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Chromebooks in language teaching
Context:• Language classes wanting internet access• Lab provision too old and expensive• Student expectations• Real vs con...
Pilot project:• 15 devices and a charging cabinet• Use Chrome O/S, updates automatically• Contract similar to that of mobi...
Affordances:• Access• Connect• Co-create• Search• Contribute• Capture• Continue
Starting point: Grille des temps activity
Tutor focus on spottingerror
Tutor changes inputcolour to give pointerto students.
Error resolved bystudents, next erroridenditified.
Brainstorm activity: collaborative slideshow.
Student comments:“Computers in class are exciting. Breaks up the class into varyingactivities.”“Very useful for mediating ...
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Feedback on the chromebooks project for language teaching in HE

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Chromebooks hea

  1. 1. Chromebooks in language teaching
  2. 2. Context:• Language classes wanting internet access• Lab provision too old and expensive• Student expectations• Real vs controlled interaction• Meeting a wide range of tutor needs
  3. 3. Pilot project:• 15 devices and a charging cabinet• Use Chrome O/S, updates automatically• Contract similar to that of mobile phone• Secure domain on Google apps for education• Control panel for domain• Users can share docs to their own emailaccount to continue beyond classroom
  4. 4. Affordances:• Access• Connect• Co-create• Search• Contribute• Capture• Continue
  5. 5. Starting point: Grille des temps activity
  6. 6. Tutor focus on spottingerror
  7. 7. Tutor changes inputcolour to give pointerto students.
  8. 8. Error resolved bystudents, next erroridenditified.
  9. 9. Brainstorm activity: collaborative slideshow.
  10. 10. Student comments:“Computers in class are exciting. Breaks up the class into varyingactivities.”“Very useful for mediating the EWC exchange and being directed toother useful resources online.”“The use of chromebooks makes lessons lessmonotone and more enjoyable. ““it is useful because it changes the general feelingto the class, which is always exciting - and I believeit makes us remember more than a single methodof teaching.”

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