REVISING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE ENGLISH CLASS

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REVISING THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE ENGLISH CLASS

  1. 1. A cargo: Lic. Claudia Gorosito. D. S. en Educación y Nuevas Tecnologías.
  2. 2. 3/9/2012
  3. 3. The use of technology in the English class is not a new phenomenon: - Tape recorders, CD players, language laboratories, video, etc. - Early CALL programs required learners to respond to stimuli on the computer screen (gap filling, matching halves, multiple choice exercises, text reconstruction, etc.3/9/2012
  4. 4. CALL has moved beyond the use of computer programs to embrace the use of Internet and web-based tools. The use of ICT by language teachers will become normal part of ELT practice in the coming years.3/9/2012
  5. 5. Let’s revise some ICT toolsthat you might be usingalready.3/9/2012
  6. 6. - Source of content.- Window on the wider world outside the class.- Source of ELT material and authentic material.- Collaboration medium. WELL DESIGNED TASKS- Authentic sites may fit your learners’ interests. Key factor in motivation keeping.- Well-designed task will allow your learners to deal with authentic sites, guiding them through the text, the layout, etc.- Easy structure and navigation sites.- Finding useful websites. Keywords, “phrase” search technique.- Online dictionaries use.-ELT web-sites provide opportunities for more controlled language work (brushing up specific aspects of language, preparing for the texts, etc.)3/9/2012
  7. 7. Mail allows for asynchronous communication - Communication skills: . Levels of formality . Rules of engagement (netiquette rules) - not using capital letters (perceived as “shouting” online. - respecting others’ opinions - avoiding “flaming” - attachments size - Technical skills Using email with learners: - out of class - during class - Keypal projects3/9/2012
  8. 8. Chat allows for synchronous (real-time) communication over the Internet. - Presence: users are able to the status/availability of other chat users (online, away, busy, so on. Using chat needs to have clear purpose for learners. - Types of chat: - Text chat (via typed text) - Audio or voice chat (via audio, like phone conversation on the Internet) . Skype - Public chat: chat rooms are grouped into categories www.chat.yahoo.com - Private chat = instant messaging = They require the installation of a client programs which connects individual users over the Internet. . Video and web conferencing facilities3/9/2012
  9. 9. Structured ways for the teacher to incorporate the Internet into the language classroom, on both a short-term and long-term basis. Cooperative and meaningful learning. Group work, communication and sharing of knowledge, interaction. Both language learning and interdisciplinary learning. A more “real-world” look and feel, and greater motivation. Critical thinking. Reflection. Constructivist learning, learning through experience, re-structuring information.3/9/2012
  10. 10. - Basic projects. - My favourite actor . - Internet-base simulations - Bring real-life contexts in the classroom. - Webquest creation: mini-projects. - Inquiry-oriented activity - Input and material supplied from the Internet - Research skills - Analytical skills - Word processing skills3/9/2012
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  12. 12. The term is associated with: - The transition of the World Wide Web from a disparate collection of websites to a fully-fledged computing platform. Tim O’Reilly - conference in late 2004. - Services, not packaged software, with cost-effective scalability. End of the software release cycle. In telecommunication and software scalability: ability of a system, network, or process, to handle growing amounts of work in a graceful manner or its ability to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.3/9/2012
  13. 13. - Web applications that facilitate participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web.- A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators (prosumers) of user- generated content in a virtual community.- Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable communication techniques. The term refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue.- Prosumer is a new word formed by contracting either the word professional or producer with the word consumer.- User generated content (UGC) covers a range of media content available in a range of modern communications technologies.- Harnessing collective intelligence.3/9/2012
  14. 14. - A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific media, potentially crossing geographical and political boundaries in order to pursue mutual interests or goals. - Examples of Web 2.0 include social netwworking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications, mashups and floksonomies.3/9/2012
  15. 15. When applied to the classroom: -They can be set up and used by teachers and learners. -They can be used to connect learners to other communities of learners, for example to a class in another country. -The ideas and content can be generated and created by learners, either individually or collaboratively.3/9/2012
  16. 16. - Social Software: computer tools which allow people to connect, to communicate and to collaborate online.- - Blog: web page with regular diary or journal entries. - Wiki: collaborative web space, consisting of a number of pages that can be edited by any user. - Podcast is an audio and/or video file that is “broadcast” via Internet and can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device (MP3 player) for listening/viewing.3/9/2012
  17. 17. SAMPLE PROJECT - BLENDED LEARNING (watching project site) Blended learning refers to a mixing of different learning environments. This approach to teaching and learning combines traditional face to face classroom methods with more modern computer-mediated activities.3/9/2012
  18. 18. Preliminary reasons for including ICT in the ELT practice:- It is natural and integrated part of younger learners’ lives.- English, as an international language, is being used in technologically mediated contexts.-It provides new opportunities for authentic tasks and materials; and ready-made ELT materials.- It is integrated part of course books and published material.- Using a range of ICT tools can give learners exposure to and practice in all of the four main language skills.-ICT provides opportunities to meet students’ expectations and enhance motivation.- Objectives that match the communicative needs of learners.3/9/2012
  19. 19. - Different alternatives and solutions depending on the skills and strategies we want to foster. - Flexible approaches to the task, offering different routes, media, procedures, interactive environments, etc - New ways of practising language and assessing performance. - ICT makes it possible to create educational scenarios for - Collaboration, communication, interaction, constructivist and social learning. - Bring the world into the English class. - Connect the class with the world. Project the class out into the world.3/9/2012
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  21. 21. A cargo: Lic. Claudia Gorosito. D. S. en Educación y Nuevas Tecnologías.

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