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delivered at #aulc2013 Durham. Feedback on early stages of a pilot project using chromebooks in classrooms to support internet based activites including collaborative writing.

delivered at #aulc2013 Durham. Feedback on early stages of a pilot project using chromebooks in classrooms to support internet based activites including collaborative writing.

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  • 1. Taking matters into your own hands Experiences in the deployment of google chromebooks for language learning T.MacKinnon@warwick.ac.uk
  • 2. Context:• Language classes wanting internet access• Lab provision too old and expensive• Student expectations• Real vs controlled interaction• Meeting a wide range of tutor needs
  • 3. Pilot project:• 15 devices and a charging cabinet• Use Chrome O/S, updates automatically• Contract similar to that of mobile phone• Secure domain on Google apps for education• Control panel for domain• Users can share docs to their own email account to continue beyond classroom
  • 4. Risk assessment• Risks: • Rewards:Data security Innovative teachingDevice security Student engagementGoogle fear Collaborative teaching Digital wisdom Opening classroom walls
  • 5. Activities:• Staff training drop in sessions• Accessing activities in our VLE Languages@Warwick• Co-creating documents using google docs• Using web resources for role play support (shopping/tickets etc.)• “Guess who” using google talk across devices• Accessing google apps for language learning
  • 6. Issues and advantages:• Availability of wifi • Greater personalisation• Staff familiarity with of activities device • Speed of set up• Finding best settings for • Portability the domain • Student familiarity with• Shifting landscape Chrome browser • Ease of sharing • Increased ownership of learning
  • 7. Please connect to follow this project andothers:On twitter:WarwicklanguageOn youtube:WarwickLanguage