Week 4 Task 3: Ask Teens’ Parents …

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Dear students,

After sharing the survey and collecting teens’ responses, the results showed that 60% of the 304 teens who completed it prefer “Facebook” as a way of communication. See the image below:

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Teens use Facebook for many reasons, for example, it’s more fun, the easiest, the most common among them, and it gives them more time to think how to reply deeply. They also use it for many purposes, for example, to chat and study with their friends, find new friends, share opinions, photos, and videos, share their political opinions and many other things.

Although it is a useful tool for teens, their parents don’t allow them to use it in the school days. Parents think that it wastes time and badly affects their studies. See the image below:

Parents in school days

Your task now is to interview some parents and ask them the following questions:

  • Why do you refuse to allow your teens to use Facebook? 
  • What other tools do you suggest for teens to communicate with each other?
  • Don’t forget to take a photo for you with the parents you are going to interview.

Once you finish this task:

  • Write a comment below about why parents refuse to allow their teens to use Facebook and what other tools they have suggested to communicate.
  • You can also tell me how you feel when you interviewed parents and talked with them.
  • Upload the photos you have taken below with your comment.
  • I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Week 4 Task 2: Translate Teens’ Responses!

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Dear students,

In week 4 Task 2, you are going to work together to translate the teens’ Arabic responses into English.

Please, read the post carefully before starting the task.

To complete this task, follow the steps below:

  • Go to this link.
  • If you remember your Outlook e-mail, click “Sign in” on the top right corner of the page. Then, write your username (For example … azharyoussef@live.com) and password.

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  • Then, click “Edit Document” on the top left corner and choose “Edit in Word Web App” to start working on the file.

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  • If you don’t remember your Outlook e-mail, don’t click “Sign in” and click “Edit in Browser” directly on the top left corner of the page. This will help you to edit the file together.

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  • Read each sentence carefully and start translating it into English. Don’t forget to write your name next to your translation.
  • If you need a help, go to http://www.bing.com/translator.
  • Copy the sentence in Arabic and paste it in the first column as shown in the image below.

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  • Copy the English translation and paste it in our file.  Bing translator will just help us, but it is not the final work. You have to revise it again by removing and adding words and correcting the grammar.
  • Don’t worry! The file is aromatically saved.
  • If you need any help during your work, click “Comments” on the top as shown below.

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  •  To post a comment, stand on the part you want to ask a question about, and then click “New Comment” as shown in the image below:

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  •  Don’t forget: Everyone of you should correct 5 sentences.
  • When you finish your work, write a comment here that you did the task and tell me why you enjoy it or not. You can also tell me what problems and difficulties you have faced during doing the task.
  • I’m looking forward to seeing your cooperative work.

Week 4 Task 1: Correct Teens’ Responses!

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Dear students,

In week 4 Task 1, you are going to work together to correct the teens’ responses that they have written in English.

To complete this task, please follow the steps below:

  • Go to this link.
  • If you remember your Outlook e-mail, click “Sign in” on the top right corner of the page. Then, write your username (For example … azharyoussef@live.com) and password.

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  • Then, click “Edit Document” on the top left corner and choose “Edit in Word Web App” to start working on the file.

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  • If you don’t remember your Outlook e-mail, don’t click “Sign in” and click “Edit in Browser” directly on the top left corner of the page. This will help you to edit the file together.

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  • Read each sentence carefully.
  • If it is right and doesn’t need any revision, please write in the second column “No Need” + your name as you see in the example there.
  • If it needs more revision, please write the right translation in the second column + your name as you see in the example there.
  • Don’t worry! The file is aromatically saved.
  • If you need any help during your work, click “Comments” on the top as shown below.

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  • To post a comment, Stand on the part you want to ask a question about, and then click “New Comment” as shown in the image below:

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  • Don’t forget: Everyone of you should correct 3 sentences.
  • I’m looking forward to seeing your cooperative work .
  • When you finish your work, write a comment that you did the task and tell me why you enjoy it or not. You can also tell me about the problems and difficulties that you have faced while doing this task.
  • I’m looking forward to seeing your cooperative work .

Welcome to Week 4

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Dear students,

week fourWelcome to week 4. During this week, you will practice your grammar, and vocabulary choice to correct teens’ responses. You will also practice your translation skills from Arabic into English. The most interesting thing is that you are going to work together in one file to complete these tasks.

Enjoy correcting and translating!

Week 3 Winners

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Dear students,

Thanks so much for your wonderful work. In this week, we have two groups of winners. The first group is those who shared the survey online on their pages and groups. You have got the following badge:

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  1. Safy Sabry
  2. Gehad Karam
  3. Kholoud Hussin
  4. Omnia Hassan
  5. Ghada Mohamed
  6. Sarah Nageh
  7. Dana Ayman
  8. Sarah Ahmed

The second group is those who met teens face-to-face either inside or outside school. Those great members photocopied the survey and asked their interviewees to answer it. Then, they completed it online for them. You have got the following badge:

Interviewer Badge

  1. Safy Sabry
  2. Gehad Karam
  3. Omnia  Hassan
  4. Ghada Mohamed
  5. Esraa Ahmed
  6. Sarah Nageh
  7. Dana Ayman
  8. Sarah Ahmed
  9. Heba Mohamed
  10. Smaa Ashraf
  11. Esraa Mahmoud
  12. Hasnaa Thabet

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

Congratulations to all of you!

How to Print Screen!

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Hello Miss and all my friends,

In this post, we will learn how to “print screen and upload photos”.

This is very easy. Let’s start!

  • First, you should click on “Start ” at the bottom of your screen . When you click it, there is a list will be shown to you immediately.
  • Then, choose “All Programs“. There is also a new list will appear .
  • There are a lot of programs, but you should choose “Accessories” , Then, choose “Snipping Tool ” (This icon is next to the picture of scissors and paper).

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  • A small box will appear to you, you should click in the arrow beside “New ” and choose “Rectangular Snip” as you can see in the picture below.

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  • You should drag the mouse to specify the part that you want to print. Then, the part you specified will be shown to you such as an image.
  • You should save it by clicking on “File” at the top of the page in the toolbar.
  • Click “Save As” … Then, choose where you want to save the image and the name, too.

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  • I hope this tutorial would be helpful!
  • If you need any help, please let me know.

Week 3: Check your Progress

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Announcement:

By the end of week 3, please check what you have done.

 

 

Stop for Mid-Year Exams!

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Dear students,

I just want to tell you that you have done a great job in the previous weeks. I’m so proud of you all.

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Because of Mid-year exams, we will stop our project for 3 weeks. Please, study hard and get high marks to make me and your parents happy and proud of you.

I’m looking forward to working together again soon!

Week 3 Task 4: Document your Work

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Dear students,Upload your Photo

The fourth task of week 3 is to upload the photos that you took while interviewing and working with other teens. This will help us to document our work of the project.

To upload your photos, follow the steps below:

  • Write something in the comment box. For example: In this photo, Heba and Esraa are interviewing two teens from another school.
  • Click “Browse” to choose the photo you want to upload.

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  • Choose the photo you would like to upload from your computer and click “Open”.
  • The last step is to click “Post Comment”.

Week 3 Task 3: Interview Teens to Know their Opinions

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Dear students,

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The third task of week 3 is to interview other teens face-to-face either inside or outside the school to know their opinions about their favorite ways to communicate with others. You can use the Arabic version of the survey. In the next week, we will translate their responses into English.

Please, tell me how many teens you have interviewed in a comment and what problems you may face while doing this task.

Download the survey in Arabic:

Week 3 Task 2: Let’s Share the Survey!

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Dear students,

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The second task of week 3 is to share the link of the survey with your friends. You can share it on your Facebook pages and with other groups and pages. If you have friends on Twitter, you can share the link, too. Please copy the following and paste it everywhere with your friends:

 

Hi friends,

We are doing a project about teens’ ways to communicate in the 21st century. To know your opinions, please do our survey. It has some questions about your favorite ways to communicate with your friends and your parents’ opinion about the use of these ways of communication. You can answer in English or Arabic. Here is he link: http://azharyoussef.polldaddy.com/s/your-way-2-communicate.

Thanks for your help!

You can also interview other students face-to-face at school and ask them the same questions. Then, we can do the survey for them and translate their responses into English.

I hope you like this task!

Happy News: You can Upload Images to your Comments Now!

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Dear students,

It is a great pleasure to announce that you can upload images to your comments now. If your parents don’t accept the use of Facebook, you can use our Discussion Corner. You can upload Print Screen for the problems you face and discuss things together.

I just want to know If we can use the discussion corner and forget about the Facebook Group. What do you think?

Week 3 Task 1: Just Try the Survey!

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Dear students,

The first task of week 3 is to take the following survey (or questionnaire) before sharing it with other students. Please, don’t share it with other students now. I just want to try it first on you. Maybe we add or delete some of the questions.

Aims of the Survey:

The aims of this survey are:

  • What favorite ways of communication do teenagers (teens) use in their everyday?
  • How often do they use them?
  • Why do they use these ways of communication?
  • What is the opinion of their parents about using these ways of communication?

 

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After taking the survey, please, write a comment telling me your opinion about it. You can choose any of the following choices:

  • I like it.
  • I don’t like it.
  • I want to add a question (And write the question you want to add).
  • I want to delete a question (And tell me which questions you want to delete).

Welcome to Week 3

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Dear students,

Welcweek threeome to week 3.  After discussing the questions of the survey together, now it is time for taking and sharing it with your friends either online of face-to-face.  This will help us to know more about Egyptian teens’ favorite tools, their reasons behind choosing them, and their parents’ opinions about using them in school days.

All the best!

Extended Week 2 Winners

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Dear students,

It is time to announce the extended week 2 winners. We have two groups of winners:

The first group is those students who created wonderful word clouds using Tagxedo and Wordle. Although there were a lot of problems because of the missing program “Silverlight”, they managed to create wonderful work.

The winners are:

  1. Kholoud Hussin
  2. Sarah Nageh
  3. Safy Sabry
  4. Ghada Mohamed

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The second group is those students who wrote about their favorite tools of communication out of their minds without using websites.

The winner is:

  1. Sarah Ahmed

You all won a badge!

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Congratulations to all of you. Really, you did a great job.

All the best!