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ICT: what EFL Teachers need to know today. General outline. Why use the Net for ELT? What skills are needed? Lesson planning/ teaching Practical teaching ideas The future? Conclusion. Why use the net for ELT?. provides more authentic environment skills are easily integrated

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ICT: what EFL Teachers need to know today.


General outline

  • Why use the Net for ELT?

  • What skills are needed?

  • Lesson planning/ teaching

  • Practical teaching ideas

  • The future?

  • Conclusion


Why use the net for ELT?

  • provides more authentic environment

  • skills are easily integrated

  • fosters autonomy: students have control over their learning

  • facilitates a main focus on content without sacrificing a secondary focus on language form or learning strategies

  • encourages eclectic real-life approach to lesson preparation, presentation and practice


Skills needed:

-technical

-analytical

-communicating

-pedagogical


technical skills: manipulating and creating

  • how to get around: using “Word”

  • search

  • retrieve info

  • manipulate texts and images :import/ export

  • use favourites

  • install/ use programs (CD Roms and Web)

  • print

  • log in/ contact people


analytical skills

*usefulness of site: research

*evaluation


Judging the Net

  • Information:

  • currency

  • content

  • presentation

  • functionality

  • multiple authors


communicating skills

*learn new languages

*become familiar with genres of email/ discussion lists/ live chat/ educational online communities

*form-filling, subscriptions, registrations.


pedagogical skills

-lesson planning: *materials development

*lesson delivery *inclusion of four traditional skills + thinking skills

-developing learners’ skills –graphs, charts

-developing learners autonomy


lesson planning: materials development

The net as textbook


The 3 Stage Plan: INTEGRATION

*Preparation/ Warm up/ Introduction

*Computer Work/ Online tasks

*Follow-up/ Offline tasks


Conclusion:

  • “If you don’t develop a scaffolding for learners to relate what they do on the computer with what they do in the rest of the classroom, they won’t gain knowledge they can apply in other contexts ”

  • “The Daily Telegraph” - March 20, 1999


Future materials and textbooks

  • print on demand in one minute

  • just in time textbooks

  • personalized textbooks

  • self-assembly textbooks

  • modular materials


Classroom of 2010

  • classroom wired to Web

  • handheld web tablets and paper scenes

  • handheld whiteboards -download to stds tablets

  • convergence : audio and video on demand *no cassettes: all audio on PC *no videos: all video on PC

  • Self Access in classroom: no PC lab

  • speech recognition: speech-to-text, speech-to-speech

  • translation via web or by phone

  • fingerprint logon


our future......?

“Teachers will not be replaced by Technology, but teachers who do not use technology will be replaced by those who do.”


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