Using Technology In The Classroom

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Using Technology In The Classroom

  1. 1. ROB JENKINS AND STACI JOHNSON SANTA ANA COLLEGE SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION [email_address] [email_address] (HANDOUTS W/ACTIVITIES SEPARATE) TESOL 2010 BOSTON, MA Technology NOT just for Technology’s Sake
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>Purpose of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson planning </li></ul><ul><li>Computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Other technologies (cell phones, social networks, etc.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Our goal is to give students challenging opportunities to be successful in their language-learning experience so they develop confidence and become independent, lifelong learners. </li></ul>Teachers’ Mission Statement
  4. 4. Challenging Opportunities <ul><li>Teach students to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>think critically and creatively </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>work cooperatively </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>transfer language and thinking skills to any task </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Think/Pair/Share <ul><li>Think (1 minute): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What can the role of technology be in an ESL Classroom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write down your thoughts and ideas. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pair (2 minutes): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss your ideas with a partner. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amend your original thoughts. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share (3 minutes): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss your ideas with a group of four. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss your ideas with the group. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Good lesson planning is an often invisible but absolutely essential part of all good teaching - especially effective language teaching.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Hendrichsen) </li></ul>Lesson Planning
  7. 7. Steps to Effective Lesson Planning (ESL Teachers’ Institute) <ul><ul><li>Warm Up & Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uses previously learned content to begin a lesson. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5- 10 minutes. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Materials are familiar to students from previous lessons. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses student attention on the lesson (asking questions, using visuals…). </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objective stated </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objective is related to previous lesson. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction of new information (Through visuals, realia, description, explanation, or written text). </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor checks on student comprehension. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor prepares students for practice. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Steps to Effective Lesson Planning (ESL Teachers’ Institute) <ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students practice new knowledge through different activities. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practice is guided through materials. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>May be whole group, small group, pairs or individuals. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor models each activity, monitors progress, provides feedback </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor evaluates students on attainment of objective. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be oral, written, or by demonstrated performance. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students apply new knowledge to own lives or new situations. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Where Does Technology Fit? <ul><li>Discuss where technology might work in a lesson plan. </li></ul><ul><li>In a group rank most prominent steps where technology works. “1” is the most prominent. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>___ Warm-up /Review ___ Practice </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>___ Introduction ___ Evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>___ Presentation ___ Application </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Although the principle purpose of ESL classes is not to teach technology, using computers can enhance the English learning process while giving students… </li></ul>Computer Activities to Build Computer Literacy While Learning English
  11. 11. <ul><li>… experience with technology that they will encounter in the real world as well as provide opportunities to develop needed critical thinking and academic skills. </li></ul>Computer Activities to Build Computer Literacy While Learning English
  12. 12. What Environment Can I Use Computers In? <ul><li>Computer enhanced Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Computer labs </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms with one computer and projection </li></ul>
  13. 13. Computer Operations <ul><li>Inputting Data (Word processing / spreadsheets) </li></ul><ul><li>Saving </li></ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul><ul><li>Copying / pasting </li></ul><ul><li>Changing font size and style </li></ul><ul><li>Sorting data </li></ul><ul><li>Using Clipart and Images </li></ul><ul><li>Designing graphs and charts </li></ul><ul><li>Creating diagrams </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>The Internet is an ideal way to bring the real world into the classroom. Authentic forms and activities can bring great depth to a classroom experience. </li></ul>Integrating the Internet
  15. 15. Internet Activity Sample <ul><li>How’s the weather? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Listening is a critical element in the competent language performance of adult second language learners, whether they are communicating at school, at work, or in the community. </li></ul>Video to Enhance Instruction
  17. 17. Video to Enhance Instruction <ul><li>Freeze Frame </li></ul><ul><li>Silent Viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Prediction Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Listening without Viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Back-to-Back </li></ul><ul><li>Summary Strips </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension Checks </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Viewing </li></ul>
  18. 18. Video Activities <ul><li>Demonstrations </li></ul>
  19. 19. Video Sources <ul><li>Commercial Products </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Canned videos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube (and other internet sources) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TV programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Movies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube (and other internet sources) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher produced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student produced </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>ROB JENKINS AND STACI JOHNSON </li></ul><ul><li>SANTA ANA COLLEGE </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>TESOL 2010 BOSTON, MA </li></ul>For More Ideas & Handouts

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