Netbooks in class: Science fiction or everyday practice?

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Netbooks in class: Science fiction or everyday practice? Chryssanthe Sotiriou, Dimitris Primalis, IATEFL GLASGOW, April 2012

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Netbooks in class: Science fiction or everyday practice?

  1. 1. Netbooks in class Science fictionor everyday practice? Chryssanthe Sotiriou Dimitris Primalis
  2. 2. Overview Part A• Introduction of netbooks in class• Why use netbooks instead of books?• Problems and difficulties• Class rules• classroom management tips• Dealing with parents Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  3. 3. Part B • Exploit the netbook • Adopt new techniques • Fight “copy-paste” practicesGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  4. 4. Does it seem cloudy?Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  5. 5. Why use netbooks instead of books? picture text animation soundGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  6. 6. Cater for different learning styles (audio, visual, kinesthetic, interpersonal) Motivate learners through challenging and thought provoking activities. audio spatial visual interpersonal kinesthetic Promote personalized and Actively engage autonomous them in learning. learning.Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  7. 7. Focus on learner centered teachingGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  8. 8. An expensive toy or a powerful tool?Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  9. 9. Class Management • Set rules. • Don’t stand glued to the computer and whiteboard. • Appoint assistants. • Ensure there are different forms of interaction. • Always have a back-up activity. • Use your sense of humourGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  10. 10. Set rules • Talk extensively about what students should respect. • Take into consideration the copyright laws. • Read carefully the terms and conditions of each site. Especially privacy. • Make clear that no offensive language can be used and no pranks will be tolerated.Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  11. 11. Throwing 9 year olds into shark infested seas???Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  12. 12. Computers can have a friendly face• Make computers friendlier to learners (DFS)• Train parents and learners• Create a “routine in class”• Encourage pairwork and groupwork (peer-mentoring).• Ask ss to shareGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  13. 13. Part BGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  14. 14. Exploitation Abuse UseGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  15. 15. Skype is the limit? Edmodo says no!!!!!!Students start thinking of the potential creation of a city in space. Background information http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgkVBJM9ch0Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  16. 16. http://www.edmodo.com/homeGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  17. 17. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13310042 Old habits die hard…Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  18. 18. Project title Create a fact file about your favourite wild animal.Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  19. 19. • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_PageGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  20. 20. How can 9-10 year old learners cope???• Pre-teach key words• Draw a plan• Scan the text• Store the info• Select data• Rephrase Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  21. 21. A glimpse from the futureGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  22. 22. One-to-one Technology Enhanced Learning? 1:11 student Soloway & Norris (2004) - Chank (2007)1 pencil1 bookGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  23. 23. One-to-one Technology Enhanced Learning? 1:1 1 student 1:1 ν... books1 student Soloway & Norris (2004) - Chank (2007)1 pencil1 bookGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  24. 24. One-to-one Technology Enhanced Learning? 1:1 1 student 1:1 1 Table PC 1 student 1:1 ν... books1 student Soloway & Norris (2004) - Chank (2007)1 pencil1 bookGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  25. 25. One-to-one Technology Enhanced Learning? 1:1 1 student 1 curriculum 1:1 1 student 1:1 1 Tablet PC 1 student 1:1 ν... books1 student Soloway & Norris (2004) - Chank (2007)1 pencil1 bookGlasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  26. 26. Is technology panacea?Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  27. 27. Conclusion – Technology is a medium to achieve our goals. – It is up to us to use it in a creative and beneficial way. – It cannot substitute the teacher. – It can promote autonomous learning and creativity. – It can give learners a sense of achievement. – It can strengthen bonds between the teacher and the learners. – Above all, it is there to facilitate and NOT to hinder our teaching.Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  28. 28. It’s teamwork that makes the difference!!!Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis
  29. 29. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences on a spring day! Dimitris n Chryssanthe Special thanks to VASSILIS ECONOMUwww.doukas.grwww.schoolofthefuture.gr Glasgow 2012, IATEFL “Netbooks in class Science fiction or everyday practice?” Chryssanthe Sotiriou - Dimitris Primalis

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