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Digital playtime elt


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Digital playtime elt

  1. 1. Digital Playtime In ELT <ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter @eltdigitalplay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinar – Friday 23 rd September 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Digital Play Computer games and language aims
  3. 3. Digital Play Relevance There are 1 million gamers in UK Average young person in UK will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21 * *Jane McGonigal - Reality is broken Why?
  4. 4. Digital Play Engaging Games make learning fun Games capture learners' attention Why?
  5. 5. Digital Play Communication Games encourage language production Learners love talking about games Why?
  6. 6. Digital Play Teaching Games can be easily adapted for teaching Games can be used to practise all language skills Why?
  7. 7. Digital Play No Computers in your classroom?
  8. 8. Digital Play How to approach task design?
  9. 9. Digital Play ) Support for preparation of materials
  10. 10. Digital Play One Computer?
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  13. 14. Digital Play Multiple Computers?
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  17. 18. Digital Play Finding and using a walkthrough
  18. 19. Digital Play Procedure and practicalities <ul><ul><li>learner grouping – pairs or groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use handouts – clear instructions / task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teacher uses game guide ( walkthrough ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourage use of English during computer use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learners explore, examine and pick up objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pause game and reflect on puzzles together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>those who solve puzzle tell whole class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss where they been and what seen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>authentic information gap activity </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Digital Play Classroom management
  20. 21. Digital Play Win a copy of Digital Play
  21. 22. Digital Play Thank you! Any questions? Blog Twitter @eltdigitalplay Email [email_address] Email [email_address]