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Navigating the Future: ...

Navigating the Future:
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Kimberly Armstrong, Boubakary Diakite, Oscar Retterer, Cindy Yetter-Vassot
Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA USA

Presentation at the The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Annual Convention and World Languages Expo
San Antonio, Texas, USA
November 18, 2008



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    • Navigating the Future Technology and Learning in the 21st Century
    • Kim Armstrong Associate Professor of Spanish Boubakary Diakité Assistant Professor of French Oscar Retterer Director of Instructional and Emerging Technologies Cindy Yetter-Vassot Associate Professor of French
    • ...the Internet has reached into–and, in some cases, reshaped–just about every important realm of modern life. It has changed the way we inform ourselves, amuse ourselves, care for ourselves, educate ourselves, work, shop, the Internet has reached into– and, in some cases, reshaped–just about every important realm of modern life. From Pew Report on Internet Evolution
    • Wikis YouTube Audacity Profcast Internet Wimba Slidecast Skype Social Networking Web 2.0 Podcasts Blogs Comic life My Space Facebook iGoogle Picasa
    • Overview • • • Easy and Free Easy and Expensive Cheap • • Web 2.0 Wimba • Comic Life • iGoogle • Profcast • Slidecast • Picasa • YouTube
    • Evaluation When students work with these new media, how do we evaluate it?
    • iGoogle
    • Customizable
    • Interactive
    • Sharing Files Google Docs SlideShare Picasa Flickr
    • Google Docs
    • SlideShare
    • Sharing Photos
    • flickr
    • YouTube
    • Available films • Diez minutos • Viaje a la luna • Le voyages dans la lune
    • •
    • ComicLife Create a storyboard
    • ComicLife as Literature? Professor Boubakary Diakité explains
    • Profcast
    • Audio + Visual = Learning Take any Powerpoint or Keynote presentation and add your oral commentary!
    • Web-based, but pricey! Wimba Voice Tools
    • Evaluation... • What are we evaluating? • Language grammar pronunciation vocabulary sociolinguistic appropriateness reflective of classwork
    • Evaluation... • Creativity originality of ideas critical thinking problem solving
    • Visual Materials variety complementary originality
    • Technical Expertise? Computer literacy?