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Teaching Languages With Technology


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Slides from a talk given by Joe McVeigh on Teaching Languages with Technology, May 27, 2009. Santiago, Chile.

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Teaching Languages With Technology

  1. 1. Teaching with Technology Joe McVeigh Tamara Á lvarez Carlos Gonzalez Jorge Comte Miriam Salazar
  2. 2. <ul><li>This slide deck accompanies a talk given by Joe McVeigh at the Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile on May 27, 2009 and again in Vina del Mar, Chile on May 28, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>The presentation is structured with introductory remarks and other comments by Joe, interspersed with UNAB teachers describing their own experiences with technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of the talk is the use of technology in the teaching of English as a second language. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Here’s the title of the talk in Spanish:
  4. 4. Here is Joe during the talk
  5. 5. <ul><li>Much of the presentation is highly visual in nature, so take a look at the pictures and imagine how they relate to language teaching and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all the photos came from flickr and are used with a Creative Commons License. Photo credits are at the end of the presentation. Thanks everyone! </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>First came a story about some mice who were being attacked by a cat. The mother mouse barked like a dog scaring the cat away. She then explained to her children the importance of learning a second language. </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Then came a discussion of how books have traditionally been the primary means of learning and teaching but how some people now are suggesting that books may be passé and that the future is in technology. </li></ul>
  8. 20. <ul><li>Technology has been around in many forms for a long time as can be seen in these photos. Imagine how innovative tape recorders and typewriters must once have appeared to the first users. </li></ul>
  9. 24. Session overview <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations by the guest speaker </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations by colleagues from UNAB </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  10. 25. PowerPoint slides available <ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 26. “ to get your feet wet”
  12. 28. Questions <ul><li>What are some advantages of using technology in language teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some drawbacks of using technology? </li></ul><ul><li>What keeps you from using technology more in your teaching? </li></ul>
  13. 31. maze
  14. 32. <ul><li>Technology will not replace teachers, but teachers who understand technology will replace those who do not. </li></ul><ul><li>— Ray Clifford </li></ul>
  15. 33. <ul><li>Use technology in the service of pedagogy, not vice-versa. </li></ul><ul><li>—Siskin & Reynolds </li></ul>
  16. 34. <ul><li>Use technology that is appropriate for the teaching situation. </li></ul>
  17. 35. Teaching aids <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Felt board </li></ul><ul><li>Movable words </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul>
  18. 36. Electric but without computers <ul><li>Tape recorders </li></ul><ul><li>Video players (cassette and DVD) </li></ul><ul><li>Slide projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Overhead projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul>
  19. 37. Computer-aided <ul><li>Language labs </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic whiteboards </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Content management systems (Blackboard, Moodle, Segue) </li></ul>
  20. 38. Computer-aided <ul><li>email </li></ul><ul><li>VOIP telephone and video (Skype) </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations (Second Life) </li></ul><ul><li>Online distance education </li></ul><ul><li>Online surveys (Survey Monkey) </li></ul><ul><li>Online journals </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul>
  21. 39. Computer-aided <ul><li>Photo-sharing web sites (Flickr) </li></ul><ul><li>Video-sharing web sites (Youtube) </li></ul><ul><li>Online crossword puzzle makers </li></ul><ul><li>Online word montages (Wordle) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Online professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Online sources of authentic materials </li></ul>
  22. 41. Using Technology in the Lab English Phonetics Tamara Álvarez
  23. 42. Here’s a photo of Tamara giving her part of the talk
  24. 43. Using technology in the phonetics lab <ul><li>Main applications in the phonetics lab: </li></ul><ul><li>- Class </li></ul><ul><li>- Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Competencies involved </li></ul><ul><li>- Student </li></ul><ul><li>- Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul>
  25. 44. Class - Audio (amongst other texts) - Overview of major mistakes - Activities
  26. 45. Overview
  27. 46. Class <ul><li>Songs </li></ul>
  28. 47. Class Tongue Twisters
  29. 48. Sample tongue-twisters <ul><li>They’re thirsty every Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>Six thick thistle sticks (twice) </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth’s birthday is on the third Thursday of this month. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousand of thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through </li></ul>
  30. 49. Practicing tongue twisters
  31. 50. Class
  32. 52. Assessment <ul><li>Recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>
  33. 53. Competencies involved <ul><li>Student </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul>
  34. 54. Issues <ul><li>Know how (recording timing) </li></ul><ul><li>Functioning computers </li></ul><ul><li>Headphones </li></ul><ul><li>Lab management system </li></ul>
  35. 55. German Coast Guard example
  36. 56. References <ul><li>Source of computer geek cartoon </li></ul><ul><li>http :// / funny_computer_geek_cartoon_sticker -p217005805728649639qjcl_400. jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Source of computer cat cartoon </li></ul><ul><li>http :// / cartoons /00736- funny - cartoons - computer - cat.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Screenshot of Cambridge English online course </li></ul><ul><li>http :// / bcn / tt / eltblog /blog/ uploaded_images / phonetics -707401. gif </li></ul>
  37. 57. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>
  38. 58. CMS (Course Management System) <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Segue (Middlebury College) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Joe’s Intro to TESOL Course” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 59. Internet sources of authentic materials <ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA Today </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Radio </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Public Radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Song Lyrics </li></ul><ul><li>Film Scripts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drew’s Script-o-rama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  40. 60. Internet sources of film scripts <ul><li>Drew’s Script- o-rama </li></ul><ul><li>Film Scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Film Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>TV Scripts </li></ul>
  41. 61. Samples of recently available filmscripts <ul><li>The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button The Dark Knight Gran Torino Milk Rachel Getting Married The Reader Slumdog Millionaire Twilight Wall-E </li></ul>
  42. 62. Electronic whiteboards <ul><li>Thermal electronic whiteboards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>print in black and white onto thermal paper. Unlike the color electronic whiteboards these thermal boards come standard with a built in printer. These copyboards (print boards) are more convenient but lack the attention of color. </li></ul></ul>
  43. 63. Electronic whiteboards <ul><li>Color electronic whiteboards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>also known as copyboards and printboards, allow you to write, save, and print in color. </li></ul></ul>
  44. 64. Electronic whiteboards <ul><li>Interactive whiteboards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>have a dry-erase whiteboard writing surface which can capture writing electronically and which can be used with software programs. If you want to use the interactive function where you can display items from your computer, you must also have a digital projector connected to your computer. </li></ul></ul>
  45. 65. Electronic whiteboards <ul><li>Portable electronic whiteboards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>systems integrate into any white board or writing surface to give you many of the same features as interactive whiteboards. Mimio interactive whiteboards can turn your dry erase board into a copyboard / printboard. </li></ul></ul>
  46. 66. A demonstration of the Mimio portable electronic whiteboard <ul><li>Carlos Gonzalez </li></ul><ul><li>Jorge Comte </li></ul>
  47. 67. Here’s a photo of Jorge and Carlos giving their part of the talk
  48. 68. <ul><li>They didn’t use any PowerPoint slides, but they were very good, and quite amusing, too. </li></ul>
  49. 69. Technology Competencies <ul><li>What should a teacher know in order to be a competent user of technology? </li></ul><ul><li>TESOL Technology Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Checklists </li></ul><ul><li>What should a student be able to do? </li></ul>
  50. 70. Here’s an example of how you can use with a Creative Commons License to get great images to create a short culture lesson. This one is about Vermont, where Joe lives. You’ll see beautiful landscapes, leaves, people hiking, and the process of making maple syrup.
  51. 85. Where are the students with technology?
  52. 88. Student-created websites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Middlebury Slang Project” </li></ul>
  53. 94. A Blogging Experience Miriam Salazar Véjar May, 2009
  54. 95. What? <ul><li>A Blog… </li></ul><ul><li>… a free Internet resource </li></ul><ul><li>… an online personal diary </li></ul><ul><li>… a new means of communication </li></ul><ul><li>… a new type of (online) community </li></ul>
  55. 96. Why? <ul><li>Explore other ICTs tools </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Image, text and audio (multimodality) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Do a curricular crossover </li></ul><ul><li>Foster: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Leave room for students’ creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate students </li></ul>
  56. 97. How? <ul><li>Provide guidelines </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning objective(s) & tasks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grading Rubric (if) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dos & Don’ts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul></ul>
  57. 98. Examples…
  58. 99. Critical thinking
  59. 100. Writing practice
  60. 101. Collaboration
  61. 102. Crossover
  62. 103. Communication
  63. 104. Technology
  64. 105. Creativity
  65. 106. Identity
  66. 107. Some useful links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  67. 108. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
  68. 114. Podcasts <ul><li>English as a Second Language Podcast </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Lucy Tse & Jeff McQuillan </li></ul>
  69. 115. Online professional development <ul><li>TESOL Resource Center (must be a member of TESOL) </li></ul><ul><li>IATEFL (free, but must register) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>ESL Advantage (Heinle Cengage) (costs $65 per course) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  70. 116. Other interesting things to do online <ul><li>Crossword puzzle creator </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary analyzer </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  71. 117. Problems with Technology <ul><li>An early example of problems with technology: the Medieval Helpdesk </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  72. 122. Gracias Download the PowerPoint slides with the web site addresses at
  73. 123. Photo Credits <ul><li>All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons Attribution license </li></ul><ul><li>1959 tape recorder lesson Paul Downey </li></ul><ul><li>Metodologias poster Joe McVeigh </li></ul><ul><li>Joe during talk UNAB photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Mice painting “AB Images 2009” </li></ul><ul><li>Cat Bogdan Suditu </li></ul><ul><li>Mice Michelle Deakin </li></ul><ul><li>Stack of books “austinevan” </li></ul><ul><li>Library shelves “singsing sky” </li></ul><ul><li>Amazed child with book Pierre Vignau </li></ul>
  74. 124. Photo credits <ul><li>All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons Attribution license </li></ul><ul><li>Print is Dead </li></ul><ul><li>B&W woman writing foundphotoslj </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on keyboard Hakan Dahlstrom </li></ul><ul><li>Stack of papers “lotyloty” </li></ul><ul><li>Rabbit reading email Toms Baugis </li></ul><ul><li>1959 tape recorder lesson Paul Downey </li></ul><ul><li>How to get the most out of your tape recorder Evan P. Cordes </li></ul><ul><li>Remington typewriter Rochelle Hartman </li></ul><ul><li>to get your feet wet Dan Foy </li></ul>
  75. 125. Photo credits <ul><li>All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons Attribution license </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-drawn question mark Ethan Lofton </li></ul><ul><li>Woman with hand out Sara Petegna </li></ul><ul><li>Who moved my cheese? </li></ul><ul><li>Maze “shadowgate” </li></ul><ul><li>Computer language lab “Tom in NYC” </li></ul><ul><li>Tamara talking Andrea Casals </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic whiteboard photos </li></ul><ul><li>Jorge and Carlos talking Andrea Casals </li></ul><ul><li>Stowe Vermont church Patrick Breen </li></ul>
  76. 126. Photo credits <ul><li>All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons Attribution license </li></ul><ul><li>Dirt road “dvs” </li></ul><ul><li>Lake with fall leaves Joe McVeigh </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking in the woods “Broken Images” </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking on top of mountain “dvs” </li></ul><ul><li>Pitcher of syrup with pancakes “adactio” </li></ul><ul><li>Red maple leaf “802” </li></ul><ul><li>Buckets on trees “jsorbieus” </li></ul><ul><li>Tap with bucket close-up “ButterflySha” </li></ul><ul><li>Man emptying sap Reed Uhlman </li></ul>
  77. 127. Photo credits <ul><li>All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons Attribution license </li></ul><ul><li>Syrup on display Jim Milles </li></ul><ul><li>Pouring syrup on pancakes Jennifer “jspatchwork” </li></ul><ul><li>Cow appreciation day Caitlin Regan </li></ul><ul><li>Punk girl reading “txd” </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook screenshot “jurvetson” </li></ul><ul><li>American currency “borman818” </li></ul><ul><li>Camel train in desert “bachmont” </li></ul><ul><li>People on stepping stones Paul Stevenson </li></ul><ul><li>Older computer “borman818” </li></ul>
  78. 128. Photo credits <ul><li>All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons Attribution license </li></ul><ul><li>Kids holding ears “WoodleyWonderworks” </li></ul><ul><li>Miriam’s students blogs Miriam Salazar </li></ul><ul><li>Curious woman Dan Foy </li></ul><ul><li>Hot stove burner Matthew Rogers </li></ul><ul><li>Gears “Ralphbijkers” </li></ul><ul><li>Convertible Marya “emdot” </li></ul><ul><li>Dinosaur classroom “” </li></ul><ul><li>Laser-eyed cat “flikr” </li></ul><ul><li>Puzzle “Antoanetta” </li></ul>
  79. 129. Photo credits <ul><li>All photos from flickr used under a Creative Commons Attribution license </li></ul><ul><li>Chilis Nicolas Longchamp </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-drawn question mark Ethan Lofton </li></ul><ul><li>Flower and sky Joanne Quirante-Escober </li></ul>