2What is “technology”?In olden days, technology was a slate, a chalk, and an eraser. These days, technology includes computers, internet, web-based audio, visual, reading & writing programs, web-based software, cell phones, smartphones, and more.
3This presentation will give you an idea of what easily accessible technology exists and what it can do for you and your student. This presentation is geared to those who are still learning about technology and what it has to offer in the tutoring-learning context.
4ContentsWhy use technology? 6 How to decide what technology to use 10 Google Search 13 Advanced Google Search Cell Phones & Smart Phones 23 Google Drive 25 Blogger 38
6Why use technology with your student? Technology is so embedded in everyday life, incorporating technology in your tutoring can encourage your student to become more fluent with its use.
7Why use technology with your student? Technology is so embedded in everyday life, incorporating technology in your tutoring can encourage your student to become more fluent with its use.Technology can make some things easier.
8Why use technology with your student? Technology is so embedded in everyday life, incorporating technology in your tutoring can encourage your student to become more fluent with its use.Technology can make some things easier.Technology can bring the world to your fingertips.
9Why use technology with your student? Technology is so embedded in everyday life, incorporating technology in your tutoring can encourage your student to become more fluent with its use.Technology can make some things easier.Technology can bring the world to your fingertips.It’s fun!
10How do you decide what technology to use? Ask yourself:What do I want to accomplish with my student?Ideally, how can I do this?What tools do I need?How can technology help?Then, plan around your needs.
11There are two main interactions with technology Consuming corresponds to language inputs of listening and readingProducing corresponds to language outputs of speaking and writingInteracting combination of consuming and producing language
12Common Questions: Google Search & Advanced Search
13Google SearchStart typing into the search box what you are looking for.
14Google SearchStart typing into the search box what you are looking for.Other options will pop up as you type.
15Google SearchStart typing into the search box what you are looking for.Other options will pop up as you type.Select what you are looking for if it appears.
16Google SearchClick on the option you like and go to that web site.
17Advanced Google Search Type in the search box and click Enter.Look for the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on the gear.
18Advanced Google Search Type in the search box and click Enter.Look for the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on the gear.Click on Advanced search
19Advanced Google Search In the window that pops up, enter your search parameters. Follow the suggestions that appear to the right on the screen.
21Basic Technology: Email Free web-based service availableEasy set-upEncourages both student consumption and productionGood for both reading and writing practiceComputers can be configured to speak to the reader: good listening practice
22More Email Most tutors have email Many students have email Many programs offer an IM or Chat box which enables you to have a conversation via type in real time.
23Cell Phones & Smart Phones Almost everybody has a cell phone.Cell phones can text if your student has difficulty speaking on the phone. Read your user’s manual for texting directions. Search Google for common texting abbreviations.
25Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) What is Google Drive? Google Drive is a cloud-based suite of programs.Why use Google Drive? Document creation & editing Interactive programs Online programs Audio/video programs
26Working With Google Drive Sign into Google. If you do not have an account, you can create one using any account.Select “Drive” from the black tape across the top and click.
27Working With Google Drive Click on “Create” and choose what kind of document you would like to makeMost Common Projects Documents will work like regular word processing. Presentations will work like slide shows. There are also drawings, forms, and more.
28Working With Google Drive Put contents into your document The menu buttons allow you to format, edit, insert, etc. You can also insert an active web link, images, and other items.
29Working With Google Drive To add a title to your document, click on “Untitled document”, enter the new document name, and click OK.The new document name will appear in the upper left corner of your screen.
30Working With Google Drive Presentations work much like Powerpoint.First, choose a theme and click OK.
31Working With Google Drive Add contents to your slide. The formatting is similar to a word processing document.
32Working With Google Drive To add more slides click “Slide”.To add different types of content click “Insert”. You can add images either from your own computer or from the internet.Add the title by clicking on “Untitled document”, entering the new document name, and clicking OK.
33Working With Google Drive Sharing You can control who sees your documents and what they can do with it. You can let people edit it or just read it and leave comments.
34Working With Google Drive Click on “Share”. You can add people’s addresses into the window. Click OK When finished.
35Working With Google Drive Publishing When you are ready to let other people see it, you can publish your document to the web. Your document or slide show will get a URL and you can share that URL with others.
36Working With Google Drive Click on “File” and then select “Publish to the web…”The wizard will ask you several times if you really want to publish it.Once you agree you will be given a URL address to use. You can this to other people, or create a link on another page.
37Working With Google Drive If you decide you don’t want the document to be public anymore, you can change the setting.Go to “File” and under “Publish to the web” you can click on “Stop publishing”.
38BloggerWhat is a Blog?A Blog, a contraction of “web” and “log”, is a web site on which an individual or a group of users regularly record opinions, information, etc.Individual entries are called Posts, and are typically displayed in reverse chronological order.Blogger is Google’s free tool for creating blogs.
39Blogger Blogger can be accessed at www.blogger.com Sign in using your Google username and password.
40BloggerTo create a blog, click on “New Blog” Blogger will ask you to choose a name, and address, and a template. You can always change the name or the template later, but not the address. You will need the address to invite people to view and comment on your blog.
41Blogger Add Title Add Address Choose Template (or use the default and change it laterClick “Create blog!”
42BloggerThere are many ways to post. Click on Start Blogging!, the pencil icon, or View Blog.
43Blogger Via the toolbar at the top, you can: change the appearance of the font.add photos from your own computer, from an online photo service, or via the url.add videos if you like.add a link to another page.
44BloggerYou can control who gets to see the blog. To do this, click on Settings and then on Privacy. You can change the look by clicking on Templates or Layout. Overview gives you access to all the individual menus.
45Google MapsSign into Google. Click on Maps. Click My places. Click on Create Map.
46Google MapsGive your map a title and a description. Decide whether you want this map to be public or shared only with selected people who have the map’s web address.
47Google MapsTo begin to annotate the map click Edit.
48Google Maps You will see three icons. The hand allows you to move the map around.The little blue balloon allows you to put a pin on the map.The uneven line allows you to draw right on the map.
49Google MapsIn order to mark a location and add information (text, a photo, a link, etc.) you first click on the pin. Drag it to your chosen location and release. A new window pops up.
50Google MapsBy clicking on Collaborate you can let others share in the annotation.This opens a window in which you can add addresses and send invitations directly to people.
51Google Maps Other options available: Link symbol will show the url that you can share with others or embed in another page.By moving the cursor over Traffic, you can choose which map features you would like to see.
52YouTube Sign into Google. Click on You Tube. Under your account, you can click on My Channel.If you do not already have an account, it will walk you through creating one.
53YouTubeOnce you have a channel, you can “favorite” selected videos and create playlists.While watching a video, you can click on Add to.Then, select which playlist you want to add the video to. If you do not already have playlists, you can create one at this time.You can decide if the playlist will be public or private.
54YouTube You can also upload your own videos. Click on Upload. You can upload files from your computer, or you can record a video directly with your computer’s camera.
55YouTube You can change the settings of your channel. Click on Settings.The settings page will appear and you can control your channel.
56YouTube You can control the nature and appearance of your channel. Click on the arrow next to Upload.Choose Dashboard.From the left menu, choose Channel Settings.
57YouTubeFrom this screen you can control your privacy settings, monetization, and other features.
58YouTubeYou can control other aspects of your channel from the Channel Settings button on the Dashboard.
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