It’s impossible to review every piece of technology equipment, so let’s look at the biggest one – language labs.
Language labs have been used for years at the college level and now many school districts have language labs in high schools. Most of the labs of the past were used to develop listening comprehension. Many of today’s language labs are multimedia labs and students work on developing their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills individually, simultaneously, in pairs, or in small groups.
The use of technology has evolved tremendously over the years. I’m sure many young teachers today have never heard of a mimeograph or ditto copier. These machines were “the technology items” of the 70s. For many districts, the administration could not afford to purchase/lease copy machines for teachers to use on a regular basis so teachers were relegated to using the “purple monster” to make copies.
Review for the teacher:
- -Proficiency: How do you develop it in your students? Know your proficiency levels and develop activities that match appropriate language levels of the student.
- -Instruction: How will you develop your lesson? Determine the standard(s) for the lesson and determine the proficiency level of the students. Design your instruction around these two items.
You have heard the statement, “Test the way you Teach, and Teach the way you Test”. This is an excellent way to think about performance-based instruction and assessment. If you teach the way you test using performance-based instruction and test the way you teach using performance-based assessment, you are on your way to developing proficiency in your students.
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