Little Tech for Big Results (IATEFL)

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Simple ways to incorporate incorporate tech tools to enhance language lessons, focusing on tools that work in low tech classrooms.

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Little Tech for Big Results Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto @ barbsaka

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Japan and Technology

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Tools should enhance language lessons… …not be the main course.

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A little bit of tech can: expand classroom boundaries extend create connect reinforce deepen contact time with English performance & publication opportunities students with the world language practice understanding

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Expand a lesson beyond classroom boundaries Let’s Begin (Oxford University Press)

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Make an alphabet word book.

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Voicethread.com

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Ask for help

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Connect students with the world

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Build on the basic language in a lesson Let’s Go 1 (Oxford University Press)

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Start with low tech practice to build accuracy & fluency Tools like Jing can help you get more mileage from worksheet art

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wordle.net Create a word cloud from class survey results

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Frequency determines the size of words

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Extend the amount of contact time with English and personalize the language.

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Create something that can be shared with family and friends. glogster.com

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Use the Internet to find resources for lessons. www.morguefile.com

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1 2 3 4 Cut the sections apart to encourage expansion.

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1 2 3 4 Add one additional sentence to each section.

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Transfer pictures and text to slides and add narration to create a digital picture book

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A little tech can deepen understanding of language Students choose five objects and create a mystery story incorporating them.

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1 st lesson: Answer Who? What? Where? When? How?

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Focus on meaning and organization first (save grammar & spelling for last)

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Organize the story into beginning, middle and end, and expand with details as necessary.

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Finally, focus on the grammar and spelling.

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After a LOT of writing and working with a story … the reward!

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toondoo.com

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Six Word Stories Can you tell an entire story in exactly six words? Flickr : ehpien Flickr : matt512

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The dog is sleeping on the grass. Ellie is sleeping on the grass. Image fromFlickr : eltpics

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The cat surprised the dog. The cat surprised the tricky dog. Image fromFlickr : eltpics

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The cat is sleeping with his eyes open. He is sleeping with his eyes open. He’s sleeping with his eyes open. Image fromFlickr : eltpics

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A listening task becomes a model for personalizing conversation Xtranormal characters say EXACTLY what students type Xtranormal.com

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It’s easy to practice introductions, but it’s hard to find a “real” context with a class of students who already know each other. “The Hello Song” by Carolyn Graham (Let’s Go 1, OUP)

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The karaoke effect Introductions as performance Fotobabble.com

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For a copy of this presentation, and links to the online tools and projects, go to: teachingvillage.net See you in Glasgow!