Effective Technology Integration in the English Classroom

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Effective Technology Integration in the English Classroom

  1. 1. Tool / Online Resource FIT Conference: Learning at your Fingertips Xavier School, Manila April 24th, 2014 Effective Technology Integration in the English Classroom Lada Martinez Benesova
  2. 2. Previous English Language Teaching Experience International School Manila (2011- present) - Teacher Blog - Student Blogs - Google Docs - Chrome Book /Mac Laptop Carts - iPads, iPods - Promethean Board International School of Prague (2001-11) - One-on-one laptop program (Mac Books) - Moodle - Google Docs
  3. 3. Why do we need to incorporate technology in the English 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 ways.” (2)
  4. 4. My goal is to use technology creatively and meaningfully! • to discuss practical tips on how to integrate technology in your daily English language instruction • to share ideas and to learn from others The purpose of this presentation is…
  5. 5. You can access my notes on the following Google Document: 1) My Professional Blog www.creativelanguageteaching.org FIT Conference: My Presentation 2) Tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/kotbb9q
  6. 6. Organization of the Presentation 1) Activities that focus on development of reading skills 2) Activities that focus on development of listening and speaking skills 3) Activities that focus on development of writing skills 4) Activities that target English grammar 5) Discussion / Questions
  7. 7. The First Item on our Agenda: READING SKILLS • Raz-Kids • A-Z Reading • Tumble Books • THRASS phonic program
  8. 8. The Second Item on our Agenda: LISTENING SKILLS • iPods and listening docks with recordings of audio books • YouTube • Brainpop • iPad - SonicPics app • iPad – Puppet Pal app • iPad/iPod – Video recording • iPad - Reflector Tool • Voice Thread SPEAKING SKILLS
  9. 9. The Third Item on our Agenda: WRITING SKILLS • Google Documents/Presentations/Forms • Storybird • Pages • iPad – Comic Strip • iPad - WordFoto • Student blog: Blog post – access through the Teacher Blogs http://martinez-benesoval.ism-online.org/ • Google Translate – iPad/iPod • Padlet (brainstorming/writing process)
  10. 10. Pages
  11. 11. Comic Strip
  12. 12. WordFoto
  13. 13. Student Blog
  14. 14. Padlet – Autobiography: brainstorming
  15. 15. The Fourth Item on our Agenda: EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION • iPad: Grammar Apps from British Council • iPad: Fun Decks app • iPads/ iPods: Google Translate (add keyboards in other languages) • Online Games: ESL Games World • Google Documents / Forms • Interactive Board • Power point Jeopardy Game
  16. 16. The Fifth Item on our Agenda: Discussion / Questions • Use this time to explore all the recommended websites and descriptions of apps! • Feel free to ask questions! • Read through my blog posts with specific activity examples from my English as a second language class.
  17. 17. Tool / Online Resource My Contact Info Professional Blog: http://creativelanguageteaching.org Email: benesoval@ismanila.org
  18. 18. Tool / Online Resource Thank you for your attention! • Please keep in touch!
  19. 19. References (1)"Technology in the Classroom." The Sydney Morning Herald. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. (2)"What Is Successful Technology Integration?" Edutopia. N.p., 27 Nov. 2013. Web. 27 Nov. 2013. (3) Browse Patterns :: COLOURlovers. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Nov. 2013.

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