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/10316/31202

  • Feeding 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.com

  • Feeding Digital Natives: Mobile Learning, Edmodo, Teaching and Learning English September 2016 - Conceio Malh Gomes

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