Title: Easy and Free Technologies to Promote Learning in and out of the Classroom
省钱省力的课堂内外辅助学习实用科技

Presenter: Amber Navarre 黄馨怡, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Date/Time/Location: TBD 

Audience Level: K-12 and Post-Secondary Teachers

Language of Presentation: Chinese and English

Objectives: Participants will be able to

  • identify need for instructional technologies based on learning objectives and contexts;
  • explore and select the most appropriate technologies from currently available tools and resources;
  • use and integrate these technologies into curriculum and daily classroom practice.

Description:

This workshop aims to help Chinese teachers who are interested in integrating more technologies in their curriculum and daily classroom practice but have concerns regarding the required efforts and cost in implementing them. Participants of this workshop will first identify their own needs for instructional technology and then be introduced to tens of technological tools that are both easy to use and free of cost. These tools serve 1) a wide range of purposes, from promoting in-class interaction to expanding learning experience outside of the classroom, 2) a wide range of contexts, from face-to-face class settings to varied forms of blended learning to virtual classrooms, and 3) a wide range of platforms, from computers to tablets to smart phones. Techniques and real classroom examples are discussed. This workshop is highly interactive and participants will have the opportunity to address the challenges with which they are faced and explore technology-assisted solutions for their own teaching contexts.

许多中文老师们对科技融入教学有兴趣,却担心需要投资大量的金钱与精力成本。其实,许多有效的科技应用都是免费又容易上手的。本次培训针对老师们的需求,大范围地介绍此类工具。这些工具适用于1)从促进课堂互动到扩展课堂外的学习体验的广泛用途,2)不同的学习环境,包括实体课堂、虚拟教室,以及介于两者之间的各种混合学习模式,3)各种平台,包括电脑、平板和智能手机。与会老师们可以针对自己的教学需要选择最适合自己的工具与方法。