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Guidelines about the one-computer classroom based on my experience as an EFL teacher.

Guidelines about the one-computer classroom based on my experience as an EFL teacher.

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  • 1. Teresa Almeida d’EçaLisbon, Portugal: 4 May 2013Web conference forDr. Hala Fawzi & her Senior EdTech StudentsApplied Linguistics DepartmentYanbu University CollegeKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 2.  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’
  • 3.  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
  • 4.  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...
  • 5.  learning that uses Web tools that are now part of our daily lives, but notyet part of most classrooms
  • 6.  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)
  • 7.  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! 
  • 8.  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
  • 9.  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)
  • 10.  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
  • 11.  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...
  • 12.  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)
  • 13.  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
  • 14.  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
  • 15.  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...)
  • 16.  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
  • 17.  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/
  • 18.  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/
  • 19.  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/
  • 20.  The one-computer classroom  generates the global classroom brings about global communication generates interactivity with a real audience from the realworld broadens students horizons
  • 21.  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
  • 22. Presentation and links are found herehttp://teresadeca.pbworks.com/YUCYou’re welcome to contact me atteresadeca@gmail.com