The ICT Lessons
In today’s world, it is necessary and a lot helpful to use technology especially when it comes to education. That is why the students at Nishi Elementary School embraced the technological advancements that are made available to them like their tablets/Chromebook. The students have been using their tablets/Chromebooks in their different subjects including English.
The English team (JTE, 2 ALTs and Japanese teacher aide) have made their classes even more fun by integrating technology in their lessons. Students have been enjoying playing educational online games that make them master English concepts all the more. In the initial stage of using the tablets, the students used them for their reading activities and final output presentation. For the reading activities, they use their tablets to check and improve their pronunciation of English words and sentences. It was challenging and a great learning activity for the grade six students. The grades five and six students also make use of the Powerpoint application to present their final outputs in front of their classmates. They learned more about changing the font styles and animations through this activity and just recently, the English team has introduced educational online games that the students truly love. They compete with each other online by answering different English questions related to their lessons. They also do some QR code activities that let them scan QR codes scattered in and around the classroom using the camera of their chromebooks to acquire information and English concepts that they need. This make their mastery level higher while at the same time have fun in their English classes.
Students’ life is undoubtedly challenging. However, with the help of technology like the internet and tablets, their learning journey is made easier and more profound. Having these in mind, the English team of Nishi Elementary School commit themselves to making their English classes ever exciting and never boring!