integrating TBL with iPads in academic writing tesol arabia 2013Presentation Transcript
Integrating TBL with iPads for Academic Writing Workflows for teaching and learning with the IELTS Writing firstname.lastname@example.org @digitalemerge
Discussion StarterHow effectively can we teach IELTS with the iPad?
Tasks Ellis (2003)Task: Focus on meaning, Info gap, Language choices, Clear outcomes.Focused (specific language)vs. Unfocused Tasks(general)Representing real ‘academic’world
Task Based Language Learning Ellis (2003) Student centered learning Scaffolding Student Choice - language
IELTS Academic Writing
Discussion #1What IELTS Task 1 and 2 skills could be incorporatedwithin projects?
Discussion #2What tasks could incorporate these skills?
Workflow #1 - IELTS Task 1 and present To engage with a data analysis results. S K] TA -To prepare vocabulary and language through[P RE brainstorming and researching. To design, prepare and administer a survey K] AS [ TTo interpret and analyse the survey findings ToAGE and present the findings in written and/or create GU form[ LAN oral ] US FOC To reflect on and discuss results from the surveys
Workflow #1 Brainstorm QuestionsChoose Topic Research and languageCreate Survey Survey Analyse DataCreate Graph Analyse Produce Analysis Make Task 1 Question Write Task 1
Workflow #2 - IELTS Task argument within a To explore both sides of an 2 particular issue To develop contextually relevant vocabulary and K] AS E-T R language throughout the project[P To create a video presentation displaying the full K] [ T Aargument S To write a position essay outlining one side of the GE UA A Nargument G ][L C US FO To discuss and edit classmate’s work throughout the project
Workflow #2Introduce debate Brainstorm Topics Research Make Task 2Note Language Create iMovie Question Write Task 2 Reflect & Discuss
PositivesIntegration of skillsEngagementMotivation - Slight ofhandAffordances of iPadDeep(er) learningMeaningful / purposeful
Negatives Preparation Student work time
Discussion #3Would these projects (series of tasks) work in yourclassroom? What would some positives and pitfallsbe?
ReferencesEllis, R. (2003) Task-based Language Learning and Teaching, Oxford,Oxford Applied Linguistics