I came across this documentary about Aaron Swartz when I was looking for examples to show my documentary filmmaking students. I remember reading/hearing about Aaron and his various social causes, but did not realise that he committed suicide due to the pressures of being indicted by the government. I hope more people are touched by his story and get involved.
Sent to me by Aeric Wong. We may be using some of this stuff in our study skills course for first year students.
We are keeping our eyes on this to see what changes this will actually bring.
Historic Film Clips
A friend sent me this link about student-led projects. I would like to experiment with this.
Overview of note-taking.
A well-done Prezi on using CEFR “can do” statements in a self access center for students learning Japanese. I would like to visit them and see first-hand what they are doing.
Came across this blog post on informED. Several good ideas to encourage engagement.
The Cooori team sent me this link to a recent blog post. We are struggling in our program with this question of what is the new role of teachers and how to reach learners where they are. Hope to keep the dialogue going.
I know this is outdated, but I just got around to reading this report on Adrian Underhill’s Opening Plenary at IATEFL 2012. I have listened to Underhill present and he is an engaging, enlightened speaker.