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  • Are you a networked teacher???
  • Prensky (2001) – digital natives = Our students today are all “native speakers” of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet
    Digital immigrants - As Digital Immigrants learn – like all immigrants, some better than others – to adapt to their environment, they always retain, to some degree, their "accent," that is, their foot in the past.
  • Contextualized language samples - type of context allows them to make inferences about the language
    Contextualized learning environment - the multimedia combines audio, video, pictures, and text in new ways that help to create a unique rich learning environment. This type of context allows students to make new combinations for enhanced learning
  • Context – environment
    Chunks - Chunks are groups of words that are learned as an unanalyzed whole. For example, beginning learners often memorize salutations as chunks, that is, without understanding the grammar of these expressions.
    Scripts - Scripts involve any cultural behavior that can be broken down into a sequence of events. The classic example of a cultural script is when a person dines in a restaurant: finding a seat, reading the menu, ordering drinks from the waitstaff, etc. Language learning needs to include cultural scripts since these scripts regulate how a speaker will use the target language in real world situations.

  • Any written or spoken language that the learner encounters that may be used to construct linguistic knowledge. "Good" input is said to be comprehensible and meaning-bearing. People who interact with learners often modify their speech to facilitate learner comprehension by simplifying the input for the learner.
    Intake is the input that is comprehended and that impacts the learner's developing linguistic system. It is important to keep in mind that much input that the learner is exposed to is not comprehended and therefore unable to affect the learner's system.

  • Organize your digital life!
    Save time!
    Too many bookmarks and email addresses?
    Access anytime from any computer

    Show my own?
  • Add content – widgets, feeds (webnote, to do list), customize language
  • They select the background, the clothing, eye color, hair color and shape, and accessories. They record their voices either directly on the website or with the voice recorder on the computer. They may also call Voki and record from their phone. Students send their Vokis to the teacher who may post them on a blog, wiki, or website.

    What is Voki? Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone. Voki lives on your blog, social network profile and will soon be integrated in various instant messaging platforms. You will also be able to download it to most video supported phones.
    What's with the name? Voki is a combination of "vox", which is Latin for voice, and "Loki", which, is a prankster character in Norse Mythology.
    Who made Voki? Voki is brought to you by the folks at Oddcast, a New York based company that has been creating speaking characters on the web for years. These are the same people behind the popular Careerbuilder Monk-e-mail.
    Will Voki always be free? Yes, you will always be able to come and create a character for free at Voki. However, we may offer special items or characters for sale at some point. Also some of the things you can do with your Voki, like downloading it to your phone, may cost money. It is also likely that you will see different kinds of sponsorship on the site. No matter what we do to make money through Voki, we'll make sure we keep you in the loop, get your feedback, and try not to do anything that makes Voki less entertaining to have.
  • Technology

    1. 1.  What type of technology user are you? Kind-of-Tech-User-Are-You.aspx  How do you see your virtual life compared to your personal and professional life?  What type of technology users might your students be?
    2. 2.  Time on task  Context  Chunks and scripts  Input and Intake
    3. 3. 500 hours to get to intermediate level!
    4. 4.  Kelm focuses on using online videos to increase time on task.  In small language-specific groups (when possible) and using a technology tool (you decide!), come up with an idea for increasing time on task outside of the classroom. (5-10 min)  Be prepared to discuss the tool and talk about your task.
    5. 5.  A list of ideas that come to mind related to how technology can help you increase the time that you spend studying a foreign language
    6. 6.  Contextualization is the meaningful use of language for real communicative purposes. It helps students understand how language users construct language in a given context.
    7. 7.  Through video we see things in context.  Through audio we make associations from the sounds we hear.  Through online social programs we exchange real information with real people who understand what we communicate.
    8. 8.  How does Kelm define "contextualized language samples" vs. "contextualized learning environment"  What’s the difference?  Why is context important?
    9. 9.  In groups  Thinking of technological applications/tools – what have you “learned by doing”?
    10. 10.  Phrases in chunks  Schema Theory – knowing what you are supposed to say in certain situations (script)  “Chunks and scripts bring learners back to real communication”
    11. 11.  What’s the difference?  How can students get lost in input online?  How can we better guide them?
    12. 12.  The Internet provides thousands of examples of speech. How can we as educators help learners process and comprehend the resources, thereby enhancing the level of intake?
    13. 13.  This is a good question for us to discuss since we are using an online resource instead of a textbook. Your thoughts?  Technology will not replace teachers in the future but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who do not (Clifford, 1987)
    14. 14.  Netvibes  Vocaroo  SnapYap  Voki
    15. 15. • (similar to igoogle or pageflakes) What is it? A customizable webpage where you can assemble all your widgets, feeds, social networks, email, video, blogs all in one place (even to do lists!) Handout to get set up
    16. 16. Vocaroo is a free service that allows users to create audio recordings without the need to install any software
    17. 17. How might you use Vocaroo in language learning?
    18. 18. Snapyap Tool to record video and audio that allows you to participate in live video calls, record video messages, and send and receive video emails with absolutely no downloads
    19. 19.  Register and then begin recording  (allow flash player settings if prompted)  Click on “Send message” and record!
    20. 20. How might you use Snap Yap in language learning? Example – introductions for exchange partners
    21. 21. Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character
    22. 22. 1. Click on register 2. Check email and click on link to activate!
    23. 23.  Click on  Customize your character  Give it a voice (phone, mic, typing- choose accent/language and voice options for French)  Publish session  Share with others
    24. 24. In your target language….  Your name  Where you are from  4 characteristics about yourself, 2 that you ARE, 2 that you ARE NOT.  When your birthday is  Your likes/dislikes
    25. 25. VocarooSnapYap Voki Three things you learned about today