more technology in my English classes in the public school where I teach here in Brazil (click here to read a short description of this activity). 

The idea was to use the students own mobile phones to record themselves asking and answering some questions based on a reading activity they had previously done. It was also part of a project I developed while taking part in the English Language Certificate Program at the University of Oregon, in Eugene/Or during this winter.


The result was satisfactory for a first try, although I need to work a lot more on the methodology.

Check out this video with images of my students performing their tasks:




And I hope you like The Ramones...


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Unfortunately, due some copyright issues with the song "Rock'n'roll High School" (performed by The Ramones) which I used as a soundtrack for the video, it's not available to mobile devices, which is a great irony. I also can't make any changes on the video, except for deleting it. I apologize for that. The video is really funny.  


And youtube, you're not a punk rocker. =/

3 comments:

  1. Hi Jean

    Have you heard of www.learnclick.com? It's the ideal online tool for language teachers. You can create cloze tests, multiple choice quizzes and matching exercises with a few mouse clicks and share them with your students. The exercises also work on the iPad.

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  2. Thanks for the comment, Philip.

    I'll check it out! Keep checking for updates!

    Cheers from Brazil!

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