Adventures in Wonderland: an interactive tour of 6 impossible thing-Es


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A workshop presentation on the wonderful ups and downs of teaching with technology. Presented by Katrina Hennigan and Lucy Blakemore at the 2011 English Australia conference in Adelaide.

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  • Easy to set upGreat for teachers on different shifts, Part time or in different locations
  • Intro: As we us technology more and more the importance of ‘detch experiences’ become more important. Gen Y and Gen Z want ‘Authentic, geununie learning experiences on and off line. Making the face2 face experience enjoyable and engaging is more important. In other industries this can be seen with the surviving book stores who are focusing the experience of being in the shop rather than the products to compete with online. For our students, making lessons interestingActivity:Facebook warmerResource: Digital diet – when it all gets too much
  • Makes the transformation more engaging and kinaethetic – that is all!
  • Adventures in Wonderland: an interactive tour of 6 impossible thing-Es

    1. 1. Adventures in Wonderland:an interactive tour of 6 impossible thing-Es<br />
    2. 2. @TheCat“Could you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?”<br />@Alice “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to” #growingup<br />
    3. 3. “So many out of the way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were impossible.”<br />
    4. 4. Why we ‘believe’ in exploring thing-Es!<br /><ul><li>The online world is students’ context </li></ul> (and ours)<br /><ul><li>Technology is part of learning, life & work
    5. 5. Learning with technology might be good for us…</li></li></ul><li>“Those students who had more positive attitudes to technology were more likely to adopt a deep approach to studying, more likely to adopt a strategic approach to studying and less likely to adopt a surface approach to studying”<br />C. Colwell 2011 <br />
    6. 6. Curiouser and curiouser...<br />RT @Sheila Keegan “It may be that maintaining awareness of our own responses to technology and keeping an open mind are the best starting points” #AMSRS<br />
    7. 7. and even curiouser...<br />@Susan Greenfield “It is hard to see how living this way on a daily basis will not result in brains, or rather minds, different from those of previous generations”<br />
    8. 8. Why Alice in Wonderland?<br />It’s all very deep...<br />
    9. 9. Adventures first... explanations take such a dreadful time. @The Gryphon<br />
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    11. 11. There is cake that can make you grow<br />
    12. 12. Social networks, other online resources<br />What do experts know? What have other teachers tried?<br />Internal networks(e.g. Ning)<br />What do other teachers and trainers in my organisation know?<br />Staffroom<br />What do other teachers I work with know about it?<br />You<br />What do I know about it?<br />“Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Goodbye, feet!” <br />
    13. 13. You<br />@you “What is your favourite website for teaching or sharing ideas?”<br />#just think<br />
    14. 14. Staffroom<br />You<br />@Staffroom “What is your favourite website for teaching or sharing ideas” #tell your partner<br />
    15. 15. Internal networks<br />Staffroom<br />You<br />@Internal network “What is your favourite website for teaching or sharing ideas?” #throw your idea out there!<br />
    16. 16. Social networks & online resources<br />Internal networks<br />Staffroom<br />You<br />@socialnetworks“What is your favourite website for teaching or sharing ideas?” #EA6things<br />
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    21. 21. Twitter 101<br /># find tweets on a topic and include your comments<br />@ publicly reply to or mention an individual<br />RT‘re-tweet’ or quote someone else’s tweet<br />
    22. 22. Expanding your staffroom<br /><ul><li>Search #ELTchat on Twitter
    23. 23. Observe or join ELTchat discussions on Twitter
    24. 24. Browse transcripts and summaries of past topics on</li></li></ul><li>A taste of #ELTchat...<br />Pedagogy comes before technology but tech. is also changing educational objectives…We’re graduating students into new societies #ELTchat<br />Ok, we're all sold on it, but we're chatting on twitter. Many teachers don't even use social media at all. Just saying like! ; ) #ELTchat<br />RT @inigral: @ShellTerrellteachers need to be encouraged to actively experiment! Waiting for training on new things will cause paralysis #ELTchat<br />@nutrich #ELTchatMuch lies in preservice teacher training<br />@nutrichtrue.. Started at new centre 2 weeks ago – 15 efl teachers, none on twitter, blogs, plns etc. – and all of them young (ish) #eltchat<br />
    25. 25. Adapting Twitter for learners!<br />
    26. 26. There is a potion that can make you shrink<br />
    27. 27.
    28. 28. @King “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop”<br />
    29. 29. Meet Navitar<br />
    30. 30. Navitar: the ultimate novice<br /><ul><li>Explores and shares what he learns
    31. 31. Makes mistakes
    32. 32. Asks the questions no one else will
    33. 33. Is an anonymous voice for technology
    34. 34. Absorbs frustrations and fears around tech!
    35. 35. Naivety helps him connect and learn </li></li></ul><li>What if you started from the very beginning?<br />
    36. 36. Developing his personality on his blog<br /><ul><li>A diary of his discoveries
    37. 37. Building his character via clips, photos and stories
    38. 38. Showing his accidents and achievements
    39. 39. Later becoming a guide</li></li></ul><li>Developing his connections<br /><ul><li>Finding his voice on Twitter
    40. 40. Connecting with the outside world
    41. 41. Virtual Tweets @navitardiaries: tweets as he discovers the world of technology
    42. 42. Actual ‘Tweets’ written on his ‘tail’</li></li></ul><li>Using Navitar’s voice<br />
    43. 43. Exploring outside<br /><ul><li>A ball of fluff can make friends!
    44. 44. His naivety helps him make connections and learn
    45. 45. He encourages others to simplify and explain </li></li></ul><li>Feeling overwhelmed?<br /><ul><li>Twitter: @navitardiaries
    46. 46.</li></li></ul><li>Animals can talk<br />
    47. 47. “Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.” <br />
    48. 48.
    49. 49. What does the dog do in the video? <br />
    50. 50. Answers<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    51. 51. Task<br /><ul><li>Work in groups of 3
    52. 52. Give yourselves a number 1,2,3
    53. 53. Person 1 – Tell your group about a great YouTube /Ted video you have seen recently (or film, TV show etc.)
    54. 54. Person 2 – Listen (actively!)
    55. 55. Person 3 – Check which active listening techniques person 2 uses on your check list</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Stage aim: To raise awareness of the features of active listening
    56. 56. Can link to coursebook tasks </li></ul>Extract from Cutting Edge Intermediate S. Cunningham and P. Moor, Pearson 2005 p.24<br />
    57. 57. Cats can disappear<br />@cat “I wish you wouldn’t keep appearing and vanishing so suddenly: you make one quite giddy!”<br />
    58. 58. “I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.”<br />
    59. 59. @teachers “Dude, where’s my stuff?” <br />
    60. 60. @teachers “How do you remember useful websites?” <br />
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    64. 64. “I think I should understand that better if I had it written down”<br />
    65. 65. I can slay the Jabberwocky<br />
    66. 66. @teacher “My students want to be friends with me on Facebook!” #PersonalBoundaries<br />@teacher “I know I’m a good teacher, but everyone knows more about technology than I do” #Confidence<br />@teacher“I panic when the technology doesn’t work” #BackupPlan<br />@teacher “I don’t know where to start” #LessonAim<br />
    67. 67. Talk it to death!<br />
    68. 68. <ul><li>10 slides 20 seconds each
    69. 69. Work with a partner
    70. 70. Take it in turns to comment on each slide
    71. 71. There are no correct answers
    72. 72. Enjoy!</li></li></ul><li>
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    83. 83. There is a place called Wonderland!<br />
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    86. 86. A<br />
    87. 87. .<br />
    88. 88. ,<br />
    89. 89. “ ” <br />
    90. 90. !<br />
    91. 91. ?<br />
    92. 92. -<br />
    93. 93. ;<br />
    94. 94. ( <br />
    95. 95. . <br />( ) <br />? <br />-<br />, <br />! <br />; <br />A<br />
    96. 96. “I can slay the Jabberwocky!”, said Alice.<br />
    97. 97. Kung-Fu clauses!<br />My brother who lives in Spain has bought a Ferrari!<br />Meaning 2:<br />I have two brothers. One lives here and other in Spain. The brother in Spain has bought a Ferrari!<br />Meaning 1:<br />I have one brother and he has bought a Ferrari! Oh by the way, he also lives in Spain<br />
    98. 98. Kung-Fu clauses!<br />My brother, who lives in Spain, has bought a Ferrari!<br />Meaning 1:<br />I have one brother and he has bought a Ferrari! Oh by the way, he also lives in Spain<br />
    99. 99. Kung-Fu clauses!<br />My brotherwho lives in Spain has bought a Ferrari!<br />Meaning 2:<br />I have two brothers. One lives here and other in Spain. The brother in Spain has bought a Ferrari!<br />
    100. 100. Reported speech<br />Alice said that there was a place called Wonderland!<br />‘There is a place called Wonderland!’ said Alice.<br />
    101. 101.
    102. 102. 6 Impossible things<br />
    103. 103. Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things." <br />"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."<br />
    104. 104. The End?<br />You have to be the champion of your adventure!<br />
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    106. 106. Choose your own adventure!<br />One way to share your ideas<br />One way to simplify technology<br />One ‘unlikely’ website to explore for teaching<br />One way to organise your digital world<br />One demon you’ll slay this month<br />One wonderful idea you’ll try next week<br />
    107. 107. #EA6things<br /><br />