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Ms. Amany H. ALKhayat
Lecturer,
English Department
Prince Sultan University, KSA
anaucian@hotmail.com
Quotation
 “Nobody's good in everything. Advantages and
disadvantages come in many forms.”
Charles Schwab: Founder of Sch...
What type of learner are you? 
Learning styles
 A learning style: is how you learn best through
different approaches or ways of learning.
 Types of lea...
Learning styles in Higher Education
 Learning in higher education becomes effective when
it combines creativity, careful ...
Learning styles in Higher Education
 However, students differ in terms of their approach or
way of learning. Our students...
Why should we integrate
technology?
 To adapt to different learning styles.
 Active learning: that is conducive to learn...
Characteristics of a Visual Learner
 Remember what they see rather than what they
hear
 Retain information through diagr...
Visual Tools:
 Online mindmapping software for students, business,
and individuals.
 Students can:
 Students can brainstorm online, share their work and
embed it on their blog. Mind maps can be saved as
images or printed...
Graphical Dictionaries
 Visuwords:
http://www.visuwords.com/?word=democracy
 http://wordsift.com/
 Here’s an activity: ...
Online videos
 Teacher Tube : For hosting instructional videos
 Also has many videos for a plethora of subjects.
Student...
http://280slides.com/
Characteristics of Auditory learners
 Can follow verbal instructions easily
 Prefer debating and discussing with others
...
Tools for Auditory learners Free Audio books online:
 Project Gutenberg: Human-read
and computer-generated audio
Books. ...
 Has over than 1500 free audio books and video files in
different categories. Can be downloaded from the
website, itunes,...
Books should be Free
 Contains free audio books that can be downloadable in
mp3, ipods, or itunes everyday.
 Lists many ...
 Award winning text to speech software.
 ReadPlease/ReadPlease Plus 2003 is a free version that
never ends.
 Other soft...
Podcasts
 http://www.podomatic.com/featured
Podomatic: hosts the world's largest selection of
commercial-free podcasts
VO...
Kinesthetic learners
 They have great hand-eye coordination
 technology is a great interactive tool to use while
studyin...
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In00RelwHQ4&N
R=1 (00:50)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ig_MIlPQ5M
(2:10)
 www.alice...
Compare (first language
interference)
With this one (correct use)
 http://www.mynoteit.com/
 Students can take notes and share them online.
 search engine for notes
 To-do list
 Shari...
Flash Card Exchange
 With study features and cramming features
 Has many flash cards that suits all learners. It has als...
Quizlet
 Flash cards and study games website that are designed
for students to learn almost anything.
 Can be an effecti...
So what?
 Undoubtedly, there will be some individual differences
in terms of the ability to do such skills. Therefore, it...
Lesson Plans Guidelines
 Integrating Technology in a lesson should be
motivating to the students and should cover the
obj...
Sample Reading lesson plan
Will Frankenfood Feed the World
RationaleMaterialActivity
Preparing the students
for the articl...
Quotation
 “The most important knowledge teachers need to do
good work is a knowledge of how students are
experiencing le...
Refereces
Barlow, T. (2008). Creating Classrooms Without Walls.
Teaching Science 54 (1), 46-48
Batson, T. “A new social c...
Contacts
 Facebook: Amany Haroun Ahmad
 Twitter: @akhayat
 Email: anaucian@hotmail.com
Thank you
Effective Web Tools for Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) Learners
Effective Web Tools for Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) Learners
Effective Web Tools for Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) Learners
Effective Web Tools for Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) Learners
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Effective Web Tools for Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) Learners

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This presentation was given in the Global Education Conference, 2010, on integrating web 2.0 tools in the classroom to cater for the different learning styles and needs.

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Effective Web Tools for Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) Learners

  1. 1. Ms. Amany H. ALKhayat Lecturer, English Department Prince Sultan University, KSA anaucian@hotmail.com
  2. 2. Quotation  “Nobody's good in everything. Advantages and disadvantages come in many forms.” Charles Schwab: Founder of Schwab Learning (He failed remedial English and came perilously close to flunking out of college.)
  3. 3. What type of learner are you? 
  4. 4. Learning styles  A learning style: is how you learn best through different approaches or ways of learning.  Types of learning styles:  Visual: prefer reading, drawing or studying diagrams and charts.  Auditory : learners who learn best by hearing information such as responding to lectures they have heard.  Kinesthetic: learn best by involving bodily movement.
  5. 5. Learning styles in Higher Education  Learning in higher education becomes effective when it combines creativity, careful data collection , systematic analysis, in addition to insightful evaluation as well as well-organized presentations.
  6. 6. Learning styles in Higher Education  However, students differ in terms of their approach or way of learning. Our students are digital natives as they communicate, share, interact, and negotiate meaning online.
  7. 7. Why should we integrate technology?  To adapt to different learning styles.  Active learning: that is conducive to learner autonomy; students take responsibility for what they learn: Projects  Cooperative learning: Blogging  Individualized learning: Reading speed, hotpotatoes (different speeds, and needs)
  8. 8. Characteristics of a Visual Learner  Remember what they see rather than what they hear  Retain information through diagrams and pictures  reading and writing is preferable to them than listening  Have trouble recalling verbal instructions  Short attention span .
  9. 9. Visual Tools:  Online mindmapping software for students, business, and individuals.  Students can:
  10. 10.  Students can brainstorm online, share their work and embed it on their blog. Mind maps can be saved as images or printed out.
  11. 11. Graphical Dictionaries  Visuwords: http://www.visuwords.com/?word=democracy  http://wordsift.com/  Here’s an activity: action  Attention combination confusion motion nation permission production question quotation section sensation tension vacation vision 
  12. 12. Online videos  Teacher Tube : For hosting instructional videos  Also has many videos for a plethora of subjects. Students and teachers can subscribe for the Scientist magazine
  13. 13. http://280slides.com/
  14. 14. Characteristics of Auditory learners  Can follow verbal instructions easily  Prefer debating and discussing with others  Enjoy reading and studying aloud  Like music more than art.
  15. 15. Tools for Auditory learners Free Audio books online:  Project Gutenberg: Human-read and computer-generated audio Books. These audio books can also be downloaded for free on the user’s iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android or other mobile or cell phone. Opportunity for MLearning
  16. 16.  Has over than 1500 free audio books and video files in different categories. Can be downloaded from the website, itunes, MIT World and many other sources.
  17. 17. Books should be Free  Contains free audio books that can be downloadable in mp3, ipods, or itunes everyday.  Lists many genres and classifications  Lists top 100 free popular audiobooks
  18. 18.  Award winning text to speech software.  ReadPlease/ReadPlease Plus 2003 is a free version that never ends.  Other software Voki, and Vozme
  19. 19. Podcasts  http://www.podomatic.com/featured Podomatic: hosts the world's largest selection of commercial-free podcasts VOA special English Program, British council and BBC podcasts -Youtube: watching involves listening as well -free podcasts by subject. Users can also search by country, region, city, language and popularity level.
  20. 20. Kinesthetic learners  They have great hand-eye coordination  technology is a great interactive tool to use while studying. They need to be physically involved when studying and learn through scenarios and situations.
  21. 21.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In00RelwHQ4&N R=1 (00:50)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ig_MIlPQ5M (2:10)  www.alice.org
  22. 22. Compare (first language interference)
  23. 23. With this one (correct use)
  24. 24.  http://www.mynoteit.com/  Students can take notes and share them online.  search engine for notes  To-do list  Sharing notes and posting messages.
  25. 25. Flash Card Exchange  With study features and cramming features  Has many flash cards that suits all learners. It has also flash cards that teaches sign language.  Has flash cards for all subjects
  26. 26. Quizlet  Flash cards and study games website that are designed for students to learn almost anything.  Can be an effective Mlearning tool  Includes flashcards for exams such as SAT, GRE, or subjacts such as Languages, history, arts, professions, math and science.
  27. 27. So what?  Undoubtedly, there will be some individual differences in terms of the ability to do such skills. Therefore, it is the role of the teacher to identify her students’ learning styles and assign roles for a group of learners in which each one will work on a certain area and each member will learn from one another.  Another suggestion for teachers can be the the following rule “ say it, write it and do it”
  28. 28. Lesson Plans Guidelines  Integrating Technology in a lesson should be motivating to the students and should cover the objectives as well.  Even if the teacher works in a place that is not furnished with computer labs, many of these resources can be printed out and used in the classroom or the students can be given the URLs to these activities to be done at home.
  29. 29. Sample Reading lesson plan Will Frankenfood Feed the World RationaleMaterialActivity Preparing the students for the article and the main idea Pictures of Frankenstein Discussing GMOs Warm up Each student will read a part and then share info with the others. Students forming groups : jigsaw activity Reading the article The students will check their understanding of the important vocab. HotpotatoesCrossword Puzzle Analysis, Synthesis, and evaluation Alice.org www.bubble.us Paragraph writing. If you were the minister of agriculture in your country, would you plant GMOs?
  30. 30. Quotation  “The most important knowledge teachers need to do good work is a knowledge of how students are experiencing learning and perceiving their teacher's actions.”  Steven Brookfield
  31. 31. Refereces Barlow, T. (2008). Creating Classrooms Without Walls. Teaching Science 54 (1), 46-48 Batson, T. “A new social context for information.” Campus Technology Magazine, Jan. 16, 2008. Retrieved from at http://campustechnology.com/articles/57281 on 1/17/2008 Craig, E.(2007). Hanging Paradigms: Managed Learning Environments and Web 2.0,” CampuswideInformation Systems, 24(3), 152-161.  Will Frakefood feed the world: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,99726 6,00.html
  32. 32. Contacts  Facebook: Amany Haroun Ahmad  Twitter: @akhayat  Email: anaucian@hotmail.com
  33. 33. Thank you

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