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Special Issue: Netter’s 10th Anniversary

By Netter’s editorial team 2016-2017

10 years is a decade. Established to promote intellectual exchange by Prof. Eunice Tang and Prof. Cecilia Chun, Netter has become a collective endeavor of all ELED members over the decade.

We felt honored to witness the 10th anniversary of Netter. Therefore, we threw a room party in the hope of gathering those who shared the same vision and showing appreciation to those who had contributed to its success.

With 17 guests, consisting of Eunice, Cecilia, and 15 former editors, it was successfully held on 26th May, 2017. Join us and look back at the event through Brian’s video.

*video credits go to Brian LEUNG, ELED Year 1

See what our former editors want to share with fellow Netters about Netter, writing, editing, and words in this video:

*video credits go to Irina CHONG, ELED graduate

Finally, we made this video to revisit the 10 years with Netter. As the background music suggests, we will always ‘stand by you’, Netter! Happy Birthday!

*video credits go to Renee CHAU, ELED Year 4

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Issue 21: Project of a Bookworm

By Panmong TAM (ELED Year 4, 2016-2017)

I love reading. Since I was in kindergarten, my mum took me to different libraries in Hong Kong. I have been to all the public libraries along the Tsuen Wan line, the Hong Kong Central Library, Kowloon Public Library, libraries in Ping Shan and Lei Yue Mun, also those on the outlying islands. Whenever I am in a library or bookstore, seeing, touching, smelling the books make me thrilled. My mind always spins fast when I am planning my reading schedule.

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Issue 21: EduVlog

By Renee CHAU (ELED Year 4, 2016-2017)

Dear ELED friends,

I am very happy to be invited by Netter to share my EduVlog with you. This video is an assignment promoting the flipped classroom. It comprises vocabulary and phrases about places in the street and those of directions from a Primary 4 textbook. Instead of using my computer to teach, I believe that my interaction with the Little Prince would be more authentic and contextualized. I hope you would enjoy watching it and you may even share it with your P4 students!

June 12, 2017   No Comments

Issue 21: CALL and Ritchie

By Ritchie WONG (ELED Year 5, 2016-2017)

Session 1 / CALL and Ritchie

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Tech’s been always a big part of my life: having a Palm as my seven-year-old birthday gift, dreaming to be a Googler in my second year of university and recently getting my Google Certified Educator Level 1 badge.

Its beauty goes far beyond the power of consuming massive amount of information, inspiration and insights, with simply a few clicks (and now, a few scrolls on your phone). I love how Apple has defined IT in her vision statement, ‘…tools for the mind that advance humankind.’ Just look at Google, Tesla or Apple itself…they allow people not just to consume, but to create stuff– something that could have never been possible without technology: the websites, apps or software, you name it.

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Issue 21: Comparing ‘The Prelude’ and ‘Ode to the West Wind’

By Kelly CHAN (ELED Year 5, 2016-2017)

Nature can be merely flowers, trees and animals; but it is more for two romantic poets, William Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley. This essay studies how nature is depicted and its significance in Wordsworth’s ‘The Prelude’ and Shelly’s ‘Ode to the West Wind’. Though distinct in features, both works include important elements of romanticism, for example, being emotional and spiritual, as well as showing love and respect for nature.

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Issue 21: 6-word story

By Chloe KWONG (ELED Year 4, 2016-2017)

Search: winter hk. 404 not found.

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Issue 21: 6-word story

By Nick CHAN (ELED Year 3, 2016-2017)

CUSIS. Select. Enroll. Proceed. Internet error.

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Issue 21: 6-word story

By Trista Tang (ELED Year 3, 2016-2017)

Doing right. Feeling wrong. Grown up.

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Issue 21: 6-word story

By Helen LING (ELED Year 5, 2016-2017)

Finding myself in the world. Lost.

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Special Issue (Daegu 2017): Ramblings

By Ingrid To (ELED graduate, 2009)

“Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. “(Oscar Wilde)

When Eunice first invited me to help our student teachers for the trip I was still in Japan. Little did I know at that time how the experience of accompanying my juniors to teach in Korea would actually benefit myself immensely in turn. In the 5-day experience I had with the group, we had earnest exchange during lesson planning and revised lesson materials together. Seeing how they strived for an excellent lesson delivery, my passion in teaching was reinvigorated. My heart pounded with joy in realising how much I like teaching, or simply working with fellow teachers to plan an effective lesson.

In Daegu, I felt deeply about the need to possess generic skills of teaching that should allow us to impart knowledge transcending borders and languages. When a lesson is effective and successfully carried out, students are willing to be engaged and their confidence is boosted through producing more language themselves. We all somehow learn from books about how to teach a new group of students with a vast difference in learning abilities, but the real learning only starts when we face the challenge in practice – you can only get equipped enough and learn from each experience; and each of these experiences becomes a badge that marks a certain achievement / landmark a teacher has made through hard work and humble learning. Our student teachers boldly took the challenge, and they have learned much about teaching that is not limited to their own local context; effortlessly making suitable adaptations whenever circumstances arise in class also takes time to master.

I must say it was not just the diligence and persistence of the group that impressed me. These are some of the unforgettable moments that stick even after the trip:

  • the serious faces shown when you all drooped your heads and ceaselessly wrote notes during lesson observation at the junior high school;
  • the nights we spent amending the lessons;
  • that dinner night we talked from 6pm to 9pm up on the 17th Floor over delicious Korean food;
  • the sparkles in your eyes shone when you reached an epiphany and decided on how to elaborate an instruction stage for your lesson;
  • when each of you came to ask about my tiny wound after my clumsy fall from the stairs;
  • when Eunice and I got the nicely washed and presented strawberries, and the rice rolls you bought for us for breakfast in the rain.

Thank you for taking good care of everyone in the trip. All of you have shown a paragon of virtues of teachers, and I am really proud to have worked with each of you.

Shortly after the trip, I soon reckoned how the experience could further open doors for me. I went for a job interview and my experience of providing assistance in this teaching trip was very helpful in positing myself as an eligible candidate. My sincere gratitude goes to Eunice, Professor Park and the Faculty of Education for making this rewarding trip possible.

June 6, 2017   No Comments

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