There were twelve contributors, of whom five contributed a single tweet – so I’ve known livelier discussions. Perhaps lurkers could at least make themselves known (as those five did).
We spent a while deciding what SGC was, and decided not to count ephemeral scraps of language produced in class; bouncing off those is what teachers do
. Many ideas were floated, and experiences discussed, notably:
- Learner- generated coursebook
- Learner- generated tests
- Learner- generated lesson-plan
- Recordings (audio and/or video) for discussion and comment
- Ss suggest better image/layout/structure for coursebook
In any case, what was agreed to be essential was a vehicle (blog or wiki) for storing/organizing SGC. And whatever they had produced, students were more interested and motivated (and therefore learned more) if they were involved.
Not many links were posted, normally a feature of these chats, and these two books were mentioned:
- Something by Mario Rinvolucri (mentioned by @teflgeek, who said there was a long-term correspondence project discussed in it)
- Scott Thornbury’s Teaching Grammar Creatively with CD-ROM/Audio CD
- Textivate, ReasonToBelieve (debate activity) also suggested by @teflgeek
- Yelp by @AmyDeLong
- Present.me | Free online video presentation software by @Marisa_C
- Motivating Students to Learn During the Holidays by @ShellTerrell
(These bys are sometimes vias and sometimes authors; which is which should be obvious.)
Mammon (When Vowels Get Together V5.2: Collection of Kindle word-lists grouping different pronunciations of vowel-pairs. Now complete (that is, it covers all vowel pairs – but there's still stuff to be done with it; an index, perhaps...?)
And if you have no objection to such promiscuity, Like this.
Freebies (Teaching resources: nearly 34,400 views** and 4,800 downloads to date. They're very eclectic - mostly EFL and MFL, but one of the most popular is from KS4 History, dating from my PGCE, with 1637 views/740 downloads to date. So it's worth having a browse.)
** This figure includes the count of views for a single resource held in an account that I accidentally created many years ago.