Virtual Round Table Web Conference

Extend the boundaries of your classroom with Technology

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Extend the boundaries of your classroom with Technology

Time: March 27, 2011 from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/vrt2
Website or Map: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Shelly Terrell
Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2011

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Sunday, 27 March 2011 - 11:30am GMT (CLOCKS SWITCH FOR EUROPE)
Hawaii 1:30am, Los Angeles 4:30am, New York 7:30am, London 12:30pm, Paris 1:30pm, Dubai 3:30pm, New Delhi 5pm, Beijing 7:30pm, Tokyo 8:30pm, Sydney 10:30pm
For World Time click here http://www.tinyurl.com/27March1130amGMT

 

Venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/vrt2


How can technology be used to empower students and help them become self-directed learners? In this presentation, I will be sharing some ideas for how technology can be used to motivate students to study outside lesson times, and encourage them to take ownership of their learning.

We will look at examples of online activities and games, both on my website and various other sites that feature free online study materials, and look at ways of increasing learner autonomy and involvement by setting collaborative tasks for learners to complete between lessons, using web based applications such as blogs, social media tools, and webquests.

We will also discuss some of the ways in which online activities can be used to bridge
the gap between individual lessons and free up more time for student interaction in the classroom, using examples from my own teaching practice for illustration.

Biography

Sue Lyon-Jones is a freelance ELT materials developer and teaching with ICT consultant based in the UK.  She publishes and creates the content for the free English Language websites  esolcourses.com, (a lesson resources site) and  Free English lessons Online (a topical lesson activities blog for ELT teachers and learners). She also blogs at  The PLN Staff Lounge (a teacher development blog) andThe Edtech Hub(a blog about teaching with technology).

Her current areas of interest include teaching with web based technologies, interactive materials development, educational games, mobile learning, and Dogme ELT.

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