KOTESOL

Workshop: Integrating Technology with Extensive Reading

w/ Michael Brandon (Hanyang University)
     

Basic Introduction to Google Docs

In this section, you will take a look at a basic Google Doc, input some of your own information and take a look at the share settings.

We will then take a look at some live examples from extensive reading classrooms, of how a basic Google Doc can augment a collabaorative reading approach.

 

Download Tutorial 1 (.pdf)
     

Basic Introduction to Google Forms

In this section, you will edit a Google Form by adding some grammar questions. You will then add some feedback for students on the right and wrong answers. You will then have a chance to take the group's quiz!

Google Forms can be powerful tools for garnering information about individual students needs, and well structured questions can be a goldmine for moving onto differentiated learning strategies.

As an example try this quiz on Topic Sentences:

https://goo.gl/forms/gqcyQztrqtD25Txm2

Once complete you can view your score. Notice how you can add feedback on answers. Excellent for formative assessments!

Download Tutorial 2 (.pdf)
 

You can also make some neat activities to engage students in the reading in different ways.

Below is an example of a 'threaded form.' This is like the quiz above, but each answer will take you to a different question, with multiple final answers. The purpose of this activitiy was to increase student understanding of the economic idea of 'Rational Economic Man.'

https://goo.gl/forms/9J4dRdAAfQbtorcq2

These threaded forms are much more complicated and require some planning! Here is an example of how to get started, which you can practice later!

Download Tutorial 3 (.pdf)
     

Basic Introduction to PBWorks

In this section we will take a brief look at an onlie Wikia. These are powerfuil tools that can take you student output beyond the classroom, and begin to redefine some of the possibilities for your assignments.

Unlike the Google tools, you need to sign up for this one. Try going to the workspace for this session:

http://kotesol.pbworks.com/w/page/129333669/FrontPage

Sign up and request access, and I will add you in.

If there is not enough time in this session, follow the sample below and try creating a page about how you plan to use some of what we looked at in your own teaching context!

And here is an example of what your students can produce:

http://crissglossary.pbworks.com/w/page/124298628/Home

 

Download Tutorial 4 (.pdf)
     

Thanks for joining this session!

If you have any questions or would just like to communicate some ideas you can reach me at:

mikebrandon@hanyang.ac.kr