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

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

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  • 1. Interactive ideas for keeping your English classes relevant
    in the 21st Century
  • 2. The starting point:
    • Technology should enhance lessons
    • 3. Everything has a learning curve
    • 4. Free is good 
  • What tools do you already have?
  • 5. Even if your internet connection looks like this, you can do these projects in class!
  • 6. How can you use the internet to enhance teaching?
    • Find materials and lesson ideas
    • 7. Create projects
    • 8. Extend English contact time
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  • 9. Send me questions
  • 10. Tools for this workshop
    Internet Search
    Wordle (word clouds)
    OUP Kids’ Club
    Voicethread (slide shows)
    E-mail
    Glogster (posters)
  • 11.
  • 12. Internet search activity
    Topic: New Zealand & seasons
    Science connection: Seasons & hemispheres
    Cultural tip: Nelson, New Zealand
  • 13. A Google search for “Nelson, New Zealand”
    No internet in class?
    Do the search at home and print out results for some great skimming and scanning practice in class
  • 14. What could your students say in English about this page, even if they can’t read all the words?
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  • 18. How could you use this in class?
  • 19. How does it change if we add in all the little words?
    More frequent words are larger.
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  • 20. What kind of activity could you do with a black and white version?
  • 21. Tools for this workshop
    Internet Search
    Wordle (word clouds)
    OUP Kids’ Club
    Voicethread (slide shows)
    E-mail
    Glogster (posters)
  • 22.
  • 23. Download free activities from OUP Kids’ Club Let’s Go page:
    http://www.oup-letsgo.jp/
    What else can you do with the activity pages?
  • 24. Transportation Uno
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  • 27. Students created their own book, using the story as a model.
    How can you create a digital book in a class that doesn’t have internet?
    Do the online preparation at home.
  • 28. Select photos from a free photo site.
    (Don’t use copyrighted materials.)
  • 29. Caption the pictures
    Discuss the story
    Order the pictures
  • 30. Add the students’ captions to the photos
  • 31. Select the photos to upload to Voicethread.
  • 32. Can you think of other ways to use Voicethread?
    That’s it!
  • 33. Tools for this workshop
    Internet Search
    Wordle (word clouds)
    OUP Kids’ Club
    Voicethread (slide shows)
    E-mail
    Glogster (posters)
  • 34. The basic lesson. How can you expand and build on the language?
  • 35. Never pass up a free activity that gives your students extra practice with the lesson language!
  • 36. Power Point shapes and OUP Kids’ Club activity art make it easy to make games
  • 37. Extend class contact time with email discussions (cell phones work, too!)
  • 38. Teacher adds photos.
    Student adds text.
    No internet in class?
    Print the page and have students write on the poster.
    Teacher then adds text to poster at home.
  • 39. Create a poster to practice writing in another format.
    Publishing online means a chance for students to get real feedback from other students around the world.
  • 40. Take a class poll about favorite animals. Enter the results in Wordle.
  • 41. How could you use this graphic in class?
  • 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!
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  • 43. Credits
    Great lessons to build from by Let’s Go Third Edition (OUP)
    Web-based expansion activities by Let’s Go Teacher’s Books
    Activities to reinforce language by OUP Kids’ Club http://www.oup-letsgo.jp/
    Word graphics by Wordle
    http://wordle.net
    Posters by Glogster
    http://glogster.com
    Student Alphabet Book by Voicethread
    http://voicethread.com
    Teacher resource gathering by Twitter
    http://twitter.com
    Visit http://teachingvillage.wikispaces.com for live links and more resources!
  • 44. The End