VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2018

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When Technology Transforms the Interaction in English Integrated-skills Activities
Huong Quynh Tran

Building: A12
Room: Room 303
Date: 2018-10-12 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Last modified: 2018-09-15

Abstract


Promoting student engagement in the learning process through active learning has been encouraged by both researchers and teachers. Teachers have attempted to find easy ways to accelerate the interaction, to share dynamic content, to co-construct knowledge and to manage integrated skills activities in English classes. However, without technology, it seems to be a challenge as many collaborative integrated skills activities are excluded from English classes just because of time constraint. This workshop, therefore, focuses on four educational in-classroom tools, cutting-edge but simple, called Menti, Kahoot!,  Flipgrid and Padlet, to support and innovate not only the student-teacher interaction but also the student-student one. The participants will have change to experience some familiar English integrated-skilled activities, but with the technology illumination to compare and evaluate the power of multi-dimensional interaction. More interestingly, other activities which used to be considered time-consumming and difficultly manageable in class will be demonstrated with such technology tools. The participants also learn how how to use such tools in their own classes. This workshop hopes to inspire the participants to embrace technology with such interactive classroom activities and a follow-up discussion.


Keywords


ICT, Classroom interaction, interactive activities