Saturday, February 5, 2011
Rubena St.Louis's Presentation
Rubena St.Louis shared wonderful "materials creation" tips and resources based on a "cooking recipes" theme on Friday, February 4. Her presentation made all of us to be involved into the world of “cooking” activities. Rubena started by giving us a general overview why we may need to create our own materials. Then she shared the process of materials creation step by step by introducing what good materials are and what opportunities they provide. Then we moved to examining what authentic resources and what Web 2.0 tools we can use. All these steps were introduced in a wonderful and very practical table. Finally, Rubena answered the participant’s questions how to deal with students who have learning problems (Juan), how to deal with individual and group interest (Wen Jun/Jasmine), and how to organize groups according to learning abilities or language levels (Ayat). We were more than fortunate with technical issues; however, some participants couldn’t enter the room or couldn’t have audio. For information on participants, chat log, and slides to the presentation, please visits our wiki page. We have recorded the session and will also make it available for those who could not attend or would like to listen to recording. We would love to know your impressions and opinions about the session through your comments on this blog.