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integrating TBL with iPads in academic writing tesol arabia 2013

  1. 1. Integrating TBL with iPads for Academic Writing Workflows for teaching and learning with the IELTS Writing nicholas.yates@zu.ac.ae @digitalemerge
  2. 2. Discussion StarterHow effectively can we teach IELTS with the iPad?
  3. 3. Tasks Ellis (2003)Task: Focus on meaning, Info gap, Language choices, Clear outcomes.Focused (specific language)vs. Unfocused Tasks(general)Representing real ‘academic’world
  4. 4. Task Based Language Learning Ellis (2003) Student centered learning Scaffolding Student Choice - language
  5. 5. IELTS Academic Writing
  6. 6. Discussion #1What IELTS Task 1 and 2 skills could be incorporatedwithin projects?
  7. 7. Discussion #2What tasks could incorporate these skills?
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Workflow #1 Brainstorm QuestionsChoose Topic Research and languageCreate Survey Survey Analyse DataCreate Graph Analyse Produce Analysis Make Task 1 Question Write Task 1
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Workflow #2Introduce debate Brainstorm Topics Research Make Task 2Note Language Create iMovie Question Write Task 2 Reflect & Discuss
  12. 12. PositivesIntegration of skillsEngagementMotivation - Slight ofhandAffordances of iPadDeep(er) learningMeaningful / purposeful
  13. 13. Negatives Preparation Student work time
  14. 14. Discussion #3Would these projects (series of tasks) work in yourclassroom? What would some positives and pitfallsbe?
  15. 15. ReferencesEllis, R. (2003) Task-based Language Learning and Teaching, Oxford,Oxford Applied Linguistics
  16. 16. Photo ReferencesDiscussion StarterBara-Koukong: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54415393@N00/6778294139/TasksPricklebush: http://www.flickr.com/photos/20722444@N00/224674200/IELTS Academic WritingAlbayantoniazzi: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42035325@N00/6143338263/ThomasHawk: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035555243@N01/2259661672/Discussion #1Athena: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97351704@N00/325752626/Discussion #2l’ethan: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37163656@N06/4866638272/PositivesLrargerich: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29638083@N00/4122613710/NegativesHeanster: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24582142@N00/4487519028/Discussion #3vmaurin: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98299765@N00/102179341/
  17. 17. Brainstorm Questions
  18. 18. Create Survey
  19. 19. Survey O ] IDE[ V
  20. 20. Create Graph
  21. 21. Produce Analysis O ] IDE [ V
  22. 22. Write Task 1
  23. 23. Introduce Debate
  24. 24. Brainstorm Topics
  25. 25. Create iMovie O ] IDE [ V
  26. 26. Write Task 2

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