Followings are today's activities. If you cannot finish all of them, please do the rest at home. Use your time effectively.
1. Listen to your classmates’ introductions and please choose the one you think is best. (20 min.)
- Go to wimba, and listen to the 8 introductions listed below your own introduction. Choose the best introduction out of the 8.
- E-mail the name of the person who had the best introduction and the reason you chose the person to your instructor (Sato: email@example.com, Hamada: firstname.lastname@example.org, Nazikian: email@example.com).
- We will post the best introduction on the class blog.
2. Discuss what makes a good blog in groups of 3-4 people.(10 min.)
At the end of the semester we will have not only teachers but also you and your classmates evaluate each other’s blogs. We will use the results of your discussions today as a basis for deciding the criteria that we will use to evaluate the blogs at the end of the semester.
- Discuss what makes a good blog in groups of 3-4 people.
- Post the result of your discussion in the comment column of the blog. Make sure to include your names or initials with the posting so we know that you have commented.
3. Read the comments made about your own blog. (10 min.)
- Please read the comments made by others about your blog. (People who have already read these comments can skip ahead to step 4 below.)
- If you feel that it is necessary, please respond back to those who have commented on your blog.
4. Please comment on the blogs of students from other sections, as well as the blogs of students from other universities. (Comment on at least 2 blogs). (10 min.)
- To view the blogs of students from other sections, look at the list of classmate links on the right side of the page.
- To view the blogs of Japanese Level I students from other countries or other universities, click on the “Lets’ make friends” link on the right-side of the page. You will see a link for (にほんごいちねんせい) and under this link is a list of other universities. If you click on each of these links you will be brought to a listing of blogs of students from other universities.
- Read the blogs and if you think you would want to be friends with a student, please comment on their blog.
- Write at least one sentence in Japanese that includes one Japanese vocabulary word that we have learned!
- Record which blogs you have commented on by writing them down on a comment sheet. Submit the comment sheet to the teacher at the end of the class.
- Write a blog entry in Japanese
- If you have no idea what to write, you can write about what you did on the weekend or your daily schedule.