B. You’ll watch different videos. Get together with other people who watched the same part as you and paraphrase the main ideas.
C. You will read an article from Newsweek about computers. Read the title and the opening and try to guess what the article will talk about.
____________________________________________________________________How Computers Just Got More Human
Scientists at IBM have created a new computer chip that mimics the processes in a human brain. Dan Lyons on how this breakthrough could produce smarter, more efficient computers.
D. Read the text to confirm your predictions. Then answer the questions from memory.
G. You’ll take a web2.0 quiz. While you answer write down any interesting piece of information you come across.
How many of the tools can you use for work?
Go to a web2.0 library and choose one to explore. Be prepared to tell your group about it and how you could use it at work or for learning English.
H. Discuss these questions with a partner. Be prepared to tell the class the most significant points in your discussion.
1. What do you do in order to learn?
2. What do you remember of what you learned last week? Last term?
Last year? When you went to school?
3. What have you learned since you left school?
4. What have you learned about how you learn best?
5. Is there a difference between the way you learn English and the way you have tried to learn other subjects?
6. What could you do to improve your learning effectiveness?
7. What strategies could you use? This applies both to strategies you are already using in other areas and to those you could learn from other people.
8. How could you go about translating theory into practice?
9. In other words, how exactly could you integrate these strategies into your learning behaviors?
10. Can you foresee your using information technology to foster learning?
J. In pairs, discuss the content of the class today. Rank the items from (1) to (5).