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  1. 1. Introducing the ICT teachers toolkit IMIH Teacher talk
  2. 2. Ice-breaker <ul><li>Do you think a computer is male of female? </li></ul>
  3. 3. A computer is female... <ul><li>Almost no one understands their internal logic... </li></ul><ul><li>The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else... </li></ul><ul><li>  The message &quot; Bad command or file name &quot; is about as informative as, &quot; If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you &quot;... </li></ul><ul><li>Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval... </li></ul><ul><li>  As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it... </li></ul>
  4. 4. A computer is male... <ul><li>They have a lot of data, but are still clueless...  </li></ul><ul><li>They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem... </li></ul><ul><li>As soon as you commit to one you realize that, if you waited a little longer, you could have obtained a much better model...   </li></ul><ul><li>In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on... </li></ul><ul><li>Big power surges tend to knock them out for the rest of the night... </li></ul><ul><li>( </li></ul>
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  6. 6. Teacher talk <ul><li>‘ When all can read, lectures will be unnecessary’. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is teacher talk? <ul><li>Teacher talk involves the teacher standing in front of the class and giving a verbal input </li></ul><ul><li>The time when the teacher is speaking </li></ul>
  8. 8. Is teacher talk bad? Some kinds of teacher-talk are bad. Other kinds of teacher-talk are 'good; and even essential It is often better to have no teacher at all rather than a bad or foolish one
  9. 9. The question is... <ul><li>... not 'how much teacher-talk is there in a lesson?’ but 'what kind of teacher-talk is there? </li></ul><ul><li>... not 'how much time do teachers spend talking?' but rather 'How do teachers talk?' 'What do they do while they are talking to their classes?' 'When they talk, do they engage the attention of the class, present them with comprehensible input and also allow them to interrupt, comment, ask for clarification, and so on?' </li></ul>
  10. 10. Did you know that... <ul><li>schools offering students a rich/wide curriculum and inspiring full participation </li></ul><ul><li>more success </li></ul>
  11. 11. Question <ul><li>What are the advantages and disadvantages of teacher talk? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Advantages of teacher talk <ul><li>It is a convenient method for delivering an explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike a book, it can be adapted to the correct ‘level’ for the class, and the content can be tailored to the needs of the class </li></ul><ul><li>It can be inspiring </li></ul><ul><li>Little preparation or resourcing is required for the experienced teacher </li></ul><ul><li>It is a rapid method of presenting material </li></ul><ul><li>It is a more personal method of communicating than written methods </li></ul>
  13. 13. Disadvantages of teacher talk <ul><li>There is no feedback on whether understanding has taken place </li></ul><ul><li>Retention is very slow, so backup is required to ensure that information is understood and remembered </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher must go at the same pace with the whole class </li></ul><ul><li>Inexperienced teachers tend to deliver material too quickly </li></ul><ul><li>It can be boring </li></ul><ul><li>There is no active student involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ concentration span is shorter than for other learning methods </li></ul><ul><li>Students are not given the opportunity to use the ideas being taught </li></ul>
  14. 14. How can you sharpen your teacher-talk technique ? <ul><li>Effective teachers never sit behind a desk or bench, but stand close to the class... </li></ul><ul><li>Effective teachers move around the classroom... </li></ul><ul><li>Effective teachers change the pitch and the volume of the voice to add emphasis, and often use gesture and facial expression... </li></ul><ul><li>More... </li></ul>
  15. 15. How can you sharpen your teacher-talk technique ? <ul><li>Can ICT make teacher talk more effective? In what way? </li></ul>FOR MORE INFORMATION...
  16. 16. Thank you! <ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Introducing the ICT teachers toolkit IMIH Group work and student talk
  18. 18. What is group work? <ul><li>Group work involves learners in task-centred talking </li></ul><ul><li>Students get a chance to practise skills such as creativity, evaluation, synthesis and analysis </li></ul>
  19. 19. Question <ul><li>Do you know any limitations to group work? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Limitations of group work <ul><li>Groups can go off in the wrong direction or they can be hijacked by a determined individual </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties with group work can nearly always be overcome by using well-devised tasks, and good classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Seating is an important consideration </li></ul><ul><li>More... </li></ul>
  21. 21. Strategy <ul><li>Plan for each stage of group work </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully explain to your class how the groups will operate and how students will be graded </li></ul><ul><li>Give students the skills they need to succeed in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Consider written contracts </li></ul>
  22. 22. Group work or... <ul><li>cooperative learning </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>collective learning </li></ul><ul><li>learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>peer teaching, peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>reciprocal learning </li></ul><ul><li>team learning </li></ul><ul><li>study circles </li></ul><ul><li>study groups </li></ul><ul><li>work groups </li></ul>
  23. 23. &quot;I paid my tuition to learn from a professor... ...not to have to work with my classmates, who don't know as much.&quot;
  24. 24. Group work activities <ul><li>Single tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Same, selected and different tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Group competition or challenge </li></ul><ul><li>The carousel </li></ul><ul><li>Buzz groups </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Peer tutoring and peer checking </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>