After making the emergency transition from face-to-face to remote instruction last spring, many programs continue distance learning as the pandemic keeps its grip on the world. Remote instruction poses many unique challenges for English language programs. These challenges include how to encourage student engagement, promote interactive communication practice, balance synchronous and asynchronous learning, build a classroom community virtually, and deliver remote instruction that is effective on a range of student devices.
With the new edition of Future, teachers can engage, support, and challenge their adult learners at a distance by leveraging the program’s considerable digital and print resources. Future not only prepares learners to meet their life, career, and educational goals, but it also helps instructors deliver high-quality engaging lessons remotely, both synchronously and asynchronously.
Đang xem: Activate your account
It all begins with the Pearson English Portal – a powerful platform that delivers Future digital resources to instructors and students, such as MyEnglishLab, eBooks, and the ActiveTeach. With these digital resources, you can transition your Future course online and ensure your students have the resources they need to continue learning.
This handy toolkit offers tips and suggestions for teaching remotely with Future, 2E.
Students don’t have their books? No problem! For studying on-the-go, the Future eBooks are the perfect solution. Delivered on the Reader+ platform, the eBooks can be accessed on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. The Reader+ application allows students to read and interact with rich digital content and multimedia assets through highlighting, annotating and many other study and reading tools. Users can store all their eBooks and notes in one place and access them at any time, as all of their content gets synced across multiple devices. Designed with offline capabilities, Reader+ offers a perfect solution for areas with low bandwidth or unreliable Internet access.
The eBooks are also a perfect resource for synchronous instruction in a remote setting. Teachers can share pages from the eBook using Zoom capabilities (or other web conferencing platforms) and use multiple tools to zoom in, highlight, add text, and play the class audio.
The Reader+ app can be downloaded from the app store.
MyEnglishLab is an easy-to-use learning management platform that delivers additional Future course content digitally. MyEnglishLab is an excellent resource for asynchronous instruction, delivering engaging exercises, videos, and tests in one place. Students can practice each lesson’s content in an interactive environment with instant feedback and tips to scaffold their learning. Teacher can take advantage of the MyEnglishLab platform to assign homework, monitor performance, and pinpoint areas for improvement.
The ActiveTeach is an offline tool that delivers student book pages, audio, video, additional activities, and teacher resources. You can use ActiveTeach with Zoom or other web conferencing platforms to share the Future book pages with your students. In the classroom, it can be used a computer and projector or with an interactive whiteboard to bring the book to life. With ActiveTeach you can zoom in, zoom out, and focus on specific activities. You can annotate pages, embed links, and attach files. You also have access to full class audio, printable worksheets, interactive exercises, assessment activities, tests and interactive whiteboard tools. The ActiveTeach for Future comes as a downloadable zip file within your course on the Pearson English Portal.
Watch this video to learn how to install and use the Future ActiveTeach
Pearson Practice English App
Pearson Practice English app
The Pearson Practice English app is a mobile app that delivers Future audio and video resources on smart phones. Students and teachers can easily access their course resources anytime, anywhere. The app can be downloaded from the app store and unlocked with the same Pearson English Portal login and password.
Additional Teacher Resources
Teachers can feel fully supported with Future teacher resources. Available on the Pearson English Portal, these resources include additional worksheets, Teacher’s Edition pages, robust assessments, standards correlation documents, and more.
Watch this video to learn more about how to access all the available teacher resources for Future.
To learn more about Future, access additional videos and resources, please visit our Future catalog page.
Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve success with Future, 2E. If you would like us to help you get started, please contact your dedicated Pearson ELT Specialist at pearsoneltusa.com/reps.
Posted in adult education, blended, classroom management, ESL, motivation, online learning, online teaching, remote instruction, teaching ideas, teaching tips | Tagged ActiveTeach, apps, eBooks, Future 2E, myenglishlab
Teaching online with Pearson digital tools
Posted on March 23, 2020 | by Pearson
by Christina Cavage and Gosia Jaros-White
Need a PDF of this blog post? Download it here.
Xem thêm: biên bản bầu tổ trưởng chuyên môn
Need to move your face-to-face instruction online? Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started. Think about LEARN: Language Teaching in an Engaging, Active, Resourceful eNvironment. This is what we aim to do in our face-to-face classes, so how can we replicate that in the digital world? In her webinar, Christina Cavage explores these tips and tricks to help you transition to the online environment. You can watch it here and download the webinar handout here.
Pearson English Portal: MyEnglishLab, eText, ActiveTeach
The Pearson English Portal is a powerful platform that delivers digital resources to instructors and students, such as MyEnglishLab, Pearson eTexts / digital flip books, and the ActiveTeach. With the Pearson digital resources, you can transition your course online and ensure your students have the resources they need to continue learning.
The following roadmap will help you utilize MyEnglishLab in conjunction with eTexts and ActiveTeach in your online course delivery, both synchronously and asynchronously. It illustrates:
How to front load your class lessons with MyEnglish lab;How to use data from MyEnglishLab to drive synchronous instruction; How to reinforce and instruct using the eText / digital flip books and ActiveTeach; How to formally assess and support learning gaps with additional MyEnglishLab content.
If you have not accessed the Pearson English Portal or used MyEnglishLab before, you will find links to information and resources at the end of this post (Tips for Success).
Figure 1: MyEnglishLab Gradebook
Figure 2a: Teaching using the eText with screensharing
Figure 2b: Teaching using the ActiveTeach and screensharing
Figure 3: Collaborative task in the eText for breakout rooms
Figure 4: Manage resources — add resources in MyEnglishLab
Tips for Success
Reach out to students who are not completing assignments via messaging in MyEnglishLab or other electronic systems. Ensure they are able to access the course.
Sign up for live training webinars
Sample Lesson Planner for course that traditionally meets 4-6 hours a week face-to-face:
Assign MyLab work, including instructional videos (2-3 hours of work for students).
2. Meet synchronously 1-3 hours a week, review content delivered online, asynchronously. Review key concepts in e-book, utilize collaborative tasks, and engaging activities for students to connect and practice.
3. Reinforce with MyLab assignments and assessments, 1-3 hours of student work.
Additional resources to help you move online
We have lots ofhelpful resources to get you going:
A series ofseven videos by Dr. Ken Beatty on making online teaching and learning work.Access them here.
A presentationby Christina Cavage exploring solutions and tips for successful onlineteaching. Access it here.
A presentation on how the Versant Placement Test can be used to assess students securely from home. Watch it here.
A demo on how to use MyEnglishLab for anytime, anywhere learning. Watch it here.
Posted in classroom management, ESL, flipped classroom, online learning, teaching tips | Tagged Christina Cavage, myenglishlab, online learning, Pearson English Portal
Do you have situations where some students don’t have an access code for MyEnglishLab, because they bought or rented a used textbook? They can often hold up the rest of the class, until they buy an access code card and wait for it to arrive in the mail.
Or have you ordered textbooks without a MyEnglishLab access code, then realize some of your students could benefit from the extra practice in the MyEnglishLab?
Now there’s a solution. Students can purchase from pearsoneltusa.com/buymyenglishlab and get an access code emailed to them. All within 5 minutes!
Student can use their credit card or PayPal.
In the Instant Access site, students can purchase access codes for a variety of courses, including:
MyEnglishLab:Focus on Grammar NorthStar Azar-Hagen Grammar Series Pearson English Interactive Project Success MyEnglishLab: Reading MyEnglishLab: Writing TOEFL iBTAlso available is access to streaming audio for Contemporary Topics and Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn.
In January, students will be able to purchase subscriptions to four online dictionaries:
Longman Study Dictionary of American EnglishLongman Dictionary of American EnglishLongman Advanced American DictionaryLongman Thesaurus of American English
You can give this flyer to your students, or have them go to pearsoneltusa.com/buymyenglishlab.
Posted in adult education, Community College, ESL, online learning, Uncategorized | Tagged myenglishlab
Last month I introduced the concept of using technology versus integrating technology. Since then I haven’t stopped thinking about this concept and my own classes. I believe that we need to strive towards true integration rather than just technology use. One criteria outlined in recent publications regarding the integration of technology is where we use the technology.
Xem thêm: cam nang cua ned tap 12
With this push towards technology in learning, is it really effective to use it in the classroom? Research says no. Although certain tools can help facilitate learning, students using technology in the classroom takes away from the cooperative, communicative environment needed for language learning. So, how can we effectively use tools in the classroom to facilitate learning while at the same time integrate technology outside of the classroom? Continue reading →
Posted in ESL, grammar, Higher education, online learning, skills | Tagged Christina Cavage, myenglishlab, Next Generation Grammar, technology
Christina M. Cavage
Blended learning, the Flipped classroom, Extended learning . . . all terms that are being used today. However, the big question remains—are commercial materials readily available that allow us to move toward FLIPping and extending learning opportunities for our students without creating more work for teachers? Absolutely! This month I would like to focus on just that—how MyEnglishLabs, particularly Next Generation Grammar, have been designed with blending or flipping in mind.
The four pillars of the FLIP include: Flexiblity, Learning culture, Intentional content, and Professional educators. Over the next two newsletters, I will walk you through examples on how Next Generation Grammar meets each of the pillars. Continue reading →
Posted in ESL, grammar, Higher education, online learning, skills | Tagged Christina Cavage, Flipped classroom, Jennifer Lebedev, learning culture, myenglishlab, Next Generation Grammar
ActiveTeachadult educationAzar-Hagen GrammarAzar-Hagen Grammar seriesBill BlissBill Blissblended learningBlooms TaxonomyCarol NumrichChristina CavageDr.Ken BeattyengagementFlipped classroomflipped learningflipped modelFrances BoydFuture 2EJennifer LebedevJoe McVeighJohn CaineJoyce CainKen Beattylearning with technologyMarjorie FuchsMichael Rostmyenglishlabnaturalization testNext Generation GrammarNorthStar fourth editiononline learningPearson ELTPearson Modular Grammar Course Powered by NearpodProject SuccessPTE AcademicSandra HeyerSara DavilaSarah LynnStacy HagenSteven J. MolinskySusan GaerSybil MarcustechnologyTESOL 2015U.S. citizenship examVoices of Freedom