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F004 ELT Creativity FINAL v2 WEB. Choosing Your Favorite Programming Language. Step 1 First, find a list of programming languages on the internet.

Choosing Your Favorite Programming Language

Here is a list, but it's too detailed! Wow, that's a lot of programming languages! How can we decide which ones are useful? Well, one indicator is how popular a language is. There are many websites that rank languages by popularity, here is one of the first results on Google: Step 2 Pick a few popular languages (or less popular ones if you are daring) and remember them for the next step!

Popular Languages Step 3 Now I want you to research and understand what your chosen languages are typically used for. Try searching on Google for "most common use of ___ programming language" and see what comes up! Most Common Use Repeat this for a few languages. Make a Google Doc (or any other online document) and list your languages along with a short description of what they might be used for. Step 4 Next, you'll find some example source code for a "Hello World" program written in your language.

Hello World Example Pretty simple, right? Step 5. Castoldi Compiti. Work in pairs: “Summer Holidays” - Google Docs. Authentic Tasks. The instructional activities teachers provide for their students play an integral role in shaping what is learned in classrooms.

Authentic Tasks

These activities, often referred to as tasks, are what students do to learn academic content and skills. Tasks provide a structure and goal for learning in classrooms and require time to accomplish. They are meant to engage students in an action, or sequence of actions, that require the application and production of knowledge. Some types of tasks are authentic, which means they are situated in meaningful contexts that reflect the way tasks might be found and approached in real life. Authentic tasks can encompass everyday situations, such as organizing to make and sell t-shirts for a community fundraiser, or real-world activities undertaken in disciplines, such as conducting an historical inquiry into the Lewis and Clark expedition.

A distinguishing feature of authentic tasks is that they have value and meaning beyond the classroom. Blumenfeld, P. Brown, J. Assessment tasks. Bowland Maths includes over thirty tasks designed to help you assess your pupils' achievements and progression against the Key Processes defined in the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum.

Assessment tasks

To help you with this assessment, each task comes with sample pupils' work, and a "progression table" showing how pupils' work on this task can provide evidence of their progress with the four Key Processes. These self-contained tasks take between twenty minutes and an hour. These materials are also ideal for formative assessment that concentrates on providing the types of rich feedback that have been proven to help pupils improve their reasoning. Although titled 'Assessment', these tasks have been designed to be just as rich and engaging as the longer 'Case Studies'.

If you are new to Bowland and unsure about taking on a 3-4 lesson project, one of these shorter tasks would make a great basis for a lesson. Widgets - A task-based course in practical English. Challenges of CLT TBLT has grown out of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), which, in our opinion, has suffered from several disadvantages completely unrelated to its core philosophy—namely, that learners learn a language best by using it to try to negotiate meaning.

Widgets - A task-based course in practical English

It has been argued for decades now that the authentic negotiation of meaning should be a crucial component of language classes. However, this ideal has not always been met for several reasons. Perhaps the most important of these is the simple fact that looking at language as a collection of describable forms that can be easily presented, practiced and tested is easy to do, while describing what happens during authentic communication, not to mention then structuring it into a syllabus and assessing it, is not. As a result, there has been resistance to or considerable adaptation of truly communicative syllabuses. The basic tenet of CLT, however, remains sound. Advantages of TBLT Meaning is primary.

A “strong” approach to TBLT. Indicazioni generali. Creating fakebook profiles. Creating a video story. Making an Invalsi test-like test. Making a grammar tutorial. Creating a digital story. THE TRAVEL AGENCY. The travel agency - A trip to London.