This is the end of Week 5, and I realize we are right at the middle of our course!
This week we had the opportunity to read about Project-Based Learning, Webquests, and Rubrics.
For the first time, I created a rubric. It was not hard with the aid of rubistar, at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/, and I worked on Rubrics for an Oral Presentation, in which students are supposed to retell a short story they read, previously assigned. Check it at:
The Project Task for the week took several hours of text book analyzing and internet surfing. By now I can say that I feel I'm on my way for finding solutions for the biggest problem I face related to the use of Technology-based activities in the classroom: the Time Factor. It means that unfortunately I won't be able to add several activities to the course, but I will be able to replace many of the activities suggested by the text book. The lessons will be more fun, I guess.
Finally, here I am trying to come up with an idea for a Webquest... So far I have the title:
Brazil 2014 World Cup - Welcoming visitors to São Paulo. But there is still a lot of work to be done...