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Presentation I gave at the ICT into Languages Conference at The University of Southampton on Sunday 26th February 2012

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  • Free Powerpoint Templates Developing Creativity in The Languages Classroom with Social Media Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe School [email_address] Twitter: @icpjones http://twitter.com/icpjones My Languages Blog http://isabellejones.blogspot.com
  • Aims
    • Reflect on the educational potential of “Social Media”
    • Define “Creativity” and what it can look like in the languages classroom
    • Consider How Social Media can support the development of Creativity in the languages classroom
  • What is Social Media? “ Social media” is media designed to be disseminated through social interaction , created using Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge and information , transforming people from content consumers into content producers . ( Wikipedia )
  • What is Social Media? Effective way to present your own ideas and resources integrating multimedia (pictures, audio, video) and social interaction (sharing, getting comments from other people). Threats and opportunities: *Reputation *Child protection/bullying *Time
  • What is creativity? “ I define Creativity as the process of having original ideas that have value” Sir Ken Robinson One ingredient: Divergent thinking Creativity can…
  • What does creativity look like in the classroom?
    • Students are actively and emotionally engaged
    • Different learning styles are catered for
    • Students have ownership of at least some of the content
    • Students are given time to explore and research
    • There is built-in time for students to reflect on their learning and improve the outcome
    • Students make connections between different curriculum areas and their own experiences
    • Questioning is actively encouraged
    connections ideas
  • How can Social Media Support The Development of Creativity in The Languages Classroom?
    • By sharing ideas with teachers that may have tried similar activities before: practicalities, pitfalls
    • By providing examples of ready-made and tried-and-tested resources
    • By providing an interaction with a worldwide audience
    • By providing a source of advice, support and peer-to-peer training for language teachers
  • How can Social Media Support The Development of Creativity in The Languages Classroom?
  • How can Social Media Support The Development of Creativity in The Languages Classroom? Stronger impact on students’ achievement Avoid teething problem Wider repertoire of activities Share own activities and resources Read about a range of activities and resources Activities and resources get adapted by others Share outcomes of adapted activities More ideas to adapt activities and resources The Virtuous Circle of Sharing Ideas and Resources
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers
    • Yahoo groups- mfl resources
    • http://www.mflresources.org.uk/
    • Join the yahoo group from this page
    Best to set up a separate yahoo! Email as this group is very busy-great to share ideas and resources as well as keep up to date with new developments. .
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Diigo http://www.diigo.com (social bookmarking) What is it? Enables you to save your favourite websites on an independent (free) account accessible from any computer. Enables you to share your bookmarks with other people (of your own choice or the public). Enables you to connect with people you have a common area of interest with.
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers
    • Diigo (social bookmarking)
    Diigo: http://www.diigo.com
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Diigo: http://www.diigo.com
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Ning (social networking platform): a cautionary tale
    • What is it?
    • Enables you to share ideas and resources
    • Makes it easy to contact all members of a group (distribution list)
    • Resources can be pictures, files, videos, links...
    • Closed and/ or open
    • Good for support groups/ exchanges/ teacher linguistic upskilling
    http://uk.ning.com/
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Ning (online group/ forum): a cautionary tale http://horslesmurs.ning.com/ http://primarymfl.ning.com/
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Facebook Pages and Groups: What is the difference? Pages allow organizations to communicate broadly with people who like them. Pages may only be created and managed by official representatives. Groups provide a closed space for small groups of people to communicate about shared interests. Groups can be created by anyone.
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Facebook Pages and Groups Pages Mis cositas http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/MisCositascom/190662591830 Franc-Parler.org http://www.facebook.com/pages/Franc-parlerorg/154479707914279 ALL http://www.facebook.com/alllanguages.org.uk Languages South East http://www.facebook.com/LanguagesSouthEast?sk=wall
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Facebook Pages and Groups Groups Languages in Primary Schools http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/103253749750151/ EU Educators http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/EUEducators/ CALL http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/255577856335/
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Facebook Pages and Groups Other differences include: PagesPrivacy : Information and posts are public and available to everyone. Audience: Anyone can like a Page, be connected with it and get News updates. GroupsPrivacy: A range of settings are available including open settings, secret and closed groups, where posts are only visible to group members. Audience: Group members must be approved or added by other members. When a group reaches a certain size, some features are limited. Communication: Members of groups can receive notifications when other members posts in the group. Group members can participate in chats, upload photos to shared albums, collaborate on group documents and invite all members to group events.
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Edmodo http://www.edmodo.com/home
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Sharing photos and videos http://www.flickr.com/ http://www.youtube.com / http://www.flickr.com/groups/imagestoteachlanguages/ set up by @aliceayel http://www.tes.co.uk/MyPublicProfile.aspx?uc=694292&event=21 http://pinterest.com/about/
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Blogging and micro-blogging http://isabellejones.blogspot.com
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Blogging and micro-blogging http://twitter.com/icpjones
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Blogging and micro-blogging http://twitter.com/icpjones
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers: Slideshare
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers Slideshare Downloadable/ non downloadable Slidecast/ zipcast Private (pro)/ Public Larger files and video (pro)
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers The Wallwisher Story http://www.wallwisher.com http://www.diigo.com/user/isabellejones/wallwisher http://en.linoit.com/
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers: Wikis
    • A wiki is a simple website whose users can add, modify, or delete its content. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often created collaboratively by multiple users.
    • Can be used:
    • To share teaching resources with other teachers or students
    • To share ideas to celebrate a particular event or promote languages in general
    • To share information about a project and its outcome
    • A reference for using a particular tool
    • To display students’ work and invite comments
    • To collect resources around a particular topic
    • To back up key resources published on a blog
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers: Wikis Primary Languages http://talkaboutprimarymfl.wikispaces.com/ Food from Spanish-speaking countries http://wms-spanish.wikispaces.com/ Teaching with Flickr http://teachingwithflickr.wikispaces.com/ Phonics and MFL http://doonceandshare.wikispaces.com/ Activities for the European Day of Languages http://edl2011ideas.wikispaces.com/ Wikispace: free wikis for educators http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers: Wikis Resources for French http://french-resources.wikispaces.com/ Resources for Spanish independent practice http://spanishingrosvenor.wikispaces.com/ Mis Cositas: Resources and Ideas for Spanish http://miscositas.wikispaces.com/ (US) Languages and Second Life http://slanguages.wikispaces.com/ International Valentines Day project (US) http://globalvalentines.wikispaces.com/
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers: Wikis PLTS in MFL http://pltsinmfl.wikispaces.com/ Madame Thomas (US) http://ah-bon-french.wikispaces.com/ Storybird http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/French+Storybirds Mrs Birch’s Spanish Resources (US) http://elmundodebirch.wikispaces.com/
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bnr6QKKcsII A tool to curate content around a defined topic. A Content Curator is someone who continually finds, groups, organizes and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific issue online. http://www.scoop.it Scoop it! http://www.scoop.it/t/languages-in-the-uk/
    • You collect the resources in your own online magazine
    • Your magazine can easily be shared via social media
    • Resources are suggested to you by Scoop it!
    • You can follow people with similar interest and
    • “ re-scoop” the content from their topic
    • Other users can suggest content for your topic
  • Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers: Mobile integration Blogger/ Posterous/ Wordpress You Tube/ Dailymotion/ Vimeo Diigo Facebook Flickr Twitter Edmodo Paper.li/ Flipboard/ Scoopit Pinterest Slideshare
  • How can Social Media Support The Development of Creativity in The Languages Classroom? Stronger impact on students’ achievement Avoid teething problem Wider repertoire of activities Share own activities and resources Read about a range of activities and resources Activities and resources get adapted by others Share outcomes of adapted activities More ideas to adapt activities and resources The Virtuous Circle of Sharing Ideas and Resources
  • Aims
    • Reflect on the educational potential of “Social Media”
    • Define “Creativity” and what it can look like in the languages classroom
    • Consider How Social Media can support the development of Creativity in the languages classroom
  • Action! 1. 2. 3.
  • Free Powerpoint Templates Developing Creativity in The Languages Classroom with Social Media Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe School [email_address] Twitter: @icpjones http://twitter.com/icpjones My Languages Blog http://isabellejones.blogspot.com