Not about any of the plethora of websites to help in learning the language. The wealth of information available on the Web affords teachers andlearners access to language learning resources like never before t here are plenty of credible and experienced educational technology out there which can lead you to quality materials, lesson plans and activities for use in your classroom.
Of interactive digital technology that integrated into the EFL classroom
Reading critically (with pen in hand) Writing to learn, creating, planning, problem solving, discussing, debating, and asking questions) Performing/presenting, inquiring, exploring, explaining, evaluating, and experimenting) Interacting with other students, gesturing and moving
Providing students the opportunity to connect their classroom experience with concrete connection to their lives. content beyond the course, across the curriculum, and into life-long learning we are equipping our students with life-long learning skills.
when trying to create an engaged learning environment multiple opportunities for students to engage and participate challenge is on the learner side
• Interactive means many different things. Meets the wants ande needs of your stuetns
What kind of thinking does it promote?
Does it facilitate real communication? if the goal is that people develop communicative skills in a second language, how far can we go with all this computer business?” students feel more engaged when the purpose of their tasks simulate real-world tasks.”
Shifting information around or actually putting the information to use
Examples interactive technology used in language classroom
This is the home page that students and teachers see when we log in.
.The most useful functions for me are assignments and discussions. My students enjoy discussing texts on the assignment page itself. Sometimes they discuss it, and sometimes they ask each other clarifying questions. This is helpful to me because I do not have to respond to as many confused emails. This is an example of the assignment page. You can see that it is clear which assignment is tonight’s homework and which are past assignments. You’ll notice that a student’s homework for this particular course is still posted on the right hand side of the screen.
it is better for students because all assiagnmts are easily and consistently organized in one place. Simple, engaging and students learn from anywhere. All the content in one place. Allowing students with various learning styles(visually (by seeing), auditory (by hearing), or kinetically (by doing) alternate modes to interpret ideas and understand challenging concepts. .
allows students to interact with each other in a way that extends collaborative learning from the classroom to their homes it is better for students because all assiagnmts are easily and consistently organized in one place. .
Each morning, a student records the Word of the Day Half the work, twice the benefit. If a student is absent, he can access the blog at any time, from home or school, and hear how the word is pronounced... especially helpful for for words like "“ To show the average fluency rate beyond level when reading
Choosing references and external material
It's really a great collaborative tool
Does it worth the effort? If yes why and if no please share with us the reasons. Why not Half the work, twice the benefit.
Interactive Technology to Enhance Engaged Learning
Worth it…not worth it? Interactive Technology to Enhance Engaged Learning Dr. Hala Fawzi Dr. Hala Fawzi Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers (KSAALT ((TeachersFawzi Dr. Hala (KSAALT Yanbu-March 12, 2013 Yanbu-March 12, 2013 KSAALAT March, 2013
Engaged Learning Student-Directed Learning“Highly relevant, Teacher-Directed Learningpersonalized learning…actively engage studentsinMuir, M. (2001) tasks” learning“Students are in charge oflearning..participants in http://goo.gl/m2yAuthe process, and NOTmerely products” Johonson, B. (2012) http://goo.gl/m2yAu
Engaged Learning Student-Directed Learning Teacher-Directed Learning• Rich learning environment• Connected to real life http://goo.gl/m2yAu• Course content Life-long learning
Potential challenges challenges is/are to…• find enough time• divert from ‘Teaching to the test’ practice• change the way of delivering the content• increase students activities• create community• expand the classroom• Others you’ve just mentioned
Engaging students and Expanding the classroom??
Interactive technology can…• break time boundary• make the class richer and smaller• increase students’ activities to connect with course content & with each other• create community• facilitate discussions
Learners Promotes learner independence andselect, choose Student autonomy -Teacher& react to Centered facilitates/ guidescontent InteractiveTaskssimulatereal-world Real Higher Ordertasks Communication Thinking Skills Bloom’s Taxonomy
Learners Promotes learner independence andselect, choose Student autonomy -Teacher& react to Centered facilitates/ guide scontent InteractiveTaskssimulatereal-world Real Higher Ordertasks Communication Thinking Skills Bloom’s Taxonomy Comprehensible input and outputNecessary foracquisition to takeplace
Learners Promotes learner independence andselect, choose Student autonomy -Teacher& react to Centered facilitates/ guide scontent InteractiveTaskssimulatereal- Real Higher Orderworld Communication Thinking Skills Bloom’s Taxonomytasks Comprehensible Motivating Age, level, context, input and output Interesting visually Fun appealing material, funNecessary for activitiesacquisition to take ,gamesplace
Learners Promotes learner independence andselect, choose Student autonomy -Teacher& react to Centered facilitates/ guide scontent InteractiveTaskssimulatereal-world Real Higher Ordertasks Communication Thinking Skills Bloom’s Taxonomy Comprehensible Motivating Age, level context, input and output Interesting appropriate Fun visually appealingNecessary for material, funacquisition to take Does not sacrifice the activities,place process of learning games NOT transmitting information, BUT putting the information to use
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Provides a welcoming home for students’ involvement
“Once upon a time in languageteaching, every school spent a lotof money on what was called the language lab”
2. a free system for voice communication •Groups of students: Record, playback/Save/Send/Embed •Played back/Speed up or slow down the sound without changing http://gong.ust.hk/nanogong/index.html
Pronunciation practiceLow performing students, average working students, andhigh achieving students: Engaged!
Let students practice recording and listening to their voice. Send it as attachment. Record, playback and save their voice, in a web pageLow performing students, average working students, andhigh achieving students: Engaged !
Q’s to think about on your way home…• How will you effectively use interactive technology to overcome the challenges of engaging students in your classroom?• What types of interactive technology do you plan to use/have?
ReferencesIntegrating Interactive Digital Technology in the EFL Classroomhttp://www.efuture-elt.com/IDT.pdfMeaningful, Engaged Learninghttp://www.georgianc.on.ca/staff/ctl/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/activelearn_muir1.pdfEngaged Learninghttp://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/engaged.htmMeaningful and Engaged Learninghttp://www.learner.org/workshops/socialstudies/pdf/session6/6.MeaningfulLearning.pdfEngaged Learning Strategieshttp://www.casdk12.net/ghs04/SRB/5-Curriculum/engaged%20learning%20strategies.pdfActive, engaged learninghttp://ozpk.tripod.com/000engagedHow Do We Know When Students Are Engaged?http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-engagement-definition-ben-johnsonTutorialsMultiliteracies for Social Networking and Collaborative Learning Environmentshttp://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/61341748/Tutorials_2013evo