Technology and World Languages Standards –Engaging 21st century students SCOTL 2011- March 11th, 2011 Catalina Bohorquez and Michelle Olah Seminole Co. Public Schools, Florida World Languages Technology Consultants www.wltechconsultants.com
What skills do today’s students need? If you can text, you can wiffiti! Send a text message to: 87884 At the beginning of your message type @wif56005 and then your answer.
Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration Creativity Partnership for 21st century SkillsThe 4 “C’s”
ACTFL World Languages Standards
How can we teach our languages AND incorporate the skills that our students need to be successful in the 21st century?
Using technology in the World Languages classroom: Enhances student creativity Allows students to communicate outside of the classroom Provides opportunities for student collaboration Requires students to think critically to evaluate resources Engages and motivates students
Don’t start from scratch…
Start with a “classic” that you love…
Then “re-design” it into something exciting and new!
“Classic” projects transformed with web 2.0
LanguageStandard 4: Presentational Speaking: The student will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.
Turn to someone near you… What are some “Classic” speaking presentations that you use currently?
Bonus Tool – Classtools
Some of our “revamped” Classics
New Web 2.0 Family Projects Web tool: Voicethread
New Web 2.0 “About Me” Projects Web tool: Voxopop
Voki Speaking Avatar
LanguageStandard 5: Presentational Writing: The student will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of readers on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language.
Turn to someone near you… What are some “Classic” writing presentations that you currently use?
Random Name Chooser http://www.aschool.us/moodle-scripts/random-name.php
New Web 2.0 Writing Projects Web tool: Storybird http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/ Storybirds are short, visualstories that you make withfamily and friends to shareand (soon) print.
Your turn…How could you use Storybird in Presentational Writing?
Go Animate/Toon Doo http://goanimate.com/movie/0FZ_aoErA988/1
LanguageStandard 1: Interpretive Listening : The student will be able to understand and interpret information, concepts, and ideas orally from a variety of culturally authentic sources on a variety of topics in the target language.
Lang Media The site aprovides authentic materials depicting differences in regional dialects and language-usage among speakers of the more commonly taught languages worldwide.
CultureStandard 6: The student will be able to use the target language to gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the relationship among practices, products, and perspectives of cultures other than his/her own and will be able to discuss and analyze cultural practices within the political, economic, social, educational, religious, and artistic realms in the target language in order to determine their global significance.