Effective use of Digital Resources in the Languages classroom

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Effective use of Digital Resources in the Languages classroom Presentation given by Laura Lochore at AFMLTA conference Sydney 2009

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Effective use of Digital Resources in the Languages classroom

  1. 1. Effe c tive dig ital re s o urc e s Laura Lo c ho re WestOne Services
  2. 2. WestOne Services Develop curriculum resources for: • K-12 • VET • Careers in CD-ROM, print and DVD formats
  3. 3. Italian  1A  1B  2A  2B  3A  3B
  4. 4. Indonesian 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B 2A
  5. 5. W are effective digital resources? hat Effective digital resources engage learners and help them learn. engagement (Mark Prensky, 2001) learning
  6. 6. Audience: Gen Y What I want, when I w it, w ant here I w it ant  Digital natives (not digital im igrants) m  Discovery learners  Netw orkers M ulti- m edia/tasking/m odal (viewers)  Challenge and purpose
  7. 7. Language learners Language learners especially like  Real life texts w scaffolded tasks ith  Real life purpose and motivation Life skill Language issue Language skill/strategy Howto m ake a W do I say? hat Intercultural phone call / W do I not say? hat understanding conduct W do I do if I don’ hat t Phrases to know m yself in a understand? Repair strategies job interview Background speaker too Reassurance fast
  8. 8. WestOne resources  Interactions w im ediate feedback ith m  Support for independent learning via focus on language learning strategies  Gram ar 1a m  Text alternatives and printable sections
  9. 9. Howto use  Rem ber w your learners are em ho  M it up! ix –Lim ited individual com puter time –Group w ork, class discussions –Data projector / interactive w hiteboard / printouts  W a LM (eg Janison, M ith S oodle, WebCT).
  10. 10. Navigation
  11. 11. Order queries  claire.dawson@det.wa.edu.au Laura.lochore@det.wa.edu.au Laura.lochore@gmail.com http://delicious.com/lauralochore Twitter: bulolol

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