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Ideas for enhancing language classes with technology, even if teachers don't have computers or internet available at school.

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  • Interactive Ideas

    1. 1. Interactive ideas for keeping your English classes relevant<br />in the 21st Century<br />
    2. 2. The starting point:<br /><ul><li>Technology should enhance lessons
    3. 3. Everything has a learning curve
    4. 4. Free is good </li></li></ul><li>What tools do you already have?<br />
    5. 5. Even if your internet connection looks like this, you can do these projects in class!<br />
    6. 6. How can you use the internet to enhance teaching?<br /><ul><li>Find materials and lesson ideas
    7. 7. Create projects
    8. 8. Extend English contact time</li></li></ul><li>Address here<br />Click here<br />
    9. 9. Send me questions<br />
    10. 10. Tools for this workshop<br />Internet Search<br />Wordle (word clouds)<br />OUP Kids’ Club <br />Voicethread (slide shows)<br />E-mail<br />Glogster (posters)<br />
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    12. 12. Internet search activity<br />Topic: New Zealand & seasons<br />Science connection: Seasons & hemispheres<br />Cultural tip: Nelson, New Zealand<br />
    13. 13. A Google search for “Nelson, New Zealand”<br />No internet in class?<br />Do the search at home and print out results for some great skimming and scanning practice in class<br />
    14. 14. What could your students say in English about this page, even if they can’t read all the words?<br />
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    18. 18. How could you use this in class?<br />
    19. 19. How does it change if we add in all the little words? <br />More frequent words are larger.<br />G<br />
    20. 20. What kind of activity could you do with a black and white version?<br />
    21. 21. Tools for this workshop<br />Internet Search<br />Wordle (word clouds)<br />OUP Kids’ Club <br />Voicethread (slide shows)<br />E-mail<br />Glogster (posters)<br />
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    23. 23. Download free activities from OUP Kids’ Club Let’s Go page:<br />http://www.oup-letsgo.jp/<br />What else can you do with the activity pages?<br />
    24. 24. Transportation Uno<br />
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    27. 27. Students created their own book, using the story as a model.<br />How can you create a digital book in a class that doesn’t have internet?<br />Do the online preparation at home.<br />
    28. 28. Select photos from a free photo site.<br />(Don’t use copyrighted materials.)<br />
    29. 29. Caption the pictures<br />Discuss the story<br />Order the pictures<br />
    30. 30. Add the students’ captions to the photos<br />
    31. 31. Select the photos to upload to Voicethread.<br />
    32. 32. Can you think of other ways to use Voicethread?<br />That’s it!<br />
    33. 33. Tools for this workshop<br />Internet Search<br />Wordle (word clouds)<br />OUP Kids’ Club <br />Voicethread (slide shows)<br />E-mail<br />Glogster (posters)<br />
    34. 34. The basic lesson. How can you expand and build on the language?<br />
    35. 35. Never pass up a free activity that gives your students extra practice with the lesson language!<br />
    36. 36. Power Point shapes and OUP Kids’ Club activity art make it easy to make games<br />
    37. 37. Extend class contact time with email discussions (cell phones work, too!)<br />
    38. 38. Teacher adds photos.<br />Student adds text.<br />No internet in class? <br />Print the page and have students write on the poster.<br />Teacher then adds text to poster at home.<br />
    39. 39. Create a poster to practice writing in another format.<br />Publishing online means a chance for students to get real feedback from other students around the world.<br />
    40. 40. Take a class poll about favorite animals. Enter the results in Wordle. <br />
    41. 41. How could you use this graphic in class?<br />
    42. 42. Because the project is online (instead of only in my classroom) it becomes a collaborate effort. Students and teachers around the world can add comments!<br />G<br />
    43. 43. Credits<br />Great lessons to build from by Let’s Go Third Edition (OUP)<br />Web-based expansion activities by Let’s Go Teacher’s Books<br />Activities to reinforce language by OUP Kids’ Club http://www.oup-letsgo.jp/<br />Word graphics by Wordle<br />http://wordle.net<br />Posters by Glogster<br />http://glogster.com<br />Student Alphabet Book by Voicethread<br />http://voicethread.com<br />Teacher resource gathering by Twitter<br />http://twitter.com<br />Visit http://teachingvillage.wikispaces.com for live links and more resources!<br />
    44. 44. The End<br />

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