Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In-class Task - Hypertext & hypermedia

Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, on October 2nd 1869. His father died when he was still a teenager. At the age of 13 he married Kasturba Gandhi who was three years younger and the marriage lasts for 62 years until her death in 1944.

As a young man Gandhi left India to study law in London. Then he spent two decades working in South Africa securing rights for Indian expatriates. It was during this time that his political reform through non-violence which he called Satyagraha was born. This movement meant resistance of tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa, total non violence, which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. This way, when he returned to India, Mohandas Gandhi emerged as a political and religious leader in the fight for independence from Great Britain and was accorded the country's Father of the Nation. India freed itself from Britain on August 15th, 1947. Five months later, on January 25th, 1948 Gandhi was shot by a conservative Hindu.

Friday, March 13, 2009

CALL TASK 3 - Lesson plan

Salam and hi everyone. This is my lesson plan for the Task 3. I would like to dedicate this lesson plan to my ex-practicum-school students. Hope this lesson is creative enough!Thank you..

Lesson Plan


LEVEL: Form 2 (Intermediate)

TIME: 40 minutes

AIMS: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to find information from a
specific website, identify some of the adjectives used to describe a Malaysian
National Hero and write a short passage that describes their own favourite
Malaysian National Heroes.


• One computer per group of 2-3 students
• Internet connection
• Web Browser
• LCD Projector
• E-mail accounts
• Class's blog


1. Locate site which provides information on one of the Malaysian National
2. Prepare worksheets based on the information in the website.
3. Check site before lesson.
4. Make sure all students have e-mail account and know the URL of the class’s



Set induction: (5 mins)
1. Teacher shows pictures of various Malaysian National Heroes on the LCD and
asks the students who the heroes are and their contributions to the country.
(Appendix 1)
2. Teacher relates the discussion to today’s lesson which is ‘Malaysian National

Task 1: (20 mins)
1. Teacher sends students to the website chosen which is
2. Teacher asks students to read the text about Datuk Nicol Ann David in the
3. Teacher distributes worksheets to students and asks them to complete the
worksheets by identifying the True and False statements about Datuk Nicol Ann
David. (Appendix 2)
4. Teacher discusses the answers with the students.
5. Teacher asks the students to identify some of the adjectives used in
describing Datuk Nicole Ann David. Teacher discusses the adjectives with the

Task 2: (10 mins)
1. Teacher explains on Task 2 and asks the students to look at the example in
their class’s blog. (
2. Teacher asks the students in each group to write a short passage of not less
than 80 words that describes their very own favourite Malaysian National Hero
based on the example provided in the class’s blog. Teacher encourages the students
to look for the information in the Internet.
3. Teacher asks the students to e-mail their Task 2 to the teacher’s e-mail.
4. The best passage will be posted in the class’s blog.

Conclusion: (5 mins)
1. Teacher recaps the lesson on ‘Malaysian National Heroes’.
2. Teacher inculcates moral values.


1. Students are expected to finish their Task 2 at home and e-mail the task to
the teacher within 2 days.
2. Selected passages from Task 2 will be discussed in the next class.

#### TASK 2:

Example from the blog


Hello everybody! This is the example for your Task 2. Remember, for this task, you have to write a short passage of not less than 80 words that describes your favourite Malaysian National Hero. Tell me why you like this particular Malaysian Hero and what are his or her contributions to the country. You can look for the person’s information through the Internet but make sure you use your own words! The best passage will be posted in the class’s blog!


My favourite Malaysian National Hero is Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor who is the first Malaysian to go to the space. I really admire Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor because he is highly motivated in achieving his dream of becoming an astronaut. Besides that, he is also very patient in enduring all the hard challenges in becoming an astronaut in a short period of time. I also admire Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor because he is very talented in many fields. This is because apart from being an astronaut, he is also a doctor, a model, an entrepreneur and now a motivator.

Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor has really made the country proud by successfully being the first Malaysian astronaut and was able to carry out the crucial experiments on the space for the good of the mankind. His high determination and spirit in realizing his dream should be followed by all the young generations who are the future leaders of Malaysia. As mentioned by him; “What your mind believes, your body can achieve”.