Computers will not replace teachers. However, teachers who

Computers will not replace teachers. However, teachers who use computers will replace those who dont Ray Clifford, Defense Language Institute What is Educational Technology? Educational technology is a combination of the processes and

tools involved in addressing educational needs and problems, with an emphasis on applying the most current tools: computers and their related technologies The evolution of computers A SHORT COMPUTER

STORY An analogue computer 1960 5MB Hard Disk

1956 A Punch card The first computer mouse underside view held by inventor Douglas Engelbart Early Days of CALL

CALL was influenced by Skinners programmed learning CALL revolves around presenting and testing forms Early Days of CALL Parallel Evolution of

Technology and CALL 1960s -70s Behaviouristic CALL 1970s 90s 1990s - Communicative CALL Mainframe

technology PC technology Integrative CALL Multimedia (task-based, networked project-based computer

and contenttechnology based integrated into the Warschauer, M., & Healey, D. (1998). Computers and curriculum) language learning: An overview. Language Teaching, 31, 57-71


Restricted CALL Drills, Quizzes Optional extra Open CALL Simulations,

Games Toy, Optional extra Integrated CALL CMC, email

Tool for Learning, Normalised Bax, S. (2003). CALLPast, present and future. System, 31, 13-28 The Evolution of CALL 19801995 CRUDE CALL


Educational Software can be Authorable or Non-authorable CALL can be employed in Synchronous or Asynchronous mode New/Digital literacies

computer literacy (comfort and fluency in keyboarding and using computers) information literacy (the ability to find and critically evaluate online information) multimedia literacy (the ability to produce and interpret complex documents comprising texts,

images, and sounds) computer-mediated communication literacy (knowledge of the pragmatics New Literacies Multimodality in communication services Read/Write web (Web 2.0) Encyclopaedia Britannica

Britannica online Wikipedia Publication vs. Participation Digital natives vs. digital Two different perspectives English is not an end in itself, but just a tool for being able to make use of information

technology Both English and information technology are tools to allow individuals to participate fully in What else can I do with the Internet? Example Activities

Trivia Quiz (level: (level: Lower-Intermediate) Lower-Intermediate) Source: Source: The The Internet Internet and the Language

Language Classroom, Classroom, Gavin Gavin Dudeney, CUP 2000 Sites needed:,, Materials:

A sheet with a trivia quiz (maybe two or three different quizzes for different groups) Trivia Quiz

Whats the name of the President of the US? Who invented the aspirin? How many players are

there in a baseball team? Whats the capital of Australia? Whats the weather like in Paris today?

How many albums has Britney Spears recorded? What product is

Jamaica famous for? Which film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1996? Who was the first person in space? Who wrote One Hundred Years of

Trivia Quiz Lesson Plan Introduce Search Engines In groups let students finish the trivia quiz (maybe in limited time as a competition for extra motivation) Let students prepare a trivia quiz

Blogs Blogs WEBLOGS Blogs (Weblogs)

Easy to setup Easy to update Interactive Multiple authors allowed The above lead to oo Flexible aims

o Content and purpose modification Blogs Applications

Class portal (online filing cabinet, publishing projects, store materials) E-Portfolio

Collaborative Space A New Writing Genre: Connective writing Posting Assignments Journaling (This is what I did today) Links with descriptive annotation (teach students how to describe websites and ask them to find interesting sites of information) Links with analysis of content


Publishing photos Annotating published photos Inviting visitors to add comments Setting up groups of students to publish photos on a given topic Flickr in class

Real life use of photos to communicate with people Publishing a photo requires some writing on the part of the author Title, short desciprtion Key words (to help visitors find the photo and comment on it) Comments on the photos [email protected]/2595183772 WEBQUESTS Parts of a Webquest introduction task (the problem)

resources Process (activities and research tasks) guidance conclusion

Wallwisher http://www.freetech4teacher

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