Using Mobile Devicesin the Modern Language ClassoomHarry Grover Tuttle, Ed.D.email@example.comPhoto Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24178168@N07/6816581064/">ebayink via http://compfight.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Why mobile?Most students have and know how to use.Students already use it for communication.Mobile gives instant access to authenticmaterials.Mobile provides learning anywhere or anytime.
Why mobile: PersonalizeStudents usemobile picturesto show whatthey did on theweekend andexplain thedetails toanother student.
Why mobile: Bring the Outside World inStudents use amobile pictureto show a realdining room,their own, andto contrast itwith the diningroom of theirspeakingpartner.
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ListeningStudents use theirmobile devices to listento weather reports fromvarious target languagecountries and thencontrast the weather.http://www.flickr.com/photos/44048553@N03/8251579657/ Gonmi via http://compfight.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2
SpeakingStudents record on theirmobile device their dailyroutine and narrate it asthey show it to theirpartner.Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12692384@N00/244958802/ via Compfight creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
ReadingStudents read sportsnews on their mobile.http://www.abc.com.py/seccion/deportes/
WritingStudents use their mobile device to text additionalsentences to a story the teacher starts.Its Saturday. I sleep late....Photo Credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/86603835@N00/29358665/>thejbird via http://compfight.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0
CultureStudents usea mobiledevice to seemanypictures of aplace, notjust the onefrom thetextbook.
http://bit.ly/90mlactImprove your students’ modernlanguage communication andculture awareness throughmobile learning tools and apps.Use these easy-to-integrateactivities to engage yourstudents in in-class and out-of-class learning in fourteendifferent categories of mobilelearning. Have them participatein authentic culture throughthese mobile activities.Harry Grover Tuttle