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Technology in Foreign and Second Language Instruction


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Technology in Foreign and Second Language Instruction

  1. 1. Technology in Foreign & Second Language Instruction<br />Jessica Felderman<br />Jennifer Peal<br />Julianne Teerlinck<br />Crystal Imboden-McRae <br />
  2. 2. Main Concepts <br />TPACK in Second and Foreign Language instruction<br />Problems of practice in Second and Foreign Language <br />Technology integration strategies for ESL and Foreign Language students <br />Teachers must know what languages their students are speaking/learning & also be well aware of the differences between the needs of ESL and FLL students.<br />
  3. 3. Use of Productivity Tools <br />Teachers could use word processing programs to create worksheets or handouts for their ESL/FLL learners to practice their new language. <br />Use a spreadsheet to keep track of grades and students score improvements. <br />Students can use word processing to check grammar and spelling. <br />Teachers can use a spreadsheet to keep track of students participation points. <br />
  4. 4. Use of Devices with Computer Systems <br />Teachers can use digital cameras to take photos of common items and add them to a PowerPoint presentation to help their FLL or ESL students learn their new vocabulary words.<br />Teachers can use video cameras to make a video of the classroom doing their work. The teacher could add this to a PowerPoint of the class. <br />Teachers can scan students work onto a personal file to create a portfolio. <br />Teachers can video tape a speech in a foreign language to share with the students. <br />
  5. 5. Multimedia Tools<br />A PowerPointcould be created by teachers to use in instruction of ESL/FLL students learning the new language. The presentations could include pictures, text, video and sound clips of the language. <br />Language First is a interactive resource for language learners from LeapFrog Schoolhouse. <br />Teachers can allow students to use computer games to enhance language skills. <br />Students can use interactive storybooks to learn <br /> words they can not figure out on their own. <br /><br />
  6. 6. Adaptive/Assistive Technology<br /><br />Students with Dyslexia or reading problems could have the second/new language “read” to them through “electronic books”<br />Teachers can use educational websites to keep students engaged throughout the lesson. <br />Teachers can provide drill and practice activities/games to help students work on their problem areas.<br />Teachers can use podcasts of students speaking the new language so students can hear themselves speaking it.<br />
  7. 7. Responsible, Ethical, & Legal Use of Technology<br />Check the Copyright laws of the programs before using it the classroom. <br />Most importantly, students and teachers should go through training and be informed on the proper use of technology resources.<br />
  8. 8. Adherence to Copyright Laws <br />Teachers will only make copies of programs or materials to use of hand out to students & parents if it allowed by the copyright agreement.<br />
  9. 9. TrackStars and Webquests<br />Using Songs in the Foreign Language Classroom, Track #218237; This track is well organized & provides educators with multiple ways to incorporate food, music and art in to foreign language instruction. <br />English/Language Arts for Kids, Track #265129. This track has many activities for students learning to spell and read the English language. It also has activities for math, science, and social studies. A educator could use this track in the classroom by just having the students explore the language arts section of the track and practicing their spelling and listening skills. <br />, this is a web quest that can be used in teaching students Spanish. In the web quest students are planning a trip to Madrid and they visit Spanish web sites to plan their visit. <br />This TrackStar includes lectures, case studies, research, blogs and much more. It also includes information on teaching like using evidence or experience. Track #173450.<br />
  10. 10. Instructional Software for Foreign Language<br />JumpStart Spanish Educational Software, by Knowledge Adventure <br />Handheld computer games<br />Electronic dictionaries and translators<br />Interactive Storybooks<br />
  11. 11. Foreign & Second Language Teleresearch or Telecommunication Projects<br />My Language Exchange:a public website providing teachers and students connects to other classrooms around the world, fostering penpal-type messages in foreign languages through E-mail. (<br />Telecommunication Projects on the Internet this is a site that offers a variety of telecommunication projects. There is a global project that students could use to collaborate with students from around the world. There are also virtual field trips available. (<br />Virtual Reality for ESL Students is a reality simulation for ESL students. Students are in a simulation of Wal-Mart and can hold objects and put them away. This allows for students to find the objects and put them in the correct place. ( <br />On-line activities can be used as a teaching tool for foreign languages.<br />
  12. 12. Foreign & Second Language Rubrics<br />Arlington County Spanish Partial Immersion Program Speaking Objectives ( Although this rubric is designed to focus on one district&apos;s efforts to have students learn, use and understand the Spanish language, it could definitely be used in any school district. The rubric is very detailed and covers essential material students must know. <br />Spanish Grammar composition rubric that can be used in higher level Spanish classes. The title of the Rubric isSPANISH COMPOSITION EVALUATION CRITERIA . ( <br />Student-directed Assessment in ESL/EFL( rubric idea is getting the students involved in rubric making. The students are actually part of the rubric making process before they dig into their assignments they know exactly what is expected of them. <br />Elementary Teamwork Rubric ( This rubric could be used in a classroom for self-assessment and peer feedback. <br /><br />
  13. 13. Second & Foreign Language Lesson Plans<br />Lesson plan: Una Vista al Zoo de Madrid <br />Visit the web site for the Zoo in Madrid, Spain. <br />List of animals and attractions in Spanish <br />Make a poster in Spanish advertising the zoo<br />Write a calendar for the zoo in Spanish <br />Make a PowerPoint in Spanish with a list of animals, comparison of zoos in America vs. Madrid, and other interesting information found on the website. <br /><br />
  14. 14. Summary Slide <br />Technology use in the classroom provides teachers and students many opportunities to work with Foreign Languages and develop skills.<br />Technology, in this case, helps students more academically than it hurts them.<br />