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
What do we need?• Students now have a smaller attention span: it’s the era of better graphics!• No time to waste.• Entertainment + learning.
• 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.
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
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 the weather reporter.• Other students will be callers, asking for the weather report in their cities.
Word of the day www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words/wod.shtml
• 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.
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 Win them over
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.