“This is why I loved digital media images: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy.” Cory Doctorow Technology(digital media images)can be a great asset in English teaching classrooms, offering authentic writing, reading activities and endless resources on grammar instruction, vocabulary, lesson plans, tests and other central topics.
Colours(vocabulary)Singing a song (what colour is it?)Visual activity. Assist with comprehension. Practice using colourshttps://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/ru/category/topics/colours. Google Imageshttps://www.pinterest.com/sabrinaeligard/rainbow-colours/?lp=true. Find pictures of rainbow colours. Power. Point. Digital images
Take pictures or video of the students singing about colours, working with pictures. Review what students have already learned. Create a class book about colours using the pictures and students’ sentences. Help ESL student to communicate. Sequence the pictures for the book. Take turns taking the class book home to read with their families (practice reading)Digital Camera
Conclusions1. XXI century teachers need to use technology effectively to prepare students for the information and communication age, that includes for learning a language. 2. New language learning environments have generated different views of how language is learned, what language is, and what roles the teacher and the students should take. 3. New websites for language learning allow students to have agency and learn through socialization and motivation.
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