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Get them speaking

  1. 1. Get them Speaking <ul><li>Connecting World Languages to Web 2.0 </li></ul>Michelle Olah & Catalina Bohórquez www.wltechconsultants.com
  2. 2. Resources <ul><li>On our webpage you will find an array of resources including samples, step by step directions and video tutorials. </li></ul><ul><li>We would also like to invite you to sign up for our mailing list to receive information, tips, tricks, and upcoming presentations. </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  3. 3. Who are we? www.wltechconsultants.com
  4. 4. Who are our students? www.wltechconsultants.com
  5. 5. Why is this important to us? important to us? www.wltechconsultants.com
  6. 6. www.wltechconsultants.com
  7. 7. <ul><li>Our main goal is to enhance our student’s LEARNING of the language - The technology is just an added bonus. </li></ul>Importance ... www.wltechconsultants.com <ul><li>All tools we will show you today are FREE & EASY to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Our experience is based in a real (and messy) classroom. Everything was tested on actual, real life middle school students. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The most important “C” Communication Communication www.wltechconsultants.com
  9. 9. Poll Everywhere www.wltechconsultants.com Poll How are you practicing and assessing speaking in your classroom?
  10. 10. Barriers to Speaking in the Classroom <ul><li>Individual student practice - students do not speak enough. </li></ul><ul><li>Paired activities - students off task, hard to monitor. </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations - take days of class time to complete and other students are not engaged. </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  11. 11. How can Web 2.0 assist in getting students to Speak? www.wltechconsultants.com
  12. 12. Save Class Time and still Keep an audience <ul><li>ALL students can speak at once in a lab and it can be presented on a website, blog, or wiki for an authentic audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can do speaking activities at home with a microphone or telephone and you can listen to them at your convenience. </li></ul><ul><li>Lowers the fear factor and it engages students with media they are acostumed to use. </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  13. 13. The Tools <ul><li>Voki, Google Voice & Voicethread </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  14. 14. Voki <ul><li>Speaking Avatars </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com Communication Standard 1.3: Students present information, conpcets and ideas for an audicence of listeners on a variety of topics. (presentational)
  15. 15. www.wltechconsultants.com
  16. 16. Create a Voki <ul><li>Follow the directions on the Voki packet and create a Voki in Spanish, French, German, English, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Your Voki should include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Greeting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tell us where you are from </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Describe yourself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farewell Expression </li></ul></ul></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com You may use a microphone or your cell phone to record your voice. Remember: You only have 1 minute to record your entire message.
  17. 17. Samples www.wltechconsultants.com
  18. 18. Talk to your partner on your right ... <ul><li>... discuss how you would use Voki with your students. </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  19. 19. Voki Speaking Avatars Pros Cons www.wltechconsultants.com
  20. 20. Breaking News ... www.wltechconsultants.com
  21. 21. Break ... www.wltechconsultants.com
  22. 22. Collaboration and Communication Communication Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions and exchange opinions. (interpersonal) www.wltechconsultants.com
  23. 23. Authentic Communication www.wltechconsultants.com
  24. 24. VOXOPOP Message Boards with Real Voices www.wltechconsultants.com
  25. 25. VOXOPOP SAMPLES www.wltechconsultants.com Bonjour. Je m’appelle ... Je viens ... D´oú viens-tu? Spanish 2 Chinese
  26. 26. Voicethread www.wltechconsultants.com
  27. 27. Samples <ul><li>Choose a topic that could be easily discussed using a picture. For example, (Prepositions) . </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com Trabalenguas Estoy Enferma ... Español 1 Family - German Preposiciones - Español 1
  28. 28. Student Samples <ul><li>On this project students from Markham Woods Middle School and Teague Middle School worked together. </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  29. 29. www.google.com/voice www.wltechconsultants.com
  30. 30. Google Voice www.wltechconsultants.com
  31. 31. Google Voice <ul><li>Impromptu Speaking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read your prompt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about how to answer it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call the phone # provided on your prompt and record your message in the target language. </li></ul></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  32. 33. Checking our Voicemail Google Voice www.wltechconsultants.com 321-578-PESO
  33. 34. Grading / Rubric Exprésate Speaking Rubric Content (Complete - Incomplete) Comprehension (Total - Little) Comprehensibility (Comprehensible - Incomprehensible) Accuracy (Accurate - Seldom Accurate) Fluency (Fluent - Incomplete) 4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 18-20 A 16-17 B 14- 15 C 12 - 13 D Under 12 F www.wltechconsultants.com
  34. 35. Create one Prompt ... <ul><li>... that you can give to your students. </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  35. 36. Share your ideas ... www.wltechconsultants.com
  36. 37. I Need My Teachers to Learn ... Teachers to Learn ... www.wltechconsultants.com
  37. 38. Evaluation Please fill out the evaluation forms before you leave.
  38. 39. Resources <ul><li>On our webpage you will find an array of resources including samples, step by step directions and video tutorials. </li></ul><ul><li>We would also like to invite you to sign up for our mailing list to receive information, tips, tricks, and upcoming presentations. </li></ul>www.wltechconsultants.com
  39. 40. www.wltechconsultants.com @michelleolah @catabohorquez

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