Sunday, March 18, 2007

Teaching and technology

I know I've talked about this idea before but I thought I'd show you how it works in practice. I teach two nine-year olds English using Chatterbox. Each unit has a comic strip which continues the book's story. As well as doing the usual kind of language learning exercises I ask them to act out the story which I record using a digital camera. We then play it back and discuss what went right and how they can improve their performance. As you can see they love being able to see themselves and really put their heart and souls into getting everything right.

So here is the original;

And here is Maria and Marianna's version;