Based on our survey, many teachers who attended our first two annual Roundtable events were eager to learn more about using eResources to enhance secondary students’ writing. Ms. Crystal Ng, an English panel chair at TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College, responded to the demand in her breakout session this year. Crystal takes us step-by-step through some of the practical steps and innovative approaches to supporting senior students’ writing. She shares in detail how her school enhances their students writing with the help of eResources, helping them to become better prepared for exams… and life! Here are some of the aspects of the writing process Crystal touches on in her sharing:

  • text type features and structure
  • theme/ideas input
  • outline/mind map/organizing ideas
  • vocabulary input/consolidation

You can catch a ‘trailer’ micro-introduction of Crystal’s sharing on the right, or the full length sharing session below.


Crystal’s Micro-Introduction

(length: 03:33)

Crystal’s “Navigating the New Normal” Sharing Session

View her presentation slides here:

(length: 01:00:09)

Outline of Crystal’s Sharing Session “How to Prepare High School Students to Write with the Help of eResources”

Introduction 00:26 – 03:29 school background information; student background information; whole-school measures to enhance students’ English proficiency
03:29 – 06:35 text types for key stages of writing; writing syllabus from F1 to F6; cross-curricular writing
06:35 – 08:26 students’ difficulties in writing in English
Text type features and structure 08:26 – 13:35 transforming from traditional writing worksheets to Edpuzzle instructional videos
13:35 – 15:33
  • an example of using Edpuzzle videos in the class
  • benefits of using Edpuzzle in your classroom
/Ideas input
15:33 – 21:04
  • ideas and words inspiration
  • use of songs
  • use of videos
21:04 – 26:35
  • an example of using Edpuzzle  videos in the class
  • advice for choosing and using Edpuzzle videos
  • how to cater for learner diversity
Outline/Mind map
/Organizing ideas
26:35 – 29:25
  • transforming from peer review to Padlet
  • benefits of using Padlet in your classroom
Vocabulary input
29:25 – 32: 44
  • integration of listening and reading into writing
  • GoFormative vs eClass vs Socrative
  • using Quizlet for vocabulary consolidation
Q&A Session 33:24 – 35:24 how to manage different platforms
35:24 – 36:13 digital devices for on-spot teaching
36-13 – 37:05 how to help cross-border students using eResources
37:05 – 37:54 how to manage different platforms
37:54 – 40:00 how to solve classroom management problems in eLearning
40:00 – 40:19 students’ background knowledge for writing
40:19 – 41:57 how students manage to produce so many text types with process-writing approach
41:57 – 43:43 experiences of assigning, collecting and marking writing electronically
43:43 – 44:47 preparation for another wave of pandemic
44:47 – 47:22 whether to control students choosing themes for their writing tasks
47:22 – 49:33 how to follow up students’ work after marking
49:33 – 52:27 whether or not to eliminate students’ ideas
52:27 – 54:04 whether or not to correct grammar mistakes
54:04 – 55:15 how to address irrelevant or inappropriate ideas
55:15 – 01: 00:00 how to deal with Chinglish in writing