Technology Overload ESL Teachers

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Technology Overload ESL Teachers

  1. 1. TESOL Canada 2009 in Beautiful Banff 1 Technology Overload for ESL Teachers Contact: johnharoldallan@gmail.com Media • The PowerPoint is on Slideshare at: http://www.slideshare.net/mrpottz/technology-overload-tesol-2009 • The article is at the TESL Ontario website at: http://www.teslontario.org/publications/contact-a-tesl-ontario-magazine • >>Select Spring 2009 Vol. 35, No. 1 • The Word document with the chart - emailed on request for manipulation purposes Technology Brand name Training? Support? Required? Communication 1 email Outlook, Y N Y N Y N 2 Y N Y N Y N Office Suites Microsoft Word processor Word Y N Y N Y N Spreadsheet Excel Y N Y N Y N Database Access Y N Y N Y N DT Publishing Publisher Y N Y N Y N Human PeopleSoft Y N Y N Y N Resources Gradebook TNG, Excel Y N Y N Y N LMS Blackboard, Moodle Y N Y N Y N Assistive Apps Windows OS, Mac Y N Y N Y N OS Concordancer Lextutor, WordSmith Y N Y N Y N See www.socialesl.com for new activities blending Web 2.0 and your ESL teaching
  2. 2. TESOL Canada 2009 in Beautiful Banff 2 Internet Y N Y N Y N 1 Y N Y N Y N 2 Y N Y N Y N 3 Y N Y N Y N 4 Y N Y N Y N Web 2.0 1 Y N Y N Y N 2 Y N Y N Y N 3 Y N Y N Y N File Compression WinZip, WinRar Y N Y N Y N CMS/the portal SharePoint, Y N Y N Y N CALL Y N Y N Y N 1 Y N Y N Y N 2 Y N Y N Y N 3 Y N Y N Y N 4 Y N Y N Y N CALL hardware Mic, head phones, Y N Y N Y N Audio Visual Data projector Y N Y N Y N Media Editors 1 audio Audacity, Y N Y N Y N 2 video WMM, IMovie Y N Y N Y N 3 animation Flash Y N Y N Y N Image Editors 1 vector Illustrator, Y N Y N Y N 2 pixels Photoshop, Y N Y N Y N Self Paced Training Y N Y N Y N e-whiteboards Y N Y N Y N CD DVD copier Y N Y N Y N Security Y N Y N Y N Mobile devices Y N Y N Y N See www.socialesl.com for new activities blending Web 2.0 and your ESL teaching
  3. 3. TESOL Canada 2009 in Beautiful Banff 3 Paper Generators Y N Y N Y N Scheduler Y N Y N Y N e-Library Y N Y N Y N Virtual spaces Y N Y N Y N Internet Filters Y N Y N Y N Laptops Y N Y N Y N Networking Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N Y N The last few rows can be filled with others during the session. Suggestions 1. Include stakeholders in process of technology acquisition 2. Upgrades of technology (even distribution, training, timely) 3. Training in cycles, just-in-time, systematic (verify by tracking through professional development or human resources) 4. Optimization of learning objects (common formats and naming conventions) 5. Logical archiving of learning and administrative media – for easier access 6. Common desktop (workstation) Teacher/Lab 7. Mentoring system (tech “champion”) (release time) See www.socialesl.com for new activities blending Web 2.0 and your ESL teaching
  4. 4. TESOL Canada 2009 in Beautiful Banff 4 8. Dedicated team to support tech (with release or professionals) 9. Consistent Bookmarking on browser & portal pages 10. Development of suitable activities to make technology relevant See www.socialesl.com for new activities blending Web 2.0 and your ESL teaching

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