Teresa Almeida d’EçaLisbon, Portugal: 4 May 2013Web conference forDr. Hala Fawzi & her Senior EdTech StudentsApplied Linguistics DepartmentYanbu University CollegeKingdom of Saudi Arabia
one computer, a video projector and an Internetconnection naturally, a whiteboard or an IWB to project the lesson if not available... a wall! this generates a ‘blended lesson’
a mix of the traditional classroom and use of theInternet a compromise between learning in the traditional f2flesson and learning online through interactive Web-based communication tools to carry out specific activities... to interact locally or globally to generate blended learning
learning that takes place “inside and outside” the 4 walls broadens horizons by opening up to the world takes the students outside the classroom, beyond thetextbook and the traditional tools: pencil, pen, notebook...
learning that uses Web tools that are now part of our daily lives, but notyet part of most classrooms
learning that takes students on a journey of discovery adventure participation interaction collaboration co-construction and self-publishing of knowledge sharing with people who are just a click away (though they maybe in very distant parts of the world)
the one-computer classroom makes possible technology is only a tool, a means to an end:language learning and developing autonomy 21st century technologies are magical!
topic (motivating, curricular or extracurricular: age andinterests are factors of the choice) plan (clear, step-by-step, well-laid out) objectives (simple so students understand the meaningand purpose of the lesson) activities (clear and simple instructions in the L2) use of L1 when absolutely necessary
choice of topic an activity created by the teacher for motivation CALL Lessons movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDPpnh97xNU students taking turns at the computer all students collaborating in what’s being done (givingtips and choosing the best answer)
students jotting down what’s being done in theirnotebooks (when appropriate) students replying to a message or comment left by areader, collaborator... in the following lesson, students can summarize whatwas done and record an audio file about it
carefully go over the Objectives and Activities explain anything not clear enough in the nativelanguage (L1) start the Activities choose a volunteer student jot down names to try not to omit anyone (try to) alternate girl – boy – girl...
have everyone participate and give hints; let thestudents choose the answer they want on the Web save all work done and upload any files before the endof class (if possible) show students their online products before they leave(and... look at their ‘proud’ faces!) set a short homework related to the lesson (e.g.students give opinion about what was done)
every two weeks, because of curricular constraints, butalso due to the added workload far enough apart to generate “enthusiasm” for the nextlesson didn’t become a routine
use a multimedia tool (wiki? blog? LMS?) for the basiccontent use diversified Web communication tools for the activities audio video chat Google docs (for collaboration in real time), GMaps & GApps... software for interactive exercises
introduce a new Web tool as regularly as possible create image tutorials, if necessary:http://call05.wordpress.com/2006/11/29/post-21/ change the topics most every lesson (at most, 2 lessonsfor each topic) create interactive exercises using different programs, ordifferent types of exercises within the same program(Quia, Educaplay, Hot Potatoes...)
CALL Lessons 2005-2007: http://call05.wordpress.com/ Photos: http://call05.wordpress.com/2006/07/02/post-14/ Objectives of CALL Lessons (2006-07):http://call05.wordpress.com/2006/10/20/post-15/ A teacher-created activity to spark enthusiasm:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDPpnh97xNU
Geography lesson: http://call05.wordpress.com/2006/05/08/post-3/ Interactive World Atlas: http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/world.htm Halloween: http://call05.wordpress.com/2006/10/29/post-17/ Scary Skeleton Song:http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/the-scary-skeleton Parts of the body (vocab exercise):http://www.digibridge.net/teresadeca/school/exs6/body-mt.htm Making a movie: http://call05.wordpress.com/2006/11/20/post-19/ &http://zimmertwinsatschool.com/movie/howto Christmas 6C: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OksP6HsOAl4 Tutorial: http://call05.wordpress.com/2006/11/27/post-20/
Time zones: http://call05.wordpress.com/2007/04/23/post-26/ USA time zones: http://www.timetemperature.com/tzus/time_zone.shtml World time zones (day & night):http://www.worldtimezone.com/datetime.htm Locating friends on a Google map:http://call05.wordpress.com/2007/05/07/post-27/ Interactive exercises: http://call05.wordpress.com/2007/05/28/post-28/
Voice chat with teachers: http://call05.wordpress.com/2007/06/18/post-29/ Wrap-up of two years: http://call05.wordpress.com/2007/07/01/post-30/ A prize: http://call05.wordpress.com/2007/12/07/post-31/
The one-computer classroom generates the global classroom brings about global communication generates interactivity with a real audience from the realworld broadens students horizons
The one-computer classroom promotes learner autonomy develops co-responsibility of students for their learning process allows students to self-publish their work empowers students (part of their learning process is in theirhands) reaches out to different learning styles and multipleintelligences
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