Dictogloss and the Interactive Whiteboard

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Dictogloss and the Interactive Whiteboard

  1. 1. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Interactivestudents, fairlyinactive technology – exactly as a language<br />classshouldbe<br />Tom Walton<br />
  2. 2. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />First<br />Find a text, one that&apos;s:<br /><ul><li> short
  3. 3. interesting
  4. 4. suitable for your learners (topic, difficulty...)</li></ul>And one that will lead on to something else (discussion, a piece of <br />writing...)<br />
  5. 5. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />A: Dictoglosswithoutan IWB…<br />
  6. 6. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #0A<br />If the text has a suitable title, read out title and get learners to predict <br />what the text is going to be about<br />
  7. 7. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #1A<br />Read the text to your learners at natural speed<br />
  8. 8. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #2A<br />Allow any comments and/or questions about the text and the language <br />it contains<br />
  9. 9. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #3A<br />Read it out again, this time allowing the learners to make any notes <br />they wish<br />
  10. 10. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #4A<br />Allowanyfurtherquestions and commments…<br />
  11. 11. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #5A<br />Put the learners in pairs and get them to reconstruct their version (one per pair) of your text from their notes. <br />The content should be the same, but the words used may be different…<br />Each pair should produce one written version between them.<br />
  12. 12. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #6A<br />Compare their versions with the original version, &quot;noticing&quot; and <br />commenting on any language differences…<br />
  13. 13. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />B: Dictoglosswithan IWB…<br />
  14. 14. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stages #1B to 4B<br />With an IWB in the classroom, follow the first four stages as already<br />seen.<br />Then...<br />
  15. 15. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #5B (1)<br />While the other pairs are writing the texts on a piece of paper, have one <br />pair produce their version on half of the IWB screen...<br />
  16. 16. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #5B (2)<br />The other half of the board is taken up by a hidden version of the <br />original text -- hidden using the coversheet tool.<br />
  17. 17. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #6B<br />While the IWB pair are finishing*, have the other pairs &quot;pyramid&quot; and <br />thus have each two pairs agree on a single version between the four <br />of them.<br />*Writingonthe IWB generallytakespeoplelonger; havesomethingfortheothersto do!<br />
  18. 18. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #7B<br />Then have the whole class look at the IWB pair&apos;s text and agree on any <br />changes they wish to make to it -- thus producing a single version of <br />the text, agreed on by the entire class*.<br />*Assumingclasssize of 12-15; thesmallertheclass, thebetterthe IWB works<br />
  19. 19. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Stage #8B<br />Reveal the original text and as at Stage 6A, compare the class version with <br />the original version, &quot;noticing&quot; and commenting on any differences.<br />
  20. 20. Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />WhyDictogloss and an IWB make a greatpairing<br /><ul><li> The learners are interactive, the IWB is largely inactive
  21. 21. Thetechnologyassists (butdoesn’tget in theway of) thelearning
  22. 22. It’sthelearners, nottheteacher, usingthetechnology
  23. 23. Use of thetechnology leads tomeaningfulinteraction
  24. 24. It can beusedwithvirtuallyanytext, at virtuallyanylevel
  25. 25. Itisn’t time consumingto prepare, usingonlyminimalmaterials
  26. 26. Butit generates the maximum (interaction) from the minimum (material)</li></li></ul><li>Dictogloss and theinteractivewhiteboard<br />Original sourceonDictogloss:Ruth WajnrybGrammarDictation(OUP, 1990)<br />Idea forusingDictoglosswith IWB firstpresentedby Tom Walton at Encuentro Práctico 2009 and at IH Barcelona&apos;s 2010 ELT Conference<br />www.encuentro-practico.comwww.ihes.com/bcn/tt/conference.html<br />Drawingsby Tom Walton<br />Further ideas onusingtheinteractivewhiteboardonTech ELT Blog<br />www.ihes.com/bcn/tt/eltblog/blog/<br />

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