e-Learning for LOTE-Learning: Ideas, resources, Millionaire and lots of show’n’tell


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Slides from a presentation I gave at the Teachers of French Association "Stage a la Plage" in March, 2006 at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle. It's interesting to reflect o what I would now consider "show and tell" with technology!

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  • e-Learning for LOTE-Learning: Ideas, resources, Millionaire and lots of show’n’tell

    1. 1. e-Learning for LOTE-Learning Ideas, resources, Millionaire and lots of show’n’tell
    2. 2. My Background <ul><li>BBCs & Commodore Colts </li></ul><ul><li>Super Mario </li></ul><ul><li>Year 4-7 Class </li></ul><ul><li>#Perth </li></ul><ul><li>Melville SHS & Carawatha PS </li></ul><ul><li>ACT </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Are ICTs? <ul><li>ICTs are not just computers and peripherals, but include any technology that allows for communication and dissemination of information (EDWA, 1999). </li></ul><ul><li>Any ‘communication technology’! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>computers, internet, email, www, MUDs, ftp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>television,dvds, vcds, nintendo’s, cinema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>phones, HPs, tin cans with string, walkie talkies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>gramaphones,CD players, iPods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cameras - video, still, HPs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>questioning </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. “ New Age” Kids <ul><li>Multiple Intelligences Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Are kids thinking in even newer ways? </li></ul><ul><li>The Web-crash model! </li></ul>
    5. 6. “ New Age” Coke?
    6. 7. Are we just contributing to a Consumer Culture? <ul><li>myYahoo </li></ul><ul><li>myEbay </li></ul><ul><li>iBook </li></ul><ul><li>Buy buy buy, spend spend spend! </li></ul><ul><li>Issues of inclusivity </li></ul><ul><li>Always a new fad </li></ul><ul><li>How to approach these issues? </li></ul>
    7. 8. ICT in Language Education: the Claims <ul><li>Jobs, jobs, jobs! </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to the real lives of students! </li></ul><ul><li>l(IT)eracy & multiliteracies! </li></ul><ul><li>Miracle workers! </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating! </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration! </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion = Access + Engagement </li></ul>
    8. 9. Stuffing the Turkey <ul><li>Fear </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being left behind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Left out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lose Control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dangers of the ‘net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$$$$ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The unknown </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Question How can we make iLearning myLearning myWay?
    10. 11. My Favourite Resource
    11. 13. Merekam…
    12. 14. WritingTasks… with a difference <ul><li>Magnetic poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Tattoos </li></ul><ul><li>MS Office </li></ul>
    13. 15. Epals
    14. 16. Online Television
    15. 17. Blogging
    16. 19. m-Learning <ul><li>The use of small mobile technologies such as Personal Data Assistants (PDAs), portable music players, and mobile phones in education and learning is ‘m-learning’ </li></ul><ul><li>m-Learning as the next phase of CALL </li></ul>
    17. 20. Podcasting
    18. 22. Current Research with Mobile Phones <ul><li>m-Learning project: pan-European m-Learning Project funded by the European Commission (www.m-learning.org) </li></ul><ul><li>764 young adults interviewed, over 70% interested in learning a MFL with their mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>China and the BBC </li></ul><ul><li>Supporters of m-learning never suggest that the mobile phone will replace the teacher. Rather, the teacher becomes a facilitator of using new technologies for educative purposes, and mobile phones are one tool among many </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for adding value and quality have always been difficult to achieve in the language classroom: facilitating interpersonal communication in authentic settings, sustaining meaningful learning, and offering ‘motivating’ strategies for language practice. </li></ul>
    19. 23. Possibilities <ul><li>Phone-based applications </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Camera and multi-media functions </li></ul>
    20. 24. Phone Applications
    21. 25. The Dangers <ul><li>Cyber Terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul><ul><li>Distractions? </li></ul><ul><li>Phone calls & inappropriate use </li></ul><ul><li>Photography </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Appropriate Action’ QLD Government </li></ul>
    22. 26. Millionaire
    23. 29. Qui veut gagner des millions? <ul><li>Begin with the clips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bingo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PMI / BDA (SSS) / Card Clusters / Lingo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions and Question-types </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrity Head! </li></ul><ul><li>Matching / Cloze Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Own PowerPoint Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Present to Class </li></ul>