Sorry for posting on my blog this late, it's been a very hectic week for me. Sometimes I wish there is more than 24 hours a day. I managed to read the recommended articles which were full of bright ideas to use technology for promoting students' learning and enhancing their performance. Using the Internet in my teaching was limited to searching for recources to use in class with my students. Now I will try to use it more widely and involve the students more effectively in using the Internet resources.
Today was the first day of the week here in Qatar. I started my teaching at 8.00 am, the students were sleepy and yawning all the time. When I asked about the reasons, most of them said they had a long night in front of the computer watching a movie, playing games or chating with friends. Here I desided to give them a weekly task to do over the weekend using the Internet. Everyone in the class agreed and they seemed enthusiastic. I'll see how it goes and let you know next week.
Planning my lessons is something I do weekly, but I have to admit that I do not put them down in details as I did for our task this week as I find it time consuming. I keep my lesson plans simple just to keep track of what I do in class, especially when I teach more than one group.
I add details to my plans as the need arises.
I haven't had the chance to read all the discussion of this week and I feel terrible about it. Reading our colleagues posts is the most interesting activity for me, because learning from each other experiences is much more better than learning from books or articles. I also wanted to enhance my blog and try new things, maybe change the appearance, add pictures and links. I don't know how to do it but I'll learn by trying. It will take me sometime, so maybe next week.
Have a good week everyone