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ELT + IT: CALL for a BalanceHappiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance,           order, rhythm and harmony.   ...
10 Questions to Consider1. Who are the digital natives and are they    getting restless?2. How does ELT + IT help ELLs att...
10 Questions to Consider6. How can teachers prepare for ELT + IT?7. Do our D.N. students really need our IT   guidance?8. ...
Who are the digital natives?      Joe Morelock – Canby, Oregon School District                                            ...
Who are the digital natives? People born into technology (after 1980) How many of you are digital natives?    – Never us...
Who are the digital immigrants?        http://www.flickr.com/photos/schlaus/926911366/   6
Who are the digital immigrants?   We adopt technology but have a digital    immigrant “accent”    – Wear wristwatches (to...
Digital Dinosaurs Among Us?     http://www.flickr.com/photos/markwitton/3854150152/   8
Why are D.N.s getting restless? DI assumptions about learning don’t  match DN assumptions. DNs can’t use their digital i...
Restless Digital Natives?MichaelWesch                     A Vision of Students Today              http://www.youtube.com/w...
Questions to consider:   Do the students in the video remind you of    your students? Why? Why not?   Do DNs really lear...
What skills must ELLs possess?   21st century literacy skills (Warschauer)     – Academic Literacy - competencies       r...
What skills must ELLs possess?   21st century literacy skills (Warschauer)    – Digital Literacy - Competencies related t...
Why do our students need to attain       this new literacy?                 “Technological Know-How                  is a...
Is there another reason?“In our Information Age   twenty-first century society,   knowledge is the coin of the   realm and...
And yet another?                            National borders becoming                             less important         ...
How does ELT + IT improve language learning?        Authenticity (unlimited access to authentic materials,               ...
What is Web 2.0? How is it used in ELT?         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1IRkqbUoXY                                ...
Web 2.0 supports the 21st century model  Warschauer in “The Death of Cyberspace and the Rebirth of CALL”           http://...
What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT?       http://www.flickr.com/photos/theta444/12372029/                                ...
What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT? Time, time, time  – Learning new    tools/techniques  – Keeping up with    changes  ...
What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT?David Pogue, New York Times, Feb 15, 2012writes:“OMG! Did you see Brad Pitt’s post on ...
Every year, there’s another hot new online service,another drain into which to pour your time.Question: Once you’re on Fac...
What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT?      Are you drowning in information?        http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2...
What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT?      Are you getting “blurry-eyed?”         http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2....
What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT?            Internet Safety           http://www.cskcst.com/   26
What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT?   Distraction and loss of f2f interaction.                                           ...
What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT?                                 "The ties we form through                            ...
Pitfall - Digital Divide Lack of  connectivity Lack of teacher  training Lack of teacher  networking    http://www.olpc...
Are there any “Angels” to help us?    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/3616617104/   30
Are there any “Angels” to help us?            (Mavens)    http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/                           ...
Are there any “Angels” to help us?            (Mavens)                                        32      http://nikpeachey.bl...
Are there any “Angels” to help us?           (Web Sites)            http://elllo.org/        33
Are there any “Angels” to help us?           (Web Sites)         http://www.ted.com/talks    34
Are there any “Angels” to help us?              (Tools)       http://www.diigo.com/index    35
Can you tell me about more “angel” resources?          You will find them here:         http://tinyurl.com/6qd8j9b        ...
   Self-education    – Get familiar with the TESOL technology      standards + vignettes    – Subscribe to CALL-IS VSL (V...
TESOL EVO Sessions 2012          (free and need not be TESOL member)•Becoming a Webhead•TESOL-Drama•Digital Storytelling-Y...
E-Teacher Online Courses                        http://tinyurl.com/56jqc9   http://exchanges.state.gov/englishteaching/ete...
Exploring Web 2.0 Online Course            http://tinyurl.com/56jqc9                                        40
Do DN students really need IT guidance?            http://www.radpic.com/you_werent_downloaded.html   41
An ELL without ELT guidance: Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSdxqIBfEAw   42
Do DN students really need guidance?                                       43         http://youtu.be/lpvgfmEU2Ck
Do DN students really need guidance?                               Teachers                                           are ...
What is the role of the teacher in IT + ELT?                The Player-Coach         http://www.flickr.com/photos/zenmama/...
The Player Coach Leads the team but also participates Has the same stake in success as the players Applies expertise in...
What Makes a Successful ELT? Inspiration Enthusiasm Professional competence Attention to affective development of stud...
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“A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots AfterHearing His Teaching Advice Isn’t Working”                                     “I im...
Final Takeaways for ELT + IT Technology is our ally, but not a silver bullet! Technology can make a good teacher better,...
Use IT wisely! Be yourself in the classroom!           Enjoy your teaching!     Embrace your families and friends!        ...
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ELT + IT: CALL for a Balance - Panama 2012

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The slideshow traces the development of CALL, distinguishes between digital immigrants and natives, describes the advantages and pitfalls of IT + ELT and suggests a new role for the ELTs using IT. Takeaways suggest moderation in IT use and saving the best of older tried and true techniques to go with the newer technology-based approaches.

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ELT + IT: CALL for a Balance - Panama 2012

  1. 1. ELT + IT: CALL for a BalanceHappiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
  2. 2. 10 Questions to Consider1. Who are the digital natives and are they getting restless?2. How does ELT + IT help ELLs attain 21st century literacy?3. How does ELT + IT improve language learning?4. What are some of the pitfalls of ELT + IT?5. Are there any “angels” to help us with ELT + IT? 2
  3. 3. 10 Questions to Consider6. How can teachers prepare for ELT + IT?7. Do our D.N. students really need our IT guidance?8. What is the teacher’s role in the ELT + IT classroom?9. What really makes a successful ELT?10. What can you take away from this presentation? 3
  4. 4. Who are the digital natives? Joe Morelock – Canby, Oregon School District 4
  5. 5. Who are the digital natives? People born into technology (after 1980) How many of you are digital natives? – Never used a typewriter – Don’t check your watch for the time – Spent 5K hrs reading but 10K hrs video games by college graduation 5
  6. 6. Who are the digital immigrants? http://www.flickr.com/photos/schlaus/926911366/ 6
  7. 7. Who are the digital immigrants? We adopt technology but have a digital immigrant “accent” – Wear wristwatches (to tell time, not just for fashion) – Remember waiting for photos to be “developed” – Still buy CDs for some of our music! 7
  8. 8. Digital Dinosaurs Among Us? http://www.flickr.com/photos/markwitton/3854150152/ 8
  9. 9. Why are D.N.s getting restless? DI assumptions about learning don’t match DN assumptions. DNs can’t use their digital information tools in the classroom. DNs don’t feel the classroom experience prepares them for global environment. 9
  10. 10. Restless Digital Natives?MichaelWesch A Vision of Students Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o 10
  11. 11. Questions to consider: Do the students in the video remind you of your students? Why? Why not? Do DNs really learn differently? Can DNs actually multitask efficiently? Should the DN students learn the old ways or should their DI teachers learn the new? Is there any middle ground? 11
  12. 12. What skills must ELLs possess? 21st century literacy skills (Warschauer) – Academic Literacy - competencies related to academic work. – Not new to us » Summarizing » Critical Reading » Researching 12
  13. 13. What skills must ELLs possess? 21st century literacy skills (Warschauer) – Digital Literacy - Competencies related to creation and use of digital materials » Computer Literacy » Information Literacy » Multimedia Literacy » Computer Mediated Communication Literacy 13
  14. 14. Why do our students need to attain this new literacy?  “Technological Know-How is a Job Requirement” – Daniel Gulati, Harvard Business Review, March 2012 http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/03/technological_know- how_is_a_job_requirement.html?awid=6493846415991042466-3271 14
  15. 15. Is there another reason?“In our Information Age twenty-first century society, knowledge is the coin of the realm and the ability to think critically is a prerequisite for democratic participation.” Panama government in session http://www.panama1.com/gobierno.phpCummins, Brown and Sayers: Literacy,Technology, and Diversity. 2007, p. vi 15
  16. 16. And yet another?  National borders becoming less important  Globalization allows access to playing field  More opportunities but more competition  Digitally literate citizens will have the edge!http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/bookshelf/the-world-is-flat 16
  17. 17. How does ELT + IT improve language learning?  Authenticity (unlimited access to authentic materials, communication and publishing)  Literacy (read, write, communicate, research & publish on Internet = 21st century literacy)  Interaction (key to acquiring fluency; Internet provides stimulus and opportunity)  Vitality (flexible, modern medium; provides opportunity for meaningful, relevant work)  Empowerment (mastery allows teachers and students to become lifelong learners). Internet for English Teaching, Warschauer, Shetzer & Meloni, TESOL, 2000. 17
  18. 18. What is Web 2.0? How is it used in ELT? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1IRkqbUoXY 18
  19. 19. Web 2.0 supports the 21st century model Warschauer in “The Death of Cyberspace and the Rebirth of CALL” http://www.gse.uci.edu/faculty/markw/cyberspace.html 19
  20. 20. What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT? http://www.flickr.com/photos/theta444/12372029/ 20
  21. 21. What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT? Time, time, time – Learning new tools/techniques – Keeping up with changes – Technology addiction http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenandagain/26288869/ 21
  22. 22. What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT?David Pogue, New York Times, Feb 15, 2012writes:“OMG! Did you see Brad Pitt’s post on Digglr lastnight?”“No, I was too busy cruising Cr.us.ta.ce.an. Whatdid he say?”“OMG, it was all over Regurgtatr!”Have you ever had the sinking feeling that theonline world is moving so fast that you’ll never 22catch up?
  23. 23. Every year, there’s another hot new online service,another drain into which to pour your time.Question: Once you’re on Facebook and Twitter andFoursquare and Google Plus and Tumblr andLinkedIn and Instagram and Reddit and Path —when, exactly, do you have time left over for a life?Well, never mind. Incredibly, yet another free sitehas become white-hot popular, because it’s found yetanother purpose not quite served by anyone else . . . http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/technology/personaltech/reviewing-pinterest-the-newest- social-media-site.html?_r=1&nl=technology&emc=cta2 23
  24. 24. What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT? Are you drowning in information? http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/2595497078/ 24
  25. 25. What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT? Are you getting “blurry-eyed?” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ 25
  26. 26. What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT? Internet Safety http://www.cskcst.com/ 26
  27. 27. What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT? Distraction and loss of f2f interaction. 27 http://www.flickr.com/photos/theqspeaks/4944690645/
  28. 28. What about the pitfalls of ELT + IT? "The ties we form through the Internet are not, in the end, the ties that bind. But they are the ties that preoccupy. . .” p. 280 Sherry Turkle, MIT technology and society specialist. http://alonetogetherbook.com/ 28
  29. 29. Pitfall - Digital Divide Lack of connectivity Lack of teacher training Lack of teacher networking http://www.olpcnews.com/countries/peru/the_achilles_heel_of_the_peru_deployment.html 29
  30. 30. Are there any “Angels” to help us? http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/3616617104/ 30
  31. 31. Are there any “Angels” to help us? (Mavens) http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/ 31
  32. 32. Are there any “Angels” to help us? (Mavens) 32 http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/
  33. 33. Are there any “Angels” to help us? (Web Sites) http://elllo.org/ 33
  34. 34. Are there any “Angels” to help us? (Web Sites) http://www.ted.com/talks 34
  35. 35. Are there any “Angels” to help us? (Tools) http://www.diigo.com/index 35
  36. 36. Can you tell me about more “angel” resources? You will find them here: http://tinyurl.com/6qd8j9b http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/3616617104/ 36
  37. 37.  Self-education – Get familiar with the TESOL technology standards + vignettes – Subscribe to CALL-IS VSL (Virtual Software List) – Subscribe to blogs/sites by Stannard, Peachey, Ferlazzo – Join social networks like Classroom 2.0, EFL 2.0, PETsNet (Victor Hugo) – Attend professional conferences!
  38. 38. TESOL EVO Sessions 2012 (free and need not be TESOL member)•Becoming a Webhead•TESOL-Drama•Digital Storytelling-Young Ls•Digital Tools with a Purpose•PLEs and PLNs•Gamification http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708567/FrontPage 38
  39. 39. E-Teacher Online Courses http://tinyurl.com/56jqc9 http://exchanges.state.gov/englishteaching/eteacher/courses.html 39
  40. 40. Exploring Web 2.0 Online Course http://tinyurl.com/56jqc9 40
  41. 41. Do DN students really need IT guidance? http://www.radpic.com/you_werent_downloaded.html 41
  42. 42. An ELL without ELT guidance: Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSdxqIBfEAw 42
  43. 43. Do DN students really need guidance? 43 http://youtu.be/lpvgfmEU2Ck
  44. 44. Do DN students really need guidance? Teachers are the critical lin k! 44 http://www.flickr.com/photos/myklroventine/3400039523/
  45. 45. What is the role of the teacher in IT + ELT? The Player-Coach http://www.flickr.com/photos/zenmama/2126257888/ 45
  46. 46. The Player Coach Leads the team but also participates Has the same stake in success as the players Applies expertise in setting goals and objectives Designs meaningful practice to support improvement Knows the strengths and weaknesses of the players Strives to motivate all players Assesses performance and gives constructive advice Establishes an emotional bond with the players 46
  47. 47. What Makes a Successful ELT? Inspiration Enthusiasm Professional competence Attention to affective development of student Tolerance, patience, warmth, sensibility and open- mindednessROBINETT, B.W. (1977): «Characteristics of an Effective SecondLanguage Teacher» in M. Burt, H. DULAY and M. FINOCCHIARO(eds.) (1977): Viewpoints on English as a Second Language. NewYork: Regents Publishing Co. 47
  48. 48. 48
  49. 49. “A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots AfterHearing His Teaching Advice Isn’t Working”  “I implemented your idea, and it just didn’t work. The students thought it was chaos.” (Wesch colleague)  “It doesn’t matter what method you use. . . you must focus on . . . the bond between teacher and student.” (Wesch) Michael Wesch http://chronicle.com/article/A-Tech-Happy-Professor-Reboots/130741/ 49
  50. 50. Final Takeaways for ELT + IT Technology is our ally, but not a silver bullet! Technology can make a good teacher better, but cannot make a bad teacher good! Every old technology was once new. New is not necessarily good. Old is not necessarily bad. Beware, computers can serve as “digital cocaine” both for digital natives and digital immigrants. Everything in moderation. Strive for balance when doing ELT + IT. 50
  51. 51. Use IT wisely! Be yourself in the classroom! Enjoy your teaching! Embrace your families and friends! 51

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