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    • Why technology in the classroom?Causes of technophobia and the ways of overcoming itSpecific teacher doubts about using technology in theclassroom and some suggested solutions.Types of computer-based activities you can do with yourlearnersBasic skills and equipment that teachers need in order tostart using technology in their teaching 1
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?Internet access is becomingincreasingly available to learners. 2
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?Younger learners are growing up withtechnology, and technology is anatural and integrated part of their lives. 3
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?English, as an international language, isbeing used in technologically mediatedcontexts. Bu ödevi WEB’den DOWNLOAD etmişsin. COPY-PASTE ödev istemiyorum… 4
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?Technology, especially the Internet, presentsus new opportunities for authentic tasks andmaterials, as well as access to a wealth ofready-made ELT materials. 5
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?The Internet offers excellent opportunitiesfor collaboration and communicationbetween learners who are geographicallydispersed 6
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?Published materials such as course booksand resource books for teachers requiretechnology 7
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?Integration of technology into teachingbecomes the expectation of learners 8
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?Technology offers new ways forpractising language and assessingperformance 9
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?Mobile technology free learning frombetween the walls of the classroom . Home,even way to school became learningenvironment. 10
    • WHY TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM?Using a range of ICT tools can give learners enormousexposure to language in all of the four main languageskills 11
    • Attitudes towards the technologyMany people are afraid of new technology,This situation has created new termtechnophobe ortechnofobia 12
    • Attitudes towards the technologyAn attitude is an expression of favour ordisfavour toward a person, place, thing, orevent 13
    • More recently, the term “digital native”has been coined to refer tosomeone who grows up usingtechnology, and who feels comfortable andconfident with technologytypically todays children 14
    • digital native? 15
    • Contrary to digital natives, we haveanother term for those who have come late to theworld of technology digital immigrants 16
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    • Technophobia TechnogeekThink about yourselfWhere do you stand?How confident do you feel about using theInternet and computers? 18
    • If teachers have negative attitudes towards thetechnology Lack of confidence Lack of facilities Lack of trainingresult in an inability to see thebenefit of using technologies inthe classroom. 19
    • Here are some excuses generated by teacherswho are doubtful about using computertechnology at school.And counter-arguments… 20
    • One Computer Lab is not enough since it isalways being used by some teachersduring class timesYou can arrange a timetable well in advance and putthis booking form on the door of the computer roomwhen you are going to use the computer room…So all teachers and learners can see when and bywhom the room will be used 21
    • Using computer is not interactive, studentscan do computer works at homeIf you arrange groups and group work or pairwork, many activities can be carried out using computer in theclass.You can initiate interaction among the groupmembers. Finally, interactive computer work is possible.On line chats, creating forums can also provide interaction. 22
    • I am not good at technologyThe most widespread remark…Don’t you have e-mail account?Most of you share your opinions via facebookThis knowledge is certainly enough to get started withusing technology in the classroomWhy are you attending this course? 23
    • My students are better than I am, inusing technology This remark is often true for teachers who teach young learners. Learners in the class who know more about technology than you do is no bad thing. It is an opportunity. As a teacher you are expert on the field. You provide the learners with a chance to demonstrate their skills and knowledge by using technology. 24
    • We have perfect course book, why do weneed to use computers…The use of technology in the classroom does not replaceusing traditional materialsTechnology can be used todo complementary activitiessuch as a data collectionemail project or a webquest.You can produce additionalor supplementary electronicmaterials to the coursebook. 25
    • I hate computers Probably this dislike or fear of computers is result of a negative experiences you had with technology in the past. Try to analyse this event and overcome it.Be aware of the fact that you already have certaintechnical skills 26
    • I hate computersYou probably know how to use a taperecorder.At home you often use technology such asan MP3 player, the Internet, microwave, ledTV etc.You may start with simple, undemandingtechnology 27
    • Implementing ICT in the classroom 28
    • using websitesInternet-based project work - especially webquestsemail keypal projects usingthe teachers email accounta class blog with learners preparing their contributionson paper and the teacher typing them into the computerusing online reference toolssuch as concordancerselectronically produced materials printed out forlearners 29
    • You can also join free onlineteacher development groups 30
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    • What can I do if students have very lowInformation Technology experience andskills?Identify the degree of your learners IT skills andexperience via questionnaire or interview.start with simple word processing tasks for learnerswith zero or very low skillsOnce learners are comfortable with this go ahead with e-mail works and surfing skills on the netForm pairs with more experienced learners and theabsolute novices 32
    • I teach classes of 30+ students.How can I use computers with suchlarge groups?If you can form groups of four learners per onecomputer, do small-group work onlineIf it is impossible, divide the class into two groups. Whileone group working with computers, others may do paperbased work.The two groups then change over. 33
    • Im keen to use technology in theclassroom, but dont know where tostart! What should I try first?If you dont have much experience you can start withsimple tools and projects in class, such as usingwebsites or using ready-made materials for languagelearners, such as webquestsYou might also want to start using email withlearners, simply for receiving and marking work, orfor simple collaborative writing projects 34
    • What types of ICT tools and activitieswould be best for young learners?All of the ICT tools, and most of the activities aresuitable for young learnersYou might want to ask young learners what tools theyalready know or use, and start off by using those.Many teenagers are already familiar with email, instantmessaging and chat, and perhaps even with blogs.For younger learners, you may use some ready-madematerials and websites 35
    • Skills andequipmentfor getting started 36
    • SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR GETTING STARTEDYou will need some essential equipment in order to get the mostout of this course and to start to implement technology withearners:at least one computeran Internet connection.a printer.an audio card in the computerbasic software (a word processing program, a webbrowser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Mozilla, and anemail program) 37