ERIC Number: ED350873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Hands Off--It's My Go! IT in the Languages Classroom.
This guide, designed for British modern language teachers, explores the potential of informational technology (IT) to help educators meet the objectives of the National Curriculum. An introductory chapter discusses the role of IT as specified in the curriculum, including both instruction in use of IT and use of IT to enhance classroom instruction. The second chapter addresses issues in planning for IT use, including location of resources, integrating IT into the modern language lesson, and long-range applications to solve instructional challenges such as individual differences in progress and ability, use of supplementary resources, increasing target language use situations, and interdisciplinary projects. Chapter 3 summarizes the hardware and software available for language teaching. Chapter 4 looks at specific applications in greater detail, including word processing, text manipulation programs, concept keyboard use, databases, and electronic mail. Miscellaneous hardware and software with applications to language teaching are also considered here. The fifth chapter examines ways in which IT use in modern languages is likely to develop over the next few years. Appended materials include instructions for routine tasks at the computer (e.g., formatting a disk), instructions for the concept keyboard and for a specific program, and addresses of software publishers. (MSE)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design, Databases, Electronic Mail, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Modern Languages, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Word Processing
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, Regent's College, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS, England, United Kingdom (7.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom