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  1. 1. USING WEBSITES Internet should be viewed as an intrinsic part of the learning process. Readily available collection of authentic materials. The type of tasks students have to perform, can mitigate the complexity of the material. Technology in ELT
  2. 2. <ul><li>USING WEBSITES </li></ul><ul><li>TREASURE HUNT </li></ul><ul><li>The name of the president of the World Bank. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of Rwanda </li></ul><ul><li>The country that won the 1974 FIFA World Cup </li></ul><ul><li>The author of Of Mice and Men </li></ul><ul><li>The director of the movie North by Northwest . </li></ul>Technology in ELT
  3. 4. <ul><li>HOW TO EVALUATE WEBSITES </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality </li></ul>Technology in ELT
  4. 5. Lesson planning (www) WARMER WEB WHAT NEXT Technology in ELT
  5. 6. <ul><li>E-MAILS </li></ul><ul><li>Submit classwork as attachments. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher can email learners a summary of classwork, homework or extra materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners can use email to prepare before class. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners can use email to send queries about a topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Email can be used as a collaborative writing tool. </li></ul>Technology in ELT
  6. 7. CHATS Free topic Collaborative, task-oriented Informative or academic Practice Technology in ELT
  7. 8. WEBQUESTS Mini-projects where the input and material is supplied from the internet Short-term webquests Longer-term webquests Technology in ELT
  8. 9. <ul><li>WEBQUESTS </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul>Technology in ELT
  9. 10. WEBQUESTS Technology in ELT
  10. 18. BLOGS Web page with regular diary or journal entries. A blog is regularly kept by one person who posts comments, thoughts, analyses, experiences of daily life, interesting links, jokes or any other form of content to a web page EDUBLOG TUTOR BLOG STUDENT BLOG CLASS BLOG Technology in ELT
  11. 19. Technology in ELT A photoblog on learner’s country, last holiday, town. Exam/Study tips. Research and present information on a topic Question and answer (e.g. about grammar, class work) A class project on any topic. Regular comments on current affairs Provide links to extra reading/listening material. Things learners like/don’t like doing in class. Extra writing practice on class topics Provide a summary of class work. Reactions to a film, article, class topic, current affairs. Personal and family information Set homework CLASS BLOG STUDENT BLOG TUTOR BLOG
  12. 20. <ul><li>HOW TO START USING BLOGS WITH LEARNERS </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a sample blog </li></ul><ul><li>Set up student blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Post to and visit blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up </li></ul>Technology in ELT
  13. 21. FREE BLOG SITES Technology in ELT
  14. 26. WIKI It is a collaborative web space, consisting of a number of pages that can be edited by any user It is a public website started by one person to which subsequent visitors can add to, delete or change as they wish It is more dynamic and it can have multiple authors WIKIPEDIA Technology in ELT
  15. 27. <ul><li>How to start using a wiki with learners </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare before the lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Famous people: descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Famous people: corrections </li></ul>Technology in ELT
  16. 28. FREE WIKI SITES Technology in ELT
  17. 31. PODCASTS Audio and/or video file that is ‘broadcast’ via the Internet and can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device such as an MP3 player for listening/viewing Technology in ELT
  18. 32. PODCASTS A podcast is a ‘show’ which is released either sporadically or at regular intervals It can be on any topic and it can include music and video It can be authentic or specially made for language learners Technology in ELT
  19. 33. <ul><li>PODCASTS </li></ul><ul><li>Uses in language teaching: </li></ul><ul><li>Students can listen to podcasts made by others </li></ul><ul><li>They can produce their own podcasts. </li></ul>Technology in ELT
  20. 34. IDEAS FOR PODCASTING PROJECTS Technology in ELT One-off/series Individual Upper-intermediate 1-3 minutes Telling jokes/anecdotes One-off/series Small groups Upper-intermediate 5 minutes plus Describing (e.g. national customs/holidays) Series Individual Pre intermediate 1-3 minutes Views on topics One-off Individual Low 1-3 minutes Personal information ONE-OFF/SERIES OF PODCASTS INDIVIDUAL/ SMALL GROUP RECORDING STUDENT LANGUAGE LEVEL SUGGESTED LENGTH OF EACH PODCAST PODCAST IDEA
  21. 35. <ul><li>PODCASTS </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a podcast page ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Create learner podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to learner podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul>Technology in ELT