TATL #42: Meetings Meetings Meetings

Main Content: Emily and Roger talk about meetings. The good, the bad and the faculty-type.

What's In My Bag? (WINB)

Emily has Grip Tape in her bag to secure her hands to her slippery phone case.

Roger has a new app to explore. It's called Clips by Apple-sorry Android users. It is sort of between the video recording app and iMOVIE. Roger Suggests downloading and also checking out imore.com's article on how to use it. 

TATL #40: Practice does NOT make perfect

Main Content:

Emily and Roger talk about the educational "white whale" called EFFORT. 

What's In Our Bag?

Emily: Hunter brand rainboots. She wants 'em, 'cuz she doesn't have 'em.

Link: http://us.hunterboots.com/female-tall-rain-boots/womens-original-tall-rain-boots/yellow/2632

Roger: Actually, Roger boldly proclaimed that he was not going to take an umbrella in his bag to the TESOL convention in Seattle next week. Let's see if 'trying to be local' works. Here's the link to Seattle's weather for the next several days.

 This is a shot Roger took of leaves after the rain.

Link: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/Seattle+WA+USWA0395:1:US

TATL #4: Skillful Use of Videos in the Classroom (part 1)

Main Content

Benefits of video: breaks up a dry lesson, provides visual and sound stimulation
Cons of video: hard to find a great video, it takes time to set up video, sound, projector

Roger’s 3 Ss to help you remember:
S-search: searching for good video
S-setup: setup the video before
S-sustain: can the video be used again

Emily’s advice

Search: decide the goal of the lesson and how the video should fit in the lesson. She looks for videos made by other students on YouTube because of simplistic language, TED.org, NPR.org (Roger suggests teachertube.com, academicearth.org, Open Courseware: ocw.uci.edu), don’t need to show the entire video (Roger: can just show 1 minute and show it multiple times)

Setup: Create a document that provides links of videos that can be continuously updated and accessible, give the video links to students

Sustain: Have a video archive (continue to next podcast for Part 2)


What's In My Bag?

Emily: Ginger candy from Trader Joe's 'Ginger People' brand at traderjoes.com

Roger: Business Cards from Moo.com