ELTAS: Integrating Digital Tools in the Classroom

18 Jan 2014

ELTAS based in Stuttgart is organising a workshop called Integrating Digital Tools in The Classroom on Saturday, 18 January 2014.

Integrating Digital Tools in The Classroom

Presenters:   Daniel Martin and Helbling Publishing
Venue:   Euro Akademie Stuttgart, Königstraße 49, 70173 Stuttgart
Date:   Saturday, January 18, 2014
Time:   14:00 – 17:00

In this workshop we will take a look at the array of digital tools at our disposal in the classroom and how these tools can be integrated to support teaching and learning. These are some of the digital tools that you, as a teacher, and your English learners might have: an interactive whiteboard, a computer, a data projector, Internet connection, mobile phones and tablets. We will look at different scenarios and how these tools can instill creativity and promote interaction and language practice. Although I will refer sometimes to different tasks that the learners may do independently outside the school setting, my main focus will be on the integration of these tools for group dynamics in the classroom. In particular, we will be exploring some apps for mobile devices, some Web 2.0 tools, Google, Twitter, webcams and photo cameras. I hope that I can surprise you with some teaching ideas that you can add to your repertoire!

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin has been working in language teaching for over 20 years. He is based in Spain where he teaches English at the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Astorga. He is also a teacher trainer and author of teaching materials and of- among other books- Activities for Interactive Whiteboards, nominated for the ELTons Awards 2010 and From Whiteboards to Web 2.0 (upcoming in 2014), both with Helbling Languages.

Helbling will be present at the workshop with a book exhibition along with a goody bag for all participants. They will also offer the books Mind the app and Activities for Interactive Whiteboards at a special discount. You can get a copy of Mind the app for 20 € instead of 26 €, Activities for Interactive Whiteboards for 24 € instead of 29,90 €. Heibling will also host a raffle at the end of the workshop!

ELTA-OWL’s policy

ELTA-OWL’s policy is to publicise IATEFL and other English Language Teacher Associations events. ELTAS is based in Stuttgart so it will be problematic for our members to attend unless they happen to be in the area but it is useful to see what other ELTAs are doing.