Using ICT to teach Modern Foreign Languages

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Using ICT to teach Modern Foreign Languages

  1. 1. Using ICT to teach languages: What's new and trendy? José Picardo Thursday 19th November, 2009
  2. 2. Are they really so different?
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. Why more ICT? • Will my students benefit? • How will teachers benefit?
  5. 5. so, why do *I* use ICT?
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/boxoftricks/3624100007/
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25517277@N03/3870659024/
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/3862101829/
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/boxoftricks/4115160481/
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/3630170818/
  11. 11. The internet is about communication and sharing, but now it’s also about making stuff and being creative...
  12. 12. Internet resources Web applications Web 2.0
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Best web applications for use the teaching and learning of MFL
  15. 15. Animoto - create stunning videos http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=animoto
  16. 16. Glogster - multimedia posters http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=glogster
  17. 17. Go!Animate - create your own animations http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=animation
  18. 18. Toon Doo - create cartoons online http://www.toondoo.com
  19. 19. Voki - create a speaking avatar http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=voki
  20. 20. Diigo - share bookmarks and annotations http://www.diigo.com/053bw http://www.diigo.com/053bx
  21. 21. Sliderocket - online presentations http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=sliderocket
  22. 22. Wordle - word clouds http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=103
  23. 23. Lingro - Online Dictionary http://www.lingro.com
  24. 24. Simple blogging with Posterous http://posterous.com
  25. 25. http://fieldtripdiary.posterous.com
  26. 26. Wallwisher - Online notice board http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/mamaison
  27. 27. Etherpad - Collaborative word processor www.etherpad.com
  28. 28. There are many tools like these... http://boxoftricks.net http://www.diigo.com/user/josepicardo
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. Do you follow Stephen Fry on Twitter?
  31. 31. Popular microblogging platforms http://www.twitter.com http://www.edmodo.com
  32. 32. Closed group collaboration You can send messages, alerts or set assignments
  33. 33. Click here to access extra functionality
  34. 34. Give your assignment a title, a description and a due date (even attach a file)
  35. 35. Customise and manage your groups and obtain the group’s code
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. Students can hand in written work Teacher set assignments stay on the timeline as permanent reminders
  38. 38. Teachers and students can choose to receive email notifications
  39. 39. The calendar allows you to see at a glance the work you have set
  40. 40. Final thoughts...
  41. 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcleod/3248806296/
  42. 42. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcleod/3105191883
  43. 43. http://www.flickr.com/photos/langwitches/3580442162
  44. 44. jose.picardo@boxoftricks.net josepicardo@me.com www.boxoftricks.net

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