Our town, a node of the 21st Century Village
1 Direct Instruction : Understanding our global world.
As a whole year plan, as ESL in my private school is one of the few experiences my students have of integrating ICT in their lessons , it is essential that students receive instruction to interact with global audiences in the digital era.
It is part of my PD and the background they have to let them become literate ,safe and responsible in their interactions.
Students read a piece of news, watch a video or tutorial about a trendy element of Digital Citizenship based on social media relevance or students' needs.
2 Guided Practice: Let's share our experiences.
Concepts are introduced, outlined and developed in informal debates to assess students' prior knowledge.
The classroom is organized for discussion and scaffolding.
They are asked to complete quizzes, provide examples, express their thoughts , needs and expectations.
They mentor their peers in the use of language and experience of social interaction.
3 Extended Practice: Let's showcase our findings.
The teacher assesses students' performance through a rubric and her own intervention based on surveys and feedback from students.
The teacher grades students through Edmodo and showcases their productions through the blog: smberdaxagar2010..wordpress.com
This learning path is just a link in their learning. There is a lot to do .
They create a poster or presentation which contains reflective and metacognitive notes on their learning.