Feeding digital natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English

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Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English Conceio Malh Gomes September 2016 Times changed but did teaching and learning approaches keep up with change? are we coping with this Digital Age, when students know better than us how to use gadgets and devices to get all the information they want, anywhere and anytime? are we aware that society we are living in and individuals themselves get more information than knowledge nowadays? are our students happy at school? Are they conscious of their learning processes and that they are responsible for those processes? Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes Agenda 1 Problems and Objectives 2 Contextualization 3 Pedagogical Experiences 4 Data Analysis 5 Conclusion Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 1. Problems and Objectives How to teach and learn in the 21st century? How to charm and feed our students, through their mobile devices, to learn EFL? How to make students work through learning platforms? How to revert the common practice of using the web for leisure purposes only? Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes How to teach and learn in the 21st century? Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes How to teach and learn in the 21st century? Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes How to charm and feed our students to learn EFL through their mobile devices? Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes How to make students work through learning platforms? Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes How to revert the common practice of using the web for leisure purposes only? Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 1. Problems and Objectives Prepare learners to cope with communication across cultures. Use language as a way of expressing themselves and understand the world they are living in. Build and consolidate their own learning process. Think over their educational paths. Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes Mobile Learning The key of meaningful learning is authentic problem/task and ownership of the problem that learners attempt to solve; Students are required to active learning activities including exploration, articulation and reflection; These environments require appropriate instructional supports including modeling, coaching, and scaffolding. 2. Contextualization Constructivist Learning Environments (Jonassen, 1999) Learning Platform Edmodo Theories Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes Mobile Learning Contemporaneous version of Constructivism; Pedagogy designed for a Digital Age; Learning is no longer an internal, individualistic activity; it is developed in various ways, specially through communities of practice, personal networking and connections created online; Formal and informal learning approaches are shown as a continuum. 2. Contextualization Connectivism (Siemens, 2005) Learning Platform Edmodo Theories Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes Mobile Learning 2. Contextualization Digital Natives (Prensky, 2001) Learning Platform Edmodo Theories Born after 1980, also known as Generation Y, Z and Millennials; Defined as being post-linear, post-literate, and post-logical; Live life in a hyperlinked world; Highly intuitive and confident users of digital technology, learning what is instant, relevant and fun; Digital Natives can represent a menace to teachers (Digital Immigrants). Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 2. Contextualization It appeared in California, in 2008, under the motto Where learning happens; A great number of users (educators, students, parents) from around the world have signed up to use Edmodo as their favourite learning platform. However, the Portuguese situation is not similar; Edmodo is free, safe, intuitive and appealling; It offers the possibility of creating learning communities online and sharing pedagogical experiences with any other teacher who uses Edmodo; Mobile Learning Learning Platform Edmodo Theories Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 2. Contextualization Through Edmodo a teacher can create close groups/small groups for specific students; It enables teachers to post links, comments, book tasks/test/questionnaires, correct and evaluate them; It makes possible for students to learn synchronically and assynchronically, to get feedback from their work, to get answers to their doubts and/or questions. Mobile Learning Learning Platform Edmodo Theories Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 2. Contextualization It allows communication between teachers and students encarregados de educao; It respects students different paces and learning rhythms; It can also be freely accessed through an app for smartphones and Android system. Mobile Learning Learning Platform Edmodo Theories Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 2. Contextualization Mobile Learning Learning Platform Edmodo Theories Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 2. Contextualization It represents the use of mobile devices in learning approaches. Smartphones or tablets are more than means of exchanging information; M-learning performs multiple effects on cognitive and social processes; It depicts the relationship between students and technology and teaching and learning approaches through mobility: the devices mobility, the individuals mobility and/or the learning process mobility (Hamm, Drysdale & Moore, 2014) Mobile Learning Learning Platform Edmodo Theories Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 2. Contextualization It enables the learning process to occur anywhere, anytime; M-learning is a learning strategy mediated by mobile devices and characterised by learners mobility and the mobility or accessibility of contents. Apps para Dispositivos Mveis: Manual para Professores, Formadores e Bibliotecrios https://estudogeral.sib.uc.pt/jspui/handle/10316/31202 Mobile Learning Learning Platform Edmodo Theories https://estudogeral.sib.uc.pt/jspui/handle/10316/31202Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes o Step I Awareness of the use of Edmodo; groups creation; early evaluation. (use of m-learning 2015/2016) o Step II Effective use of Edmodo (posts, links, questionnaires, mixed type and self-correction exercises); intermediate evaluation. o Step III Students material production; final evaluation. STEPS STEPS TARGET GROUPS o Students from: 5th grade (2012/2013) 7th/8th grades (2013/2014 e 2014/2015) 10th grade, regular and professional training courses (2015/2016) 3. Pedagogical Experiences TARGET GROUPS Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes TARGET GROUPS 3. Pedagogical Experiences 5th grade - 2012/2013 - Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes TARGET GROUPS 3. Pedagogical Experiences 7th/8th grades - 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 - Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes TARGET GROUPS 3. Pedagogical Experiences 10th grade - 2015/2016 - Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 3. Pedagogical Experiences PBLICO ALVO o Case studies o Action-research study (teacher based-research): Need of improving the practice; Need of understanding the practice; Need of improving the situation where the practice occurs; Teachers leading role in research(Latorre, 2003). METHODOLOGY Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 3. Pedagogical Experiences ACTIVITIES / BASIC SKILLS Basic Skills Listening Native English podcasts (short-length, expositive/informative type Carvalho & Aguiar, 2010) Songs / Poems Podcasts produced by the teacher Podcasts produced by students Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 3. Pedagogical Experiences ACTIVITIES / BASIC SKILLS Basic Skills Speaking Ask / Answer questions Dialogues and roleplays Share doubts Communicate Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 3. Pedagogical Experiences ACTIVITIES / BASIC SKILLS Basic Skills Reading Instructions Info Texts in general Students own material Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 3. Pedagogical Experiences ACTIVITIES / BASIC SKILLS Basic Skills Writing Short statements Dialogues and roleplays Texts in general Mixed type exercises Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 3. Pedagogical Experiences ACTIVITIES / BASIC SKILLS Basic Skills Writing Listening Reading Speaking Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 3. Pedagogical Experiences PBLICO ALVO METODOLOGIA INSTRUMENTS FOR DATA COLLECTION o Assessment forms; o Pautas de avaliao(1st, 2nd and 3rd terms); o Quality and quantity of learning material posted on Edmodo (per student); o Questionnnaires (Likert scale) for early, intermediate and final evaluation. Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 4. Data Analysis PBLICO ALVO METODOLOGIA THROUGH Pautas de Avaliao AND ASSESSMENT FORMS o Students grades along the school year; o Basic skills assessment. Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 4. Data Analysis PBLICO ALVO METODOLOGIA LEARNING MATERIAL POSTED ON EDMODO (by students) o Variety; o Quality; o Quantity. Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 4. Data Analysis PBLICO ALVO METODOLOGIA QUESTIONNAIRES o Early, intermediate and final use of Edmodo and of the app; o Students satisfaction level while using these learning strategies; o Advantages and disadvantages of learning with the app. Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes 5. Conclusion METODOLOGIA o Slight improvement in the learners basic skills of LISTENING and WRITING. Better quality as far as learning success is concerned; o Global improvement of students success rates; o Rational and conscious use of learning platforms; o Pleasure while learning EFL with Edmodo; o Increasing implementation of the Edmodo app for synchronized, portable, always accessible and students self-centered learning; o Increased students authonomy and decision making. Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes Thank you! Conceio Malh Gomes cfmalho@gmail.com mailto:cfmalho@gmail.comFeeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes References Hamm, S., Drysdale, J., Moore, D. (2014). Towards a Mobile Learning Pedagogy. In McConatha, D., Penny, C., Schugar, J., Bolton, D. 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