Using Internet Resources and Digital Technology in Language Teaching.

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AGIS presentation in Hannover, February 2009.
The Web 2.0 is an innovative tool for education that is changing the 21st century process of teaching. Not only its potential is limitless but also its social and behavioral power. Creativity, participation and collaboration are only some of the key elements in Web 2.0. But there are more.

This presentation will explore the endless possibilities that internet can have for a Language teacher. From web quests to online exercises and other powerful resources. We will also have a look at some useful simple digital video tools and podcasts to be both used and created by students in class.

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Using Internet Resources and Digital Technology in Language Teaching.

  1. 1. WEB 2.0 LANGUAGE LEARNING
  2. 2. Can I tell you a secret?
  3. 3. Once upon a time...
  4. 4. There was a student in the 90s.
  5. 5. <ul><li>THAT </li></ul><ul><li>WANTED </li></ul><ul><li>TO BE </li></ul><ul><li>A TEACHER </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>She found a job ... </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>In a HIGH-TECH SCHOOL </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>But the problem was... </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>She didn´t know anything about computers. </li></ul>Gosh!!
  10. 10. Back in the 90´s
  11. 11. <ul><li>She just used </li></ul><ul><li>her </li></ul><ul><li>grandfather´s </li></ul><ul><li>Typing machine </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>She didn´t know how to use a mouse or how to save and print a document!! </li></ul>
  13. 13. YES, sure she would learn.
  14. 14. <ul><li>But she was too attached to pen, paper and ink </li></ul>
  15. 15. She was a digital immigrant .
  16. 16. <ul><li>And a language teacher </li></ul>
  17. 17. She had to combine both things.
  18. 18. But how??
  19. 19. And then she googled
  20. 20. Online __(1)___ exercises (1) Vocabulary,grammar, writing,exam...
  21. 21. And came up with something!
  22. 23. She finally went to the ICT room
  23. 24. with the students
  24. 26. But THEN...
  25. 28. She felt she was LOST in a maze
  26. 29. Teacher,, teacher teacher !!
  27. 30. Where do I have to click? I have finishished , what can I do now? We haven’t done these words in class! It’s too difficult !
  28. 31. ZOINKS!
  29. 32. Teacher, teacher teacher !!
  30. 33. No , do not use google! No , you can’t write private messages! No , you can’t play or watch movies!
  31. 35. I will NEVER come to the ICT room AGAIN!
  32. 36. <ul><li>Back to pen paper and ink? </li></ul>
  33. 37. NO!
  34. 38. And she understood .
  35. 39. She was confronted with digital natives !
  36. 40. New Millennium Learners
  37. 41. But she wouldn‘t give up so easily .
  38. 42. She learned about the web 2.0 .
  39. 45. <ul><li> So... </li></ul>
  40. 46. She finally understood what she had to do!
  41. 47. <ul><li>Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations... </li></ul>
  42. 48. A native speaker student explaining her life as a child in Spain.
  43. 50. <ul><li>Mi casa era muy grande, tenía un jardín enorme y una piscina. </li></ul>
  44. 51. <ul><li>En invierno nevaba mucho, pero en verano hacía mucho calor. </li></ul>
  45. 52. A native speaker student explaining the Spanish “comunidades autónomas”
  46. 54. A student creating a poem using powerpoint.
  47. 55. <ul><li>S hall I tell you a story? </li></ul><ul><li>Lady Hope. </li></ul><ul><li>A terrible One? </li></ul><ul><li>Your Story? </li></ul>
  48. 57. <ul><li>Lady Hope. </li></ul>
  49. 58. <ul><li>But I have to warn you. </li></ul><ul><li>The Story isn’t fair. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about a girl with red hair. </li></ul>
  50. 60. In the original poem she combined music and words.
  51. 61. The teacher using grammar games to learn the spanish vocabulary .
  52. 62. LECCIÓN 1 <ul><li>COMPARATIVOS </li></ul><ul><li>SUPERLATIVOS </li></ul>
  53. 63. CONCURSO! MÁS? MENOS?
  54. 64. Quién es el más fuerte?
  55. 65. En qué ciudad hace más calor?
  56. 66. The teacher using grammar games to learn the spanish grammar.
  57. 67. LECCIÓN 1 <ul><li>ADVERBIOS EN CASTELLANO </li></ul>
  58. 68. QUÉ HACE? <ul><li>Corre___________ </li></ul>
  59. 69. Qué hace? <ul><li>Duerme_________ </li></ul>
  60. 70. LECCIÓN 1 <ul><li>FUTURO INMEDIATO </li></ul>
  61. 71. Voy a…
  62. 72. Voy a…
  63. 73. And it worked
  64. 74. She could even use nice 3-D charts.
  65. 76. Gizmo charts or Richchart Live
  66. 79. The presentations even looked nicer.
  67. 80. Like this http://edusim3d.com/
  68. 81. And she could thumbalize her favourite websites
  69. 82. With Thumbalizr
  70. 85. Or get 280 more slides for powerpoint presentations
  71. 87. And share all these powerpoint presentations
  72. 88. Here http://www.slideshare.net
  73. 90. And it worked
  74. 91. The students were happy
  75. 92. Then she joined the largest whiteboard interactive community
  76. 93. Promethean Planet
  77. 94. Flipcharts, resource packs and weblinks!
  78. 95. Great ideas and best practises!
  79. 96. She found she could use google streetview to practise giving directions to different places on the map
  80. 98. Or make use of the subtitles in
  81. 99. To prepare interviews or songs in class!
  82. 100. Or even better…
  83. 101. She also learned 3 was the magic number
  84. 102. For a website, blog or online exercise to be understandable
  85. 103. It had to be simple
  86. 104. And easy
  87. 105. 3 clicks with the mouse
  88. 106. And she created a simple blog
  89. 107. Edublog Wordpress Blogger
  90. 108. Journaling Blog Creative Blog Class Blog BLOG
  91. 109. Then she decided she would build-up her own games
  92. 110. And embed them into her blog
  93. 112. Arcade Game Generator
  94. 118. Dustbin Game
  95. 122. Random Name Picker
  96. 126. More animated games?
  97. 129. And why not use for language projects?
  98. 131. Or Flash cards?
  99. 134. But there were more free website tools
  100. 137. Small world, a virtual world where you can create your own space
  101. 139. Meta place. A virtual online community
  102. 140. The students were chatting
  103. 141. In her blog
  104. 142. Outside her blog
  105. 143. They could video-chat too
  106. 146. With other pupils around the world
  107. 147. And what about online tests and quizzes?
  108. 152. <ul><li>Then </li></ul><ul><li>she used a </li></ul><ul><li>stream live TV studio </li></ul><ul><li>for her blog. </li></ul>
  109. 154. <ul><li>She could </li></ul><ul><li>broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>her lessons </li></ul>
  110. 156. <ul><li>And they even edited their videos for free! </li></ul>
  111. 160. <ul><li>They could use </li></ul><ul><li>bubbles! </li></ul>
  112. 162. BUBBLEPLY IT !
  113. 163. BUBBLESNAP IT !
  114. 164. Fun , isn´t it?
  115. 165. <ul><li>Made animations! </li></ul>
  116. 169. <ul><li>Comics! </li></ul>
  117. 175. <ul><li>Puricute posters </li></ul><ul><li>with </li></ul><ul><li>vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>learned in class! </li></ul>
  118. 177. <ul><li>They broadcasted </li></ul><ul><li>their own LIVE internet </li></ul><ul><li>talk radio station! </li></ul>
  119. 179. They were happy
  120. 180. <ul><li>And were ready to prepare their first podcast . </li></ul>
  121. 183. AND
  122. 186. Could listen to their own texts in their MP3s!
  123. 187. Then she started thinking about creating her own social network http:// www.yakitome.com / http:// www.yakitome.com /
  124. 190. OR
  125. 193. <ul><li>And what about </li></ul><ul><li>CONCEPT MAPS? </li></ul>
  126. 196. <ul><li>Group, order and brainstorm various concepts amongst other things. </li></ul>
  127. 197. <ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>WEBQUESTS? </li></ul>
  128. 199. Then then students asked her
  129. 200. Why don´t we write an online book?
  130. 203. Why don´t we make websites?
  131. 204. High quality Flash Websites?
  132. 205. Why not?
  133. 208. So where did she learn how to use these programmes?
  134. 210. But of course she could always use what other teachers were doing.
  135. 215. Create Comment Share…
  136. 217. Now you know my secret
  137. 218. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!
  138. 219. USING INTERNET RESOURCES AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN LANGUAGE TEACHING Víctor González ISB

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