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One day I borrowed a guitar from one of the students and sang, "Let It Be Me" to them with the hope they would join in as I gave them the words. They mostly just listened. My music teaching needs work, too. I found some videos of various American TV shows I would like them to watch and I have no audio/visual equipment, though I have seen a few computer projectors around the school. Some days I feel more like the character from "The Great Escape" who was the scrounger, played by James Garner. He was told to get whatever the future escapees needed and he was very good at it. Simple things like notepads, textbooks, pens or a projector are all more a myth of my western upbringing than a reality here. Yet, I see teachers are able to do their work. Perhaps I have just become too addicted to technology.
I have a number of videos I would like them to watch to practice their English. As I can't show them in class, I did the next best thing; I created a web site. There are a number of free teacher web site programs out there and I came across www.classjump.com. In a matter of minutes this technomoron was able to build something every class could access. The trick will be to see if they actually visit it. With 700 kids, I didn't want them all to register, though I may regret that decision. Assigning it as homework may work. We will see.