Hello everyone. This is this blog’s first post and I hope it won’t be the last. I have always flirted with the idea of creating a blog to use as an extra resource for my students – they always want some more – and I finally decided that it was about time to get started.
I had a similar project to this one but instead of posting everything on the internet I created a mail-list on gmail and sent all the extra resources (links, audio files, pdfs, articles, etc.) by email. I have got to admit that my students all loved the idea and still do but let’s face it that it’s a heck of a work doing this every weekend. My wife was complaining that I was spending all my Saturdays emailing my students and I can’t blame her!
But thanks to a workshop called “Bloggin basics for beginners” by Karen Thomson I could finally create my own blog and now I intend to use this as both a tool to enhance and foster my students autonomy when learning a foreign language and also an online portfolio of everything I am doing in my classroom with them. I intend to post not only activities for my students but also videos, essays, audio, pictures produced by them.
Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck on my new endeavour!