"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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY: speaking postcards for present continuous

Riddle of the day:

"What does a keen on blogging English teacher on a second honeymoon in Istanbul do?"

She posts cards. :)

I'd like to share a lovely idea a friend of mine, Daniela Becchio, had to teach her students the Present  Continuous tense.
While on holiday in Istanbul she took the time to write a postcard to each student, describing what she was doing at the moment.

Postcards from Istanbul on PhotoPeach

Then it was their turn.

They created speaking postcards using Vocaroo .

Here is an example.

Digital version

Paper version

Thanks for sharing, Daniela. ...wish you were here :)