In this icebreaker task students working in international teams create a group identity at the outset of a project by creating a multimodal presentation using a presentation tool.
Institution reporting the task:
Language of task instructions:
Foreign language teachers
References and acknowledgements:
Creating group identity
Language(s) that the task can be used in:
Dominant language production:
|Online communication skills|
Specific pedagogical objectives:
Creation of a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere in the groups
Suggested Communication Tools:
Here you find tutorials for the presentation tools:
1) Prezi : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEz2Yu25T7A
2) Sliderocket (you need to sign up first): http://support.sliderocket.com/forums
Once you have been grouped and found your partners, it is time for the first joint task.
Sine now you will be working together for a lomger period of time, it s a good idea to create your group identity.
1 – work together to agree on a name that will best show the spirit of your group (e.g the Highbrows? Crazy people etc)
2 – decide on the tool you will use to create your joint presentation (choose either Prezi or Sliderocket)
3 – create a short multimodal presentation of your group
4 – please talk about your expectations for the course and the project in particular as well as your interests in technology and language teaching
Both tools we suggest have a collaborative mode which means that you can work on your presentations online.
You will find links to tutorials below.
Document related to the task:
Criteria for Completion:
Students have created a common presentation of their group identity, using a multimodal presentation tool integrating information about each group member and designing a form of group identity by way of finding a common name, talking about their expectations as a group concering the upcoming project, as well as presenting individual information (hobbies, interests, teaching background etc) of each group member.
Comments and suggestions:
Gosia Kurek (Wyższa Szkoła Lingwistyczna), Andreas Müller-Hartmann (University of Education, Heidelberg)