I was looking for a bit of this and that the other night while laying in bed when I came across Adi Rajan’s excellent blog Immersivities. I was really taken aback. The blog is professional in both appearance and approach in a way I could only aspire to be. Rajan himself is also annoyingly prolific in his writing (no blogger wants to be reminded of the fact that they aren’t writing enough).
From what I can tell so far, Immersivities appears to combine reviewing books with introducing original activities that can be used in the classroom. While the former is of less interest to me than the latter, I can definitely recommend it as a blog that should be on everyone’s radar.
Just some of his most recent ideas for the classroom include:
- Irritable Concall Syndrome | A structured-sharing activity – a really cool way to use Dilbert in the classroom.
- Ticktock | An intercultural activity – a way to make the movie Inception a bit more real for all of us without even knowing it.
- English as Business Gobbledygook | A comic strip activity – a fun way to point out how much of business jargon is mindless drivel.
- Listen up | An evidence-based activity – a way to test research on listening in the classroom with live test subjects.
Check it out when you have a spare moment.