"You talk as if a god had made the Machine.. Men made it, do not forget that. Great men, but men. The Machine is much, but it is not everything. I see something like you in this plate, but I do not see you. I hear something like you through this telephone, but I do not hear you. That is why I want you to come. Pay me a visit, so that we can meet face to face, and talk about the hopes that are in my mind."The machine stops - 1909 - Forster
Saturday, April 9, 2011
INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY: embedding songs titles in a text
Teacher: - Open your diary and write down homework for our next lesson -
Teacher: - Homework: look at your Ipod and make a playlist of your ten favourite songs in English -
Surprised teenagers grumbling.
All the class have their homework.
Teacher: - Ok, now work in groups of three and, after looking at your classmates' titles, make a new playlist of ten songs. Then, write a text , something like "My day yesterday" , using the simple past and embedding the titles in the text in such a way that it sounds natural and meaningful. -
Smiling teenagers on task for one hour.
Martino, aged 13 ( 21st century teenager interested in music, arts and internet ) comes to lesson
with a memory stick .
- Teacher, have a look at this. I thought I could record my voice and let the music play in the gaps with the exact songs words. It took me all Sunday afternoon, but I did it! -
Martino's work displayed on IWB.