Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tool # 9 It is important to tie technology to the lesson so that students do not get too frustrated and discouraged to do the lesson if the tech tool is not " compatible " with the objectives of the lesson. For example, I would not use skype until we had gone over and practiced pronunciation. It would not be practical to use at the beginning of a chapter. Living Language would be more appropriate for the start of a chapter. It will be important to get across to the students that the work we do using technology is real work that will earn a grade. It will not be playtime. Any games we use will be like Wordoid in Spanish where you have timed spelling games.