Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The internet, like Soylent Green is people

The pieces are gradually falling into place as far as teaching EFL/ESL and the internet are concerned. More and more of my students have access to broadband connections, the price of laptops is falling to a little as 200 - 300 euros for basic models and there is a raft of free applications that we can utilise. As a result I have been able to put into practice lesson plans from a few years ago and see if they actually work in real life learning situations.



A couple of years ago I wrote abut using the opening sequence to the the film Soylent Green as a template for a lesson (click here). This week one of my students created his own version of the opening sequence. Check it out for yourself.

3 comments:

toomanytribbles said...

genius.

i wonder if these young people would even know about this film, if not for your lesson.

english and consciousness-raising with one stone. just brilliant.

teacher dude said...

The good news is that the lesson works because the students get to say what they want to say.

GGTutor said...

I love this!! The student's video is great. I love the way he builds to a climax, very professional. I am going to get going with this in my class, it would be interesting to create a video that offers a contrastive view of progress, would lead into discursive essay. Oh my imagination is all fired up....