How to teach with Technology

Great Blogs for Teachers

http://ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org/

http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/

http://lifefeast.blogspot.com/

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/

Great websites for learners:

Adult Learners: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/

Kids: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/

Listening Online: http://www.elllo.org/

Graded Courses: http://www.esolcourses.com/

Great Video Sites (perfect timing: 1-3 minutes):

http://www.monkeysee.com/

http://www.howcast.com/

Two most successful activities I have tried in my classroom (even with ill-behaved students):

Watch the video and learn how to do the task.

Watch the video and write/explain a step-by-step list of instructions.\

Organize a How to – Video Making Competition.

SweetSearch is a search engine designed for educational use. It is safer because all the sites it lists have been checked to make sure there is no adult or offensive content.

http://www.sweetsearch.com/

 

Advantages and Disadvantages:

1. Develop students’ digital literacy

2. Motivation

3. Reduced Printing

4. Further research and links to relevant materials.

5. Authentic materials

Disadvantages:e

1. Dependency on Internet access

2. Distractons and links to other materials.

3. Content may change.

4. Disappearing links.

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