Welcome!

This class will introduce you to the pedagogy (how to teach), instructional activities (what to teach) and the principles (why to teach) of using multimedia in your lesson plans.

Course Overview

The general purpose of this course is for teachers-in-training to improve their ability to select, adapt and to implement a wide range of multimedia materials Over the course of the semester, the participants will learn about using PowerPoints, audio, video, worksheets, flashcards, and games.

Class Notes

Class notes will be added on a weekly basis for review.

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Grading Criteria


30% Assignment 1
30% Assignment 2
30% Assignment 3
10% Leadership (Attendance/Participation)

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Expectations

Leadership (Attendance/Participation)
Attendance is mandatory: Participants who arrive to class 10 minutes or more after class begins will be considered late. Participants who are late 3 times will receive 1 absence. Any participant who misses 1/4 of all class meetings will receive an F. Mastery of the ideas and concepts of this course requires engagement and discussion. If you are not in class, you miss that opportunity to exchange ideas. Moreover, participation is also essential. Just coming to class is not enough. I expect all participants to be active in class discussion and lectures as well as to complete all oral and written assignments.

Assignment 1
This is described in detail in the introductory unit that I passed out in class. If you have lost that handout please download the Unit 1 pdf (see above). The template for the rationale that needs to be turned in with the project can be found in the weekely schedule (below).

Assignment 2
This is described in detail in the introductory unit that I passed out in class. If you have lost that handout please download the Unit 1 pdf (see above). The template for the rationale that needs to be turned in with the project can be found in the weekely schedule (below).

Assignment 3
This is described in detail in the introductory unit that I passed out in class. If you have lost that handout please download the Unit 1 pdf (see above). The template for the rationale that needs to be turned in with the project can be found in the weekely schedule (below).

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Additional Resources

Unit 1: Interchange-Ch5 Unit 1: SidebySide-Ch7 Unit 1: Grammar Level Chart
Connect SB 1 Unit 8 Connect SB 2 Unit 5 Connect SB 3 Unit 2
Connect SB 4 Unit 5 Unit 8 - Flashcards Slideshow Rationale Template
Battleship Game    
Emotion Cards    
Favorites Board Game    
Animals Board Game    
Guess What Q-Sheet    

 

Tentative Semester Schedule

Week/Date

Homework/Preparation

In class activities/Assignments

Week 1

 

Introduction of students, lecturer and course

Week 2

Read Unit 1 pdf

Domain of language learning

Week 3

P. 16: Brainstrom your own lesson should be completed for this week.

Introduction to slideshows

Week 4

Read Unit 2 pdf

Slideshows continued

Week 5

 

Introduction to Audio

Week 6

Read Unit 3 pdf

Audio continued

Week 7

 Assignment #1

Video

Week 8

Read Unit 4 pdf 

Week 9

Assignment #2

Assignment #1 Due

Week 10

Read Unit 5 pdf

Week 11

Assignment #2 Due
 

Week 12

Read Unit 6 pdf

Week 13

 Assignment #3

Week 14

Read Unit 7 pdf 

Week 15

Assignment #3 Due

Week 16

Read Unit 8 pdf 

 

 

 

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