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Multimedia Tasking 2.0 ( MmT 2.0) for the Junior Secondary English Classroom. A ‘Seed’ Project developed by the Regional NET Coordinating Team, NET Section, CDI, Education Bureau. Project Aims.

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multimedia tasking 2 0 mmt 2 0 for the junior secondary english classroom
Multimedia Tasking 2.0(MmT 2.0) for the Junior Secondary English Classroom

A ‘Seed’ Project developed by the Regional NET Coordinating Team, NET Section, CDI, Education Bureau

project aims
Project Aims
  • The project aims to engage English language teachers in designing culminating multimedia tasks for modules in the school-based English language curriculum at Key Stage 3 (S1-S3).
project aims1
Project Aims
  • The multimedia tasks will be directly linked to curriculum aims, objectives and modules/units, and will involve students in writing digitally and creating multimedia projects using computer software and web applications.
project aims2
Project Aims
  • Various strategies for teaching writing, such as shared writing, process writing and multimodal writing/creating will be considered in the co-planning sessions with the support of the Regional NET Coordinators (RNCs).
summary of objectives
Summary of Objectives
  • For English teachers:
  • plan curriculum and design learning tasks involving digital writing;
  • implement strategies for teaching writing; and
  • use multimedia tools, e.g. computer software and web applications in their teaching.
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Summary of Objectives
  • For students:
  • practise writing skills in a digital environment;
  • collaborate on creating multimedia products in English; and
  • conduct self and peer assessment.
research questions
Research Questions
  • How can the teaching of writing be enhanced by the use of technology?
  • How can students’ writing skills be enhanced by the use of technology?
exemplar
Exemplar
  • Task: Photo Story Presentation
  • Level: S1
  • Course book: Oxford New Treasure Plus 1A
  • Theme: Unit 2 Dream School
  • Technology Tool: Photo Story 3
exemplar1
Exemplar
  • Language items:
    • vocabulary related to school facilities
    • simple present tense / ‘there is/there are’
    • prepositions of place
  • Writing skills:
    • mind-mapping / story-boarding
    • elaborating a description
    • revising, editing
exemplar2
Exemplar
  • Task requirements:
  • Take photos of a facility/room in the school.
  • Create a digital story describing the photos.
  • Give one suggestion on improving the facility/room.
  • Upload the digital story to Google+ and give feedback to 3 classmates on their work.
other mmt tasks
Other MmT Tasks
  • Exploring online safety issues
  • Creating a personal profile for Google+
  • Creating films with Movie Maker
  • Presenting tourist interviews with Prezi
  • Analysing camera shots and angles with Prezi
  • Writing a film review with Google Docs
  • Surveying gaming habits with Google Form
looking forward
Looking Forward
  • MmT 2.0 is a refurbished two-year seed project.
  • Emphasis will be placed on:
    • Teaching and learning of writing in a digital environment using various strategies; and
    • Authentic practice and application of newly learned language items.
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Implementation
  • Schools participating for two years can choose from two implementation models in 2015-16.
expected participation
Expected Participation
  • All English classes in one year level participate in the project.
  • Regularly scheduled meetings are arranged for all teachers to co-plan lessons and instructional materials. The first co-planning meeting will be scheduled in June 2014.
  • Effective supervision and monitoring are provided by the school senior management to ensure the success of the project.
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Expected Participation
  • An MmT Coordinator (preferably a middle manager, e.g. Assistant Panel Chairperson) is appointed to assist with the implementation of the project.
  • Access to IT facilities, e.g. MMLC, and support from the school IT technician(s) are provided.
  • Project reflection and evaluation are conducted at the end of each school year.
support for school
Support for School
  • School-based professional development
  • Regularly scheduled co-planning meetings
  • Collaborative development of teaching materials
  • Opportunities for co-teaching
  • Lesson observations/demonstrations and debriefings
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Support for School
  • Online platform for teacher collaboration and sharing, e.g. Edmodo, Google Communities
  • Reflection and evaluation meetings
application
Application
  • Application due date: 28 February 2014 (Fri)
  • Please submit a detailed proposal about how the project will enhance learning and teaching at your school.
  • Vetting meetings will be scheduled in March at prospective MmT 2.0 ‘Seed’ Project schools to discuss application proposals.
contact information
Contact Information
  • Mr William CHENG, SCDO (NET)
  • Phone: 3549 8339
  • Email: williamchcheng@edb.gov.hk
  • Mr Stephen COOLEY, RNC
  • Phone: 3549 8361
  • Email: cooley@edb.gov.hk