Good teaching practice


On this page I will collect examples of some practice I found intresting by individual teachers or communities of practice

Web-based practice and materials:

Many teachers, schools and organisations have created their own web-based materials to practice particular aspects of the language. One of the target language areas  has been grammar, with many interactive exercises developed by teachers worldwide using authoring tools such as  hot potatoes and other.

We will refer some useful resources with an academic purpose in mind:

Websites:

  • Engcyberia is a Quick Reference Guide developed by Patricia Martínez as part of her doctoral dissertation. It collects a good number of the exercises scatered around in the World Wide Web and get them organised for quick access and use in the Secondary School EFL curriculum. Although the web was developed under the previous Spanish National Curriculum it can still be visited at http://www.xtec.cat/~pmarti46/actibank/actibank.htm [last visited may, 2008]. It’s worth having a look and check the webs she used for her lessons. Quick Reference Guide
  • Maybe one of the most popular Spanish sites for CALL methodology and web practice is Isabel Gonzlez¡s. She started it in 1996 as part of her activity at one of the Secondary schools where she initially taught. In the long run, her web has developed into a well resourced site with plenty of web-based language practice and methodological articles to which some teachers¡ cooperation has been added recently. Isabel wrote her doctoral dissertation on webquests. A whole section on this web collects the teaching CALL materials she developed along her long career. In that section teachers can explore her webquests, vocabulary practice, songs, web tasks, etc.

Blogs:

Colegio Buenaventura Fernandez in Bezana (Cantabria) has a blog called La ardilla cotilla  where you can see lovely practices of the work the students do and post. It includes links to three previous blog projects: IGGE’s online news, Spring vibrations and a web project Star in which they have taken active part. All of them are lovely and good food for thought.

Carla Arena’s An international exchange [last visited, may 2008]

Julie Lindsay E-Learning Journeys [last visited june, 2008]

I will also mention the nice decration on Samoga en casa [last visited september 2008]

Our smiles e-Twinning is a blog created by four partners in an e-Twinning project. Very nice indeed

Of course the blog samples contributing to the recent on-line Congress Internet en el Aula don’ stop growing.

Podcast blogs:

Images and video:

  • This video is made up of a slideshow. It shows you how to integrate pictures  and stoties in your class. It requires teachers’ or students’ edition.

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