Purposeful use of Technology in the EAL classroom
Increasingly, teachers are asked to bring more technology into their classrooms, but often this is done with little consideration for the purposeful use of the technology or understanding of good teaching practices. The result is that the technology becomes an added extra in the lesson and is soon abandoned because it serves no real function; it is perceived as a waste of time and a source of frustration for the teacher and the students.
This workshop will focus on practical ways that technology can –
- Save teachers’ time
- Allow students to interact with English course content in ways which were impossible previously
- Improve student engagement
This is a hands-on workshop and participants will come away with a host of new ideas for activities as well as teaching materials that they will develop during the workshop. They will need to bring a laptop in order to participate fully throughout the day.