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Implementing technology into our english classes ms carmen barbosa nicatesol 2010

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  • 1. Implementing technology into our English classes
    fnnT
    nicatesol conferences Friday december 10th 2010
    Presenter: Miss Carmen Maria Barbosa
    Uam University
  • 2. introduction
    English teachers face a new challenge in this new generation where technology plays an important role in our students lives.
    The use of technology is essential!!!
    Language Teaching must require to integrate the recent technologies in modern English Language Teaching ( ELT ) classes
  • 3. IMPORTANT FACTS TO CONDISER
    Technology, specially computer technology is MORE PERSUASIVE than even before. As such, it has dramatically change the face of education in the 21st Century and will continue to do so.
    Teachers can use the Internet as a tool for their own development as a resource for classroom teaching.
    Integration of language skills in a HOLISTIC WAY!!
  • 4. Obstacles to face
    Computer and technology are still a source of FEARS and INSECURITY for many teachers everywhere in the world, despite the latest advances applicable to language teaching such as specialized websites, blogs, wikies, language teaching, methodology journals……
    Many teachers still miss the APPROPIATE INTEREST, STRONG WILL…….to learn and a challenging attitude towards teaching with computers.
  • 5. Web links
    Nowadays there are so many links that can be used as reinforcement for class:
    These are some that can be used for grammar:
    For example –ed Endings:
    http://www.englishclub.com/es/-quizzes/matching-quizzes.htm
    Prepositions: http: www.english-4u.de/prepoftimeex3.htm
  • 6. Useful links to check out!!
    Click on the word:
    http: //www.englishclub.com/es/-quizzes/matching-quizzes.htm
    Hang Man:
    http://www.worldofenglish.com/exe.php?Vocabulary/Hangman/vegetables.hmn
    Drag-Syntax:
    http://www.englishclub.com/esl_quizzes/jumbled-quizzes.htm
  • 7. Students motivation for learning the language.
    You grow as a professional and you find your own classes more dynamic!!!.
    You not longer have a teachers’ center class.
    How to motivate teachers?
  • 8. http://www.worldofenglish.com/exe.php?Idioms/proverbs.fly
    http:www.worldofenglish.com/exe.php?Constructs/Conditionals/conditionals_1.tra
    Web links
    Shootdown:
    Multiple Choice
  • 9. Creation of your blog
    You can create your own blog and use it with your students as part of class assignment.
    How do you create your blog?
    First of you create your account in gmail.com
    You go towww.gmail.comand you first create your new account.
    Then you can have your blog and use it to communicate with your students
    You can check my blog at http: carmenbarbosatwin.blogspot.com
  • 10. slide share
    Slide share is another website where you can publish your own Power Point Presentations.
    It’s an international site where you can have communication with your peers, colleagues and students.
    Can be used to assign also presentations to your students or ask them to task assignment to have a project or further activity in your English class.
    Link: www.slideshare.com
  • 11. Facebook
    You can create your own Facebook account and use it with your students to publish not only pictures but also presentations.
    You can use the social web to have a discussion about certain topic, debates, round tables…..on line
    How to create a Facebook Account? www.facebook.com
  • 12. conclusions
    There is so much to learn as Educators this shouldn’t be a threat but rather a challenge in our professional career.
    At first we can be afraid to change…..but once we take a step forward we will realize any time spent to improve our teaching is worth taking!
    You have the capacity anything you wish with practice and dedication
  • 13. Technology must be a tool …..rather than an obstacle
    Technology can change totally our teaching methodology…..and therefore we must
    “Embrace change…….because things are changing fast”
  • 14. TELL ME AND I FORGET….
    TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER….
    INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.
    ( BENJAMIN FRANKLIN )
  • 15. Best wishes
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND FOR COMING!!!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011!!!!
    MS CARMEN MARIA BARBOSA
    EMAIL: carmenbarbosatwin@gmail.com
    barbosatwin@hotmail.com