PS237 - Incorporating ICTs in the English Class to Promote Flexible, Meaningful and Autonomous Learning

  • Ciclo: 2020
  • Nivel: Primary / Secondary
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Terminado
  • Lugar: ESSARP
  • Capacitador/es: Laura Elena Giacomini

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1 10 Feb 2020 09:30 AM 12:30 PM


Laura Elena Giacomini

Laura Giacomini is a graduate teacher from IES en Lenguas Vivas "Juán Ramón Fernández". She was a graduate teaching assistant in the Language IV course at her alma mater and a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant. She is currently working towards getting her “Licenciatura” degree in English Literature at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral. She has been teaching English since 2005 in a variety of contexts. She is experienced in the primary, secondary and college levels. She has been giving presentations since 2014 at local and international education conferences. She has had her work published by the TESOL International Association, TESOL Connections and the English Teaching Forum – A Quarterly Journal for English Teachers by the United States Department of State. Laura has recently become a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Edpuzzle Coach, Seesaw Pioneer and Nearpod Certified Educator. In September 2020 she started doing the "Best Practices of Online English Language Teaching" certification with TESOL International Asociation.


Primary and secondary school teachers and college professors


- Understand that ICT enables us to teach the language in a more appealing way as long as we include meaningful instructions and tasks.
- Reflect upon the pros and cons of using technological tools in the classroom.
- See examples of different activities carried out in the ELL class using different apps to practice the four language skills.


• The rationale behind using ICT in the classroom according to different authors and classroom experience.
• Speaking made more interesting through the use of different apps.
• Writing made more appealing and easier to grade for the teacher.
• Grammar and vocabulary made more fun and memorable.
• ICT used as an "enabler" rather than an "enslaver".


This is a hands-on workshop which will give attendees the chance to try new apps and websites to facilitate the learning of the language in a more engaging and fun way. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about different apps that they will try first to later include in their classes.


Courts, B. & Tucker, J. (2012). Using Technology To Create A Dynamic Classroom Experience. Journal of College Teaching & Learning (TLC), 9(2), 121-128.

Davis, K. & Gardner, H. (2014). La Generación App. Editorial: Paidos.
Rosell-Aguilar, F. (2017). State of the App: A Taxonomy and Framework for Evaluating Language Learning Mobile Applications. CALICO Journal, vol 34.2 243–258

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