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Technology for meduca 2013 done (1)

  1. 1. STRENTHENING STUDENTS' LANGUAGE SKILLS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY Univerisidad Latina de Panama- Training Center
  2. 2. EARLY BIRD ACTIVITY Read this quote. “Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event”. Heidi-Hayes Jacobs Do you agree? Why or why not? Share your ideas, reactions, thoughts, feedback.
  3. 3. PRESENTER ASTEVIA HAJNY
  4. 4. Agenda 1. Early BIRDActivity 2. Introduction 3. K-W-L-S chart (starting) 4. Content and language objectives 5. Research findings 6. Useful websites to learn, practice and reinforce l2 skills  Listening  Speaking  Reading  Writing Plus Grammar and Vocabulary 8- K-W-L-S (closing) 9- Wrap up ( reflection)
  5. 5. What I KNOW What I WANT to Know What I LEARNED What I STILL need to find out K-W-L-S CHART Fill in the K and W columns
  6. 6. CONTENT OBJECTIVE Participants will be able to:  Be familiarwith some interactive web sites to strenght students’ language skill. Reflect on the purpose of using educational websites in their classroom.
  7. 7. Language objectives: Participants will be able to: 1. Read and discuss on a quote related to technology. 2. Fill in the KWcolumns and talkabout them 3. Evaluate research information about the use of thechnology in the L2 classroom. 4. Listen and discuss about some websites to teach L2 skills. 5. Complete LS columns. 6. Share theirreflections on the topic. 7. Wrap up objectives.
  8. 8. TECHNOLOGY IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM Researchers have found educational technological tools facilitates L2 learning. “Technology can help ESL learners develop speaking, reading, and writing skills” (Soska, 1994). “The Internet is a vast networklinking computers all overthe world” (Kung and Chuo ,2002).  “The use of chat rooms in an ESL setting shows us its effectiveness on students’ language skill improvement” (Yuan ,2003)
  9. 9. Reflection Do you use technology in you class? If youransweris “yes”, what is your pedagogical reason to use it?
  10. 10. Listening Skill and Technology Technology is useful to teach listening because each type of technology provides opportunities for students to explore their ranges of listening strategies. Source: Second Language Listening: Theory and Practice. John Flowerdew. 2000 Page:182
  11. 11. Listening Skill and Technology There are various kinds of media that we can use to teach listening. They are: a. Radio b. Audio-Cds c. Video d. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Software, Internet sites
  12. 12. Listening Skill and Technology Useful websites http://www.esl-lab.com/ http://www.elllo.org/ Audio clips: http://www.elllo.org/english/TakeTwo.htm Video clips: http://www.elllo.org/english/video.htm Situational English foreveryday life: http://www.elllo.org/english/Situations.htm Interviews:  http://www.elllo.org/english/About/Interviews.htm News stories:  http://www.elllo.org/english/NewCenter.htm Short talks: http://www.elllo.org/english/Points.htm Songs: http://www.elllo.org/english/Songs.htm Games: http://www.elllo.org/months/weeks/games.htm
  13. 13. Speaking Skill and Technology L2 teachers use the computer technology to create an environment that encourages communication and provides increased and more varied communicative opportunities for students to utilize their oral skills. Source: Butler-Pascoe, M. E. & Wiburg, K. M. Technology and teaching English language learners. 2003 Chapter 4, pp. 96-111.
  14. 14. Speaking Skill and Technology Websites to develop speaking skill http://www.eslgold.com/speaking/topics_conversation.ht http://www.dailyesl.com/ http://www.eslflow.com/ http://www.eslgold.com/pronunciation/pronunciation_link
  15. 15. Reading Skill and Technology Computer based reading instruction allows for "increased interaction with texts, attention to individual needs, and increased independence through an ability to read texts they would not otherwise be able to read" Source: Case, C. & Truscott, D. (1999). The lure of bells and whistles: Choosing the best software to support reading instruction. Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 15 (4), 361-369
  16. 16. Reading Skill and Technology Websites to develop Reading Skill http://www.5minuteenglish.com/reading.htm http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/200/reading/index.htm http://www.eslgold.com/reading.html
  17. 17. Writing Skills and Technology http://www.rong-chang.com/writing.htm http://www.rong-chang.com/eslread/eslread/dict/contents.htm http://www.rong-chang.com/eslread/eslread/dict/contents.htm
  18. 18. Writing Skill and Technology Websites to develop writing skills http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/ http://www.funenglishgames.com/writinggames.html http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/letter_generator/
  19. 19. Grammar and Technology Grammar is the one of the most important aspect of teaching and learning a language. It is also one of the more difficult aspects to teach well and motivate students to learn. Today, I would like to share some technology enhanced tools for practicing grammar.
  20. 20. Grammar and Technology http://www.bbchs.org/departments/en glish/grammar_websites.aspx
  21. 21. Vocabulary There are new ways by using digital tools, media, and the Internet, that is, to deploy technology in service of vocabulary learning.
  22. 22. These web sites may be useful forincreasing students´ vocabulary: www.m-w.com/game/ (This site is by Merriam-Websterdictionary.) www.vocabulary.com/ www.wordcentral.com www.wordsmyth.net www.nytimes.com/learning/students/wordofday/ind ex.html
  23. 23. What I KNOW What I WANT to Know What I LEARNED What I STILL need to find out K-W-L-S CHART Fill in the L and S columns
  24. 24. Wrap up the objectives Content Objectives Participants did:  Get familiarwith some interactive web sites to strenght students’ language skill.  Reflect on the purpose of using educational websites in their classroom. Participants will be able to: 1.Read and discuss on a quote related to technology. 2.Fill in the KW columns and talk about them 3.Evaluate research information about the use of thechnology in the L2 classroom. 4.Listen and discuss about some websites to teach L2 skills. 5.Complete LS columns. 6. Share their reflections on the topic. 7.Wrap up objectives.
  25. 25. WRAP UP ( REFLECTION )  Are you using technology to support yourlessons? Why orWhy not?  Can technology help L2 students to develop theirlanguage skills? How?
  26. 26. CONTACT INFORMATION E-mail address cormoas@hotmail.es

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