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**Brainstorm and pick debate topics - first individually, then in small groups and finally as a class **Brainstorm and pick debate topics - first individually, then in small groups and finally as a class
**Homework: brainstorm arguments for/against the chosen topic, in this case the merits of free education. **Homework: brainstorm arguments for/against the chosen topic, in this case the merits of free education.
 +*7/1 - Tuesday: Writing and Introduction to Argumentation
 +**For their chosen social problem, students should write what assets and resources their communities or countries have to help solve those problems. Writing is discussed and corrected by teacher
 +**Visual Argumentation Activity: students are divided into two groups and must discuss and present their arguments for/against free education. All arguments are then put on posters and moved juxtaposed next to each other to demonstrate effective argument and refutation.
 +*7/2 - Wednesday: Excursion day to Efeses.
 +*7/3 - Thursday: Preparing for Weekend Debates
 +**Lecture: Intro to the Karl Popper Debate format
 +**Discussion: What is Argument? What is refutation?
 +**Begin large visual multi-lingual debate glossary. Given that there are several languages spoken in class, translation of key terms is often not possible. To create a visual resource in the classroom for students, through English language explanation, we created a multi-lingual debate glossary on large sheets of paper hung from the wall of the classroom. Key debate vocabulary is now accessible in French, Moldovan, Russian, Turkmen, Romanian, Bulgarian and Bosnian.
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Deçemko Resort

Welcome to the 2008 Debate and Citizen Journalism Institute's home page for the Intensive English program! Please check here for assignments and to see the results of your work shared with others. By the end of the three weeks here in Dikili, we hope to have several media projects to showcase.

If you have any questions or comments about this page, please email Jesse at JesseTowsen@gmail.com.
Debate

Debaters! Come here to find materials and to see yourself debating!

Debatepedia Links
EFL Debate Track Curriculum
  • 6/30 - Sunday: Ice Breakers and settling in
  • 6/31 - Monday: Finish Breaking Ice and Introduce Debate
    • Each student creates a picture of where s/he is from and describes it for the class
    • Discussion: What is Debate?
    • Discussion: What Makes a Good Debate Topic?
    • Brainstorm and pick debate topics - first individually, then in small groups and finally as a class
    • Homework: brainstorm arguments for/against the chosen topic, in this case the merits of free education.
  • 7/1 - Tuesday: Writing and Introduction to Argumentation
    • For their chosen social problem, students should write what assets and resources their communities or countries have to help solve those problems. Writing is discussed and corrected by teacher
    • Visual Argumentation Activity: students are divided into two groups and must discuss and present their arguments for/against free education. All arguments are then put on posters and moved juxtaposed next to each other to demonstrate effective argument and refutation.
  • 7/2 - Wednesday: Excursion day to Efeses.
  • 7/3 - Thursday: Preparing for Weekend Debates
    • Lecture: Intro to the Karl Popper Debate format
    • Discussion: What is Argument? What is refutation?
    • Begin large visual multi-lingual debate glossary. Given that there are several languages spoken in class, translation of key terms is often not possible. To create a visual resource in the classroom for students, through English language explanation, we created a multi-lingual debate glossary on large sheets of paper hung from the wall of the classroom. Key debate vocabulary is now accessible in French, Moldovan, Russian, Turkmen, Romanian, Bulgarian and Bosnian.


Citizen Journalism

Welcome to the Citizen Journalism track of the Intensive Language Program. As soon as you create content, we can put it up here!

Homework Assignments

Assignment #! — Persuasive Writing

Click here to read what students wrote

Assignment #2 — Pre-Production for Your Media Project

Free Software for Creating Public Media
Audacity, an example of Open-Source Software
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Audacity, an example of Open-Source Software

Free and affordable software is essential for citizen journalism, so that any citizen can create media without requiring a professional budget. This kind of software does exist as an alternative to the very expensive professional tools. For example, Adobe's Photoshop can be replaced by Gimp, a free, downloadable, open-source image manipulation program. Another alternative would be to use a program built into your computer's operating system. For example, instead of using Final Cut Pro or Avid for video editing, you can use iMovie if your computer has a Mac OS, or Windows Movie Maker if you have a Windows OS. Open-Source Software

For a complete list of Open-Source Software pages, view Category:Open-Source Software
  • Open Office is a productivity suite that can be used for a variety of purposes, including word processing, databases, and presentations.
  • Picasa can be used for digital photography importing and editing.
  • GraphicConverter can be used for organizing, batch editing, and converting digital images.
  • Gimp can be used for image manipulation.
  • SonicStage can be used for audio importing.
  • Audacity can be used for audio editing.
  • KompoZer can be used for web authoring.
  • Scribus can be used for desktop publishing / page layout.
  • Jahshaka can be used for video editing.
Windows Movie Maker logo
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Windows Movie Maker logo

Software Built into Operating Systems

For a complete list of this type of software, view Category:Software Built Into an OS

For Windows OS

For Mac OS

  • iMovie can be used for video editing.
  • iPhoto can be used for basic photo importing and editing.
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