Do I teach in a language centre where students pay for a language course? Do I teach in a State school where English is only ONE among the other subjects?
Does my school or institution… 1.provide language teachers with useful on-the- job training? 2.support didactic research in foreign languages? 3.invest in new hardware, educational software or technological devices?
1.am I a ‘doer’ or a ‘thinker’? More a ‘thinker’ than a ‘doer’? Or both at the same time? 2.am I generally satisfied with my students’ average output? 3.what language skills do I want my students to develop? 4.how much importance do I give to learning technologies to improve the teaching/learning process?
How do I feel when I come across words like… E-LEARNING WIKIS BLOGS PODCASTING WEBLEARNING WEB 2.0 SOCIAL NETWORKING…???
What should I do if I… feel that I could motivate my students better if I started introducing any learning technologies, but for any reason… my school doesn’t provide courses or I can’t afford expensive ones?
Join a teachers’ group LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://ictforlanguageteachers.blogspot.com/
Make the most of your ‘old- fashioned’ computer skills... Creating exercises and tests with a spread sheet spread sheet
Make the most of your ‘old- fashioned’ computer skills... Making (grammar) exercises with a PRESENTATION SOFTWARE
Use open source software “Free software” is a matter of freedomFree software www.gnu.org
Don’t throw away your ‘old’ audio- cassettes Do you want to save your old cassettes to new CDs? Do you want to save your old LPs to new CDs?
Online Resources for…: TANDEM PROJECTS www.slf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Online Resources for…: FINDING MATERIAL FOR LITERATURE www.sparknotes.com/lit/www.sparknotes.com/lit/ (Free Literature Study Guides) www.studyworld.com/studyworld_studynotes/index.htm www.studyworld.com/studyworld_studynotes/index.htm (text analysis) www.contemporarywriters.com www.online-literature.com www.classicreader.comwww.classicreader.com (Collection of Free Classic Books ) www.glencoe.com/sites/international/teacher/literature/assets/litl ibrary.htmlwww.glencoe.com/sites/international/teacher/literature/assets/litl ibrary.html (free downloadble PDF Study Guides)
Online Resources for…: COLLABORATIVE TANDEM READING www.itiscannizzaro.net/Ianni/booksweb/home/index.htm
Let’s work on a book together… www.itiscannizzaro.net/Ianni/booksweb/romeojuliet/index.htm
Where can I store all these links, projects, etc…? In a ‘cyber-space’… Create a wikispace for your class: www.wikispaces.com http://pbwiki.com/ www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikihowto.cfm http://e-language.wikispaces.com/w2w http://learningwithcomputers.pbwiki.com
A wikispace for my EFL students… amaldi-english-corner.wikispaces.com
How are you feeling now? DIZZY? SCARED? EXCITED? DISAPPOINTED? DEPRESSED? CURIOUS…??? FED UP WITH TECHNOLOGY?
How can we (teachers and educators) bridge the gap between Technology and Pedagogy? Relax… and think it over:
What is education? Education is… NOT about teaching facts to people NOT about telling them what they need to know NOT about giving them answers but about… giving them questions and about… helping them find the tools they need to help themselves to answer these questions. ( Ulf Dantanus - IATEFL )
Learning Technologies have a Pedagogical Value in terms of… Learner-centred approach Personalised learning Teaching as a facilitating process F2F relationship Organising different language level groups Collaboration with colleagues Cooperative work among students inside and outside schools
Remember: you are ALWAYS a teacher! You don’t have to change into a computer geek…