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  • 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 1 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 2 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:
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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
        >
      • 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 3 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 4 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 5 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
              Subject: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Re:Partner for Project ?


              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
              >
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              >
              >
              >


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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 6 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 7 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 8 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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