engaging Language learners with technology uSE. Outline. Our goal Definitions Guidelines The roles of technology. MY GOAL. To provide the most effective and efficient language learning experiences that I can. Effective learning.
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To provide the most effective and efficient language learning experiences that I can.
In other words, students reach goals more quickly and/ or achieve better.
Knowledge and skills in the future
Kf = Kp + A + M + O
are a result of
Knowledge in the present
What kinds of opportunities do you offer your students to learn English?
Task: Opportunities Checklist
A Vision of K-12 Students Today
(See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o for a version with university students)
What are the students in the video suggesting about the opportunities they want/need? How do they differ from what they get?
Whatever the opportunities are, students need to be engaged in them in order to learn from them.
Be absorbed in, attentive to, focused on
Were you ever bored in language class? Why? What could your teacher have done to engage you?
Open tasks encourage engagement because they provide opportunities for
(Turner, 1995 )
(Meltzer and Hamann, 2004)
authentic to students
meaningful to students
doable for students
Task – Student Interest Survey
Task: Listen for connections to student interests
Task: Brainstorm -What can YOUR students do?
Focus: Modal Verbs
Take notes as you watch the video about using MovieMaker. Make sure everyone in your group has correct notes.
With your group, make a plan for your movie. Each student’s plan will be checked.
What teachers need
Provide access to and outlets for creativity and other 21st century thinking skills
Questions, concerns, comments