Jan 29, 2012

Week 3 - Reflections

Week 3 has been somewhat more relaxed when it comes to the quantity of the assignments but the quality was definitely there.

First I must single out our oral skill building assignment and all the readings and sites related to this assignment were really eye-opening given the quality of the facts that I have acquired, and I think that my colleagues from the course will agree when I say that this will definitely help us make our classes better and most importantly teach our students in an easier and more efficient way, all at the same expense. And I do have to say that I am mostly looking forward to developing missing oral skills of my students mainly by various listening exercises found at http://www.esl-lab.com/ since listening exercises are mostly suitable for the equipment we posses in our school, but nonetheless I think that benefits of such exercising are paramount!
Second great "acquisition" of Week 3 was a bookmarking website http://delicious.com/ and I think that the main advantage is that one can access his/her bookmarks from any computer and this goes for students too. I believe that it is a really cool site and I am looking forward to exploring its possibilities when it comes to in-class usage. Feel free to "drop by" to my Delicious URL http://delicious.com/smolicdavor and see if there is a bookmarked website you might like at this moment, since it might be bookmark-poor at the moment, but I will be adding more and more bookmarks as the time goes by and as it slowly "gets under my skin".

Finally we had to read one of the final project reports from past Webskills classes, comment on that report in our nicenet post, briefly describe what the person did in his/her project, and discuss what we liked about the project.
I have chosen to comment on the project by Aleyda Linares from Universidad Pedagogica Nacional Francisco Morazan of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
You can check out what I wrote in that comment in the corresponding nicenet conferencing topic Week 3: Project Task.
The thing that I liked about this task was that we were given the opportunity to see the samples of past final projects and I will speak for myself and say that this has definitely chased away the last speck of the unknown factor about this course which was, sort of, intimidating me that I won't understand how to complete the course successfully.

All in all, Week 3 brought lots of useful skills which we can now take into the classroom.

Week 4 here I come!


  1. Hi Davorsmolic,
    Your reflection is awesome. How do you create your time to do such tremendous work? I really enjoyed reading your blog.
    Thank you very much.

  2. Great work Davorsmolic

    I read your reflection post and you have covered all the tasks for this week

    best regards

  3. i agree with you Davorsmolic
    this week things are getting more and more clear for us
    We are are learning -yups
    You have summarized your work for the week which is great

    hope you all the best