March 24, 2022 at 14:32 #44116
- There are various apps that can work well in EAP. Mentimeter is one app. You can create interactive presentations, add questions, polls, quizzes, slides, images, gifs etc. Then you can engage the audience by using their smartphones to connect to the presentation where they can answer questions. It is interactive and students can actively participate in the learning process. The downside to it is that only some features are free and you need to pay in order to upgrade to the Basic and Pro packages available.
- We have used the stopwatch in class to time seminars and presentations. We have also used the camera to take screenshots of specific vocab/grammar input, answers to questions and homework. I would like to try out the voice memo feature on MS Word on mobile phones (provided that students have that installed on their phones), as it allows for inserting voice comments on a word doc. Students could use this to take instant notes without typing them and share the doc later on with their classmates.
- As mentioned above making use of the practical applications of using mobile phones in the classroom, is a good way to support teaching and student’s learning, but also through the various apps available that can be used in an educational context.