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Slides for a presentation done for Virtual Roundtable Conference on March 26, 2011. Live links to all of the resources and examples can be found on my wiki: http://teachingvillage.wikispaces.com/

Slides for a presentation done for Virtual Roundtable Conference on March 26, 2011. Live links to all of the resources and examples can be found on my wiki: http://teachingvillage.wikispaces.com/

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  • 1. Little Tech for Big Results
    Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
    @barbsaka
  • 2. Tech tools should enhance language lessons…
    …not be the main course.
  • 3. A little bit of tech can:
    expand
    classroom boundaries
    extend
    contact time with English
    create
    performance & publication opportunities
    connect
    students with the world
    reinforce
    language practice
    deepen
    understanding
  • 4. Expand a lesson beyond classroom boundaries
    Page from Let’s Begin (OUP)
  • 5. Learn and practice in low tech ways, too.
  • 6. Make an alphabet word book.
  • 7. Voicethread.com
  • 8. Ask for help
  • 9. Connect students with the world
  • 10.
  • 11. Build on the basic language in a lesson
    Page from Let’s Go 1 (OUP)
  • 12. Start with low tech practice to build accuracy & fluency
    Tools like Jing can help you get more mileage from worksheet art
  • 13. Paste results from a class survey into Wordle to create a word cloud
    www.wordle.net
  • 14. Frequency determines the size of words
  • 15. Extend the amount of contact time with English and personalize the language.
  • 16. Create something that can be shared with family and friends.
    glogster.com
  • 17. Use the Internet to find resources for lessons.
    www.morguefile.com
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  • 21. 1
    Cut the sections apart to encourage expansion.
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    Add one additional sentence to each section.
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  • 23. Transfer pictures and text to slides and add narration to create a digital picture book
  • 24. A little tech can deepen understanding of language
    Students choose five objects and build a mystery story incorporating them.
  • 25. 1st lesson:
    Answer
    Who?
    What?
    Where?
    When?
    How?
  • 26. Focus on meaning and organization first (save grammar & spelling for last)
  • 27. Organize the story into beginning, middle and end, and expand with details as necessary.
  • 28. Finally, focus on the grammar and spelling.
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  • 30. After a LOT of writing and working with a story …
    the reward!
  • 31. toondoo.com
  • 32. Listening becomes a model to personalize a conversation
    Xtranormal characters say EXACTLY what students type
  • 33. www.xtranormal.com
    Download “State” version to work in classes without an Internet connection.
  • 34. It’s easy to practice introductions, but it’s hard to find a “real” context with a class of students who already know each other.
  • 35. Self introductions as performance
  • 36. For a copy of this presentation, and links to the online tools and projects, go to:
    http://teachingvillage.wikispaces.com/

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