Although technology is fun and familiar to students- so much of the information they receive and send every day is through social media like facebook, twitter, youtube,google, computer gaming, and mobile phones, it may not be familiar enough to teachers to integrate into our curriculum to enhance our students’ proficiency. While technology is becoming an important part of the “lingua franca” of everyone , we do not always t about using it in our teaching. You can operate a to develop their foreign language literacy, provide opportunities for them to interact with native speakers, and facili. Technology breaks down international boundaries because it provides students with in-depth information about the world through internet search tools, and gives our students and us access to authentic language and culture through international media images and interpersonal communication with people all over the world without ever leaving the classroom. Take a look at what is going on in Singapore. What do you think? Technology Integration in Singapore
A good way to find out how teachers at other schools are using technology int he classroom is to join teacher networks. Classroom 2.0 is a free, community-supported network. Beginners will find this a supportive comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog. You can take a look at the site and if you are interested you can join.
Once your membership is approved, you can introduce yourself to the whole network by going to the introductory forum message. Explore! Here are some starting tips and a “Tour of Classroom 2.0″ Elluminate recording.