Web tools to inspire ESL students to voice their opinion
This lesson is about cultivating a confidence to speak through discussing global challenges and communicating opinion using Fotobabble.
This SACE Stage 1 ESL learning unit will develop the following Language & Literacy Levels
- Compose visual and multimodal texts in print and digital environments using a range of design choices and visual tools for the intended purpose and targeted audience:
- begins to compose theoretical explanations using diagrams; composes accounts from a particular personal or cultural perspective
- analyses accuracy of interpretations, identifies bias and prejudice and offers alternative readings to a text
- Appropriately and effectively chooses from an extensive range of evaluative language including a greater range of nominalisation and/or cultural metaphor, with less emphasis on feelings and more on judgment and appreciation:
- Chooses and combines an extensive range of complex language, including beginning to use nominalisation
- Uses subject-specific vocabulary to express abstract concepts
- Choose one website on a global issue. (Use the class presentation.)
- Write an explanation of the site: Describe the issue, the authors, their purpose, what they have achieved and how people can get involved. Do you think the site is reliable? Why?
- Draft and edit. Check for the language skills above.
- Login to Fotobabble.
- Take a screenshot of the web page and upload to Fotobabble.
- Record your text and edit your image.
- Embed your Fotobabble in your blog.
- View another student’s Fotobabble and make a comment.
Fotobabble is both an iPad app and a web application. It enables you to record audio to a photo and share it on a social network or embed in a blog. It has private or public options and it is free. This EdTechTeacher’s video HERE shows you how to use Fotobabble on the iPad and a computer.