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Published on June 13, 2007

Author: michael_krauss

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Plenary speech given in 2005 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras at national English language teaching convention.

S.M.A.R.T. English Teaching with the Internet: Critical Links and Tipping Points I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. Vincent Van Gogh

Before We Begin: Presentation focuses on Internet, but concepts apply to traditional teaching as well PowerPoint is example of how you might use technology in the classroom. You can get this PowerPoint presentation from the Internet. Web address is on your handout. Your handout provides main points of the talk. Use to take notes as you follow along. New “terms” listed on your handout. There will be a test when the talk is over (kidding!)

Presentation focuses on Internet, but concepts apply to traditional teaching as well

PowerPoint is example of how you might use technology in the classroom.

You can get this PowerPoint presentation from the Internet. Web address is on your handout.

Your handout provides main points of the talk. Use to take notes as you follow along.

New “terms” listed on your handout. There will be a test when the talk is over (kidding!)

Virtual Mind Reader Activity Contest based on Virtual Mind Reader activity First three teachers to turn in correct answers in writing to the following two questions wins a book: 1) Why did I begin my talk with The Virtual Mind Reader activity? 2) How does the Virtual Mind Reader work? Let’s check out The Virtual Mind Reader!!

Contest based on Virtual Mind Reader activity

First three teachers to turn in correct answers in writing to the following two questions wins a book:

1) Why did I begin my talk with The Virtual Mind Reader activity?

2) How does the Virtual Mind Reader work?

Let’s check out The Virtual Mind Reader!!

Use of Internet to Prepare for Trip to Honduras Emailed friends and family Checked online maps Checked weather for this time of year Checked for electric current and plug info. Checked for airline travel information Gathered information on Honduras

Emailed friends and family

Checked online maps

Checked weather for this time of year

Checked for electric current and plug info.

Checked for airline travel information

Gathered information on Honduras

Use of Internet to “Meet” Tegucigalpa Over one million residents Tegucigalpa=Nahuatl name=Silver Mountain Mining center during colonial times Tegus = nickname La zona viva = commercial center Christ of the Picacho = monument depicting Tegus. Felt familiar when I arrived

Over one million residents

Tegucigalpa=Nahuatl name=Silver Mountain

Mining center during colonial times

Tegus = nickname

La zona viva = commercial center

Christ of the Picacho = monument depicting Tegus.

Felt familiar when I arrived

Use of Internet to Prepare for Conference Presentations Emailed conference organizers to plan presentations Found and bought books online Consulted online resources/journals Downloaded Web pages/images to enhance talk. Published plenary and workshop materials for you and a worldwide audience

Emailed conference organizers to plan presentations

Found and bought books online

Consulted online resources/journals

Downloaded Web pages/images to enhance talk.

Published plenary and workshop materials for you and a worldwide audience

Personal Uses of Internet Read online newspapers to keep up with world events Reserve books from the local library Help my son with his homework Read movie reviews Make travel arrangements Send greeting and holiday electronic cards Check weather to plan outings Many many more! The Internet empowers me!

Read online newspapers to keep up with world events

Reserve books from the local library

Help my son with his homework

Read movie reviews

Make travel arrangements

Send greeting and holiday electronic cards

Check weather to plan outings

Many many more! The Internet empowers me!

Reading Skills Needed Find appropriate information to read by searching the Internet Evaluate the source of information Determine whether to follow hyperlinks Decide whether to save or catalog information for later access

Find appropriate information to read by searching the Internet

Evaluate the source of information

Determine whether to follow hyperlinks

Decide whether to save or catalog information for later access

Writing Skills Needed Incorporate text, graphics and audio into multimedia pages for the Web Create and make effective use of hypertext links to convey the message Tailor the writing an Internet audience that may be largely unknown Use appropriate pragmatic strategies for the intended electronic forum

Incorporate text, graphics and audio into multimedia pages for the Web

Create and make effective use of hypertext links to convey the message

Tailor the writing an Internet audience that may be largely unknown

Use appropriate pragmatic strategies for the intended electronic forum

Our Challenge as Teachers To help our students acquire these 21st century educational and workplace skills. How can this be accomplished? Become adept at these tasks ourselves first Join with our students in meaningful, motivating classroom activities incorporating these skills Practice and master the skills in the context of English language study.

To help our students acquire these 21st century educational and workplace skills.

How can this be accomplished?

Become adept at these tasks ourselves first

Join with our students in meaningful, motivating classroom activities incorporating these skills

Practice and master the skills in the context of English language study.

Barriers to Overcome 63% of those in U.S. have Internet access ??% in Honduras Limited supply of computers in home/school Slow and/or expensive Internet access Lack of time required to learn new skills Lack of teacher training in CALL Risk of working in an unfamiliar teaching environment (Greenspan, 2002)

63% of those in U.S. have Internet access

??% in Honduras

Limited supply of computers in home/school

Slow and/or expensive Internet access

Lack of time required to learn new skills

Lack of teacher training in CALL

Risk of working in an unfamiliar teaching environment

(Greenspan, 2002)

Honduran Comments on Rewards of Using Internet Add comments from those taking online course. Perhaps put in an image of Web page they create.

Add comments from those taking online course. Perhaps put in an image of Web page they create.

Internet Use in the U.S. What Teachers Say 98% of schools and 77% of classrooms have Internet 84% of teachers believe Internet access improves quality of education BUT 2/3 of teachers say Internet not optimally integrated into curriculum Only 20% of teachers consider themselves well prepared to use technology in the classroom (Cradler, Freeman, Cradler & McNabb, 2002)

98% of schools and 77% of classrooms have Internet

84% of teachers believe Internet access improves quality of education

BUT

2/3 of teachers say Internet not optimally integrated into curriculum

Only 20% of teachers consider themselves well prepared to use technology in the classroom

(Cradler, Freeman, Cradler & McNabb, 2002)

Internet Use in the U.S. What Students Say The quality of Internet-based assignments is poor and uninspiring. Students want to be assigned more--and more engaging--Internet activities that are relevant to their lives. Implication: Teachers are the key! The digital disconnect: the widening gap between internet-savvy students and their schools. Available online at: http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=67

The quality of Internet-based assignments is poor and uninspiring.

Students want to be assigned more--and more engaging--Internet activities that are relevant to their lives.

Implication: Teachers are the key!

The digital disconnect: the widening gap between internet-savvy students and their schools. Available online at: http://www.pewinternet.org/reports/toc.asp?Report=67

Critical Features of Teacher Training Opportunities to explore, reflect, and collaborate with peers Work on authentic learning tasks Engage in hands-on, active learning In essence, the principles for creating successful learning environments for children apply to teachers as well. Cradler, J. (2002-2003). Effective Integration. Learning and Leading with Technology 30 (4) 49-56. Available online at: http://caret.iste.org/caretadmin/resources_documents/ 30_4.pdf

Opportunities to explore, reflect, and collaborate with peers

Work on authentic learning tasks

Engage in hands-on, active learning

In essence, the principles for creating successful learning environments for children apply to teachers as well.

Cradler, J. (2002-2003). Effective Integration. Learning and Leading with Technology 30 (4) 49-56. Available online at: http://caret.iste.org/caretadmin/resources_documents/ 30_4.pdf

Integrating the Internet into the Classroom http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/usia/ Offered three times per year Enrolls from 20 to 40 teacher participants Designed to be teacher-lead, but free and available for self-study by teachers and students. Web address in your handout.

Offered three times per year

Enrolls from 20 to 40 teacher participants

Designed to be teacher-lead, but free and available for self-study by teachers and students.

Web address in your handout.

S.M.A.R.T. Framework S ynthesis of language and thinking skills M otivating content and meaningful communication A ppropriate for culture, age and language ability of students. R elevant to curriculum and to students’ lives T angible product with evaluation and feedback.

S ynthesis of language and thinking skills

M otivating content and meaningful communication

A ppropriate for culture, age and language ability of students.

R elevant to curriculum and to students’ lives

T angible product with evaluation and feedback.

“Integrating” Course - Week 1 Teachers learn about : Communications tools Mailing lists, Web bulletin board, Chat A framework for organizing Web content Activity Formats Hotlists, Subject Samplers, Treasure Hunts, WebQuests

Teachers learn about :

Communications tools

Mailing lists, Web bulletin board, Chat

A framework for organizing Web content

Activity Formats

Hotlists, Subject Samplers, Treasure Hunts, WebQuests

“Integrating” Course - Week 2 Teachers learn to: Develop effective Internet searching strategies Evaluate Web materials for authority, accuracy, objectivity and more Create and post to the Internet Web-based activities designed for their students.

Teachers learn to:

Develop effective Internet searching strategies

Evaluate Web materials for authority, accuracy, objectivity and more

Create and post to the Internet Web-based activities designed for their students.

“Integrating” Course - Week 3 Teachers are: Exploring telecomputing projects to facilitate meaningful communication Designing Web pages for the classroom Creating Web-based quizzes, surveys, puzzles and games to enhance learning. Reporting the results of research done with colleagues during the online course.

Teachers are:

Exploring telecomputing projects to facilitate meaningful communication

Designing Web pages for the classroom

Creating Web-based quizzes, surveys, puzzles and games to enhance learning.

Reporting the results of research done with colleagues during the online course.

Communications Tools: Email Important form of business communication Higher frequency than telephone or face to face contact. Excellent communicative potential in classroom Students need guidance and practice with discourse and pragmatics rules

Important form of business communication

Higher frequency than telephone or face to face contact.

Excellent communicative potential in classroom

Students need guidance and practice with discourse and pragmatics rules

Communications Tools: Web Bulletin Boards - Nicenet http://www.nicenet.org Free, reliable, low-tech requirements Post class schedule Share ideas for content- learning Interactive journaling Link and document sharing Easy to learn Unlimited # of classes.

Free, reliable, low-tech requirements

Post class schedule

Share ideas for content- learning

Interactive journaling

Link and document sharing

Easy to learn

Unlimited # of classes.

Communications Tools: Online Chat - Tapped In http://ti2.sri.com/tappedin/ Free global forum for educators Individual virtual offices Text-based chat Private messaging Bulletin boards Chat transcripts Calendar of professional development events. Start with virtual tour.

Free global forum for educators

Individual virtual offices

Text-based chat

Private messaging

Bulletin boards

Chat transcripts

Calendar of professional development events.

Start with virtual tour.

Pull out, Betty! Pull out! . . . You’ve tapped into the Internet! http://www.funny-city.com

Categories for Organizing Web Content by Tom March Enrichments References Resources Lessons Tools Projects Activities

Enrichments

References

Resources

Lessons

Tools

Projects

Activities

Directory v. Search Engine Human-organized collection of resources Often organized by topic Often annotated and sorted Often searchable Many high quality educational directories Computer-collected resources Findings depend on search terms Rankings depend on key words and site popularity Results depend on skill of searcher

Human-organized collection of resources

Often organized by topic

Often annotated and sorted

Often searchable

Many high quality educational directories

Computer-collected resources

Findings depend on search terms

Rankings depend on key words and site popularity

Results depend on skill of searcher

Blue Web’n http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/#contents

Marco Polo http://www.marcopolo-education.org/index.aspx

OELP Online English Language Center http://oelp.uoregon.edu/

KidsClick http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/

Enchanted Learning http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Home.html

ESL Independent Study Lab http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/toppicks/toppicks.html

Embarrassment of Riches The Internet is an embarrassment of riches that’s next to worthless without an educator. Tom March

The Internet is an embarrassment of riches that’s next to worthless without an educator.

Tom March

Web Site Evaluation Anyone can publish (pros and cons) No editors to insure credentials Evaluation is critical skill for teachers and students Evaluate Web sites with your students using simple but effective checklists

Anyone can publish (pros and cons)

No editors to insure credentials

Evaluation is critical skill for teachers and students

Evaluate Web sites with your students using simple but effective checklists

Web Site Evaluation A Harmless Example http://www.malepregnancy.com/ Short video of Mr. Lee on the bus .

Web Site Evaluation A Dangerous Example 14 year old Zack: “I’m working on a paper on how the Holocaust never happened.” Teacher responds, “Zack, where did you hear the holocaust never happened?” “ The Internet. It’s on a page at Northwestern University.”

14 year old Zack: “I’m working on a paper on how the Holocaust never happened.”

Teacher responds, “Zack, where did you hear the holocaust never happened?”

“ The Internet. It’s on a page at Northwestern University.”

Basics of Web Site Evaluation Work hands-on with students. Use a basic checklist. Help them to: Decide if material is comprehensible for them Determine motive of author: inform or persuade Evaluate authority of author Check for accuracy of information and links Establish whether site is current Determine if coverage is complete

Work hands-on with students. Use a basic checklist. Help them to:

Decide if material is comprehensible for them

Determine motive of author: inform or persuade

Evaluate authority of author

Check for accuracy of information and links

Establish whether site is current

Determine if coverage is complete

The Humanitarian Aspect http://www.infed.org/images/freire.jpg If education is to be truly liberating, it must focus upon the existing situation of people, allowing them to reflect upon their condition and empowering them to change it. --Paulo Freire

If education is to be truly liberating, it must focus upon the existing situation of people, allowing them to reflect upon their condition and empowering them to change it. --Paulo Freire

The Hunger Site http://www.thehungersite.com

The Hunger Site - Details 222,000 people click “free food” every day Value of 1.1 cup of staples for each click 100% of site advertising donated in 74 countries What could students do? Research/report on how site funded/food distributed Research/report on other hunger efforts on Web Get involved with local hunger relief efforts Join with other students in global projects through groups such as iEARN (International Education and Resource Network).

222,000 people click “free food” every day

Value of 1.1 cup of staples for each click

100% of site advertising donated in 74 countries

What could students do?

Research/report on how site funded/food distributed

Research/report on other hunger efforts on Web

Get involved with local hunger relief efforts

Join with other students in global projects through groups such as iEARN (International Education and Resource Network).

Digital Vision Program http://reuters.stanford.edu/

Digital Vision Program - Details http://reuters.stanford.edu/ A sabbatical program for technology professionals at Stanford University Access all facilities for up to one academic year Each fellow undertakes ICT project that addresses developing world problem Projects all have practical emphasis

A sabbatical program for technology professionals at Stanford University

Access all facilities for up to one academic year

Each fellow undertakes ICT project that addresses developing world problem

Projects all have practical emphasis

Bollywood Jukebox for Literacy http://www.planetread.org/ SLS-Same Language Subtitling Objective: Increase Literacy in India Subtitle lyrics of music videos on T.V. Subtitles and audio in same language 150 million viewers weekly 90% of viewers prefer programs with SLS Here’s an example of SLS

SLS-Same Language Subtitling

Objective: Increase Literacy in India

Subtitle lyrics of music videos on T.V.

Subtitles and audio in same language

150 million viewers weekly

90% of viewers prefer programs with SLS

Here’s an example of SLS

Critical Links Internet is more than computer network Internet is a network of people Unparalleled ability to collaborate Universal Internet access does not guarantee success in education Teachers are the critical links

Internet is more than computer network

Internet is a network of people

Unparalleled ability to collaborate

Universal Internet access does not guarantee success in education

Teachers are the critical links

Role of the Teacher Teacher should not be a sage on the stage Teacher should not be a guide on the side Teacher should be an expert learner Teacher should be part of the learning process Teacher should model learning for the students Teacher should help students construct new knowledge --Tom Carroll http://www.ncl.ac.uk/math/assets/photos/group_computer.jpg

Teacher should not be a sage on the stage

Teacher should not be a guide on the side

Teacher should be an expert learner

Teacher should be part of the learning process

Teacher should model learning for the students

Teacher should help students construct new knowledge --Tom Carroll

The Tipping Point How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point Critical Actors Required: Connectors - Have special gifts for bringing people together and for working well in groups. Mavens - Possess special knowledge and are willing to share and mentor others. Salespeople - Are gifted at persuasion and have a positive attitude when advocating for an idea.

Connectors - Have special gifts for bringing people together and for working well in groups.

Mavens - Possess special knowledge and are willing to share and mentor others.

Salespeople - Are gifted at persuasion and have a positive attitude when advocating for an idea.

Tipping Point People 400 Teachers From Over 20 Countries

Helping to Negotiate the Learning Curve http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/special/rsjproject/rsjlibrary/car/wtno24_mar1999/

S.M.A.R.T. English Teaching with the Internet: Critical Links and Tipping Points Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. Anton Chekhov

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