Teaching Languages in the XXI Century: Going Beyond our own Borders

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Teaching Languages in the XXI Century: Going Beyond our own Borders

  1. 1. I Congreso de Tecnologías Aplicadas a la Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras ULA-NURR, Trujillo, June 27-29, 2013 Teaching Languages in the XXI Century: Going Beyond our own Borders Evelyn Izquierdo Universidad Central de Venezuela VenTESOL http://evelynizquierdo.wordpress.com @eveweb https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/71183102/TechnologyGeek.jpg
  2. 2. What is technology? What does it mean to you?
  3. 3. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Technology evolution http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/files/2011/12/Our-Ancestors-Had-Tails.jpg
  4. 4. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Advances in all areas, such as:  Mobile communications,  aeronautics,  telemedicine,  engineering,  automotive technology,  education,  and much more… http://blog.unach.mx/a070065/files/2011/02/evolution-phones.jpg http://www.pocketables.com/images/2011/08/computerhistory.jpg
  5. 5. What’s next? Imagine your day in 2020 (Watch the following video.)
  6. 6. Do we go at the same tech speed or are we behind? http://es.best-wallpaper.net/wallpaper/2560x1600/1206/High-speed-train-renderings_2560x1600.jpg
  7. 7. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Digital literacy According to UNESCO’s ICT Competency Standards for Teachers (2008) to live, learn, and work successfully in an increasingly complex, information- rich and knowledge-based society, students and teachers must utilize technology effectively. Within a sound educational setting, technology can enable students to become: • Capable information technology users • Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators • Problem solvers and decision makers • Creative and effective users of productivity tools • Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers • Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens http://es.slideshare.net/EvelynIzquierdo/digital-literacy-2593507
  8. 8. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Information process Writing skills Collaborative work Reading comprehension of oral and written texts Shared knowledge Web search Discrimination and appropriate selection of information needed Critical thinking Internet and Web tools use Digital Literacy Competencies Izquierdo (2009) Social networks http://es.slideshare.net/EvelynIzquierdo/digital-literacy-2593507
  9. 9. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Latest trends Web 2.0 tools Tablets Smartphones Smartboards Connectivism Flipped classrooms MOOCs The Cloud Mobile apps http://www.avatargeneration.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ipad-books.jpg
  10. 10. Digital divide https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRmARmBiH7lCzRTzcoWmbF78bE5i8ko8Eb6doqjTSO-f7H7ROyUrQ
  11. 11. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Y1dmk2T9LUo/TdhWP5CZkQI/AAAAAAAAADg/8aT1s9c98sc/s1600/digital_divide.png
  12. 12. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century What’s the real reason?  Poor investment in technology  Living in a developing country  Limited Internet access  Slow speed connection  Power problems  Poor knowledge on technology use  Teachers and students’ reluctancy  Misconceptions about technology https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRx90Ke4G9_t8dmzpSF5T34eB4DQuQxvo5kjRM11YD0QLOUZj7i
  13. 13. Misconceptions about technology
  14. 14. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Some misconceptions are:  Technology is the solution.  Technology must be taught as a separate subject.  Technology must be the focus of the class.  Technology must be “off” in class.  The class must be teacher-centered.  There is nothing we can do if we don’t have Internet connection or a computer lab.
  15. 15. Now, let’s see what children and adolescents do nowadays. http://api.ning.com/files/ihF*csLe*MIkW4N40WPOJKQTDERgm9v2AM8VwMICEQGEwuoc7spBEp7a0u78SqXTd4UiFSMcoUcarCFzsvkmcjNtWRMQ5Lhc/Picture27.png
  16. 16. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century http://www.webopedia.com/imagesvr_ce/56/kids_tech.jpg http://www.emergingedtech.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/kidsoncomputers.jpg http://blog.findercodes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/url.jpeg http://applytechnoece.blogspot.com/2011/06/early-childhood-education-and _5560.htmlhttps://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images? q=tbn:ANd9GcRStT8WvSnJNXmtqC7cLViJnbDvpouXdKPh5ECusfkCO4MEKg9W
  17. 17. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century If these are the typical things they do, should we teach them in the traditional way? http://susanespinoza.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/thinking.gif
  18. 18. How to successfully integrate technology in language teaching and learning?
  19. 19. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Technology use must be interesting.
  20. 20. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Technology use must be creative.
  21. 21. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century http://sarahstuarttowery.blogspot.com/2011/05/digital-media-good-or-bad.html Technology in the classroom must be fun.
  22. 22. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Technology must be safe. http://cloudfront.sproutfund.org/files/2013/02/yl-shocked-by-computer1.png
  23. 23. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Technology must be used with a purpose. http://www.strongholdservices.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Stronghold-PurposeBuiltTechnology.jpg
  24. 24. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Keep in mind that technology means… Communication
  25. 25. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Interaction
  26. 26. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Sharing
  27. 27. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Collaboration and networking
  28. 28. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Responsability
  29. 29. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Ethics
  30. 30. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Balance
  31. 31. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Flexibility
  32. 32. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Innovation
  33. 33. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Positive attitude
  34. 34. What shall we do in the Venezuelan context, then?
  35. 35. Going above and beyond our circumstances… Watch the following video
  36. 36. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Don’t be afraid! Take risks! Join forces with colleagues! Keep on working, be persistent and overcome obstacles! Go above and beyond the circumstances! Be ready to cross your own borders!
  37. 37. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Thank You!
  38. 38. Izquierdo, E (2013) Teaching languages in the XXI century Evelyn Izquierdo Cátedra de Idiomas Extranjeros Escuela de Educación Universidad Central de Venezuela http://evelynizquierdo.wordpress.com @eveweb VenTESOL’s Editor http://ventesol.ning.com

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