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Belinda Flint ICT Show and Tell in the Secondary German Classroom online copy

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  • Ask who is competent with ICT and who is a beginnerWho uses ICT in their German classes?
  • Staff members – great resource but “online staff members” are innumerable and have a wider range of expertiseTalk about twitter and diigo – my two most educational-changing PLN sites so far
  • Have you heard of twitter?Do you use twitter?
  • Next: diigo
  • Next: ICT use in the German classroom
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  • Why technology is worth your while
    ICT Show and Tell in the Secondary German Classroom
    Belinda Flint
    Bendigo South East College
    Calder AGTV Network
    twitter: @belindaflint
    Presentation available at: www.slideshare.net/belindaflint
  • Why use ICT?
    • Gen Y & Z ‘Digital natives’
    • Engaging
    • Revision
    • ICT becoming increasingly available
    • Personalised learning opportunities
    • Anywhere, anytime learning
  • My ICT journey
    No formal training whatsoever!
    Began with PowerPoint 
    Sought out Professional Development
    Berwick SC visit – ICT in LOTE
    AGTV Middle Years Buffet
    Elluminate sessions
    Andrew Douch, Wanganui Park Secondary College – podcasting and screen captures
    Online collaboration opportunities – twitter
  • My PLN
    Personal Learning Network
    Vital for exploring ICT possibilities
    BRILLIAN T for ICT help and
    Fellow staff members
    Twitter – find like-minded educators online
    Diigo – join/create groups for online bookmarking
  • Twitter
    Revolutionary for me!
    Educational use only
    Follow other teachers (especially language teachers)
    ‘Tweet’ about online finds, things that worked in your classes, ideas, questions, anything!
    “Educators are connecting with each other on Twitter and using it like a big teachers’ lunch room that’s open 24/7 whenever they need help, assistance or just want to connect with others.” Sue Waters (Edublogs Community Facilitator) on using Twitter
  • http://www.youtube.com/user/edtechie#p/u/6/OSHvikBuv3Y
    From: http://www.youtube.com/user/edtechie
  • Twitter: a basic guide
    Create a username that is easy to search for
    Add your ‘bio’ and a picture (can use an avatar)
    Follow at least 50 people 
    Add some tweets
    Ask for help to gain followers
  • Some great Twitter links:
    A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter: http://theedublogger.com/2010/07/08/a-twitteraholics-guide-to-tweets-hashtags-and-all-things-twitter/@suewaters
    30 Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom: http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_118cfb8msf8@tombarrett
  • Twitter lists
    A great way to find people to follow, e.g.:
  • Diigo – social bookmarking
    Diigovs Delicious?
    Excellent way of saving websites for future reference
    Diigo ‘how to’ guide: http://www.larkin.net.au/resources/diigo.pdf
  • Diigo – social bookmarking
    Best feature: Diigo groups
    ‘German teachers only’ group: http://groups.diigo.com/group/bse-german-teachers
  • Diigo – social bookmarking
    Receive group updates via email daily, weekly etc
  • PLN summary
    Start slowly and find mentor(s) to help you
    Use the same username across tools
    Share as much as you take
    Ask as much as you answer
    Comment on other people's blogs
    Life long learning is the key!
    Adapted from: ‘PLN Yourself!’ http://suewaters.wikispaces.com/
  • ICT to enhance language learning
    Where to begin?!
  • Wikispaces.com
    Versatile – add as you go and when the need arises
    Browse other wikis for ideas
    Teacher-created and student-created
    Embed anything! Pictures, audio, videos, word documents, PDFs, maps, slideshows etc.
    Perfect for personalising learning
    Excellent for student revision
    Focus on speaking, listening, reading, writing
    Collaborate with other students/classes/schools
    Replacement for nings?
  • My current wikis
    Klasse 10 Deutsch 2010
    German help
    7L Deutsch and 7L Deutsch schwer
    Reise um Deutschland
    Member of many others such as Language Links, Cool Tools for Schools, Do Once and Share, Web 2.0 Guru, MFL Storybirds plus more!
    You can also save other wikis to your ‘dashboard’ for future reference
  • Klasse 10 Deutsch 2010
    Grammar explanations (YouTube clips and PowerPoint presentations) – student and teacher created
    Worksheets (embedded and downloadable)
    Links to online grammar explanations
    Links to online grammar games
    Extension activities
  • Embed on wiki: slideshows
    Online PowerPoint presentations etc.
    Upload your presentations
    Search for other presentations –
    can usually be downloaded
    Use for student catch up/revision
    Slidecast – presentation with audio
    Copy the embed code to embed into your wiki
  • Embed on wiki: YouTube clips
    Again, copy the embed code and paste into the appropriate widget box.
    Do the same process for TeacherTube and any other video sharing website – all you need is the embed code.
    Making your own YouTube clips to embed on your wiki is fantastic for your students
  • Embed on wiki: Documents
    Helpful: if students don’t have Microsoft Word on their home computer or they have an old version of Word
    Also makes viewing documents much faster
    Scribd.com and slideshare.net (amongst others) enable embedding of word, PDF and other docs.
  • Embed on wiki: Podcasts
    Podomatic.com or posterous.com
    Students can also add your podcasts to their iTunes to listen to on their iPod etc.
    Create weekly ‘listening vocab’ lists for verbal tests and speaking practice.
  • Embed on wiki: Voki
    Avatar program
    Creative and engaging
    Add text which is then read to you in various accents (including German)
    Record your voice and your voki will mouth your words
    Has embed code
  • Embed on wiki: Glogs
    Creative way to present information and it can be embedded onto your wiki
    Caters for all aspects of language learning as you can add video, audio, text and images
    A very engaging site for students – use it and claim it as a‘LOTE only’ site before another Learning Area does!
  • More ICT ideas
    Wallwisher.com – fantastic for online collaboration (students love it)
    Storybird.com – create gorgeous online books (amazing illustrations to choose from)
    Quizlet.com – flash card sets and online quizzes
    Wordle.com – create interesting vocab lists or copy and paste students’ work into the site and see which words they use most
    iPod touches...I could go on all day!!!
  • Further reading...
    Technology in Modern Foreign Languages: A practitioner’s perspective. Edited by José Picardo (google it and download a copy – it’s brilliant!)
    Any good language blog such as:
  • Contact me!
    twitter: @belindaflint
    slideshare: belindaflint
    wikispaces: belindaflint
    This presentation, along with many German grammar and other ICT presentations, can be found at: