ON THE WAY TO TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES                    By Fernando Amado                   Richmond ELT Trainer
Back to the                FutureNow (Skype)
Do you know?•   Walkman          •   Smart….•   Compact Disc     •   iPhone – iPad•   Blueray          •   Flat screen•   ...
Technology is changing the world                    Take a look….
And…. Teaching?
Technology changes all the time• So, how has technology changed our lives?  – We don’t have time to waste!  – Better graph...
What do we need?• Students now have a smaller attention span:  it’s the era of better graphics!• No time to waste.• Entert...
Getting your students’ attention
• Each teacher has his/her own way of starting a  class: with a song, with a prayer, with a game.• Why not with an online ...
Day in the history                             Video and a list                              of events that               ...
What’s the weather like today?• http://weather.ya  hoo.com/peru/li  ma-metropolitan-  area/lima-  418440/?unit=c
Be a weather reporter•   Begin your class asking about the weather.•   Open the weather website.•   One student will be th...
Word of the day www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words/wod.shtml
Train game
• Opening English class has to                          be an event! Students areTake those bits of        supposed to get...
Shortcuts!
Motor skills
Digital books
Find it
Saving time• No time for anything, no  time to waste.• The illusion of speeding up.• Shortcuts are everywhere.
Entertainment + learning
Draw something!
Spelling bee – literally!
Entertaining AND educational?• They don’t have to know.• Make your classes  unforgettable.• Put a twist in it!
IncorporateEntertain them, but       technology    teach them                                        Shortcuts            ...
Remember•   Our students are digital natives.•   They have a real and virtual social life.•   We live in a global village....
Reflect          Think          Take risks
The principle goal of education is to create men andwomen who are capable of doing new things, notsimply repeating what ot...
5. technolgy changes
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  1. 1. ON THE WAY TO TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES By Fernando Amado Richmond ELT Trainer
  2. 2. Back to the FutureNow (Skype)
  3. 3. Do you know?• Walkman • Smart….• Compact Disc • iPhone – iPad• Blueray • Flat screen• DVD • Videoconference• CD • Chat• HDMI • Mouse• Internet • Web
  4. 4. Technology is changing the world Take a look….
  5. 5. And…. Teaching?
  6. 6. Technology changes all the time• So, how has technology changed our lives? – We don’t have time to waste! – Better graphics, more realistic – Different ways to communicate – Closer relationship with other cultures
  7. 7. What do we need?• Students now have a smaller attention span: it’s the era of better graphics!• No time to waste.• Entertainment + learning.
  8. 8. Getting your students’ attention
  9. 9. • Each teacher has his/her own way of starting a class: with a song, with a prayer, with a game.• Why not with an online resource?• Increase your students’ general culture or prepare a little game for them.
  10. 10. Day in the history Video and a list of events that happened that day You can choose the datewww.history.com/this-day-in-history
  11. 11. What’s the weather like today?• http://weather.ya hoo.com/peru/li ma-metropolitan- area/lima- 418440/?unit=c
  12. 12. Be a weather reporter• Begin your class asking about the weather.• Open the weather website.• One student will be the weather reporter.• Other students will be callers, asking for the weather report in their cities.
  13. 13. Word of the day www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words/wod.shtml
  14. 14. Train game
  15. 15. • Opening English class has to be an event! Students areTake those bits of supposed to get motivatedinformation and use for learning.the grammar orvocabulary behind it: • The simplest things can haveweather, tenses, newwords. a great effect on your kids.Remember, everything • History, for example, givesmust have a purpose: them general knowledge.have them make a Cross-curricular activitiespresentation, sentences or a game! are always enriching.
  16. 16. Shortcuts!
  17. 17. Motor skills
  18. 18. Digital books
  19. 19. Find it
  20. 20. Saving time• No time for anything, no time to waste.• The illusion of speeding up.• Shortcuts are everywhere.
  21. 21. Entertainment + learning
  22. 22. Draw something!
  23. 23. Spelling bee – literally!
  24. 24. Entertaining AND educational?• They don’t have to know.• Make your classes unforgettable.• Put a twist in it!
  25. 25. IncorporateEntertain them, but technology teach them Shortcuts Win them over
  26. 26. Remember• Our students are digital natives.• They have a real and virtual social life.• We live in a global village.• Technology is changing the education.• We have to teach our students life skills.• We have to adapt to modern times, times can not adapt to us.
  27. 27. Reflect Think Take risks
  28. 28. The principle goal of education is to create men andwomen who are capable of doing new things, notsimply repeating what other generations have done. JEAN PIAGET

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