Thursday, June 8, 2017

Teaching Demonstration Filming Project: Describing What Technology Products Can Do

I was so thrilled that today's two teaching demonstrations with Class 912 panned out the way I planned. All the desired activities kept the students engaged throughout the whole filming process. Though I only met them twice for the two classes that I sat in for, their performances were much better than I expected, especially given the fact that it has been over two weeks after they took the CAP exam. Now, let's relish some memorable moments:

1. Present like Steve Job

I've been so fascinated by his 2007 iPhone presentation and watched it over and over again, with his ideas deeply ingrained in my head. Can I also introduce his secrets like memorable headlines, rule of three, and stories with a villain and a hero to my students so that they would come to understand the value of being a good presenter? With the help of Backward Design and Task Based Learning, this seemingly too difficult objective gets easier and feasible by getting my students finishing tasks that the previous one paves the way for the next one. 

2. Embed questions with any YouTube videos with EDpuzzle
With the 100 thousand TWD grant from winning the International School Award, it has become my next big goal to build a scenario simulation classroom where students pass challenges by completing tasks collaboratively. For example, they need to watch home-made English speaking videos about KMJH and nearby tourist attractions with cultural and historical significance, along with answer the embedded questions correctly, in order to move on to the next learning station. EDpuzzle provides exactly the easy-to-use interface to trim any YouTube videos and turn them into educational materials.
3. Information Gap
With the two divided groups of students forming an inner and an outer circle, students receive different sets of questions and practice asking and answering them a few times with different partners. Through repetition, they will be getting more and more familiar with the questions and also get the hang of how to express their ideas. 
4. Learning English is fun
On a whim, I even got them shouting "We make English learning fun" out loud at the end of the filming to celebrate the satisfying outcome. I would really like them to feel that learning English can be fun by experiencing a variety of engaging activities, with all the four language skills involved during the demonstrations.

Lesson Plan
The communicative purpose of this unit is to describe what technology can help improve our lives. Who can better do that than the presentation guru, Steve Jobs? With the ideas and techniques of Task Based Learning and Backward Design, students are able to complete the given tasks as well as learn to appreciate the value of simplicity, story telling, and a memorable headline when it comes to presenting high-tech products. 

I. Pre-Task
Objective 1: With the given dialogue and sentence patterns, students are able to answer questions with the cellphones correctly.
Activity 1Kahoot
Assessment 1: Observation

Objective 2: With the slides of techniques that SJ used to present the very first iPhone, students are able to identify skills like simplicity, story telling, rule of three, and humor with the teacher’s introduction and compare
Activity 2Comparison
Assessment 2 Discussion

II. Main Task
Objective 3: With the original script of Steve Jobs’ 2007 iPhone presentation, students are able to fill in the blanks correctly by using their listening comprehension.
Activity 3Listening Comprehension
Assessment 3: Check List & Observation

Objective 4: With two edited video clips of Jobs’ presentation created by the teacher on Edpuzzle, students are able to answer questions and express their ideas correctly and clearly.
Activity 4: EDpuzzle
Assessment 4: Check List & Observation

III. Post-Task
Objective 5: With an inner and an outer circle formed by students with two different sets of questions, students are able to get more and more familiar with what just has been taught by answering questions and exchange ideas through repetition.
Activity 5: Information Gap
Assessment 5: Check List & Observation

IV. Teaching Procedures
1. Greeting, introducing the topic, rewarding system and what we’re going to achieve today (2 mins)
2. Kahoot (6 mins)
3. Steve Jobs’ secrets (10 mins)
4. Listening comprehension with blank filling (5 mins)
5. Answering the questions with EDpuzzle (10 mins)
6. Information Gap (10 mins)

7. Wrap up (2 mins)

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Well, today, we’re introducing three revolutionary(革命性的) products of this (1) ___________________.

The first one: is a widescreen iPod with (2) ___________________ controls.

The second: is a revolutionary mobile phone.

And the third is a breakthrough(突破性的) (3) ___________________ communications device(裝置).

So, three things: a widescreen iPod with touch controls; a revolutionary mobile phone; and a breakthrough Internet communications device.

An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … Are you (4) ___________________ it?

These are not three separate (分開的) devices, this is one device, and we are (5) ___________________ it iPhone.

Today, today Apple is going to reinvent (重新發明) the

(6) ___________________, and here it is.

So what are we gonna do? Oh, a stylus (觸控筆), right?

We’re gonna use a stylus.

No. No. Who wants a stylus?

You have to get em and put em (7) ___________________, and you lose em. Yuck.

Nobody wants a stylus. So let’s not (8) ___________________ a stylus.

We’re gonna use the best pointing device in the world. We’re gonna use a pointing device that we’re all (9) ___________________ with – we’re born with ten of them. We’re gonna use our (10) ___________________.

Were gonna touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal(突出的). [0:33:33]

It works like(11) ___________________.

You dont need a stylus. Its far more accurate (正確的)than any touch display thats ever been shipped.

It ignores (忽略)unintended (不在意想中的) (12) ___________________, its super-(13) ___________________.

You can do multi-finger gestures on it.

And boy, have we patented it.

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