martes, 5 de abril de 2011
Now, the school project links or twinning is just one of the many ways of making the most of the Web 2.0. Which, according to what was read throughout the module, consists on developing a topic that is approached by means of bilateral school partnership. Furthermore, this type of project makes sense only if using the Web 2.0 because of the facilities and diverse ways of communicating and exchanging information offered by this tool. Yet, as usual, and as a newbie, I am becoming more and more aware of the different sites, applications and their use (advantages and disadvantages) in/out of the classroom.
miércoles, 23 de marzo de 2011
Maybe one of the most available learning technologies at school level is the Office applications as many schools don’t have access to internet and not even a computer room. Additionally, various may be their use for class activities and, yet, ignored as such, like in my personal experience. That is why, after going through the previous modules, I was able to realize the number of activities one can produce using Office applications. Although, as equally crucial is the approach to present these activities to the students (as a whole or in parts) during the class. Therefore, I consider that the success behind the use of these tools lies in the attractiveness of the activity by taking into consideration the adequacy of the content-student(s).
domingo, 13 de marzo de 2011
viernes, 11 de marzo de 2011
miércoles, 9 de marzo de 2011
sábado, 5 de marzo de 2011
lunes, 28 de febrero de 2011
Apparently, the use of ICT’s has, gradually, become part of the learning-teaching English classroom, and as such, teachers should be aware of how to use them adequately. In addition, taking into consideration the purpose behind its use, and what is wanted to achieve throughout these resources within the learning process. In this sense, this implies much more than just knowing about ICT’s, it is considering the way of implementing and adapting this tool to the learner(‘s) necessities. However, some teachers are, probably, still learning to manage the learning technologies, and others reluctant to even dare to make use of these tools. As a result, the manifestation of many reasons for not obliging with the progress of what could be called a technological methodology as the existence of many positive aspects that support the idea of learning technologies. Nevertheless, maybe the starting point is to question ourselves if the learning technologies favor ‘the student(s)’ and if we are prepared to take advantage of these.
The Role of Technology in teaching and the classroom by Marc Prensky
Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants by Marc Prensky
Computer Assisted Language Learning: an Introduction by Mark Warschauer
sábado, 26 de febrero de 2011
"Teaching: more than just lecturing" (Roettger, Roettger, Walugembe, 2007)
Netiquette - study guides and strategies file
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