Reflections on EVO (2009 and later)

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Multiliteracies: Wordle

Posted by Mariel Amez on February 13, 2009

 Creating a wordle was exciting. Finding out a way to make it a post, time consuming!! I used PDF creator to “print” it as a JPG image, inserted each image in PPP, then uploaded at Slideshare, got the embed code. By the end I realised one title was missing: The second slide corresponds to “Country Lovers”, by Nadine Gordimer, at

I think this would be great to arouse interest in a story: look at the wordle and predict before reading. I am definitely going to use this tool.



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My wiki project

Posted by Mariel Amez on February 7, 2009

I mentioned earlier that I had started designing a wiki for FCE students to be used this year, as detailed in a post to Collaborative Writing.

One of the pages, which I called “Around the World”, includes 3 videos from

They are videos for the cities of Lagos, Nagasaki and Merida. My idea is that sts should first comment on the videos. The actual task is

Watch these videos made by students about their hometowns.
  •  Which of these cities would you like to visit? Why?  
  • Does any of these cities share features with Rosario?
 Tell us in the comments (try to use as much specific vocabulary as possible).

Then, they would write a script for our hometown collaboratively on a new wiki page. Depending on skill, time and tools available, this could develop into a video, or just be limited to a writing exercise.




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Wikis and EFL

Posted by Mariel Amez on February 5, 2009

I have made a posting in the Collaborative Writing blog including my views on this topic.

I have created a private wiki for my FCE class starting in March. I would appreciate your feedback, so if you can spare a minute, request access with reference to EVO09. Thanks in advance.

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