Posts Tagged Japan

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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Preparing EFL students for an EFL Model United Nations

Last June, my school completed its 26th Model United Nations project with our 3rd year (Senior) students. Though our curriculum shows our students beginning the preparation process in January (third term of second year), the preparation spreads farther, at least 2 years, from when the students first entered the high school. The first 21 months can be seen as a pre-MUN curriculum, with the next 6 months as the MUN curriculum.

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