Technology & Websites. Summer institute 2013 Vanda Beridze Batumi. I ntroduction. What kind of technologies and websites can we use during the lesson? Advantages and disadvantages of using technologies and websites Teaching ENGLISH with technology
Summer institute 2013
Easy Access to information: It has become very easy to get access to relevant information at any time anywhere. This has been possible because of modern technologies like broadband internet. Lots of data is being published and indexed online, sites like Wikipedia and Youtube have great original content which can be used in research or entertainment. Information is power, and those who find information and use it well always succeed.
Improved communication:Communication is like water to life. We can not develop withoutcommunication. Modern technology has blessed us with advanced communication technology tools. These can include e-fax machines, electronic mail, mobile phones,videoconferencing, instant text messaging applications, social networking applications. All these modern communication technology tools have simplified the way humans and businesses communicate. I can easily talk to my relative oversees using a mobile phone or video chatting services like Skype.
Convenience in Education: Learning is a process and it is part of our daily lives. Modern technology has made it simple for students to learn from any where through onlineeducationand mobile education. Also students now use modern technology in classrooms to learn better. For example, students use ipads to share visual lessons and examples with peers in the classroom. This has made learning more convenient and fan. Also new modern educational technologies support individual learning which gives a chance to students to learn on their own with no need of tutors.
Technology and websites are becoming very important in the classrooms. The use of technology allows teachers to diversify their lessons, display more information, and enhance student learning. By using different technologies in the classroom, this can help teachers save time and energy and allow for more attention to be paid to the course content. There are many different learning materials available in order to help pupils with their learning.
Websites include different kind of activities. Students can develop their skills in writing, reading, listening task . They can make their own puzzles, quizzes, crosswords.
Students have ability to create blogs and share their experience with native students or foreigner.
Visual materials help student to learn more easily. You can find any kind of pictures in the internet.
By using computer or recorder students practice volume, stress, pacing, and pronunciation.
(For high level students)
Where have all the verbs gone?
All the verbs have been taken out of this text. Work in group to put them back in again.
A man at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.” The man and said, “Come on in with me. I’ll buy you a rose.” He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother’s flowers. As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, “Yes, please! You can me to my mother .” She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man to the flower shop, canceled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.
A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away. As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.” The man smiled and said, “Come on in with me. I’ll buy you a rose.” He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother’s flowers. As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, “Yes, please! You can take me to my mother .” She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, canceled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.
4)Dance 5)Swim 6)Sit
7)Look 8)Play 9)Read
13)Eat 14)Wash 15)Run
(For high level students)
This is a clip of the movie Finding Nemo. Finding Nemo is movie on the ocean and animals within the ocean, but it is a Disney animated film.
Please write down as many adjectives and sea creatures as you can hear and identify while watching the clip.