Sunday, December 18, 2016

Teaching about technology

Hello! Today’s post is about how to teach the vocabulary related to technology. Since we are on the topic of the future, it’s important that they know this vocabulary.

I would start by asking them if they use social networks like Facebook or Twitter and which ones they use and which electronic devices they use the most and what they use them for. After this ice breaker, you can practice some vocabulary related to technology in Quizlet. Then they can do exercises two and three in assessment. Exercise two is a matching exercise and exercise three is a crossword.

Once they do these activities, you can show them this video on YouTube. After the video, you can have a debate on the benefits and dangers of using technology. You can divide the class in two, those in favor of using technology and those against and ask them to write some notes down before the debate.

If there is time you can ask them to design their own app in small groups (in a piece of paper, not a real application). I would ask them to design the logo, give it a name, explain what it would be used for and design the interface. If there is no time, it can be assigned as homework.

I hope you found this useful. If you have any suggestions/ideas on how to teach about technology, leave them in the comments. Thank you for reading.

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