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The selfie: using photography to engage students

English Language Fellow Mathilde Verillaud doesn’t see the “selfie” as a barrier to students’ attention in the classroom. Instead, she’s using it as a teaching tool.

Verillaud presented “Selfies: A Fast Track to Boost Students’ Motivation” at the 9th annual SHARE Convention in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The presentation targeted Teaching English as a Foreign Language professionals and future English teachers. She focused on how to use the “selfie,” the photographic emblem of Generation Y and millenial students, to enhance four skills: reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Verillaud also explained how this tool can develop critical-thinking and creative skills. Verillaud created a handout to supplement the presentation, which can be found here.

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