August 30, 2012
VOKI project with EFL students
In a previous post,
I described a project I intended to start with a group of students this semester.
Well, I have proposed the project to students ...
... and have been surprised with the results so far.
I was thinking of having students write their first draft, show the text to me, then I would correct it and give them back the marked paper. But then, I changed my mind, so now, students send me their draft, I record a screencast while I correct their text, explaining the mistakes and giving them a sample of how to read the text, the student watches the correction , records himself/herself reading their own text and then share it with the rest of the class as a listening dictation.
To record the screencasts, I've been using a site called EDUCREATIONS, also an app for the ipad.
Each week, one student is supposed to create a 50-word text with language recently learned. This last week, we've been exploring vocabulary that has to do with education. I was delighted and surprised with the text/recording created for this week where this young Brazilian student talks about education in Brazil.