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Welcome to Academic Communication

Please bookmark: http://acommunication.pbworks.com

If you're looking for Academic Composition, it's here

 

For next time, I want to incorporate more presentation tools such as those suggested here:

http://www.fractuslearning.com/2011/10/04/5-presentation-tools-to-captivate-every-student/

 

Read what students said about the course in their blog posts, linked here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pQxTmDCArZjG84lzY4C9UZAOJMt6N5S5PJsgLGPnvPg/edit

There is training for teachers on how to teach this course here:

An end-of-term update was published in TESL-EJ: Stevens, V. (2012). Web 2.0 Toolkit for Teaching and Learning EFL Presentation Skill. TESL-EJ, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 1-11: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej62/int.pdf. Also available at: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume16/ej62/ej62int/   

 

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FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS

Please click on Final Presentations here or in the sidebar ======>

to see what how you complete your final project for the course, weeks 24-26

 

Jump to the link pointed to above: http://learning2gether.posterous.com/125618417  

Direct link to where our students Prezis are displayed, scroll to April 22: http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com/

 

Introduction to the Academic Communication course

 

This Academic Communications course is created along the lines of http://academiccomposition.pbworks.com 

 

PowerPoint will be used of course but we start the course with brainstorming, mindmapping, and use of Prezi

http://prezi.com  

 

What you will need for this course

 

 

 

Syllabus

 

We will use this textbook:

Present Yourself 2: Viewpoints by Steven Gershon, Cambridge

(sorry, it is not available at NC at start of class March 18)

 

So today you will visit http://prezi.com/learn/, view the tutorial called "Get Started", and complete the worksheet you are given in class

 

Teaching Week #

Date

Learning Objectives

Text Focus:

Activities

Assessments

1

18-22 March

Collaboration:, 1, 2

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7

Presentation: 9

Pages 2-4 and online wiki portal

Asking questions p.2 -

Brainstorming p.4 –

Prezi mindmap tool

 

2

25-29 March

Collaboration: 1, 2

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 6-7

Presentation tips p.6 –

My classmate p.7

Presentation in Prezi

Prezi posted on the Internet, assessed as per rubric

3

2-5 April

(Apr 1 admin leave)

Collaboration: 1, 2, 3

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 8-15

Creating a presentation “Motto for Life” – Students work independently, get feedback in Google Docs

Students work handouts on PPT animation and effects

Introduction to Blogging

 

 

4

8-12 April

Collaboration: 1, 2, 3

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 16-19

Making a presentation “Motto for Life” - Students apply handouts on PPT animation and effects

Prezi  on Motto for Earth Day, assessed as per rubric

5

15-19 April

Collaboration: 1, 2, 3

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 20-27

Creating a survey presentation

Activities on internet survey sites and visualization tools

Blog postings assessed as per rubric

6

22-26 April

Collaboration: 1, 2, 3

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 28-31

Making a survey presentation

Creating charts in Excel

PowerPoint presentation with charts and visual representation of data, assessed as per rubric

Complete syllabus documents are here

 

 

 

 

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