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Technology in the classroom

A brief, 15 minute presentation that accompanied a talk I did, on using technology in the classroom, in Astana in September 2013 at an annual conference for English teachers.

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Technology in the classroom

  1. 1. Using Technology In The Language Classroom Theo Navarro Methodologist Study Inn Astana Kazakhstan
  2. 2. What is “Technology” in 2013?
  5. 5. Why use technology in our classes?
  6. 6. • There are many types of technologies that we can use to increase communication. • Most of our students live in a world where almost everything is connected to technology. • To take students out of their “connected world” creates an unnatural separation of “real life” and the classroom. • When teaching languages we need to show them that languages are created to be used in real life. We need to help them make the connection between the classroom and real life.
  7. 7. How do we use technology in our classes?
  8. 8. Coursebook Audio, DVDs and Classware
  9. 9. Cambridge Applications for Computers, Tablets and Smartphones
  10. 10. “Quiz Up” for iPhone and iPod
  11. 11. Free Online Games that can be played as a whole class, if using an interactive whiteboard, or in groups if you have more than one computer in the class
  12. 12. Thank you for your time Theo Navarro CUP Methodologist Astana Kazakhstan