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David Bish: Microblending the Effective Use of Technology in the Language Classroom

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David Bish: Microblending the Effective Use of Technology in the Language Classroom

  1. 1. Microblending: The effective use of technology in the language classroom ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019 www.eaquals.org 1 Dr. David Bish Director of Academic Management EF Education First
  2. 2. Try this! ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 2Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019 https://tinyurl.com/emadrid19
  3. 3. Microblending • Why talk about this? • What is Microblending? • Stories of Microblending • When Microblending happens • Guidelines for institutions ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 3Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  4. 4. Why talk about this? • Belief that technology can enhance language learning. • Investment in technology tools. • Technology is not being used. ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 4Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  5. 5. Blended Learning AKA Hybrid learning The flipped classroom ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 5Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019 Traditional Learning Technology
  6. 6. Microblending is more subtle and flexible Using technology at any justifiable point in the lesson. This requires teacher decisions as to when to use technology from activity to activity in a language lesson. This can be the teacher herself choosing and using the technology or allowing students to make those choices. ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 6Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  7. 7. Microblending stories • Do you have an iWB? • Can I use my PPTs? • I’d show them a video! • What is a CD Player? • My worst nightmare ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 7Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  8. 8. Exploring what works We seem to see teacher rejection of technology that is ‘thrust upon them’. Study 1: Teachers like using technology that puts them in control. Study 2: Variation in technology use is accounted for in Will, Skill, Tool model. ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 8Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  9. 9. Using technology? ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 9 Use Scheduled Hours with technology Frequency of Use Level of Use Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  10. 10. Approaches to ICT uptake State model of instructional evolution (Adapted from Dwyer 1990) APPROPRIATION INVENTIONENTRY ADOPTION ADAPTATION High Computer Access Immediate Computer Access UPTAKE WILL / BELIEFS SKILL / TRAINING TOOL / AVAILABILITY Technology Acceptance Model for education (Knezek et al. 2000) ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 10Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  11. 11. Will, Skill, Tool ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 11 Will Skill Tool Classroom Integration Will, Skill, Tool Model (Knezek, Christensen, Hancock & Shoho, 2000) Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  12. 12. What teacher mindset suits microblending most? • Constructivist • Communicative • Didactic ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 12Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019 The constructivist teacher
  13. 13. Microblending stories • Do you have an iWB? • Can I use my PPTs? • I’d show them a video • What is a CD Player! • The DOS interview ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 13Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  14. 14. What software suits? • Heads up • Kahoot! • Quizlet • Padlet • Evernote • Video recorders ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 14Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  15. 15. When can Microblending happen? Let’s consider an ESA framework ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 15 E S A Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019 E S A
  16. 16. When can Microblending happen? • Blended or Flipped • Microblended ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 16 SE A E S A Watch a video Find a blog on... Do a quiz Attend a webinar Do an LMS task (Re)edit a text/media item Use your online notes Use your vocab/grammar/pronunciation app Do a Kahoot quiz Make a video Research a project Give a webinar Make a quiz Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  17. 17. Recommendations for institutions • iCT needs to be available on demand • Redundancy in materials available • Embrace BYOD • More teacher autonomy • Abandon ‘What if something goes wrong?’ mindset • Observation and feedback to include lessons featuring tech • CPD for a constructivist approach and TPCK ©Eaquals www.eaquals.org 17Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019
  18. 18. Thank you David.Bish@EF.com ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference, Madrid, 11 – 13 April 2019 www.eaquals.org 18 Dr. David Bish Director of Academic Management EF Education First

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