About Azhar Youssef

An EFL teacher from Egypt who enjoys learning and exploring new things with other people.

How to use Movie Maker!

Dear students,

Windows Movie Maker is a great free program that helps you to turn your pictures, audio files and movies to wonderful videos. You can also add titles, and sentences over your pictures.

Windows Movie Maker – Old Version:movie maker logo

To know how to use this old version of Movie Maker, please follow the steps below. You can also go to this link to view the full file:

How to use Smore!

Dear students,

smore logoSmore is an online tool that allows you to create beautiful-looking flyers or posters for free. You can add text, pictures, audio files, videos, links and many more. You can also change the font, colors, and background.

To start using Smore, please follow the steps below. You can also go to this link to view the full file:

 

Welcome to Week 6

Dear students,

week sixWelcome to week 6. I just want to announce that this is the last week of our project. I hope you liked all what we have done so far. As we did in the last week, you are going to work together in groups to complete 3 tasks. The first group will create a flyer of the survey results putting charts, explanations, and images. The second group will make videos putting the recordings and some pictures which match their voices. The third group will create a poster collecting all the products of the project to send a message to the world abut how Egyptian teens communicate with each other.

I’m looking forward to seeing your final work!

Week 5: Winners

Dear students,

In week 5, you have done an amazing job. All of you deserve a big like for your hard work and helping each other to complete the tasks on time.

Here is our list of winners:

The Best!

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  • Nourhan Ahmed and Esraa Ahmed are the best at recording teens’ responses.

Hard Working!

Hard working badge

  • Group 1 Members: Heba Mohamed, Smaa Ashraf, Esraa Mahmoud, and Hasnaa Thabet.
  • Group 2 Members: Ghada Mohamed, Gehad Karam, and Omnia Hassan.
  • Group 3 Members: Sarah Nageh, Kholoud Hussin, Dana Ayman, and Safy Sabry,

Working Together!

Working in groups badge

  • Group 1 Members: Heba Mohamed, Smaa Ashraf, Esraa Mahmoud, and Hasnaa Thabet.
  • Group 2 Members: Nourhan Ahmed, Esraa Ahmed, Ghada Mohamed, Gehad Karam, and Omnia Hassan.
  • Group 3 Members: Sarah Nageh, Kholoud Hussin, Dana Ayman, and Safy Sabry.

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All the best!

Week 5: Assessing your Work

Dear students,

It is time to assess your group work. I’m going to read, listen, and see your week 5 tasks and give you one of the levels (Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Needs Improvement).

Group 1: Analyzing Survey Data

  • Your level is “Very Good 89%“.
  • You have chosen great types of charts (pie and columns).  Your explanations are very clear that shows a complete understanding of the data. But, you just have some mistakes in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Also, all your charts have no titles.
  • What I liked the most is your cooperation and working together to complete your task. Great work!!

Group 2: Recording Teens’ Responses

  • Nourhan Ahmed: Your level is “Excellent 95%“. Your recording is very clear and interesting. Your pronunciation is very great. Just one word that is not clearly pronounced (allow). I think that you practiced a lot before recording. You did an amazing job, Nourhan!
  • Esraa Ahmed: After repeating your recording, I will give you “Excellent 95%“. Now, your recording is so clear and interesting. Your pronunciation is very great. You have corrected your two mispronounced words (convince, and daily). I’m sure you can do the best. You have done a great job, Esraa!
  • Ghada Mohamed: Your level is “Very Good 87%“. Your recording is clear, but sometimes I feel you are reading newspapers quickly. Your pronunciation is great, but there are two (political, and latest) that are mispronounced. I’m sure you will do great in the next recording. You did a great job, Ghada!
  • Gehad Karram: Your level is “Very Good 85%“. Your recording is clear, but I feel you are reading newspapers quickly. Your pronunciation is great, but there are three (relatives, freely, and form) that are mispronounced. I’m sure you will do great in the next recording. You did a great job, Gehad!!
  • Omnia Hassan: Your level is “Very Good 80%“. Your recording is very clear and interesting. Sometimes, I feel you are reading from newspapers. Your pronunciation is great, but there are four (main, low, harmful, and especially) that are mispronounced. I’m sure you will do great in the next recording. You did a great job, Omnia!!

Group 3: Creating a Presentation:

  • You deserve “Very Good 89%“.
  • Your presentation is great and well-organized. You used colors and font size that make it easy to read your presentation. But, there are a few mistakes in grammar, and spelling. You images are not enough. There is an incomplete slide that is about the project’s tools. The steps of the project are not complete and a few of them are not in the right order.
  • What I liked the most is your cooperation and working together to complete your task. Great work!!

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Please, feel free to ask me any questions about your level.

How to Create Collages using AutoCollage!

Dear students,

AutoCollage_2With AutoCollage, you can create beautifully blended image collages with a click of your mouse. AutoCollage automatically arranges and blends your pictures into a wonderful collage, which you can print, email, or share it with your friends via social websites.

Please, follow the steps below to create your collages: You can also go to this link to view the complete file.

Week 5: Check your Progress

Announcement:

By the end of the week, check the task you have completed with your group members.

 

Week 5 Group 3 Task: Creating a Presentation

Dear students,

This task will be completed by:

  • Safy Sabry
  • Dana Ayman
  • Sarah Nageh
  • Kholoud Hussin

You are going to do the following tasks:

  • Create a presentation including all the steps we have done during the project.
  • I will post the link of the presentation template to our Facebook group.
  • To edit and work on the presentation, please follow the steps in this post.
  • Before starting your task, choose the level (Excellent, Very Good, Good, or Needs Improvement) that you want to get at the end:

Final Presentation Rubric

I’m looking forward to seeing your collaborative work.

Week 5 Group 2 Task: Recording Teens’ Responses

Dear students,

This task will be completed by:

  1. Gehad Karam
  2. Esraa Ahmed
  3. Omnia Hassan
  4. Ghada Mohamed
  5. Nourhan Ahmed
  6. Sarah Ahmed

You are going to o the following tasks:

  • Using Audacity, record teens’ responses about their favorite tools to communicate and their parents’ opinions about these tools.
  • To record your voice using Audacity, please follow the steps in this post.
  • Here are your sentences that you are going to record.
  • Once you finish your recording, upload it to this link.
  • Before starting your task, choose the level (Excellent, Very Good, Good, or Needs Improvement) that you want to get at the end.

Final Recording Rubric 2

I’m looking forward to listening to your recordings.

Week 5 Group 1 Task: Analyzing the Survey Data

Dear students,

This task will be completed by:

  • Heba Mohamed
  • Smaa Ashraf
  • Esraa Mahmoud
  • Hasnaa Thabet

You are going to do the following tasks:

  • Download this file that includes all the survey data you are going to work on.
  • Convert the survey data into Pie or Column Charts using Excel.
  • To know how to convert data into charts using Excel, please follow the steps in this post.
  • Explain what you can see in these charts.You can see the comment I wrote below as an example.
  • Before starting your task, choose the level (Excellent, Very Good, Good, or Needs Improvement) that you want to get at the end.

Final Charts Rubric

I’m looking forward to seeing your work.

Welcome to Week 5

Dear students,

week fiveWelcome to week 5. I want to tell you that we are about to finish our project. In this week, you will be divided into three groups. Each group will wok together to complete a task. The first group will analyze the survey data, convert these data into charts and try to explain them.The second group will work together to record all the teens’ responses that you corrected and translated last week. The third group will try to collect all what you have done during the project and create a presentation. It seems a very busy week, but I know you can do the best.

I’m looking forward to seeing your great work!

Week 4 Winners

Dear students,

There are 3 groups of winners this week. 

The first group is those who corrected teens’ responses in English and worked together to complete this task.

You got the following badge:

Correcting Mistakes Badge

I will write your name + the number of sentences you have corrected.

  • Safy Sabry                      15 Sentences
  • Sarah Nageh                  6 Sentences
  • Nourhan Ahmed             4 Sentences 
  • Gehad Karam                 3 Sentences
  • Ghada Mohamed           3 Sentences
  • Omnia Hassan                3 Sentences
  • Dana Ayman                    2 Sentences
  • Kholoud Hussin             2 Sentences
  • Sarah Ahmed                  2 Sentences

The second group is those who translated teens’ Arabic responses into English and worked together to complete this task.

You got the following badge:

Translator Badge

I will write your name + the number of sentences you have translated.

  • Dana Ayman                      13 Sentences
  • Gehad Karam                   11 Sentences
  • Safy Sabry                         11 Sentences
  • Sarah Ahmed                     9 Sentences
  • Sarah Nageh                      5 Sentences
  • Ghada Mohamed               4 Sentences
  • Nourhan Ahmed                 4 Sentences 
  • Kholoud Hussin                 1 Sentence

The third group is those who interviewed’ parents asking them about their opinions concerning the use of Facebook among their teens. Then, they wrote what they found,  analyzed,and discussed parents’ viewpoints adding their own.

  • Nourhan Ahmed
  • Safy Sabry
  • Ghada Mohamed
  • Heba Mohamed
  • Esraa Mahmoud

You got the following badge:

Interviewer Badge

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all!

If you did one of these jobs and your name is not listed here, please let me know in a comment.

Week 4: Check your Progress

Announcement:

By the end of the week, please check what you have done.