#rovingBrELT @ #BTtechseminar


Nos dias 17 e 18 de julho, ocorreu um excelente evento sobre tecnologia em ELT organizado pela Braz-TESOL e hospedado pela Cultura Inglesa Higienópolis. Havia muitos membros da BrELT por lá, e alguns compartilharam as novidades na comunidade nesses dias usando a hashtag #rovingBrELT.

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BrELTers no #BTtechseminar — back row: Eduardo Ribeiro da Silva, Andreia Fernandes, Bruna Caltabiano, Ilá Fernandes, Higor Cavalcante, Juliana Mota, Andrew Kirkpatrick; front row: Karin Heuert Galvão, Adir Ferreira, Natália Guerreiro, Carina Alves, Stephan Hughes


BrELTers @BTtechseminar Take 2 – back row: Andrew Kirkpatrick, Viviane Kirmeliene, Antonio Lopes Drummond, Sandra Borges, Ilá Coimbra, Higor Cavalcante, Natália Guerreiro; front row: Giselle Santos, Bruno Andrade, Carolina Echevarria Lima, Cintia Rodrigues e Karin Heuert Galvão.


Antonio Lopes Drummond19 de julho às 18:29MOBILE DEVICES are allowed, as long as they’re used in FLIGHT MODE. BYOD
Natália Guerreiro18 de julho às 17:45 The recording of the plenaries will be available on the new braz tesol portal to be launched soon. For braz tesol members only. So join the biggest association of English language teachers in Brazil!
Carina Alves18 de julho às 17:41, “We would like to dedicate this plenary to all of those who have to remake themselves in face of disease, prejudice or fear.” – Giselle Santos
Natália Guerreiro, 18 de julho às 17:17Giselle Santos and Carla Arena are periscoping their plenary at‪ #‎BTtechseminar‬
Carina Alves18 de julho às 17:17 , Carla Arena and Giselle Santos
Carina Alves18 de julho às 17:08 , “We must talk about failure. Failure is such a taboo… we must fail in order to evolve. If you fall, you get up. If you fail, you start over. Embrace failure: in your lessons, in life.” – Giselle Santos
Natália Guerreiro18 de julho às 17:07Giselle Santos says teachers don’t need to wait for publishers anymore. We can publish and share our own material, youtube or twitter tips to other teachers, periscope our training sessions, use “incrível” as an online staff room… And I should add: you can learn from peers at BrELT, too!
Carina Alves18 de julho às 16:50 · “It’s when we are off balance that things happen.” – Carla Arena


Carina Alves, 18 de julho às 16:17I’ve become a big fan! – Gustavo González
Carina Alves18 de julho às 15:25 ,”‘Practice makes perfect’? I don’t believe in perfect, but I do believe in permanent.” – Gustavo González
Carina Alves18 de julho às 14:46 , “Are we teaching mechanics or drivers?” – Gustavo González, on the (lack of) importance of teaching Grammar.
Bruno Andrade18 de julho às 14:55 , Framework for BYOD use via Paulo Dantas “Mobile devices: don’t fight them. Use them”
Ilá Coimbra‎, 18 de julho às 14:46 , Ana Maria Menezes and Jeniffer Verschoor on using tech when preparing students for exams.


Natália Guerreiro18 de julho às 12:36Teachers who are interested in developing better games can see Jeff Kuhn’s video for the U.S. Secretary of Education. (If you find the link, please share with us!)

Natália Guerreiro18 de julho às 12:26Gamers approach real-life problems differently. We must be prepared to take aboard lateral thinking. Jeff Kuhn at the round table about teachers’ place in tomorrow’s classroom
Andrew Kirkpatrick18 de julho às 12:14Preparing for the not so round Round Table session (see photo below lol). With Jaime Cará, Jeff Kuhn, Rick Rosenberg “What is the teachers’ place in the classroom of the future?”


Antonio Lopes Drummond18 de julho às 10:57A GPS-like kind of app which shows you how many times you’ve crossed paths with a so-called “stranger” before at work or even in class: this and a number of insights that came up during Giselle Santos‘s HACKATON.

Setting up a phone with cups (kids’ toys and gaming); role-playing ‘mysteries’ on stage.
Notice. Notice it. Notice always.

Bruno Andrade18 de julho às 10:56Giselle Santos sharing ideas for hackthons projects!
Antonio Lopes Drummond18 de julho às 10:47, Tackling SOCIAL INVISIBILITY and CULTURAL BLINDNESS: Giselle Santos addresses these and so many other startling issues in HACKATON
Bruno Andrade18 de julho às 10:20“Hackathons: Exploring Design Challenges in the Classroom” Giselle Santos
Bruno Andrade18 de julho às 09:52Giselle Santos teaching us how to hack learning. Audience is having a design challenge to create a mobile. “Hackathons: Exploring Design Challenges in the classroom”
Antonio Lopes Drummond18 de julho às 08:46Gustavo Gonzalez explains Hancock’s IPEC Taxonomy (Interest; Personalization; Entertainment; Challenge)
Carina Alves18 de julho às 08:32 , “If a teacher can be replaced by technology, then that teacher should.” – Gustavo González
Carina Alves , 18 de julho às 08:30 , Such a riveting plenary! ‪#‎GustavoGonzález‬
Carina Alves18 de julho às 08:23 ·, “If there is no involvement, there is no commitment.” – Gustavo González The early bird catches the worm! =)
Carina Alves18 de julho às 08:06 , Here we go again! Another full day of learning, sharing and networking.
Andrew Kirkpatrick17 de julho às 19:22As a long and informative day drew to a close, the welcome sign glows brightly. Tomorrow is a whole new day.
Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 18:04“Is it technology or methodology?” Top-bottom implementation of technology is a problem. Technology comes in the classroom, but the traditional methodology lives on. Jennifer Verschoor
Ilá Coimbra‎, 17 de julho às 16:56,  A summary of Paulo Dantas’ talk on using apps in the classroom.
Andrew Kirkpatrick17 de julho às 16:56Some disadvantages of flipping your classroom. With Sergio Lins and Bruno Lancellotti.


Andrew Kirkpatrick17 de julho às 16:53 , Some advantages of flipping your classroom. With Sergio Lins and Bruno Lancellotti.
Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 16:35 , One of Carla Arena’s two core beliefs is being CONNECTED not just TO and/or through technology but also and most importantly to EACH OTHER.
MOBILITY is also paramount
Andrew Kirkpatrick17 de julho às 16:09Traditional class x Flipped class. With Sergio Lins and Bruno Lancellotti. What’s your preference, traditional or flipped?
Natália Guerreiro , 17 de julho às 16:03You don’t need wifi to use technology in the classroom. For instance, use students’ camera rolls and ask them to…
1) show the last pic they took and tell the story behind it (instead of the old “what did you do this weekend?”)
2) guess what their partner is like based on the pics
3) choose a photo and compare in trios trying to find sth in common among the pics
4) describe family members, pets, toys, or bedrooms
5) mapping the school (E.g. if they’re studying shapes, find them around the school), perhaps as quests /treasure hunts

By Carla Arena, “Recharging your teaching”

Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 15:51, Carla Arena’s session on technology brings keywords such as: hashtag; trending topics; todaysmeet.com; being emotionally engaged; giving room to introverts; how to bridge the gap; using technology when we are offline
Bruno Andrade17 de julho às 15:42Technology Framework for teachers via Ana Maria Menezes: Black, White or Black: the colors of tech integration
Andrew Kirkpatrick17 de julho às 15:40Audience participation with Sergio Lins and Bruno Lancellotti,10407449_10153494738103832_5532208541850523821_n
Bruno Andrade17 de julho às 15:37www.todaysmeet.com/braztech Join Ana Maria Menezes in her online chat room to discuss technology integration
Bruno Andrade17 de julho às 15:34What mistakes do we make when integrating technology to classes?, Ana Maria Menezes – Black, White or Gray? The colors of tech integration
Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 15:26MARY WESTMACOTT, aka AGATHA CHRISTIE (Voce sabia?)10898196_10207062009488091_7972121349780882943_n
Karin Heuert Galvão17 de julho às 15:21Paulo Dantas “Mobile Devices”
Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 14:53 , Graham Stanley talks about “camera presence” and being able to “VIVIDLY” and tangibly deliver a lesson when it is BROADCAST. New skills are required for this type of teaching.11742626_10207061660159358_8714782897228458375_n
Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 14:47Remote teaching, distance learning, by Graham Stanley11214085_10207061641518892_2346991348578636635_n
Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 14:45Graham Stanley talks about new ways of working: remote teaching and learning in settings where there is not enough “physical” space for both teachers and learners. Lessons are BROADCAST and successfully delivered.
Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 14:28, Graham Stanley talks about PLASMA teaching: one teacher in South Africa delivers (as in a lecture) a lesson which is BROADCAST to students in Ethiopia. In this photo, a teacher in The Phillippines (Asia) BROADCASTS a lesson to students in Uruguay (South America).
Key words: distance/remote teaching and learning; team teaching; blended learning
Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 14:09Graham Stanley on the difference btw remote teaching, distance learning, blended learning, and team teaching.
Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 12:25Before you use a game in a language class, ask yourself, “Do students actually use language when playing this game? If not, is there a task I can assign which will involve language?” Otherwise the game is not useful for the language classroom. Graham Stanley on Digital Game-based Language Learning
Natália Guerreiro, 17 de julho às 12:19Graham Stanley’s book
Karin Heuert Galvão17 de julho às 12:17Google Earth in class.
Karin Heuert Galvão‎, 17 de julho às 12:04 , Jeff Kuhn talks about voice commands and language teaching.11705235_10153422314008232_8524745018374329097_n
Juliana Mota17 de julho às 12:11” We must co-author the author’s book, making books much more meaningful for our life” Gustavo González
Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 11:53Droppy , a game that can be used along with demand high elt. Students first see pictures and try to remember as much as they can from them. In pairs they talk about what they saw. Teacher then collects descriptions and awards points at the end of each description, challenging students to describe better than the previous std. You don’t want students just to add details, but rather to describe it over again, stretching their language to the limit.

Teacher then shows pics and asks questions about the character’s feelings and what could make him feel better, as that will help them play the game.

For the following steps, you can download the presentation on pt.slideshare.net/bcgstanley/braz-tesol-mini-course-dgbll or check graham’s blog

Antonio Lopes Drummond,17 de julho às 11:48A CENGAGE Learning e a National Geographic Learning sempre surpreendem


Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 11:35 , With text-based games like playspent.org , students not only read the text but can actually talk decisions over as they negotiate their next move. For this game your character is broke and needs to get money somehow. Talk about authenticity!

Digitalplay.info , Graham Stanley’s blog, offers suggestions for how to use this game in the language classroom. pt.slideshare.net/bcgstanley/braz-tesol-mini-course-dgbll

Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 11:29Graham Stanley says there are 2 types of gamers: those who invest themselves in the game and act as though they are the characters vs. those who play in the 3rd person. You’ll find a mix of both in the classroom, and that will generate conversation.
Bruno Andrade17 de julho às 11:14Jeff Khun asking how teachers can use Google Docs in class. Have you used? How?
Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 11:09Graham Stanley has kindly shared his presentation named “Digital Game-based Language Learning.”
Juliana Mota17 de julho às 11:00About to start ! 🙂 He is very kind and welcoming.
Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 10:23CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), according to Chapelle (2001):

*lgge learning potential;
*learner fit;
*meaning focus;
*positive impact;

(Jeff Kuhn’s session)

Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 10:15, A framework for games and language learning by Jeff Kuhn, “Games for Learning: Theory”
Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 10:11, Teachers may wish to learn about game design to “steal” good ideas and apply them to language learning objectives. And there are few teachers around with that knowledge… Jeff Kuhn in “Games for Learning: Theory”
Bruno Andrade 17 de julho às 10:00 • games as a community of interest •

The key to successful learning through games is community. In order to provide learning opportunities, we must create conditions for a community to flourish in which students can have the chance to use the language to extrapolate the excitement from games!

Andrew Kirkpatrick 17 de julho às 09:44 · “Games are becoming a cultural form where literacy is expected, same as movies, books and music.” Jeff Kuhn.
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Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 09:36, “97% of American 12-17 y.o. play games”, but that’s no argument for using games in the classroom, ‪#‎jeffkuhn‬ says. Our arguments have to be pedagogical. What are the gains in learning?
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Jeff Khun starts by differentiating games, toys, puzzles and activities:
– toys: no rules / user determines the use and limitations of the object.
– activities: a mandatory attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles.
– puzzles: do not respond to player’s actions.
– games: voluntary participation / rules / feedback system / goal
Antonio Lopes Drummond17 de julho às 09:32 , Games (rules) vs toys (no rules) in Language Learning (Jeff Kuhn’s plenary)
Natália Guerreiro17 de julho às 09:29Games presuppose voluntary participation. So is it really a game when we “make” students play it in class? “Games for Learning: Theory” Jeff Kuhn
Andrew Kirkpatrick,17 de julho às 09:25Higor Cavalcante introducing the plenary speaker Jeff Kuhn. As watched from the Oxford Networking room.
Juliana Mota17 de julho às 09:09Getting ready…
Andrew Kirkpatrick17 de julho às 08:09Registration underway.
Andrew Kirkpatrick17 de julho às 06:38, Good morning, BRAZ-TESOLers.11539754_10153493850473832_6424483965959091847_n11745875_10153493850528832_3870455444234818015_n

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