Technology in class How to adopt it successfully

A workshop for teachers of English who want to learn how to incorporate efficiently technology in their lessons and make them more motivating and engaging.
The workshop will focus on easy-to- use web 2.0 tools and applications that can:
• motivate learners,
• boost reading, writing, listening and speaking skills,
• facilitate collaboration and communication,
• accommodate personalized feedback,
• encourage creativity and critical thinking in a foreign language context,
• help students immerse into culture and be exposed to authentic language.
A preview
• How to use free web 2.0 tool to work collaboratively to write essays or stories
• A brief theoretical background (21st century skills and how they relate to exams)
• Create virtual puppet plays
• How to select apps and web 2.0 tools based on skills they help learners develop
• Creating content (cartoon strips, animated videos)
• How technology can facilitate personalizing goals, PBL and CLIL
• Giving personalized feedback
• Vocabulary recording and practice through word clouds, mind maps and other
free software
• How to make the most of the social media such as Edmodo
• How to use online quizzes, polls and questionnaires to boost involvement
 Using new tools to present learners’ work

The participants will be given the opportunity to use these tools through practical EFL activities; explore their potential; decide on the criteria to select the suitable applications that accommodate their learners’ needs and learning styles. In the last part of the workshop, they will design activities and lesson plans for their own learners to take back to their classes.

Participants need to bring their own device (laptop, tablet)

Internet access will be provided. 


Participants will:

download educational applications that enhance Reading, Writing and Listening from recommended sites
discuss applications’ content and format
discuss appropriateness and applicability
evaluate their pedagogical value
design their own activities


Dimitris Primalis is an EFL teacher, author and oral examiner. He has been teaching for more than 20 years and applies his knowledge and experience to introducing innovation and change into the daily teaching practice. His views and work are shared in his columns in the ELT News, the BELTA Bulletin and in his presentations in many conferences in Greece and abroad. Dimitris was awarded the 2013 IATEFL Learning Technologies scholarship and he has been selected as Expert Innovative Educator by Microsoft (2014-15). He is working at Doukas Primary school in Athens.
Chryssanthe Sotiriou has obtained a BA in English Literature from the English Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a postgraduate diploma with distinction in Translation from the University of Mons-Hainaut in Belgium, being a scholar of the ‘Alexander Onassis’ Foundation. She has been involved in the Leonardo da Vinci Sectoral Programme: “Mobile and Wireless Technologies for Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (ΜW-TELL)” and in “Digital School”: Greek Ministry of Education. Her research interests include Project Based Learning (PBL) and the use of social media in Education.

Ξενοδοχείο: Larissa Imperial, Λάρισα
Ώρες: 10πμ-3μμ
Περισσότερες πληροφορίες
Τηλ: 210 6712991
Υπεύθυνη Κρατήσεων: Χριστίνα Μουτσούλα
Κινητό: 6936 946868


Ημερομηνία & Ώρα Έναρξης 27-11-2016 10:00 am
Ημερομηνία & Ώρα Λήξης 27-11-2016 2:00 pm
Registration End Date 30-11-2016
Κόστος Συμμετοχής €60
Πόλη (Ξενοδοχείο) Λάρισα (Larissa Imperial)

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