AMY BOHMAN (KANDAL REGIONAL TEACHER TRAINING CENTER)

APPS FOR BLENDED LEARNING : BLENDED LEARNING AND SOCIETY

Many technological advancements outside of the classroom are encouraging more technology to be used inside of the classroom to prepare students for the world in which they live. One way to engage students is by creating an equal opportunity to learn with technology based tools through the use of their mobile phones. Furthermore, progressive learning practices stress that teachers should engage students in active learning strategies to retain knowledge. Apps are one way instructors can provide ways to share information, practice skills, collect feedback, or assess students. Apps are also an interactive way to begin developing blended learning in the classroom. Therefore, I will share and demonstrate some popular apps such as Padlet, Dotstorming, and Flipgrid that you can use in your classroom to support learning English.

Amy Bohman is currently an English Language Fellow sponsored by the United States Department of State. Most recently she was an instructor at Kandal Regional Teacher Training Center in Takhmao, Cambodia. Her research interests include teaching reading, educational policy, and integrating technology. She can be reached at amy.bohman@gmail.com.