WEBTOOLS applied to teachingHow can we use these new tools in the classroom?
This book is dedicated to teachers
who wish to maximize theirstudents´ learning experience by using the new webtools available.
Most tools described in this book are in English, however, teacherscan use various languages in order to develop projects.
Education and Technology
I believe the value of new Technologies in education is undeniable.Can you imagine our world without cell phones or computers? Howcan we resist to the development of technology? In an era of digital-natives, technology has become part of our students´ lives. Childrendeal with their cell phones, i-pods and laptops by instinct and theytend to learn by interacting and trying things out.I started my plunge into the web world in 2006 when I became amember of a Yahoo group for language teachers called Learning withComputers, which aims at exploring and experimenting web toolsavailable in the net in order to maximize learning. At first, I barelyused the net for receiving e-mails and searching, but as time went byI was surprised at the world of possibilities at our disposal.I teach English as a Foreign Language and had the chance to try outin class several webtools as I encountered them. I started