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Friday, July 18, 2014

WORDLE = AN EASY WAY TO START/ REVIEW A LESSON


What do you know about WORDLE? How can you use it for teaching? According to www.wordle.net,  wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that yo provide.  The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

From the description above, you can use wordle as a motivating strategy or review your lesson. For example, to start teaching vocabulary of personality traits, you can list down the words on wordle. Use some vocabulary that relate to positive or negative traits. Ask students to list down the vocab according to the category.

Below is the example of wordle or cloud word that you can use to start a lesson about personality traits or physical appearance. For your information, to make this word cloud, you can access both www.wordle.net or www.tagul.com. If you have android as your device, you can download ilanguangecloud in Play store, and it’s free. The minus is yo
u cannot modify the font, the shape, or the color if you use the application in your device. 


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Friday, March 7, 2014

Samples of Writing (from Word Search)



RAFIDA

Rafida is 11 years old. She was born in Semarang. Her idol is Super Junior. Rafida wanted to watch her idol concert. But Rafida’s parents’ prohibits to come to the concert. Rafida known my favorite music, Roar, by Katy Perrry. Ni ask her to sing it but she cannot.memorize the lyric. Aarrgh… so hard to ask her sing it!!

Rafida hs never watched “The Lego Movie”. Same like me. Rafida has never read “Famous Five” book. But it’s the best I’ve ever read. Rafida doesn’t like detective book because she don’t understand the plot. She likes romance books, horror books, and K=Pop books. Oh, my God.

FROM WORD SEARCH TO WRITING




TARGET LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
WRITTEN BY: MS LALA

Teaching EC sometimes makes teachers lack of ideas of what to do next. Writing for them is not easy to conduct. It can be done seriously, with right pattern, only for higher levels, such as EC 5 or EC 6. in this technique, I will tell you ideas on how to weite a short passage with some steps. It took me two meetings to finish all of them.

First, make sure that you have taught Present Perfect tense or any other lesson target. The pattern I taught was “Have you……..?”. I made groups of Verb 3 in jumbled Word Search. It would be easier if you go to www.toolsforeducators.com. Just write down any verbs that you have introduced to class. Ask the students to search words hidden.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Visit to Orphanage Al - Rifdah


 Written by: Ms. Nina Septina

Saturday morning December 8, 2013, the teachers and staff were busy packing donations that have been collected since the previous two weeks. Assistance in the form of goods and cash that has accumulated over the participation of a large family of LIA Semarang Candi Semarang consisting of students, parents, teachers and staff. The total of donations amounted Rp.16.153.300. It would be distributed to orphanages Al - Rifdah Multiple Disabilities, Semarang. The Orphanage was founded in 2006 is an orphanage that housed orphans with special needs multiple disabilities, the physically and mentally. Most of them suffered total paralysis, unable to hear and speak or walk, and some of them also suffer from autism and Down syndrome. Currently there are about 24 children who live at the orphanage .

My first time being an ASOV dancer



     It happened for about a week ago when I took part of ASOV modern dance. I joined ASOV for basketball competition or also known as DBL.

     At the first time, I tried to enroll myself in Bulan Bahasa dance competition at school. When the occasion came in, my group was pretty fabulous. So, our trainer offered us to join ASOV as a dance match. Well, we were in a quandary whether we dealed it. Because ASOV came from many towns such as Bandung, Salatiga, Demak, etc. At last, we accepted the offer. Day went by, we improved our abilities and dance style. We chose a hip-hop dance. We practiced everyday without rest. Because we had only about 4 to 5 days left until the opening show. We worked harder and harder and we kept improve our moves. In other side, we were very confused for choosing the costumes. However,  our basket team would play for some rounds and so would the dancers. Time flew by so quickly, we were getting closer to the event. My classmate and I were the two oldest members, so, we had more full obligity. We were looking for the costumes and even we borrowed from other friends.