Creating Student Driven Input: GooseChase

GooseChase is an app that allows you to create scavenger hunt type games for groups.  I first experienced GooseChase in Katherine Gales' classroom at Xavier High School last year.  Here is how I've used the app a few times: I found some items or areas in our school that relate to something we've been reading … Continue reading Creating Student Driven Input: GooseChase

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What is communication?

Lately, a lot of conversation about Bill Van Patten's ideas about tasks in the language classroom has popped up in different teaching for acquisition groups, specifically on Facebook.  The idea seems to be that we must create reasons for students to communicate in the language in the classroom.  A task offers a student a reason to … Continue reading What is communication?