Q#3How has CALL enhanced teaching/learning opportunities in your classroom?
AndrewSo far, it has fulfilled the following roles in my class:1) A place to aggregate weekly content and classannouncements(via class website)2) A collection of online English learning resources3) An asynchronous collaboration tool (via voicethread andtypewith.me)4) Listening jigsaw assignments (youtube)5) Presentation tools (Prezi and Powerpoint)6) Video production tools (jaycut, iMovie)7) Content source (e.g. news websites, TEDx, TV shows)
AfiwaI have used not used anything from CALL in my classroomyet but I probably will for practicum.
HeidiWell, I have integrated various tools like creating classbookmarks, podcasts, typewith.me, and focused on learningthe essentials. It has made class more interesting and hasreally promoted learner autonomy. I think a lot of this isreflected in my position paper, actually! I integratetechnology into my sample lesson
KamilaOn the very basic level, I used YouTube videos to providestudents with authentic input.Also, in my language learningexperience I made use of language learning networks likelivemocha.In the future I would like to interest my studentsin doing technologically rich language projects.
KarenFor my BUILD Cantonese and Japanese class, I created aGooglesite that allows me to keep files and resources for mystudents. Not only do put my lesson plan on the website touse during my class, I put useful resources and soft-copiesof my handouts so my students will have access to theinformation even at home.
RobinBuild, student, build budget, internet provides free tools forstudents, home cooking, chau su, “god of cookery”…..helpeddesign of materials, windows photostory, listeningassessment, first time created video(opportunity), anviltools online, sharing of resources, save all work to googledocs/drop box, easy to share with students…Access toauthentic materials…
CeliaExperiment with new ideas such as games in language teaching,virtual worlds such as second life, and tools that I had a workingknowledge of such as Skype, but not very experienced with usingin Education. I also used sites called busuu & mixxer for findinglanguage partners. These sites help build autonomy, givestudents practice outside of the classroom, and providealternative options to plaftforms such as Skype and Gchat.There are many tools are out there that can enhance aneducators reportoire for meeting the needs of the learner.However, that doesnt mean that every tool is appropriate forevery learner. Jumping in too quickly will lead to a mismatch ofstudent needs and may make a tool not the right vehicle at theright time.
Alicia I guess with my Language Teacher Education course, it wassolely online – which I would not have been able to takeotherwise. The online platform allowed me to travel andaccess the classroom remotely, which was extremelybeneficial.
AngelicaI think so. It increased my sensitivity in getting materialsthat I can use for my classroom even when I’m just usingtechnology (social media) for personal use. I’ve realizedthat CALL doesn’t have to be really tech-savvy teachingpractices , but instead, it really depends on what you can dowith the materials presented on the internet or what youcan have students do with the help of technology.
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