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Teacher Workshop September 2011 Using Moodle Part 2

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Teacher Workshop September 2011 Using Moodle Part 2

  1. 1. Teachers´ Workshop September 2011
  2. 2. How do we teach? Keywords in a
  3. 3. The Classroom of the Future is here!
  4. 4. Small Group Discussion From your own experience, what can you conclude about the use of technology in your classes? Consider students´ motivation and learning outcomes. What advice would you give to a teacher who is going to start using technology for the first time?
  5. 5. New York Times Article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/technology/technology-in-schools-faces-questions-on-value.html?ref=technology&pagewanted=print
  6. 6. Key issues in the article <ul><li>It is a fact that technology may be the only channel to make this new generation of students __________. </li></ul><ul><li>Hope and enthusiasm are _________ in the new classrooms of the future. But not always _____________. </li></ul><ul><li>________ teachers can make ______ use of technology, while _____ teachers won´t. They and their students could wind up becoming _______ by technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is producing a fundamental change in the teacher´s _______: they go from being a __________ to a ____________. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key issues in the article <ul><li>It is a fact that technology may be the only channel to make this new generation of students learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Hope and enthusiasm are soaring in the new classrooms of the future. But not always test scores. </li></ul><ul><li>Good teachers can make good use of technology, while bad teachers won´t. They and their students could wind up becoming distracted by technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is producing a fundamental change in the teacher´s role: they go from being a sage on a stage to a guide on the side. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY IN OUR CLASSROOMS AND IN THE LIFE OF OUR DIGITAL NATIVE STUDENTS . As teachers, we need to _____ and ______ the skills and the arts of good teaching, remembering that technology should never constitute an _____ in itself, but a _____to an _____. THE TEACHER´S _____IS KEY!
  9. 9. Conclusion TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY IN OUR CLASSROOMS AND IN THE LIFE OF OUR DIGITAL NATIVE STUDENTS . As teachers, we need to transfer and transform the skills and the arts of good teaching, remembering that technology should never constitute an aim in itself, but a means to an end. THE TEACHER´S ROLE IS KEY!
  10. 10. Dogme <ul><li>What is your impression about the Dogme approach? </li></ul><ul><li>How much of it do you think you could implement in your classes? In what way? What for? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think your classes may be improved by having some “Dogme moments”? To which extent? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Moodle: Time to share!
  12. 12. Important Tip Moodle works well with Mozilla Firefox, not so well with Google Chrome . G-docs do not work well with Microsoft Explorer . The best browser for online learning tools seems to be Mozilla Firefox nowadays.
  13. 13. <ul><li>SWAP SHOP: Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Class Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Online Live Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous Practical Stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers´ Contribution. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>How to organize your class: </li></ul><ul><li>The Class Register </li></ul><ul><li>The Word List </li></ul><ul><li>The HW Forum </li></ul><ul><li>The Error Log </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images </li></ul><ul><li>G-docs Presentations/ Word /PPT Active Inspire – as boards </li></ul><ul><li>E-dictionary </li></ul>
  15. 15. THE CLASS REGISTER
  16. 16. CLASS ORGANIZATION (Video)
  17. 17. <ul><li>TIPS FOR THE TEACHING OF WRITING </li></ul><ul><li>How to correct writing </li></ul><ul><li>How to give feedback on writing </li></ul><ul><li>The Markbook. </li></ul><ul><li>Error log for writings. </li></ul>
  18. 18. TIPS FOR WRITING: Portfolio Assignments for each level.
  19. 19. TIPS FOR WRITING: Course Screen
  20. 20. TIPS FOR WRITING: Grade Book
  21. 21. TIPS FOR WRITING: Correction Code
  22. 22. TIPS FOR WRITING: Assignments
  23. 23. How to correct writing, how to give feedback, the markbook (Video)
  24. 24. TIPS FOR WRITING Feedback using the error log
  25. 25. How to embed a g-doc presentation http://www.networkinstitute.com.ar/elearning/mod/resource/view.php?id=3546
  26. 26. How to embed a g-doc presentation (cont´d) http://www.networkinstitute.com.ar/elearning/mod/resource/view.php?id=3546
  27. 27. How to embed a g-doc presentation (cont´d) http://www.networkinstitute.com.ar/elearning/mod/resource/view.php?id=3546
  28. 28. How to embed a g-doc presentation (video) http://www.networkinstitute.com.ar/elearning/mod/resource/view.php?id=3546
  29. 29. ONLINE LIVE CLASSES
  30. 30. <ul><li>ONLINE LIVE CLASSES: Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Participants should be using a headset with a mic and headphones. Avoid the use of loudspeakers. </li></ul><ul><li>Train your students to use Wiziq live in your face-to-face classes so that they know exactly what to do. </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, avoid wi-fi connections. </li></ul><ul><li>Have all material uploaded in advance. </li></ul>
  31. 31. TIPS FOR VOCABULARY TEACHING
  32. 32. <ul><li>TIPS FOR VOCABULARY TEACHING </li></ul><ul><li>Word formation – G-doc with spreadsheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Class vocabulary lists – Courses for Children Vs the rest. </li></ul><ul><li>Categories. </li></ul><ul><li>How to set up a Hangman Game / Crossword correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>Involve Students in getting them to write the words in the glossary. How? Let´s discuss. </li></ul>
  33. 33. WORD FORMATION
  34. 34. CLASS VOCABULARY LISTS
  35. 35. WEBQUEST: Integration of Skills Webquests encourage individual thinking and a constructivist approach to learningThey could be simple knowledge hunts in which students gather some information and report back. Or they could be more engaging webquests in which students raise their critical awareness by evaluating different sorts of information they find. What is a Webquest? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4rel5qOPvU
  36. 36. WEBQUESTS: Examples Knowledge hunt about London Students are asked to find out some basic information about London: population, ethnic makeup, and interesting facts about the transport system. They are given some useful websites to visit, like http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/londonfacts/keyfacts/default.htm . They then present this information to their class. Webquest about having a sixth runway at London Heathrow Airport Students are asked to evaluate the viability of a sixth runway at London's Heathrow Airport. The teacher gives them links to a variety of websites with different, possibly contradictory, information.
  37. 37. How to implement them: For ideas, check: www.webquest.org and www.questgarden.com
  38. 38. How to implement them in Moodle
  39. 44. COMMUNICATION
  40. 45. QUICKMAIL Communicating Easily
  41. 46. QUICKMAIL (cont´d)
  42. 47. FORUMS Communication among teachers / students
  43. 48. CHANGING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
  44. 49. WHAT´S YOUR CONTRIBUTION?
  45. 50. ‎ &quot;I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.&quot; Helen Keller
  46. 51. www.networkinstitute.com.ar

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