Ten Steps Behind and Trying to Catch Up – What can you do? By Ann Shlapobersky
Do you remember? <ul><li>Gapmaster   </li></ul><ul><li>Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?   </li></ul><ul><li>Encarta ...
מחר  98 <ul><li>Computer rooms/language labs in all schools </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training in CALL:  Computer Assisted...
Learning by Computer Then to Now   The last 20+ years <ul><li>Behaviorist - CALL:  Kill and Drill  Computer / language lab...
The Teacher’s Timeline – 20 years <ul><li>Language Lab: Drill / Kill </li></ul><ul><li>Windows / Word + PowerPoint </li></...
Our Students  Timeline – 20 years <ul><li>Games: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atari  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo  </li></...
CBS 2008 :  Computers in the Israel home Central Bureau of Statistics 2008  http://www.cbs.gov.il/reader/newhodaot/hodaa_t...
What are  you  doing to keep up? <ul><li>? </li></ul>
Some questions to think about <ul><li>Should we have to keep up with our students’ technological knowledge and abilities? ...
What are your options?  <ul><li>Send homework assignments by email </li></ul><ul><li>Send the listening file to their phon...
It’s always up to you! <ul><li>“ The study found that students in all the laptop schools learned to  access information , ...
Having some fun <ul><li>Wordle   - create word clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Define  – generate word list definitions and ...
Bibliography <ul><li>Central Bureau of Statistics 2008  http:// www.cbs.gov.il/reader/newhodaot/hodaa_template.html?hodaa ...
<ul><li>What could you do with your students during and after they see this video? </li></ul><ul><li>Family Dinner </li></...
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Our students were born into a new world, a new century where pen and paper are writing tools of ancients and in a millisecond they have immediate access to information. In this talk I will explore what teachers can do to bridge the gap and join the century that our students were born into.

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  1. 1. Ten Steps Behind and Trying to Catch Up – What can you do? By Ann Shlapobersky
  2. 2. Do you remember? <ul><li>Gapmaster </li></ul><ul><li>Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? </li></ul><ul><li>Encarta </li></ul><ul><li>Eudora </li></ul><ul><li>Into Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Towards Bagrut </li></ul>
  3. 3. מחר 98 <ul><li>Computer rooms/language labs in all schools </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training in CALL: Computer Assisted Language Learning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learning by Computer Then to Now The last 20+ years <ul><li>Behaviorist - CALL: Kill and Drill Computer / language labs </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving and constructivist: communication and decision making </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CMC - Computer Mediated Communication: WebQuests / ThinkQuests: Computers in the library with Internet Computer/ language labs + Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMC – Electronic Mediated forums: blogs, Skype, mobile phones… Classroom’s with computers + Internet + projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Classroom’s with IWB - Interactive White Boards </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Teacher’s Timeline – 20 years <ul><li>Language Lab: Drill / Kill </li></ul><ul><li>Windows / Word + PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>CD ROM programs </li></ul><ul><li>Internet / Email </li></ul><ul><li>Developing interactive activities </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading /downloading </li></ul><ul><li>Building your own homepage </li></ul><ul><li>School Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>IWB </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Students Timeline – 20 years <ul><li>Games: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atari </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pacman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tetris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Super Mario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play Station </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dungeons and Dragons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Fantasy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SimCity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Word / PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading/uploading: movies, music… </li></ul><ul><li>Online gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Wii </li></ul><ul><li>SMS </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life: Avatar </li></ul>
  7. 7. CBS 2008 : Computers in the Israel home Central Bureau of Statistics 2008 http://www.cbs.gov.il/reader/newhodaot/hodaa_template.html?hodaa=200915198
  8. 8. What are you doing to keep up? <ul><li>? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some questions to think about <ul><li>Should we have to keep up with our students’ technological knowledge and abilities? </li></ul><ul><li>Should our students write with pens/pencils? </li></ul><ul><li>Should we allow our students to email their homework to us? Should we email to them? </li></ul><ul><li>Should our students be responsible for their computer / Internet / printer? </li></ul>
  10. 10. What are your options? <ul><li>Send homework assignments by email </li></ul><ul><li>Send the listening file to their phone (Bluetooth) </li></ul><ul><li>Update your class website: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with homework and when the assignment is due </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>when the next test or quiz is and what will be on it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>add video or audio clips for review, extra practice or fun: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reading a poem </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>singing a song </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>explaining grammar </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>listening comprehension exercise </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. It’s always up to you! <ul><li>“ The study found that students in all the laptop schools learned to access information , manage it , and incorporate in into their written and multimedia products . </li></ul><ul><li>However, the focus on evaluating information , understanding the social issues surrounding it , and analyzing it for the purpose of knowledge production varied widely across schools . </li></ul><ul><li>Some schools succeeded in promoting scholarly approaches to working with information, whereas other schools mostly limited themselves to teaching procedural functions of computer and Internet use . &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Warschauer , M . (2007). “ Information Literacy in the Laptop Classroom ”. In Teachers College Record , 109 (11), 2511-2540. New York: Columbia University . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Having some fun <ul><li>Wordle - create word clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Define – generate word list definitions and synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>WordSift - h elps to quickly identify important words that appear in the text </li></ul><ul><li>Eyejot - record or upload your video, and send </li></ul><ul><li>Voxopop – create voice talk groups </li></ul><ul><li>Nik's Daily English Activities </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>Central Bureau of Statistics 2008 http:// www.cbs.gov.il/reader/newhodaot/hodaa_template.html?hodaa =200915198 </li></ul><ul><li>Easy Define - http:// www.easydefine.com / </li></ul><ul><li>ESL-Lab: Listening Comprehension - http://www.esl-lab.com/call/911rd1.htm#pre </li></ul><ul><li>Eyejot - http:// www.eyejot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Nik's Daily English Activities - http://daily- english-activities.blogspot.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Past Simple - http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =J5E9SWg6_fw </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Cory reading - http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = vICuZwEMoTw </li></ul><ul><li>Simon and Garfunkel – Richard Cory song - http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =euuCiSY0qYs&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - http:// www.visualthesaurus.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Voxopop – http:// www.voxopop.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Warschauer M. (1996) &quot;Computer Assisted Language Learning: an Introduction&quot;. In Fotos S. (ed.) Multimedia language teaching , Tokyo: Logos International: 3-20 http://www.ict4lt.org/en/warschauer.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Warschauer, M. (2007). “ Information Literacy in the Laptop Classroom ”. In Teachers College Record , 109 (11), 2511-2540. New York: Columbia University. </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle - http:// www.wordle.net / </li></ul><ul><li>WordSift - http:// www.wordsift.com / </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>What could you do with your students during and after they see this video? </li></ul><ul><li>Family Dinner </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Shlapobersky – [email_address] </li></ul>

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