What is comprehensible input? Before we go any further, let’s examine what we already know about how we have used comprehensible input to convey meaning. In this introductory discussion, we will talk about the ways in which you have used comprehensible input in formal (i.e., the classroom) and informal settings. Share your thoughts in narrative format, meaning that you should write as if you were talking, not answering a series of questions. Carefully review the Discussion Details below before your share your experience with us.
Part 1 – Due before 11:59 pm on Monday, June 13, 2016.
- Briefly share a learning experience during which you provided input, i.e., you taught or communicated something, that helped students learn something new. If possible,
- Describe the setting of this learning experience.
- Provide sufficient details about a strategy or strategies you used during this experience. For example, if you used photos, don’t simply say, “I used photos.” Talk about the choice of photos, what kind of photos, how you used them, in what ways did you use them?
- How did the strategy or strategies you used make it possible for students to learn new material? Talk specifically about what happened as you implemented this strategy(-ies).
- Click the “Add a new discussion topic” button below this discussion prompt and choose a unique subject line that reflects your posting in some way.
- Feel free to include a hyperlink to any external resource(s) to enhance or clarify your thoughts.
Part 2 – Due before 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
- As your classmates begin to share their experiences, read through the postings with the purpose of connecting with one or more of your classmates. Here are a few ways in which you might do so:
- The posting described a strategy that you have never heard of.
- The posting described a strategy that you know that was implemented in a different or unique way.
- The posting left you with one or more questions regarding the learning experience, the strategy, or some aspect of the posting.
- The posting was similar to a strategy you used that you would like to share.
- To reply to a posting, click the “Reply” link and craft your posting. You don’t have to change the subject line at this point. 🙂