Some of you, particularly in the first few groups for presentation of the online info groups, have asked me how to manage the information in the videos. Some Frequently Asked Questions were:
1) how do I sign up for the group? There is a sign-up paper in a folder (dispensa) dai bidelli at Via Oddi. Here you may sign up for groups and choose a site to follow from the other page in the folder. Please mark which site your group will follow on the group sign-up paper.
2) What do we do if the videos are very short? You can manage this any way you want. Some video material is only 3-4 minutes, others are 1 hour or so. You only have a few minutes to present the material, so you have to decide what you want to talk about. If you want, watch 2 or 3 videos and present them. The important thing is to present the issues and problems that the videos discuss – not only to regurgitate the information. That will take practice! Don’t worry – be happy!
3) Can we show the videos in class? YES – if they are short. We don’t have much time for this, so only short videos can be shown. Make sure that your group works together to explain to us what is important in the videos.
4) The website provided lots of videos, what do we choose? The choice is yours. Work with your group to make this decision. You may have to watch a number of videos before you decide on one or two to present.
REMEMBER: this is a language class – the point is to discuss things in English. Use the strengths present in your group to make the discussion interesting! This should involve SOME thought and SOME planning, but should not take you too much time (30 minutes a week – once you get used to the mechanism?). HAVE FUN with it! YOU’LL LEARN MORE!!!
For those of you who have not yet formed a group and chosen a site – DO GET THIS DONE BY SIGNING UP ON THE PAPER “DAI BIDELLI”!!! It is important that this gets done, so we know where you will fit in the calendar! ALL the best to you! I look forward to your presentations – Groups 1, 2, and 3 begin next week!!!! 🙂
See you later! Pete