Yesterday I took a KET course to the computer room. Let me share my lesson plan with you:
- I prepared a survey. They were about 10 questions such as: what is the level course? , how many students are there in the class? Do they have laptops/computers/ smartphones/ tablets? , how many students have wifi at home, etc.)
- I asked them to take a sheet of paper and write✎ down the questions.- Then I asked students to gather in pairs or groups of three and go to different courses to get the answers. They had 20 minutes for this task.
- While the students were doing the survey , I went to the computing room and turned on the computers.
- I wrote the digital activities to do on the board:
- Open Word
- Set Arial Font, size 14 for the title and 12 for the text
- Copy the questions and the answers
- Enrich your text with images downloaded from Internet.
- Edit the images
- Revise spelling using the spell checker
- Include your names, course code and date
- Let me check your work
- If everything is OK, send me your files via mail
- Once your work
- After the 20 minutes ⏰, students came to the computing room and followed the instructions on board. I was a facilitator , helping whenever it was necessary.
- While they were working, I used my smartphone 📱and made a very short "boomerang" video and uploaded it to the institutional Instagram account.
- I asked students who had an Instagram account to look for the institutional account and have a look at the video . They liked it and sent 💕Some girls took a selfy and uploaded it to Instagram.
- Once they had finished, I asked them about the experience: They were very pleased and happy because the tasks were original. They liked the idea of interacting with students of different courses. They also liked doing something with digital technology. Some of them learned how to edit images and others learned about cloud computing.
As you can see, technology is just a tool. You should be creative, think out of the box and motivate your millenial students with simple activities.
Here is the link to the final digital booklet.