Our webinar from October 19, 2013 at 10:00 am CDT featured two fantastic speakers on the benefits of various digital tools for language learning purposes. These back-to-back 1-hour sessions are full of practical, easy to use, and minimal cost (usually none) ideas to enhance your EAL/ESL classroom. Not only will the ideas in these presentation help your teaching practice, but they will also help prepare your students for they world as it is today and in the future.
Session 1: Theory-based practical uses of technology in the language classroom
Session 1 is a 58 minute long presentation featuring nearly a dozen descriptions of easy-to-use digital tools that usually require no sign-up. Presenter Nathan Hall narrates demonstration videos and explains how he uses these tools in the classroom. Pick and choose one or two of the ideas to try out and build on.
Session 2: Digital Tools for EAP
The title says EAP, however as presenter Jennifer MacDonald notes at the beginning, these digital tools can be used in many different context including for teacher professional development purposes. The main focus of the session deals with note-taking and the many different, incredibly powerful and useful note and annotation programs available for educators and learners. The video is 59 minutes long.
Participate in our webinar discussion on Tutela.
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About the Presenters
Nathan Hall is an EAP instructor for Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario and has given a number of sessions on the integration technology in the language classroom. Nathan’s About.Me page.
Jennifer MacDonald is Acting Head Teacher, ESL Programs, at Dalhousie University. She has taught English to adults and youth in secondary, university and corporate environments in Quebec, Argentina, Slovakia and Spain and is also an ESL materials writer. Her research interests include sociocultural approaches to second language acquisition, as well as educational technology. She holds an MA in TESOL from the Institute of Education, University of London. JenniferMacDonald.ca
If you would like to make a presentation or suggest a topic for a webinar, please contact Natalia Aleko (email@example.com) or Glen Cochrane (firstname.lastname@example.org). All presenters receive comprehensive training and full support during the webinar.
November 1st, 2014 with Elena Maggio and Chris Wharton – check back soon for more information!