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Technology Trends in TESOL
Transcript of Technology Trends in TESOL
Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0
Using SoftChalk and Free Technologies to Enhance Learning
Presentation for NISOD 2011
By: James May & Lindi Kourtellis
What is a Widget?
What is Embedding?
What is SoftChalk?
Using Digital Corpora
As of 2008, the average U.S. household had more than 118.6 television channels; In 1985 the average was 19 channels (Nielson Media Research).
78% of teens 12-17 now have a cell phone, and almost half (47%) of those own smartphones. That translates into 37% of all teens who have smartphones, up from just 23% in 2011 (Pew 2012).
1.3 Billion Active Users
by: Dr. James S. May
There are more than 100hrs of video uploaded every minute on Youtube.
Mobile makes up almost 40% of YouTube's global watch time.
10 Minute Rule
Pictures = 1000
The 10 Minute Rule
Pictures = 1000
A transactive memory system is a system through which groups collectively encode, store, and retrieve knowledge (Wegner 1985)
I have a Dream?
95% of students bring their phones to class every day, 92% use their phones to text message during class time, and 10% admit they have texted during an exam on at least one occasion” (Tindell & Bohlander, 2012)
Immediate Memory: 30 seconds
Short Term Memory: 60 to 90 Min
Long Term Memory: Repeated over time
Bacon number name
Numbers & Measures
Find a Tip
Let Me Google That For You
Google Warm Up
In 10 Years, books will be obsolete. Students will learn through the eye.
Every field of scientific endeavor can be taught through video.
Michael Olmert, Smithsonian Book of Books (Smithsonian Institution, 1992)
Image shared with me via email from Kyle Bowen from Perdue University
My Favorite Apps
Cellphones & Other Smart Devices Can:
Better Engage Students
Provide On-Demand Learning
Provide Immediate Feedback
Model Transactive Thinking
Who is this?
Screencasting & Video
Q & A
1. Encourage Contact Between Students and Faculty
2. Develop Cooperation Among Students
3. Uses Active Learning
4. Gives Prompt Feedback
5. Emphasizes Time on Task
6. Communicate High Expectations
7. Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning
Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering & Gamson)
Homework is something students should have to do after every class.
Video will eventually replace text in the classroom
In what ways are schools and traditional teaching methodologies lids?
In what ways are policies against technology
in the classroom lids to possible learning?
Pygmalion and Galatea
by Étienne Maurice Falconet
Rosenthal, R., & Jacobson, L. (1968). Pygmalion in the classroom; : teacher expectation and pupils' intellectual development.
Feldman, R. S., & Prohaska, T. (1979). The student as Pygmalion: Effect of student expectation on the teacher.
Ambady, N., & Rosenthal, R. (1993). Half a minute: Predicting teacher evaluations from thin slices of nonverbal behavior and physical attractiveness. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 64(3), 431-441.
The term back channel was coined by Victor Yngve, a professor emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Chicago:
"In fact, both the person who has the turn [to speak] and his partner are simultaneously engaged in both speaking and listening. This is because of the existence of what I call the back channel, over which the person who has the turn receives short messages such as 'yes' and 'uh-huh' without relinquishing the turn."
Student Motivation 6
Beyond the Carrot
Discipline & Behavior 4
In general, cellphones, disruption, timeliness
Student Lack of Effort 2
Student Lack of Preparation
Getting students to apply learning
Lack of resources (Aircraft to practice on)
Different Learning Styles
What do you find most challenging in your teaching?
Lack of motivation is a student issue not a teacher problem
Flipping the Classroom
As you are waiting for things to begin, please take out your smartphone/smartdevice and download a QR code reader. There should be a variety of FREE QR code reader apps in your device's App Store.My personal favorite is i-nigma
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
Rules for Innovation after 35
Who are Sugata Mitra
and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi?
New Perspectives on
Who has played... "Who am I"
Access + Community = Learning
You can use QR codes to display text, share website links, share vCards (i.e. virtual business cards), open programs to send emails or text messages, and much more.
BackChanneling - The practice of using computers to maintain live-time or near live-time conversations alongside live events. The term was coined in the field of Linguistics to describe listeners' behaviors during verbal communication, Victor Yngve 1970. In the classroom, a "backchannel" provides teachers valuable feedback and helps to better engage students. using cellphones, tablets and computers to allow for enhanced communication Today’s Meet
In the early 17th century, commonplacing (keeping scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: medical recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas) was a recognized practice. It was even formally taught to college students in a wide variety of institutions, including Oxford. Famous writers including John Locke, Francis Bacon, and John Milton were educated in the technique and “commonplacing” persisted as a popular study technique until the early 20th century. The modern equivalent of Commonplacing is Evernote. In this session, we are going to take a look at how Evernote can help both you and students learn.
Remember Jenny's Number?
NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition
Key Technologies to Watch
Near Term (Next 12 months): MOOCs and Tablet Computing
Mid Term (2 to 3 years out): Gamification & Learning Analytics
Far Term (4 to 5 years): 3D Printing & Wearable Technologies
Brick & Mortar
Brick & Mortar Strategies
Cold Calling & No Opt Out
Four Corners Walks
Who Am I?
Which of the following regulations is most important with respect to safety?
You have each been given a step in process XYZ, arrange yourselves in order.
Teach Me! Ask Me!
6 Word Memoir
1 Minute Paper
Who are Sugata Mitra
and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi?
Metaphors Be With You!
40 percent of Millennials believe that losing their phone would be a bigger hardship than losing their automobile
(Pew Research 2014)
Discuss with those sitting next to you