PC For Education: Teach English Better With Technology

 

"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."

- Malala Yousafzai

A small step can go a long way in improving student engagement in class and incorporating a digital resource into teaching is one such method. Starting from creating lesson plans using resources online, keeping students engaged during class to providing faster feedback on tests – a teacher has a lot to benefit from computer use in school. [1]  

1. English Club

English Club is a popular source for worksheets, handouts, group activity ideas and lesson plans for both seasoned and new teachers. What makes this website stand out is the focus on enhancing a teacher's learning curve. Resources include advice to communicate with students, training tools and a forum to interact with teachers from anywhere in the world.

2. TedEd The Writer's Workshop

TedEd is an excellent resource to teach as each video is concise, part of a relevant series and maintains a balance between education and entertainment. The Writer's Workshop is one such series with TedEd originals and videos by experts. Furthermore, each video is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz, further reading and a forum to discuss or ask questions, enabling viewers to dig deeper into concepts.

3. Games to Learn English

Game-based learning is fun for students, especially younger ones and is ideal for testing as well as applying concepts taught in class. Games to Learn English has a lot to choose from, starting from grammar, vocabulary, spelling and many other topics. Teachers can also utilise the website's games for an in-class competition at the end of every class either between individual students or in groups to maintain the class' energy level.   

4. Microsoft Educator Community

A platform to connect with teachers and experts for advice, discussing current trends in the teaching world and share ideas, the Microsoft Educator Community is a growing and reputable online network. Information shared on the forum is moderated by educators, giving a much-needed seal of reliability.

Technology has truly revitalised education, giving teachers opportunities to make the classroom experience better not just for students but for themselves too.

Have you used any other tool to teach English? Tweet using #DellAarambh and let us know!



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  • Aarambh is a pan-India PC for Education initiative engineered to enhance learning using the power of technology; it is designed to help parents, teachers and children find firm footing in Digital India. This initiative seeks to connect parents, teachers and students and provide them the necessary training so that they can better utilise the PC for learning, both at school and at home.