Using on-line resources when teachingtowards Cambridge exams for childrenand teenagers (KET, PET and FCE)          Tatiana...
Aims of the session• To consider the reasons for using online resources  when teaching kids for exams• To address some iss...
Outline of the session• Why use the Internet?What?How?When?• Official Cambridge ESOL site• Other useful resources and tool...
Why?•   It is there!•   Motivation•   Keeping up with our students•   Professional development•   New opportunities       ...
What?Type of material        When you use it                        How• e.g. Songs/lyrics -   Fun/Listening              ...
Range of types• Factual information (e.g. exam handbooks)• Teaching resources for exams (e.g. ready-to-use,  free, for pur...
How and when?Range of uses/tools available• Traditional handouts in class or as homework• Video and audio materials in cla...
Practical outcome for teaching • Important to know where to find things and   how to use them (aim, timing, exam focus)-  ...
Hardware, software and liveware• Minimal system requirements• Space for instructions, interaction and feedback;  activity ...
Liveware Teaching online is more than tackling the technology. It is still teaching. No matter how smooth your technical d...
www.cambridgeesol.org• Factual info (dates, handbooks, sample papers,  wordlists, information for candidates, etc.)• Teach...
© BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
© BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
Other useful siteswww.bbc.co.uke.g. Learning English (The Teacher, Keep your  English up to date, phrasal verbs, etc.)http...
Other useful tools• Comic creator sites  http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/How-to-  Play/Educators/http://www.pixton.com/• C...
Activities•   Show and tell (My Precious)•   Things in Common•   Reading race•   Jigsaw tasks•   Your picture, my story•  ...
Activities (cont.)• Grammar in the clouds• Corpus work• Create your own mindmap• Feedback and praise!!!                   ...
© BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
Word clouds It is important never to lose site of the liveware, and it is unlikely that computers will ever replace the te...
Useful teacher training resources and references• Sharma, P., Barret, B. Blended Learning (2007),  Macmillan• Dudeney, G. ...
BKC-IH Teacher Training Centre    E-mail: t-training@bkc.ru       Tel: (495) 2340314          www.bkc.ru       www.Cambrid...
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Сегодня очень много говорится о необходимости и преимуществах использования информационных технологий, в частности интернета, при обучении языку и подготовке к экзаменам. Но многие ли из нас действительно могут похвастаться уменем эффективно использовать эти новые ресурсы? Как выбрать необходимые материалы из потока информации? Как адаптировать их для нужд конкретных студентов? Какие материалы доступны и как найти то, что нам нужно не потратив массу времени и сил? Во время презентации мы постараемся ответить на эти вопросы и рассмотрим конкретые практические решения для успешного использования интернета при подготовке к экзаменам.

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Using the Internet when teaching Cambridge exams for kids

  1. 1. Using on-line resources when teachingtowards Cambridge exams for childrenand teenagers (KET, PET and FCE) Tatiana Polovinkina © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  2. 2. Aims of the session• To consider the reasons for using online resources when teaching kids for exams• To address some issues connected with using technology in the classroom• To familiarize ourselves with some materials and tools available online and consider their usefulness• To share ideas and provide references on further information on using online teaching © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  3. 3. Outline of the session• Why use the Internet?What?How?When?• Official Cambridge ESOL site• Other useful resources and tools• Questions and Answers © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  4. 4. Why?• It is there!• Motivation• Keeping up with our students• Professional development• New opportunities © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  5. 5. What?Type of material When you use it How• e.g. Songs/lyrics - Fun/Listening comprehension for gist/detail/ in class © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  6. 6. Range of types• Factual information (e.g. exam handbooks)• Teaching resources for exams (e.g. ready-to-use, free, for purchase)• Useful non-exam teaching materials (graded: suitable for particular age/level or authentic)• Resources for students (e.g. i-tests)• Authentic and non-authentic : films, songs, articles, pod casts etc. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  7. 7. How and when?Range of uses/tools available• Traditional handouts in class or as homework• Video and audio materials in class or as homework• Working on-line in class or at home (e.g. synchronously and asynchronously, using VLEs, social networking sites, wikis, discussion groups)• Individual and group projects with various levels of independence (e.g. using comic makers, shared whiteboards etc.) © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  8. 8. Practical outcome for teaching • Important to know where to find things and how to use them (aim, timing, exam focus)- easy to start with ready-made ones to see how they work – then you will be ready to create your own. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  9. 9. Hardware, software and liveware• Minimal system requirements• Space for instructions, interaction and feedback; activity tools• Rules of on-line communication vs. rules of f2f communication © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  10. 10. Liveware Teaching online is more than tackling the technology. It is still teaching. No matter how smooth your technical delivery, you are still running language courses (Hocky & Clandfield, 2010: p. 27). © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  11. 11. www.cambridgeesol.org• Factual info (dates, handbooks, sample papers, wordlists, information for candidates, etc.)• Teaching Resources – ready-made, downloadable for free; full coverage including video extract of speaking; teachers’ rating, comments and forum; created both by Cambridge ESOL and teachers• Teaching tips (e.g. how to give feedback)• Corpora research and its application – link to English Profile• More updates every day (e.g. webinars, Cambridge English Teacher) © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  12. 12. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  13. 13. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  14. 14. Other useful siteswww.bbc.co.uke.g. Learning English (The Teacher, Keep your English up to date, phrasal verbs, etc.)http://www.youtube.com/e.g. podcasts, songs, film clips, instructions, NG © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  15. 15. Other useful tools• Comic creator sites http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/How-to- Play/Educators/http://www.pixton.com/• Concordance sites (BNC, Lextutor)http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/http://www.lextutor.ca/• Shared whiteboardshttp://www.dabbleboard.com/ © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  16. 16. Activities• Show and tell (My Precious)• Things in Common• Reading race• Jigsaw tasks• Your picture, my story• I’d like some information…• What about you?• My favourite podcast• Listen to this! © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  17. 17. Activities (cont.)• Grammar in the clouds• Corpus work• Create your own mindmap• Feedback and praise!!! © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  18. 18. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  19. 19. Word clouds It is important never to lose site of the liveware, and it is unlikely that computers will ever replace the teacher. Good online teaching needs effective human mediation – and this is provided by the teacher, not by automatic ‘drag and drop’ activities. © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  20. 20. Useful teacher training resources and references• Sharma, P., Barret, B. Blended Learning (2007), Macmillan• Dudeney, G. & Hockly, N. (2007). How to Teach English with Technology. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited• Hockly, N., Clandfield, L. Teaching Online (2010), Delta Publishing• Webinars by leading publishers (e.g. CUP, Macmillan)• Online conferences (e.g. IH)• Online teaching communities © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012
  21. 21. BKC-IH Teacher Training Centre E-mail: t-training@bkc.ru Tel: (495) 2340314 www.bkc.ru www.CambridgeESOL.org © BKC-IH Moscow Teacher Training Centre 2012

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