Technology and World Languages Standards – Engaging 21st century students SCOTL 2011- March 11th, 2011 Catalina Bohorquez and Michelle Olah Seminole Co. Public Schools, FloridaWorld Languages Technology Consultants www.wltechconsultants.com
How can we teach our languages ANDincorporate 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
Language Standard 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?
New Web 2.0 Family Projects Web tool: Voicethread Beginning German - http://ed.voicethread.com/?#u86836 Spanish Collaborative Family Project http://ed.voicethread.com/share/235029/ Intermediate Spanish – Grammar focus http://ed.voicethread.com/share/8974/
New Web 2.0 “About Me” Projects Web tool: VoxopopBonjour. Je mappelle.. Je viens....Doù viens-tu? Chinese
Language Standard 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 Chooserhttp://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, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share and (soon) print.
Your turn…How could you useStorybird in Presentational Writing?
Go Animate/Toon Doo http://goanimate.com/movie/0FZ_aoErA988/1
Language Standard 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 depictingdifferences in regional dialects and language-usage among speakers of the more commonly taught languages worldwide.
Culture Standard 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.
A little bit of Culture Every Day! Travel Videos - Geobeats – 2 Minute Travel Videos (English) Movie Theaters (vocabulary, money, time, dates) •Cinéma Gaumont Champs-Elysées Marignan-Paris •Cinemark – MéxicoNewspaper headlines from around the World YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube