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Warwick ICT-Websites In Class 2

Lesson 4-1 (07/03/2011)

●  Topic: Mobile Learning/iPad Learning

     Smartphone and iPad in language learning presentation today.  

     Here is the news about iPad2.

●  How the iPad2 Will Revolutionize Classroom Education Classroom

    The OHP could not work today.  So our tutor, Russell, tried this website 

    "Join Me", and and after we keyed in the code, we could see our tutor's screen

    and started the lecture.  

●  Join Me

    Free screen sharing and online meeting.  You can share your screen with up to 250

    people.  You can chat, send a file to the participant, and let a participant (one at a time )

    control your screen.  However, it sounds a little dangerous to let others control your


Lesson 4-2 (08/03/2011)

●  Topic: Make Your Own Animation 

    Make your own movies, decide the characters, create the scripts, and make 

    them animate were so interesting that we almost lost the track of time.  The

    animation my classmates made were so creative and hilarious.  You never know 

    how artistic and creative your students can be.  Try it and you will see how your 

    students enjoy it.  

●  Xtranormal-Making Your Own Movies 

●  Zimmer Twins-Make a Movie

Tutorial- Zimmer Twins

   Here is our discussion about the potential of making animation/movies   

   (by using tools such as Extranormal and Zimmer Twins) for language

   teaching and learning.  We used the tool TodaysMeet to share our opinions. 

   To embed our discussion in the blog, Notable (Screen capture tool) and Issuu

   (Publishing tool) are used.  As you can see below.   

The Whole Screen Captured by Notable   &   Published by Issuu

Lesson 4-3 (11/03/2011)

●  Topic: Explore the Interactive Whiteboards (SMART board)
Warwick Teaching Grid
Exploring and discussion after the lecture
Design the Spelling and Matching Activities
Move the Words with Your Finger
Discuss Our Project and Dissertation Proposal

Teaching Grid (This Area has Two
SMART Boards)
A Mac and a Notebook Next to the SMART Board
Explore the SMART Board
Lesson 5-1 (14/03/2011)

●  Topic: Explore the SMART Whiteboards, the SMART slate, the Synpodium, 
                the visualiser, iPads, and the portable camera (with USB).

    Question:  Most teachers are not using technology in their teaching.  Why do

                       you think that is?

     I am not surprised when hearing our tutor said that research showed that it took

     a teacher at least 2 years to feel confident in using technology in their teaching. 

     Why?  Before a teacher gets into the classroom, he or she has to prepare for 

     the lesson and make sure that the students can achieve the learning goal.  

     The process of preparing lessons needs time, and if you are a pre-experience

     teacher, it will take much more time.  After the lesson, you probably need to 

     adjust your teaching approach according to students' response.  It takes a 

     pre-experience teacher at least 3 years of teaching to be familiar with the

     curriculum, the teaching context, and the students and therefore have 

     confident in teaching.  

     Not to mention that they have to spend extra time learning something they

     are not familiar with, and integrating them in teaching.  Teachers are not trained

     to prepare for their lessons integrating technology tools, which they are not

     familiar with, and some of them are probably hard to use.   

    How can you make teachers integrate technology in their teaching?  The 

    answer is simple.  The tools should be easy for teachers to use to facilitate

    teaching, and the tools should help reduce the teachers' heavy load.  Just

    imagine how frustrated the teachers will be when the computers keep breaking

    down, or the tools can't work....

    When the tools problems are solved, the training sessions should be practical

    and applicable so that the teachers could be motivated.  Thanks to the innovation

    of the new technology, there will be more and more easy-to-use tools.  How to 

    integrate them into teaching will probably be the main issue for more and more 

    willing teachers. 

Lesson 5-2 (15/03/2011)

●  Topic: Talk about the problems of training in digital literacies.

     Russell  focused on 3 points

  → Teachers need to know where to find the technologies (hardware/software).

 → Teahcer need to learn what they can do with the technologies ( usually through

      the software)

 → Teachers need to exploit the technologies in their teaching.

     He also pointed out that few people are "digitally literate" and that it is a 

     changing concept and one that is developing. 

Lesson 5-3 (18/03/2011)

●  Topic: Peer Teaching.

     It was the last lecture of Term 2.  We were divided into 2 groups to do peer 

     teaching.  We explored different technologies in English teaching and teacher

     training.  Althouth there were times we faced different technicl problems, we

    had a good time.  The use of virtual classroom in teaching listening was brilliant.

     I was impressed.  Being a teacher with digital literacies is my goal, and for me,

     I think there is still a long way to go.

My Dear Tutors and Classmates (MA in ICT in ELT)

Discussion (It was Michael's Birthday-He is Tilly's son.)

Use Video Technology Tool to say "Happy Birthday, Michael"

Jing Jing, Joyce, and Jessie
Jean, Jessie, and Jenny
Maria, Costas, and Jenny
Carina, Maria and George
My Tutor Tilly, and I
My Tutor, Russell and I
Tilly and Carina
Costas, George, and Maria
Costas and Jing Jing

                                   So long, my dear tutors and classmates.

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