Technology in the classroom: all the fun, none of the fear

Grant Trew

For many teachers the idea of introducing new technology into their lessons is exciting, but also a little scary.On the one hand is the feeling that new approaches can make our classes more interesting and attractive, and that technology can unlock new possibilities for learning. On the other hand, however, there is the fear that new technology may be difficult for teachers to learn, that it is expensive and can be unreliable.This presentation will attempt to show new technology isn’t overly complex or frightening, and that it can allow us to do many of the great things we already do, but in an easier and more personalized way.

The presenter will focus on a number of easy to use ways of using already common technology such as laptops, projectors, digital cameras and even cell phones to help our students improve their language ability.