Stuff…Grading blogs tomorrow. Should have six entriesso far.Quiz next week on Blackboard Learn (not duringclass time). Opens Wed after class (24 hours)Quiz covers Dubravac 1-5 Levy (2009), Wang & Vasquez Ideas and tools covered in class (pedagogical questions on tools)
Teaching philosophyWhat is the purpose of a teaching philosophy?
Teaching philosophyShould have most of the following things… Beliefs about learning Beliefs about role of teacher in learning Beliefs about approaches/principles Brief references/illustrations of the sources of your beliefs (famous works, experiences, etc.)
Philosophy of teaching with technologyShould have most of the following things… What are your beliefs of the role of technology in language learning. How can technology be implemented to aid language learning. Brief references/illustrations of the sources of your beliefs (famous works, experiences, etc.)
Question 1What technologies do you use in yourclassroom? What technologies interest youand/or seem valuable for language teaching?Why do these technologies seemuseful/interesting?
Question 2From DuBravac’s SLA chapter, what areas ofSLA models of language learning can be aidedthrough the use of technology?
Question 3From Wang & Vasquez (2012), what empiricalsupport is there for using 2.0 technology inlanguage learning?What research has been done and what has itshown?What else needs to be done?
Philosophy of teaching w/ techLook at your responses for question 1-3. Whatare your overall ideas, attitudes, and beliefstowards technology in he L2 classroom so far?Write a paragraph that reflects your beliefs so far.
Overall teaching philosophyWhat is your overall teaching philosophy?Answer these questions (back of the page)How do learners best learn an L2?How can teachers best facilitate learning an L2?What approaches/principles guide your ownteaching?
Teaching philosophyAlways have a brief one, consider a longer one(1-2 pp.)If you need to cite a source, make it meaningfuland integral to your statement.This is not a CV or cover letter…focus is not onpersonal experience, on personal beliefs as aresult of experience.
Blog…For your blog reflection this week, insteadof reflecting on the readings, try toincorporate the readings into your ownpersonal philosophy of teaching withtechnology.