ELLSA Conference - Presentation by Lada Martinez Benesova
New International School of Thailand
November 30-31, 2013
Effective Technology Integration
Tool / Online Resource
in the EAL Classroom
Lada Martinez Benesova
Previous EAL Teaching
International School Manila (2011- present)
Chrome Book /Mac Laptop Carts
International School of Prague (2001-11)
One-on-one laptop program (Mac Books)
Why do we need to incorporate
technology in EAL Instruction?
“Outside school, students constantly
interact with technologies such as
iPods, mobile phones, the internet and
social networking sites, so it is little
wonder there's an expectation that
these technologies will also support
their learning in the classroom.” (1)
“When effectively integrated into
the curriculum, technology tools
can extend learning in powerful
My goal is to use technology
creatively and meaningfully!
The purpose of this discussion
• to share ideas and to learn from others
• to build upon the work of others in our daily
We will be sharing our ideas on the
following Google Document:
1) My Professional Blog
ELLSA Presentation Blog Post
2) Tiny URL:
Organization of the Discussion
We have five discussion groups.
Each group has a laptop with my blog site open.
Please choose a recorder and a reporter among you!
The recorder will open the Presentation Google doc and
record his/her group’s ideas.
• The reporter will then summarize your discussion points
at the end of each discussion round.
The First Item on our Agenda:
THRASS phonic program
The Second Item on our Agenda:
• iPods and listening docks with recordings of audio books
iPad - SonicPics app
iPad – Puppet Pal app
iPad/iPod – Video recording
iPad - Reflector Tool
The Third Item on our Agenda:
• Google Documents/Presentations/Forms
• iPad – Comic Strip
• iPad - WordFoto
• Student blog: Blog post – access through the Teacher Blogs
• Google Translate – iPad/iPod
The Fourth Item on our Agenda:
• iPad: Grammar Apps from British Council
• iPad: Fun Decks app
• iPads/ iPods: Google Translate (add keyboards in other
• Online Games: ESL Games World
• Google Documents / Forms
• Interactive Board
• Power point Jeopardy Game
My Contact Info
Tool / Online Resource
Thank you for you attention!
•Tool / Online Resource
Please keep in touch!