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FLTA August 2013

  1. 1. Technology as an Aid to Language Learning and Teaching Chris Clark, Kaneb Center University of Notre Dame August 7, 2013 learning.nd.edu/flta Fulbright FLTA Workshop:
  2. 2. Learning Goal  You will understand more about using technology in language courses. = VAGUE! Clear and observable:  You will be able to name technological tools which you would like to try in a language course.
  3. 3. Overview  Pedagogy  PowerPoint  Strategies  Media  Campus resources  Free and easy websites
  4. 4. Fill in any technology  _______ alone is not a strategy.  Use of __________ is inherently neither effective nor ineffective.  When used thoughtfully, ______ can enhance a teaching strategy.  Used poorly, ____________ can make a teaching strategy LESS effective. An iPad PowerPoint video the blackboard
  5. 5. Follow these steps Goals Strategies Assessment Technology?
  6. 6. Good strategies Chickering & Gamson’s “Seven Principles” 1. Frequent contact 2. Reciprocity & cooperation 3. Active learning 4. Prompt feedback 5. Time on task 6. High expectations 7. Diverse talents and ways of learning
  7. 7. What technology does well  Store and retrieve  Simulate and visualize  Compose and revise  Communicate and disseminate  Calculate and manipulate
  8. 8. What’s wrong here?  Animated graphics or text  Clip art and sound effects  Screen transitions and color schemes  Fancy fonts – for titles only  Conservative, conventional, simple  Left to right and top to bottom  Logical flow of information
  9. 9. Effective PowerPoint
  10. 10. PowerPoint  Text, graphics, sound, video, links  Relatively simple  Easy to update  Hand out or post for outside of class  Not necessarily linear  Any tool can be used poorly …
  11. 11. Stem-changing: cerrar cierro cerramos cierras cerráis cierra cierran
  12. 12. We’re going to Chicago Certainty - indicative Estoy seguro que Doubt - subjunctive Dudo que vamos a Chicago. vayamos a Chicago.
  13. 13. What did they do? John and Mary drove to the store yesterday and bought three apples. Later they went home and ate the fruit.
  14. 14. Where’s the box?
  15. 15. An excellent book! By Garr Reynolds 2nd edition
  16. 16. Video / Sound / Images
  17. 17. Video  Content  TV series: drama, game, reality, etc.  Movie  News  Music video  Source  Library or rental DVD  Internet: YouTube, live stream  TV: Cable, Scola
  18. 18. … or film your own
  19. 19. Sound  Live or Recorded  Portable or Internet  Music or Voice  iTunes – music and podcasts  Blackboard Collaborate Voice Authoring [Wimba]  Audacity sound editor
  20. 20. … or record your own
  21. 21. Images  Internet search http://images.google.com
  22. 22. Art: Artcyclopedia
  23. 23. Photographs: Flickr
  24. 24. Satellite Images: Google Maps
  25. 25. … or make your own
  26. 26. Course Website These help create complex, interactive sites: Blackboard / Sakai / Desire2Learn / Moodle  Content – documents, web pages, media Popular: distribute files  Assessment – quiz, survey Popular: pre-class quiz  Communication – discussion, chat Popular: discussion  Management – grades, tracking, groups Popular: grade distribution
  27. 27. Classroom technology Some (or all) of the following may be available:  Computer – or laptop connection  Projector and screen  Clicker / pointer / air mouse  DVD/CD player  Document camera  Smart board  Cable TV  Taping – audio or video
  28. 28. Other resources  Technology help desk  Class email list  Training classes  Library – videos, CDs  Free web tools – see website, examples follow
  29. 29. Free web tools 1: Google Docs  Collaborative editing in real time  Doc – word processing  Form – gathering data, opinions  Also presentation, drawing, spreadsheet  How they might be used  Write a TV show script  Create a series of images to narrate  Annotate a work of art See: http://goo.gl/pHpON | http://goo.gl/JUlACP
  30. 30. Free web tools 2: Blogs  Blog = you write messages, other people comment  Posts – announcements, news, ideas, etc.  Pages – info that changes less frequently  Important! -- Include images, videos, and links  Recommended tool – WordPress.Com  How it might be used  Course website - mainly pages  Journal, group reports  Example – http://nd0910.blogspot.com/
  31. 31. Free web tools 3: Prezi  Presentation  Canvas, rather than slide show  Zoom in, move from object to object  How it might be used  Break from PowerPoint  Concept map  Example – http://goo.gl/uJzaD

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