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CALL IN C HILE Jennifer N. Brown August 18, 2011 Universidad Catolica del Norte
While teaching, do you ever think, There must be a better way to facilitate this activity?
I NTEGRATING S KILLS
T ECHNOLOGY AS A T OOL Benefits of Technology: Lends us opportunities to integrate skills Gives us access to authentic resources Fosters communication and collaboration Extends our English lessons outside of the classroom May foster enthusiasm – Learning should be fun Gives us multi-modal learning opportunities Provides more opportunities for one-to-one feedback Lends us opportunities for self-paced learning Facilitates a greener approach
O BJECTIVES By the end of these five workshops, teachers will be able to differentiate between several broad categories of instructional technologies and compare their uses, evaluate uses of instructional technology in the language classroom, demonstrate the appropriate use of instructional technology to meet specific language teaching objectives, design and teach a micro-lesson using instructional technology as a tool to reach lesson objectives, and develop strategies for staying up-to-date with changing technologies
G RADING G UIDELINES Attendance & participation Reflections on and evaluations of specific tools Final micro-lesson
C ATEGORIES OF T ECHNOLOGY CategoryExamples 1. Language-learning sites and communities 2. Learning management systems (LMS) 3. Social-networking siteshttp://www.ning.com 4. Blogshttp://www.blogger.com 5. Collaborative documentshttp://docs.google.com 6. Video, audio, or text-based chat and discussion 7. Other multimediahttp://www.youtube.com 8. Activity-building siteshttp://www.quia.com 9. Productivity softwareMicrosoft Word, PowerPoint, etc. 10. Other?
W HERE D O T HESE S ITES B ELONG ? Category 1. Language-learning sites and communities 2. Learning management systems (LMS) 3. Social-networking sites 4. Blogs 5. Collaborative documents 6. Video, audio, or text-based chat and discussion 7. Other multimedia 8. Activity-building sites
O UR C LASS W EBSITE Purpose: to foster communication and collaboration on instructional technology issues including posting workshop-related updates and announcements, sharing materials and links, asking and answering questions, sharing ideas and experiences, and posting reflections and evaluations.
J OIN O UR C LASS S ITE Go to Fill out the top box Fill out the profile Click submit Welcome to our site!
I NTRODUCE Y OURSELF Click Forums Click Introductions Write two or three paragraphs about yourself
W RAP -U P Discuss with a partner: How might you use social networking with your students? Ready to try? Questions?