Australia/Sydney 2.00pm | Fri 7th July
USA/Los Angeles 9.00pm | Fri 7th July
Europe/London 5.00am | Fri 7th July
Sue Valdeck – Manager, Digital Innovation – Navitas English
Recently heard about a new app you’d like to try in your teaching? Perhaps you’re pondering some new ways to tackle a learning and teaching challenge? Come and join us for the latest in this series of events looking at educational apps and tools, and explore how they can be aligned with a range of pedagogical approaches.
This regular, short sharing session is presented by a diverse range of educators sharing what they’ve learned through their own practice. Each session includes:
- An overview of a particular teaching and learning challenge
- Introduction to the app or tool
- How it can be used in teaching
- Q&A and discussion (if you’ve tried it yourself, come along and share your own experiences!)
Today’s apps: Google apps
Google apps are free to access and therefore provide an inclusive entry point for our AMEP and SEE program clients to a space where they can improve their digital literacy skills while participating in course activities. Apps like Drive, Docs, Slides, Keep and Hangouts allow students to collaborate with peers, share work with teachers and work independently both in and out of the classroom to flexibly complete activities and group project work in a time suitable to their lifestyle.
In this presentation, Sue Valdeck will share strategies for integrating digital literacy skills into class activities, provide a demo of the key features in Google Drive and Google Docs, to help engage and motivate students to collaborate with peers while receiving just-in-time feedback from their trainers around English language skills. In addition, Sue will show how the features could also be used in an Academic English context with specific features that support adhering to copyright and referencing.