Sunday, July 02, 2006

Questions,questions,questions

Here are the questions we talked about on Monday morning. It would be great to read some of your answers as we didn't all have time to talk to everyone. And I'm sure Sharon and Paul will be interested too.

1. Describe the computer access for learners in your school?

2. What are the main challenges facing teachers in your school (generally)?

3. What topics do your learners really like to discuss?

4. What do you hope to learn from this course?

5. What kinds of activities do you do with your learners using technology?

6. Describe a favourite activity or lesson involving technology that you do with your learners.

7. What are some of the potential dangers of using technology in class?

8. When planning a lesson using technology is it best to start with what you and the technology can do or with the aims of the lesson. Why?

9. What’s your definition of a successful lesson?

10. What’s your personal reaction to computers and technology? What about your learners (in general)? And your colleagues?

11. Which language skills can be most effectively developed using computers? Are there any that can’t?

12. Are computers a threat to our jobs? Why/why not?

13. Have you used computers yourself for learning English (or any other foreign language)? What was useful, what wasn’t?

14. What computer skills does a language teacher need to do their job well?

15. How much training have you had in using computers for teaching purposes?

16. Are you worried about anything related to this course?


I'm looking forward to reading your replies.

Jo

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