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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...

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. =/


  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.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Philip.

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

    Cheers from Brazil!

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