Using Computers in Adult EL

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Published on April 8, 2008

Author: sgaer

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Using Technology in the Adult Education Classroom:  Using Technology in the Adult Education Classroom Susan Gaer for CATESOL 2008 gaer_susan@sac.edu Agenda:  Agenda Introductions (5 mins) Group Activity-Defining Technology (30 mins) Presentation by Susan Gaer (1 hour) Group Activity-Developing a Lesson (1 hour) Whole Group Feedback (15 mins) Goodbyes and Future Follow up (10 mins) What is technology?:  What is technology? Slide4:  Use the text to focus your objectives 1) Study vocabulary from text 3) Read and or listen to a story written by the teacher and answer comprehension questions 4) Answer questions about themselves 5) Combine those answers into a paragraph 6) Publish student work Handout pages 7-13 Slide5:  Use real authentic materials that interest adults In the health unit, students learn how to buy over the counter medicine by using http://www.drugstore.com Handout page19 2. develop home remedies and post it on the web to share with the world. http://www.susangaer.com/studentprojects Use student experience:  Use student experience Personal Information: Students create a PowerPoint about their countries Handout pages 27-34 Have Skype (http://www.skype.com) conversations and have students write a paragraph about their experiences Listen for the difference in clarification! Integrate math with language skills:  Integrate math with language skills Charts, Maps and Graphs Integrate map skills using (http://maps.google.com) Make a form on Google Docs http://docs.google.com Food-Price Comparison (Handout pages 20-21) 1. Brainstorm food to research 2. Go to local supermarkets and write address and phone number. 3. Find prices of food in supermarket 4. Make a chart with the name of the food and the price. 5. Type chart on computer. 6.Compare prices of different foods. 7. Use Google Docs to share Cell phones allowed:  Cell phones allowed You may use your cell phone in my classroom as long as it is in English and you have it set to vibrate. (Handout pages 22-26) I text my students. You can do mass texting using Jott. View a voice thread discussion at: http://voicethread.com/#q.b96036 Engage Students:  Engage Students Room Makers (page 30) http://kids.discovery.com/fansites/tradingspaceskids/roommaker/roommaker.html Miniroommaker:http://miniroommaker.com/rooms.html Comic Makers (page 35) http://comiqs.com http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/ Spelling City: (page 35) http://www.spellingcity.com PowerPoint Templates And if all else fails…..:  And if all else fails….. Use my website at http://www.susangaer.com Group Work:  Group Work In your groups, complete the lesson on page 44 of your handout.

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