This is a practical resource full of activity ideas and tips to encourage teachers to use ICT to best effect in English lessons. Want to get boys excited about poetry? Try establishing a wiki-war on the use of form and structure. Or perhaps a podcast to develop close analysis of language. How about getting them blogging about their favourite characters? Based on established principles of the best ways to use ICT in English, this practical resource looks at when and how ICT can be used to engage and inspire students of English, but only when it enhances teaching and learning, never for its own sake. Beginning with an overview of what ICT can offer and how it is changing the way we teach and learn, the authors then give practical examples of activities and ideas to attain key English skills and learning goals in secondary schools. Throughout the book, there are tried-and-tested ideas for tackling the hard-to-teach topics, and there is also a dedicated website with links to useful websites, the authors' favourite tips and downloadable resources.
Chris Warren is a consultant for NATE and Teachit.co.uk. Trevor Millum is a nationally-renowned trainer specializing in ICT within English. He worked as NATE's Director of Development and Communications for five years and remains a member of NATE's ICT committee. Tom Rank is a highly experienced secondary school teacher and a former Head of Department. He is currently a freelance consultant and coordinator for NATE on its work for Becta on ICT in English teaching.
Introduction; 1. Explore and Investigate; 2. Respond, Interpret, Reflect and Evaluate; 3. Compose and Create; 4. Transform; 5. Present and Perform; 6. Communicate and Collaborate; 7. Inspire and Engage; 8. Entertain; 9. Classroom and School Organization; Index.