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Technology in the classroom
Transcript of Technology in the classroom
YOU SEE THEM EVERYWHERE. THE TEENAGE GIRL WITH THE IPOD, SITTING
across from you on the subway, frenetically typing messages into her
cell phone. The whiz kid summer intern in your office who knows what
to do when your e-mail client crashes. The eight-year-old who can beat you
at any video game on the market—and types faster than you do, too. Even
your niece’s newborn baby in London, whom you’ve never met, but with
whom you have bonded nonetheless, owing to the new batch of photos that arrive each week.
"Born Digital" by
John Palfrey & Urs Gasser
We now live in a world in which technology
aspect of our lives...
Don't be afraid of technology
why use thechnology?
Create your PLN
Ask for help
It's not about the technology...
Because it's here to stay!!!
Involve the learners
Bear in mind...
Have you ever tried using technology
in your classes?
How was it?
Is there anything you don't feel
Do you follow somebody
on the internet?
Do read blogs on
language teaching ?
Read the two scenarios
and think about how the
students are engaged in the instruction. On whom
is the learning focused?
How are the students
engaged? How are individual
differences supported and
How does technology support and
motivate student activities?
Technology is offered with published materials
Internet access is increasingly available to our learners
Technology presents us with opportunities for authentic tasks & materials
Learners expect institutions to incorporate technology
ICT tools can provide exposure and practice in the 4 skills
offers us a
We're not mechanics,
yet we drive cars!!!
Where to start...
Skills and equipment for getting started.
Basic word processing skills
Basic web browsing skills
At least one computer
Remember learners CAN work in pairs
The fastest the better!!!
An audio card for each computer
Headsets for each computer
We're not mechanics,
but we drive cars!!!
Let's get to it then!!!
promote listening outside the classroom
engage learners in tasks that have a
Take a look at the handout
and underline any doubts
you may have.
Dictionaries - Thesauruses
We need to develop
the reading skills
A person's ability
to perform tasks
effectively in a digital
to be more critical
about sources or
information to be used
The most affected skill since the rise
of the internet
Learners write REGULARLY online
Blogs - https://www.blogger.com/
Wikis - https://www.wikispaces.com/
Social network - http://wiggio.com/
Story telling sites - http://www.zimmertwins.com/splash
Other - http://www.dipity.com/
Nowadays it's easy to record our students
In crowded rooms it becomes a good way of assessing their skills
THEY listen to what they say
They want to perform their best
Why record our students?
Vocabulary & Grammar
Reviewing & recycling vocabulary pave the way for learning
More than words, we should teach "chunks"
vocabulary is more memorable if it is presented in an interesting way
Engagement & motivation
Access to data
Description (declarative knowledge)
Noticing (inductive method)
Opportunities for practice
Get together and work on the task.
Let's think first...
What is Moodle?
It's now or never!!