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A guide to using Wikis, Blogs and Podcasts in MFL Collaboration, Creativity, Motivation Alex Blagona Language College Coordinator Northgate High School, Ipswich ALL London Event 13 th June 2009 www.northgatemfl.co.uk alexblagona.blogspot.com [email_address]
“ Young people’s familiarity with ICT offers a great opportunity to language teachers. It seems that a determined commitment to use this world, which is so familiar to young people, is a key to increasing the engagement of young people of all ages with languages... They can also provide stimulus for creative and interactive work .”
(Lord Dearing - Languages Review March 2007)
Cassettes 20th Century language learning… Text book Grammar Repetition Coloured chalk Exercises Louis Laloupe Vocab Tests
Connectivity Global Learning Authenticity Confidence Relevance Inspiration Collaboration Motivation Interactivity Creativity 21 st Century language learning should involve… Engagement Enjoyment
Raising awareness of MFL across the school (and beyond!)
Getting students to assess each other’s work.
Giving students an opportunity to be creative!
Using a wiki to get your students working together In MFL we can use ‘wikis’ to get students to create, share, correct and discuss their work with each other in a secure and personalised environment. We can bring together learners, and create a place for learning irrespective of geographical location. Inter-school projects easily produced on wikis.
What is a podcast? The how and why… The know-how… What is a podcast?
What is a Podcast? A broad CAST or a video made available to download and playable on portable MP3 players, such as i POD s. Can be set up so that each new MP3 recording can form a series. Listeners can subscribe to and subsequently automatically download new ‘episodes’ by simply going to a podcasting site – like iTunes.