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Final Presentation Besig

Final Presentation Besig



Presentation given by Jennifer Verschoor at Besig in Germany

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  • Welcome to this video conference. My name is Jennifer Verschoor I am here in Buenos Aires, Argentina the Tango city. I would like to say hello to everybody. Throughout my presentation I will be bring you up to date with how technology can be used in our teaching scenarios and what are the challenges we face in the 21st century How can we use computer technology better in our daily works as Business English language Educators? Teachers should start to use different technologies in their daily classroom work as natural as a blog or a coursebook. However, despite impressive advances in the range and possiblilities of computer-related technology, with blogs, wikis, podcasts Business English language teachers on the whole still treat computers as marginal and have not incorporated them in their daily teaching. Let´s start a journey where you will find several examples on how to integrate technology in your classrooms http://www.flickr.com/photos/bernardmatthews/1170591204/

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  • Teaching Business English with Technology By Jennifer Verschoor for Besig Annual Conference in Germany [email_address] Argentina
  • Are you ready to Integrate Technology? What Why When
  • “ The question is not if we should blend. The question is what are the ingredients ?” Marc Rosenberg
  • Our students are
  • My 4 year daughter´s blog Visual Images Interactive Games
  • and we are “ digital immigrants ”
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/50433484@N00/151661683/in/photostream / Traditional Teacher Network
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/344832659/
  • The networked Teacher
  • http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2008/01/typical-teacher.html
  • Are you ready for? Collaboration Integration Social Communication Sharing Networking Openness Connectedness
    • Web 2.0
    Agreggator: Collects RSS feeds Share content between websites Social Bookmarking tool online photo management and sharing application RSS brings information to you!! Sharing online slides
  • Mashup example : Pageflakes
  • Social networks Blogs Wikis Podcats Social Media Common interest Affinities Collect Share Generates Social Media Syndication RSS Aggregation Folksonomies Mash-ups Share productions Collect information Collaborate efficiently
  • What is a BLOG? It is a means for publishing, …
  • … a conversation It creates bonds… … constructs knowledge
  • Where can you find me My personal blog Wordpress blog allows you to add pages www.jenverschoor.wordpress.com
  • Kinds of BLOGS Tutor’s Blog
  • Class Blog
  • Student’s Blog
  • Teaching in the 21st century How to use all this with our Business English students
  • Using Blogs with our students Digital portfolio Creative writing
  • http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/business_english/ English For Marketing
  • Microblogging 140 characters
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/25577119@N04/3013916850 / An example is
  • Wiki examples http://teb-teachingenglishforbusiness.wikispaces.com/
  • Different topics http://beo-businessenglishonline.wikispaces.com/
  • www.englishtraining.pbwiki.com
  • Podcasts http://www.flickr.com/photos/arshdeep/2676401727 /
    • series of audio or video digital-media files
    • is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download, through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers.
    • a podcast can be syndicated , subscribed to , and downloaded automatically when new content is added.
  • Examples of Business English Podcasts
  • M-learning
    • Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts can be used to enhance: -Reading -Writing -Listening
    • Uses
    • Individual work.
    • Peer feedback or have teachers comment on students blog to encourage them.
    • Oral and written production (audioblog) for example giving a presentation on job interviews and creating a post about it.
    • Project work activities
    • Facilitate communication between teacher and students outside the classroom
    Ideas for the classroom Possibilities are endless!!!!
  • 7 steps teachers at the Jerome School Disctrict found to be effective in trying the skills to a content area:
    • Choose a core area (just one to begin with) eg reading, writing, listening
    • Decide what technology skills you want to teach or could be best taught in this area.
    • Choose one lesson or unit that could be enhanced or taught through the computer. Stick with an easy project in an area you are comfortable with.
    • Develop that one lesson or unit with the tool you feel comfortable..
    • Use it!!
    • Evaluate how it went (what went right and what went wrong). This important step should not be left out.
    • Refine the lesson and star with the next lesson or unit.
  • “ Technology will never replace teachers...”
  • … but those who apply technology will open their classroom to the world .”
  • Welcome toTeaching in the 21st Century Join the revolution
  • Let´s keep the conversation going
    • Using Voicethread
    • http://voicethread.com/share/267959/
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