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  • Rita Zeinstejer
    Hi, dear all! As I ve started a new school year with a different group of students, I m looking for a partner to carry out some project work together. I have a
    Message 1 of 9 , Apr 1, 2007
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      Hi, dear all!

      As I've started a new school year with a different group of students,
      I'm looking for a partner to carry out some project work together. I
      have a blog and I'm interested in using as many synch and asynch tools
      as possible. My students are upper intermediate level (have sat for FCE
      and getting ready for a CAE), and their ages range 16-20.

      Look forward to "proposals" ..., preferably students from non-Spanish
      speaking countries for obvious reasons...;-) (just only "preferably")

      Hugs,

      Rita
    • Jane Petring
      Rita (or anyone else), My students would love to have some comments from students in other parts of the world. Our session is beginning to wind down--we finish
      Message 2 of 9 , Apr 2, 2007
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        Rita (or anyone else),

        My students would love to have some comments from students in other parts of the world. Our session is beginning to wind down--we finish in mid-May, but the schedule is pretty tight from now until the end. My students are college age (18 and up). In my low-intermediate group the blogging project has revolved around a TV journal where the students choose a TV show and write summaries, reactions, etc to the show. This project has worked very well--you will find links to the individual students' blogs in the right sidebar (there are two groups for Winter 2007, one in Longueuil and the other at ENA, the aeronautical campus); I put their first names and the TV show they chose:
        http://www.englishcedblog.blogspot.com/

        With my advanced students, we have been using Maclean's magazine (a Canadian weekly) as a springboard for discussions. Students have had formal assignments to turn it, but I have encouraged them to use the blog to share some of their reflections. I always include a link to the specific articles in my post, so it's possible for outsiders to read the article they are responding to. Again there are two groups for Winter 2007 from the two campuses:
        http://www.englishcefblog.blogspot.com/

        Rita, or anyone else, I'd love to plan a truly collaborative project with students around the world for next fall if anyone is interested.

        Jane


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      • Nina Liakos
        Hi Rita! I would love to collaboraet with you but your students are a bit younger than mine (18-35) and have only one more month of class, so I guess it
        Message 3 of 9 , Apr 2, 2007
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          Hi Rita!
          I would love to collaboraet with you but your students are a bit
          younger than mine (18-35) and have only one more month of class, so I
          guess it wouldn't work out. :-(

          Nina

          --- In evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com, "Rita Zeinstejer"
          <rita@...> wrote:
          >
          > Hi, dear all!
          >
          > As I've started a new school year with a different group of students,
          > I'm looking for a partner to carry out some project work together. I
          > have a blog and I'm interested in using as many synch and asynch tools
          > as possible. My students are upper intermediate level (have sat for FCE
          > and getting ready for a CAE), and their ages range 16-20.
          >
          > Look forward to "proposals" ..., preferably students from non-Spanish
          > speaking countries for obvious reasons...;-) (just only "preferably")
          >
          > Hugs,
          >
          > Rita
          >
        • Saša Sirk
          Dear Rita, I m interested. I m from Slovenia and I teach part-time students of informatics. They are aged 30-50 and their English ranges from lower
          Message 4 of 9 , Apr 2, 2007
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            Dear Rita,

            I'm interested. I'm from Slovenia and I teach part-time students of informatics. They are aged 30-50 and their English ranges from lower intermediate to upper intermediate. Our course ends in the beginning of May and today we have opened our first group blog . We have classes in computer room from 16.30-18.00 GMT every Monday and Thursday. Do you think we can work something out?

            Warmly,

            Sasha



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          • Ronaldo Lima, Jr.
            Hi Rita! I have students same age and same level as yours, and I would love to get engaged in some sort of project! Kind regards from Brazil, Ronaldo ...
            Message 5 of 9 , Apr 2, 2007
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              Hi Rita!

              I have students same age and same level as yours, and I would love to get
              engaged in some sort of project!

              Kind regards from Brazil,
              Ronaldo


              On 4/2/07, Sa�a Sirk <sasa@...> wrote:
              >
              > Dear Rita,
              >
              > I'm interested. I'm from Slovenia and I teach part-time students of
              > informatics. They are aged 30-50 and their English ranges from lower
              > intermediate to upper intermediate. Our course ends in the beginning of May
              > and today we have opened our first group blog . We have classes in computer
              > room from 16.30-18.00 GMT every Monday and Thursday. Do you think we can
              > work something out?
              >
              > Warmly,
              >
              > Sasha
              >
              > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
              >
              >
              >


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            • FOCUS - INGLES EMPRESARIAL
              Hi Sasha and Ronaldo, I also have students ranging the same age. What is the blog? I still have not created mine with them, but surely would not be a problem.
              Message 6 of 9 , Apr 3, 2007
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                Hi Sasha and Ronaldo,

                I also have students ranging the same age.

                What is the blog?

                I still have not created mine with them, but surely would not be a problem.

                Thanks!

                alicia
                uruguay


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                From: "Ronaldo Lima, Jr." <ronaldo.limajr@...>
                To: <evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 6:17 PM
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                Hi Rita!

                I have students same age and same level as yours, and I would love to get
                engaged in some sort of project!

                Kind regards from Brazil,
                Ronaldo


                On 4/2/07, Sasa Sirk <sasa@...> wrote:
                >
                > Dear Rita,
                >
                > I'm interested. I'm from Slovenia and I teach part-time students of
                > informatics. They are aged 30-50 and their English ranges from lower
                > intermediate to upper intermediate. Our course ends in the beginning of
                > May
                > and today we have opened our first group blog . We have classes in
                > computer
                > room from 16.30-18.00 GMT every Monday and Thursday. Do you think we can
                > work something out?
                >
                > Warmly,
                >
                > Sasha
                >
                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                >
                >
                >


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              • Rita Zeinstejer
                Hi, Jane, Nina, Sasha, Ronaldo and Alicia, Thanks a lot for your responses, we could all give our students the chance to get together in a common, worldwide
                Message 7 of 9 , Apr 3, 2007
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                  Hi, Jane, Nina, Sasha, Ronaldo and Alicia,

                  Thanks a lot for your responses, we could all give our students the
                  chance to get together in a common, worldwide project which we could
                  build up around common topics on, say, "Cultural Differences",
                  or "Traditional Customs in your Country: Celebrations and Festivals",
                  for example, which would enrich their knowledge and at the same time,
                  allow them to communicate meaningfully in engaging situations.

                  Vance has opened up a moodle at
                  http://www.opensource.idv.tw/moodle/course/view.php?id=46
                  and I believe it could be a good starting point for a joint project
                  with students who can already communicate safely in English. At the
                  same time, we, teachers, could profit from the experience by learning
                  and experimenting with RSS, and help each other get to know about
                  Aggregation and Syndication, "a real important technology that
                  information specialists and educators would be well advised to
                  harness sooner rather than later..."

                  First of all we need to show our students the importance of "going
                  online", reaching an audience, using English in authentic situations
                  with other students of the language, etc. And helping them start
                  their own blogs. We will all then be ready to start sharing each
                  other's blog by opening an account in Bloglines and start subscribing
                  to those blogs our students find most interesting.

                  My class blog is at http://caeb2007.podomatic.com/, but you can
                  choose Podomatic or any other blog host you like (BTW,if you want to
                  visit mine and leave a comment, my students and I will appreciate
                  it!!!)

                  Vance suggests several good sources for info on RSS, the one I find
                  very easy to follow is http://www.weblogg-ed.com/wp-
                  content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf

                  We could also get together at the wiki for queries or suggestions, at
                  http://writingmatrix.wikispaces.com/, where you'll find more details
                  on the project.
                  I'd love to hear your comments,

                  Rita
                • Doris Molero
                  Hi, Rita! I m Doris from Venezuela. My students are finishing their trimester in two weeks. Their final project is to showcase their work during the semester
                  Message 8 of 9 , Apr 3, 2007
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                    Hi, Rita! I'm Doris from Venezuela. My students are finishing their
                    trimester in two weeks. Their final project is to showcase their work
                    during the semester in a blog. I'd be great if students from the world
                    could drop by and leave a message. We are also starting a new trimester
                    in three weeks. I'm planning to have my students open their blogs from
                    the begining so we could participate in this project with you guys! Hope
                    we can learn, share and have lots of F.U.N together.

                    Right now I have 13 groups... they are basic and low intermediate
                    students from Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin
                    <http://www.urbe.edu/> in Maracaibo. I think next trimester I'll have
                    the same number of groups.

                    Here you can visit our class blog "Doris3m Efl Center
                    <http://www.doris3meflcenter.blogspot.com/> "

                    Looking forward to working together! A warm hug and keep on shining!




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                  • Nina Liakos
                    Jane, Maybe we can collaborate in the fall semester. I am not sure yet which class I will be teaching, but it may be the same (fairly) advanced semi-intensive
                    Message 9 of 9 , Apr 5, 2007
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                      Jane,
                      Maybe we can collaborate in the fall semester. I am not sure yet
                      which class I will be teaching, but it may be the same (fairly)
                      advanced semi-intensive class (students already enrolled in some
                      credit classes at UMD). I have not had much luck getting them to buy
                      into the blog thing this semester, but maybe if there were a
                      colaborative element the next group might be better. Let's talk!
                      Nina

                      --- In evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com, Jane Petring
                      <want2no7@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Rita (or anyone else),
                      >
                      > My students would love to have some comments from students in
                      other parts of the world. Our session is beginning to wind down--we
                      finish in mid-May, but the schedule is pretty tight from now until the
                      end. My students are college age (18 and up). In my low-intermediate
                      group the blogging project has revolved around a TV journal where the
                      students choose a TV show and write summaries, reactions, etc to the
                      show. This project has worked very well--you will find links to the
                      individual students' blogs in the right sidebar (there are two groups
                      for Winter 2007, one in Longueuil and the other at ENA, the
                      aeronautical campus); I put their first names and the TV show they chose:
                      > http://www.englishcedblog.blogspot.com/
                      >
                      > With my advanced students, we have been using Maclean's magazine
                      (a Canadian weekly) as a springboard for discussions. Students have
                      had formal assignments to turn it, but I have encouraged them to use
                      the blog to share some of their reflections. I always include a link
                      to the specific articles in my post, so it's possible for outsiders to
                      read the article they are responding to. Again there are two groups
                      for Winter 2007 from the two campuses:
                      > http://www.englishcefblog.blogspot.com/
                      >
                      > Rita, or anyone else, I'd love to plan a truly collaborative
                      project with students around the world for next fall if anyone is
                      interested.
                      >
                      > Jane
                      >
                      >
                      > ---------------------------------
                      > Ask a question on any topic and get answers from real people. Go to
                      Yahoo! Answers.
                      >
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                      >
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