Little tech for big results

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Slides for a presentation done for Virtual Roundtable Conference on March 26, 2011. Live links to all of the resources and examples can be found on my wiki: http://teachingvillage.wikispaces.com/

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Little tech for big results

  1. 1. Little Tech for Big Results<br />Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto<br />@barbsaka<br />
  2. 2. Tech tools should enhance language lessons…<br />…not be the main course.<br />
  3. 3. A little bit of tech can:<br />expand<br />classroom boundaries<br />extend<br />contact time with English<br />create<br />performance & publication opportunities <br />connect<br />students with the world<br />reinforce<br />language practice<br />deepen<br />understanding<br />
  4. 4. Expand a lesson beyond classroom boundaries<br />Page from Let’s Begin (OUP)<br />
  5. 5. Learn and practice in low tech ways, too.<br />
  6. 6. Make an alphabet word book.<br />
  7. 7. Voicethread.com<br />
  8. 8. Ask for help<br />
  9. 9. Connect students with the world<br />
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  11. 11. Build on the basic language in a lesson<br />Page from Let’s Go 1 (OUP)<br />
  12. 12. Start with low tech practice to build accuracy & fluency<br />Tools like Jing can help you get more mileage from worksheet art<br />
  13. 13. Paste results from a class survey into Wordle to create a word cloud<br />www.wordle.net<br />
  14. 14. Frequency determines the size of words<br />
  15. 15. Extend the amount of contact time with English and personalize the language.<br />
  16. 16. Create something that can be shared with family and friends.<br />glogster.com<br />
  17. 17. Use the Internet to find resources for lessons.<br />www.morguefile.com<br />
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  20. 20. 1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
  21. 21. 1<br />Cut the sections apart to encourage expansion.<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
  22. 22. 1<br />Add one additional sentence to each section.<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
  23. 23. Transfer pictures and text to slides and add narration to create a digital picture book<br />
  24. 24. A little tech can deepen understanding of language<br />Students choose five objects and build a mystery story incorporating them.<br />
  25. 25. 1st lesson:<br />Answer<br />Who?<br />What?<br />Where?<br />When?<br />How?<br />
  26. 26. Focus on meaning and organization first (save grammar & spelling for last)<br />
  27. 27. Organize the story into beginning, middle and end, and expand with details as necessary.<br />
  28. 28. Finally, focus on the grammar and spelling.<br />
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  30. 30. After a LOT of writing and working with a story … <br />the reward!<br />
  31. 31. toondoo.com<br />
  32. 32. Listening becomes a model to personalize a conversation<br />Xtranormal characters say EXACTLY what students type<br />
  33. 33. www.xtranormal.com<br />Download “State” version to work in classes without an Internet connection.<br />
  34. 34. It’s easy to practice introductions, but it’s hard to find a “real” context with a class of students who already know each other.<br />
  35. 35. Self introductions as performance<br />
  36. 36. For a copy of this presentation, and links to the online tools and projects, go to:<br />http://teachingvillage.wikispaces.com/<br />

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