Using ICT to teach Modern Foreign Languages
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Using ICT to teach Modern Foreign Languages



A tour of the web applications we have used at Nottingham High School to teach languages.

A tour of the web applications we have used at Nottingham High School to teach languages.



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Using ICT to teach Modern Foreign Languages Using ICT to teach Modern Foreign Languages Presentation Transcript

  • Using ICT to teach languages: What's new and trendy? José Picardo Thursday 19th November, 2009
  • Are they really so different?
  • Think about these questions: When you were at school... ...what did you do after school? ...did you have a mobile phone? ...did you have a personal computer? ...was it connected to the internet?
  • Why more ICT? • Will my students benefit? • How will teachers benefit?
  • so, why do *I* use ICT?
  • The internet is about communication and sharing, but now it’s also about making stuff and being creative...
  • Internet resources Web applications Web 2.0
  • What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design, that facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and applications; such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis and blogs. (source: Wikipedia) to the average student... Web 2.0 is the web
  • Best web applications for use the teaching and learning of MFL
  • Animoto - create stunning videos
  • Glogster - multimedia posters
  • Go!Animate - create your own animations
  • Toon Doo - create cartoons online
  • Voki - create a speaking avatar
  • Diigo - share bookmarks and annotations
  • Sliderocket - online presentations
  • Wordle - word clouds
  • Lingro - Online Dictionary
  • Simple blogging with Posterous
  • Wallwisher - Online notice board
  • Etherpad - Collaborative word processor
  • There are many tools like these...
  • What is Microblogging? • Microblogging is a form of blogging that allows users to send brief updates (usually 140 characters) via the web, email or SMS. • Microblogging can be used to communicate on a person to person level or in groups groups.
  • Do you follow Stephen Fry on Twitter?
  • Popular microblogging platforms
  • Closed group collaboration You can send messages, alerts or set assignments
  • Click here to access extra functionality
  • Give your assignment a title, a description and a due date (even attach a file)
  • Customise and manage your groups and obtain the group’s code
  • It offers students the option of communicating in whichever language they feel comfortable Students can hand in multimedia work Students can ask questions about the subject
  • Students can hand in written work Teacher set assignments stay on the timeline as permanent reminders
  • Teachers and students can choose to receive email notifications
  • The calendar allows you to see at a glance the work you have set
  • Final thoughts...