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  • BECAUSE YOU CANT SMELL SOMEONE ON SKYPE

    ENGLISH CLASSROOM RESOURCES IN ASSOCIATION WITH RT LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT AND JUNIOR CYCLE FOR TEACHERS WWW.RTE.IE/DOCONONE WWW.JUNIORCYCLE.IE

  • Contents

    Written by Mary-Elaine Tynan, Deirdre Murphy & Toms Seale

    Designed by Liza-Jane Smith

    Supported by RT Radio 1 Documentary on One in association with RT Learning and Development www.rte.ie/doconone and Junior Cycle for Teachers www.juniorcycle.ie

    RT Radio 1, Documentary on One - Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype.Documentary Maker - Liam Nolan

    Producer - Ronan Kelly

    Series Producer - Liam OBrien

    Editor of Arts, Features and Drama, RT Radio 1 - Lorelei Harris

    A) INTRODUCTION 3

    B) PLANNING 4

    C) RESOURCES 5

    D) TEACHING, LEARNING AND FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTPre-listening MyFutureandFakespaceStatusin25YearsTime 6-8Pre and Active Listening WhatsinaNameGraphicOrganiser 9-10Active Listening StoryPredictionandAnticipation-OralExercise 9DocumentaryDictionary 11-12Post-Listening TextMe! 11/13-14

    E) SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT PersuasiveSpeech 15-18

    F) APPENDIXA1.Reflective/Creative

    TweetingtheNews 19A2.Reflective/CreativeTask

    Reviewing/Blogwithself-assessment 20-23A3.1LearningOutcomesaddressedinthisunitoflearning 24A3.2TemplateforplanningaUnitofWork 25

    Documentary On One - Because You cant Smell Someone on Skype

  • IntroductionEveryradiodocumentaryisaccompaniedbyasetofteachingandlearningresources.TheresourcesbeginwithasuggestedplanforaunitofworkusingthelearningoutcomesfromtheJuniorCycleEnglishspecification.Worksheetsareindicatedbycodeswhichincludethenameofthedocumentary,theworksheet(WS)referencenumberandthepagewhereitcanbefounde.g.(Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype WS 1.1 -Pg. 7)

    Appendicescontainingadditionalresources(i.e.printableworksheetsforstudents)canbefoundattheendofeachunitofwork.This unit is organised as follows:

    Pre-listening resourceswhichencouragestudentstothinkaroundthecentralthemeof

    theunit.

    Active listening resourcestopromotecarefullistening.

    Post-listening resourceswhicharelinkeddirectlytothedocumentarycontent.

    Resources for a summative assessment whichfocusonmeasuringthelearningachievedbystudentsintheunit.

    In addition therearefurtherreflective/creativeresourceswhichcouldbeusedtosupportlearning,teachingandassessmentintheunit.

    Teacherswhochoosetousethesereflective/creativeresourcescanrefertothestructureoutlinedinthePlanningsectionandtothemodelusedintheSummative

    Contents

    A) INTRODUCTION 3

    B) PLANNING 4

    C) RESOURCES 5

    D) TEACHING, LEARNING AND FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTPre-listening MyFutureandFakespaceStatusin25YearsTime 6-8Pre and Active Listening WhatsinaNameGraphicOrganiser 9-10Active Listening StoryPredictionandAnticipation-OralExercise 9DocumentaryDictionary 11-12Post-Listening TextMe! 11/13-14

    E) SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT PersuasiveSpeech 15-18

    F) APPENDIXA1.Reflective/Creative

    TweetingtheNews 19A2.Reflective/CreativeTask

    Reviewing/Blogwithself-assessment 20-23A3.1LearningOutcomesaddressedinthisunitoflearning 24A3.2TemplateforplanningaUnitofWork 25

    Documentary On One - Because You cant Smell Someone on Skype

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    Documentary On One - Because You cant Smell Someone on Skype

    Asthediagramindicates,itisduringtheplanning

    stagethattheteacherwillselectthelearning

    outcomesanddesigntheteachingandlearning

    aroundtheselearningoutcomes.

    Itisadvisabletoplanthesummativeassessmenttask

    intheinitialstagestosupporttheformativeassessment

    throughouttheunit.Thisensuresthattheteachercan

    constantlymonitorthelearningofeachstudentin

    termsofthechosenlearningoutcomes.

    Theteacherand/orstudentswillselectthetexts,

    resourcesandmaterialsrequiredtosupportthe

    learningoutcomes.

    Formativeassessmentwillbeongoingthroughoutthe

    unittosupportthelearning.

    Learning Outcomes Addressed by the UnitThisisaunitoflessonsfocusedonthethemeof LoveandusingasitsprimarytextthedocumentaryBecause You Cant Smell Someone On Skype.

    Planning

    *SeeAppendixfordetailsoflearningoutcomes

    Learning and

    Teaching

    Resources

    Texts

    Chooselearningoutcomes

    Createsummativeassessmentto

    ensurethelearningoutcomeshavebeenachieved

    Planning

    Formative Assessment

    Facilitation of class discussion Because You Cant

    Smell Someone On Skype Resources

    Using graphic organisers

    Documentary on OneBecause You Cant Smell Someone On Skype

    Keywords resulting from class debate

    Rich Learning Experiences with RT Radio 1s Documentary On One - Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype

    Whilethisunitcouldbeseento

    addressanumberofLearning

    OutcomesintheEnglish

    Specificationthekeyoutcomes

    addressedhereare OL5, OL7,

    W1, W2*. Thesummative

    assessmenttasksattheendof

    theunitfacilitatetheassessment

    oftheselearningoutcomes.

    Itisinevitablethatother

    learningoutcomeswillbe

    encounteredbuttheseare

    notthemainfocusoftheunit.

    Provision of vocabulary

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    Documentary On One - Because You cant Smell Someone on Skype

    ResourcesAbout the Documentary On One - Because You Cant Smell Someone On SkypeTitle Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype

    Listening Duration 15 mins

    Documentary Link http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2012/0105/646915-the-curious-ear-doconone-skype-love/

    Documentary Summary

    Usinghisnewphone,Ciarndiscoveredadatingwebsitewherehemet

    Kelly.TheonlyproblemwasthathewasinIrelandandshewasinFlorida.This

    documentaryexploreswhathappenswhenyoumeetsomeoneonlinewho

    livesmorethan3,000milesaway.Itexamineswhetherthis21stcenturytypeof

    romancecanactuallyworkandtheideathatweneedtomeetsomebody

    inordertoknowifthereischemistry,becauseasthetitlesaysYoucant

    smellsomeoneonSkype.Whilethedocumentaryexploresthethemeof

    onlinedating,italsolooksatmodernformsofcommunicationlikeSkypeand

    Facebookandaskswhetherornotwecantrulyknowsomebodyifwehavent

    mettheminperson.

    Please Note: The documentary contains one expletive (the word bullshit).

    About UsDocumentaryOnOneis

    aseriesofmultiaward-

    winningdocumentaries

    fromRTRadio1.With

    almost1,500documentaries

    onofferonline,ithas

    thelargestarchiveof

    documentariesavailable

    anywhereatnocost.Allof

    theprogrammesareradio

    storiesaboutreallife.

    InassociationwithRT

    LearningandDevelopment,

    DocumentaryonOnehas

    chosenarangeofradio

    documentarieswhich

    maybeusedintheEnglish

    classroom.Tocomplement

    thesedocumentaries,a

    collectionoffreeonline

    teachingresourceshas

    beencreatedtodevelop

    studentswritten,reading

    andoralproficiency.

    Thesearebasedonthe

    JuniorCycleKeySkillsand

    LearningOutcomesinthe

    newspecification.

    Aswithanytexttobepresentedtostudents,itisstronglyrecommendedthatyoulisteninfulltotheradiodocumentarybeforeintroducingittotheclassroom.Thisistoensureitssuitabilityinyourowncontextandforalllearnersinyourclass.RTanditspartnerscannotacceptanyliabilityshouldthecontentofanyofthesedocumentariesproveunsuitableforsomelearnersortheirteachers.AllthepdfsandsoundfilesareeasilyaccessibleintheEducationalResourcessectionoftheDocumentaryOnOnewebsitewww.rte.ie/docononeandtheEducationsectionofthefreeDocOnOnemobileappavailableoniPhone,AndroidandiPad.Wehopethatyouandyourstudentsenjoythedocumentariesandaccompanyingresources!

    Planning

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    Tointroducethedocumentary,studentswillbeaskedtoimaginetheirlifeforthenexttwenty-fiveyearsatfiveyearintervalsbycompletingtheMyFutureWorksheet(Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype WS 1.1 - Pg. 7).

    Thisisalsoanumeracytasksoteachersshouldcheckthatstudentshavecorrectlyaddedonfiveyearstotheirageandtoeachyear.

    Toscaffoldstudentsinthistask,teacherswillwritethecurrentdateontheboarde.g.17thJanuary2015andwriteastartersentence(seeworksheet).Belowthistheywillthenwrite+5yearsandthedatee.g.17January2020.Iwillbe

    Studentswillnowcompletethetaskandintheprocesstheywillimagineandreflectonwheretheybelievetheywillbeinfive,ten,fifteen,twentyandtwenty-fiveyearstime.

    Studentswillthenbechallengedtonarrowtheirfocusbyconcentratingonasingledaytwenty-fiveyearsinthefuture.

    Tofacilitatethistask,usingthetemplateprovided(Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype WS 1.2 -Pg. 8)studentswillcreateaFakespacepageandwriteanumberofFakespaceStatuses.

    Studentswillhavetochoosetoberealisticorcreative/idealisticwhendoingthistask(orperhapsboth).

    Theaimhereistointroducethedocumentarybyencouragingstudents(amongotherthings)tothinkabouthowtheyexpecttomeettheirfuturepartner.Thedocumentarywillthentellthestoryaboutacouplewhometinalesstraditionalmanner.

    1.Teacher Guidelines MyFutureandMyFakespaceStatusinTwenty-FiveYearsTime

    Pre

    -ListeningTEACHER GUIDELINES

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    Pre

    -Listening

    Pre

    -Listening

    STUDENT WORKSHEET

    My Future

    Directions:

    Usingfiveyearintervalsmakeatimelineofhowyouimagineyourlifetobeforthenext

    25years.

    e.g.TodaysDate: 1stSept2016Iamcaptainoftheschoolbasketballteam.

    1stSept2021Iwillbe17yearsoldandstartingSixthYear.Iwillhave

    spenttwomonthsofthesummervolunteeringwithalocalcharity.

    Name ____________________________________

    Todays Date _____________________________

    Today I am: ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Date / Year I will be

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    __ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________ _________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    (Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype WS 1.1)

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    My Fakespace Status 25 Years from now

    Directions: CreateaFakebookprofileforyourself,asyouimagineitwilllookin

    twenty-fiveyearstime.

    Name________________________________________

    TodaysDate________________________________

    (Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype WS 1.2)

    STUDENT WORKSHEET

    WorksLivesinStudied

    RelationshipStatus

    HowImetmypartnerStatusDate__________________Whatsonyourmind?

    StatusDate__________________Whatsonyourmind?

    StatusDate__________________Whatsonyourmind?

    Pre

    -Listening

    fakespace

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    Name________________________________________

    TodaysDate________________________________

    3. Story Prediction and Anticipation TheclasswilltellastorywhichbeginswithCiarnisasinglemanwhois

    hopingtofindloveso

    Theteacherwillexplainthathe/shewillstartthestorywiththeabovesentenceandthat,inturn,eachstudentwillprogressitbyaddingasentenceatatime.Thefinalstudentmustconcludethestory.Ifappropriatetheteachermayassignamaximumpausetimebetweeneachstudentof5secondsperstudent.

    Aftercompletingtheexercise,studentswillthenlistentothefirstthreeminutesofthedocumentary(Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype Clip 1).

    StudentswillcompareandcontrastthelovestorytheycreatedandthatofKellyandCiarn.

    TheymustthenanticipatewhathappenstoKellyandCiarn,byworkingingroupsorpairsandsharingtheirideaswiththeclass.

    StudentswillnowreturntotheworksheetWhatsinaName? (Because You Cant Smell Someone On Skype WS 2 -Pg. 10).Theywillcompletethesecondandthirdsectionsabouttheeffectivenessofthedocumentarytitleandsuggestotherpossiblealternativetitles.

    Topreparestudentsforthispartofthetaskteachersmayneedtofurnishstudentswithappropriatevocabulary(e.g.relevant,apt,fitting,confusing,irrelevant,misleadingetc)

    Aftercompletingitandlisteningtothedocumentary,studentswillreturntothisexerciseandcritiquethetitle,consideringitseffectivenessinlightofthecontent(justifyingtheiranswer).

    Theteachermaywishtodirectthediscussiontowardthebenefitsanddisadvantagesofonlinefriendships.ThisissuewillbeexploredfurtherintheSummativeAssessmentwhenthestudentswillwrite/presentapersuasivespeechforonesideoftheargument.TheteachermaywishtowritealistofkeywordsthatemergefromthisinitialdiscussiontouseasscaffoldingfortheirSummativeAssessment.

    Act

    ive ListeningTEACHER GUIDELINES

    Pre

    -Listening 2. Whats in a Name? Theteacherwillintroducethedocumentaryby

    writingthetitleontheboardBecauseYouCantSmellSomeone

    OnSkype.

    Workingingroups,studentswillimaginewhatthetitlemeansand

    predictthecontentofthedocumentary.

    Teacherswilldemonstratehowthegraphicorganiser(Because

    You Cant Smell Someone On Skype WS 2 -Pg. 10) isused.Students

    willjotdowntheirideasbuttheymustonlycompletethefirst

    section.They will return to this graphic organiser after listening to

    the beginning of the documentary (see notes below in sixth bullet

    point).

    Pre

    -Listening

    http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2015/0709/20150709_rteradio1-docononeeducational-skypeclip1_c20810285_20810291_232_.mp3

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    Whats in aName?

    Directions:

    Workingingroups,discussthetitleofthedocumentaryBecauseYouCantSmell

    SomeoneOnSkypeandcompletethefirstpartWhatdoyouthinkthetitleofthe

    documentarymeans?Af...

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