Gladys Baya – gladysbaya@yahoo.com.ar Teaching your classes to learn with computers
<ul><li>If you like computers: 5 points  </li></ul><ul><li>If you have ever used text e-mail: 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>I...
<ul><li>5 points:  your students are lucky to have such a  BRAVE  teacher!!!   .  Start NOW , and learn a lot while helpi...
Barriers to technology integration (Gautreau 2006) <ul><li>Unawareness of technology’s potential.  </li></ul><ul><li>Learn...
Benefits of technology integration (Gautreau 2006) <ul><li>Multimedia favours an increase in student learning  </li></ul><...
Blended Learning Offers the Best of  Both Worlds   (González 2005) <ul><li>“ Imagine EFL students doing oral presentations...
 
What is Yahoo! Groups? Yahoo! Groups is a  free service  that allows you to bring together ... associates through  a web s...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/freeexercises.htm
http://www.elllo.org/
http://www.iearn.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Traditionally, it has been suggested that reading and writing in the FL should be delayed until students have mastered these skills in their mother tongue. In this workshop, however, we will discuss whether such a strategy is still commendable today, when many children are exposed to a FL at a much earlier age, thus bringing about many challenges to us teachers.

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    1. 1. Gladys Baya – gladysbaya@yahoo.com.ar Teaching your classes to learn with computers
    2. 2. <ul><li>If you like computers: 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>If you have ever used text e-mail: 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>If you have ever used voice e-mail: 5 points </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a responsible email user: 10 points </li></ul><ul><li>If you can browse the WWW: 10 points </li></ul><ul><li>If you are here because you’d like to learn a bit about how computers can help you and your learners: 10 points </li></ul>ARE YOU READY TO GET STARTED?
    3. 3. <ul><li>5 points: your students are lucky to have such a BRAVE teacher!!!  . Start NOW , and learn a lot while helping your learners learn. </li></ul><ul><li>10 points or more: you’re definitely READY . Start TODAY! </li></ul>So.. how ready are you?
    4. 4. Barriers to technology integration (Gautreau 2006) <ul><li>Unawareness of technology’s potential. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning curve and time needed to learn (learning to use software,learning how to integrate that software into the curriculum) </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of funding and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of technology competence, appropriate training or confidence in one’s ability to teach with technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of mentoring and role models, and support from administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology requires taking a risk. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Benefits of technology integration (Gautreau 2006) <ul><li>Multimedia favours an increase in student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Improved organizational strategies by instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced teaching resources </li></ul><ul><li>Increased communication </li></ul>
    6. 6. Blended Learning Offers the Best of Both Worlds (González 2005) <ul><li>“ Imagine EFL students doing oral presentations for an authentic audience from different countries or listening to presentations by a group of invited guest tutors from all over the world. Through blended courses (courses that include an online component as well as face-to-face [F2F] classroom activities) …, students have increased their exposure to the target language, learned how to use Web tools, and gained flexibility in how and when they learn.” </li></ul>
    7. 8. What is Yahoo! Groups? Yahoo! Groups is a free service that allows you to bring together ... associates through a web site and email group . ... a convenient way to connect with others who share the same interests and ideas. ... in an easy-to-use, privacy-protected, and spam-protected environment. You can interact with the Yahoo! Groups service at our web site or through any email program. Selected from http://help.yahoo.com/help/uk/groups/groups-01.html
    8. 16. http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/freeexercises.htm
    9. 17. http://www.elllo.org/
    10. 18. http://www.iearn.org
    11. 41. Join me to practise by sending an e-mail to: [email_address]

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