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6 degrees of Climate Change

The iPads have been great in substituting teacher-centered video lectures with small group interaction activities. Today, we tried a different activity that involves the use of Keynote. I call it, 6 Degrees of Climate Change in honor of the infamous online social game, 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Students were placed into pairs and given an iPad with a preloaded Keynote file that consists of various text boxes and shapes with phrases brought up in our EFL class. Students then have to create links of if…then statements, starting with a red box and finishing with a blue box, that describes the impact(s) of climate change, noting that students have to use at least six boxes to complete the activity… creating a form of storyboard.

Once the links have been made, a screen shot is saved and sent to the teacher. Finally, students receive copies of the different storyboards and are instructed to verbally explain what they see… in sense giving a verbal explanation of an effect or impact due to climate change.

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Proof-editing photos

If we insist that our students proof-read their work before handing it in to the teacher, why should we not do the same with photos they use?

I had the pleasure of listening to ADE Mike Mural @the_muralman give a short presentation on simple photo editing techniques (remember: rule of thirds, leading lines, patterns, interruption, and symmetry) and options found on our smart phones using apps such as Apple Photos and Google Snapseed, followed by a short workshop of snapping, editing, and sharing.

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