Why technology is worth your while<br />ICT Show and Tell in the Secondary German Classroom<br />Belinda Flint<br />Bendig...
Why use ICT?<br /><ul><li>Gen Y & Z ‘Digital natives’
Engaging
Revision
ICT becoming increasingly available
Personalised learning opportunities
Anywhere, anytime learning</li></li></ul><li>My ICT journey<br />No formal training whatsoever!<br />Began with PowerPoint...
My PLN<br />Personal Learning Network<br />Vital for exploring ICT possibilities<br />BRILLIAN T for ICT help and<br />	ad...
Twitter<br />Revolutionary for me!<br />Educational use only<br />Follow other teachers (especially language teachers)<br ...
http://www.youtube.com/user/edtechie#p/u/6/OSHvikBuv3Y<br />From: http://www.youtube.com/user/edtechie<br />
Twitter: a basic guide<br />Create a username that is easy to search for<br />Add your ‘bio’ and a picture (can use an ava...
Some great Twitter links:<br />A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter: http://theedublogger.c...
Twitter lists<br />A great way to find people to follow, e.g.:<br />@josepicardo/mfl-uk@landeskunde/daf<br />
Diigo – social bookmarking<br />Diigovs Delicious?<br />Excellent way of saving websites for future reference<br />Diigo ‘...
Diigo – social bookmarking<br />Best feature: Diigo groups<br />‘German teachers only’ group: http://groups.diigo.com/grou...
Diigo – social bookmarking<br />Receive group updates via email daily, weekly etc<br />
PLN summary<br />Start slowly and find mentor(s) to help you<br />Use the same username across tools<br />Share as much as...
ICT to enhance language learning<br />Where to begin?!<br />
Wikispaces.com<br />Versatile – add as you go and when the need arises<br />Browse other wikis for ideas<br />Teacher-crea...
My current wikis<br />Klasse 10 Deutsch 2010<br />German help<br />7L Deutsch and 7L Deutsch schwer<br />Reise um Deutschl...
Klasse 10 Deutsch 2010<br />http://bseklasse10deutsch2010.wikispaces.com/<br />Contains:<br />Grammar explanations (YouTub...
Embed on wiki: slideshows<br />Online PowerPoint presentations etc.<br />Slideshare.net<br />Upload your presentations<br ...
Embed on wiki: YouTube clips<br />Again, copy the embed code and paste into the appropriate widget box.<br />Do the same p...
Embed on wiki: Documents<br />Helpful: if students don’t have Microsoft Word on their home computer or they have an old ve...
Embed on wiki: Podcasts<br />Podomatic.com or posterous.com<br />Students can also add your podcasts to their iTunes to li...
Embed on wiki: Voki<br />Voki.com<br />Avatar program<br />Creative and engaging<br />Add text which is then read to you i...
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  • Ask who is competent with ICT and who is a beginnerWho uses ICT in their German classes?
  • Staff members – great resource but “online staff members” are innumerable and have a wider range of expertiseTalk about twitter and diigo – my two most educational-changing PLN sites so far
  • Have you heard of twitter?Do you use twitter?
  • Next: diigo
  • Next: ICT use in the German classroom
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    1. 1. Why technology is worth your while<br />ICT Show and Tell in the Secondary German Classroom<br />Belinda Flint<br />Bendigo South East College<br />Calder AGTV Network<br />belindaflint@hotmail.com<br />twitter: @belindaflint<br />Presentation available at: www.slideshare.net/belindaflint<br />
    2. 2. Why use ICT?<br /><ul><li>Gen Y & Z ‘Digital natives’
    3. 3. Engaging
    4. 4. Revision
    5. 5. ICT becoming increasingly available
    6. 6. Personalised learning opportunities
    7. 7. Anywhere, anytime learning</li></li></ul><li>My ICT journey<br />No formal training whatsoever!<br />Began with PowerPoint <br />Sought out Professional Development<br />Berwick SC visit – ICT in LOTE<br />AGTV Middle Years Buffet<br />Elluminate sessions<br />Andrew Douch, Wanganui Park Secondary College – podcasting and screen captures<br />Online collaboration opportunities – twitter<br />
    8. 8. My PLN<br />Personal Learning Network<br />Vital for exploring ICT possibilities<br />BRILLIAN T for ICT help and<br /> advice<br />Fellow staff members<br />Twitter – find like-minded educators online<br />Diigo – join/create groups for online bookmarking<br />
    9. 9. Twitter<br />Revolutionary for me!<br />Educational use only<br />Follow other teachers (especially language teachers)<br />‘Tweet’ about online finds, things that worked in your classes, ideas, questions, anything!<br />“Educators are connecting with each other on Twitter and using it like a big teachers’ lunch room that’s open 24/7 whenever they need help, assistance or just want to connect with others.” Sue Waters (Edublogs Community Facilitator) on using Twitter<br />
    10. 10. http://www.youtube.com/user/edtechie#p/u/6/OSHvikBuv3Y<br />From: http://www.youtube.com/user/edtechie<br />
    11. 11. Twitter: a basic guide<br />Create a username that is easy to search for<br />Add your ‘bio’ and a picture (can use an avatar)<br />Follow at least 50 people <br />Add some tweets<br />Ask for help to gain followers<br />@belindaflint<br />
    12. 12. Some great Twitter links:<br />A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter: http://theedublogger.com/2010/07/08/a-twitteraholics-guide-to-tweets-hashtags-and-all-things-twitter/@suewaters<br />30 Interesting Ways to use Twitter in the Classroom: http://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_118cfb8msf8@tombarrett<br />
    13. 13. Twitter lists<br />A great way to find people to follow, e.g.:<br />@josepicardo/mfl-uk@landeskunde/daf<br />
    14. 14. Diigo – social bookmarking<br />Diigovs Delicious?<br />Excellent way of saving websites for future reference<br />Diigo ‘how to’ guide: http://www.larkin.net.au/resources/diigo.pdf<br />
    15. 15. Diigo – social bookmarking<br />Best feature: Diigo groups<br />‘German teachers only’ group: http://groups.diigo.com/group/bse-german-teachers<br />
    16. 16. Diigo – social bookmarking<br />Receive group updates via email daily, weekly etc<br />
    17. 17. PLN summary<br />Start slowly and find mentor(s) to help you<br />Use the same username across tools<br />Share as much as you take<br />Ask as much as you answer<br />Comment on other people's blogs<br />Life long learning is the key!<br />Adapted from: ‘PLN Yourself!’ http://suewaters.wikispaces.com/<br />
    18. 18. ICT to enhance language learning<br />Where to begin?!<br />
    19. 19. Wikispaces.com<br />Versatile – add as you go and when the need arises<br />Browse other wikis for ideas<br />Teacher-created and student-created<br />Embed anything! Pictures, audio, videos, word documents, PDFs, maps, slideshows etc.<br />Perfect for personalising learning<br />Excellent for student revision<br />Focus on speaking, listening, reading, writing<br />Collaborate with other students/classes/schools<br />Replacement for nings?<br />
    20. 20. My current wikis<br />Klasse 10 Deutsch 2010<br />German help<br />7L Deutsch and 7L Deutsch schwer<br />Reise um Deutschland<br />Member of many others such as Language Links, Cool Tools for Schools, Do Once and Share, Web 2.0 Guru, MFL Storybirds plus more!<br />You can also save other wikis to your ‘dashboard’ for future reference<br />
    21. 21. Klasse 10 Deutsch 2010<br />http://bseklasse10deutsch2010.wikispaces.com/<br />Contains:<br />Grammar explanations (YouTube clips and PowerPoint presentations) – student and teacher created<br />Worksheets (embedded and downloadable)<br />Links to online grammar explanations<br />Links to online grammar games<br />Extension activities<br />
    22. 22. Embed on wiki: slideshows<br />Online PowerPoint presentations etc.<br />Slideshare.net<br />Upload your presentations<br />Search for other presentations – <br /> can usually be downloaded<br />Use for student catch up/revision<br />Slidecast – presentation with audio<br />Copy the embed code to embed into your wiki<br />http://www.slideshare.net/belindaflint/slideshare-intro-by-belinda-flint<br />
    23. 23. Embed on wiki: YouTube clips<br />Again, copy the embed code and paste into the appropriate widget box.<br />Do the same process for TeacherTube and any other video sharing website – all you need is the embed code.<br />Making your own YouTube clips to embed on your wiki is fantastic for your students<br />http://www.youtube.com/user/belindaflint<br />
    24. 24. Embed on wiki: Documents<br />Helpful: if students don’t have Microsoft Word on their home computer or they have an old version of Word<br />Also makes viewing documents much faster<br />Scribd.com and slideshare.net (amongst others) enable embedding of word, PDF and other docs.<br />
    25. 25. Embed on wiki: Podcasts<br />Podomatic.com or posterous.com<br />Students can also add your podcasts to their iTunes to listen to on their iPod etc.<br />Create weekly ‘listening vocab’ lists for verbal tests and speaking practice.<br />
    26. 26. Embed on wiki: Voki<br />Voki.com<br />Avatar program<br />Creative and engaging<br />Add text which is then read to you in various accents (including German)<br />Record your voice and your voki will mouth your words<br />Has embed code<br />
    27. 27. Embed on wiki: Glogs<br />Glogster.com<br />Creative way to present information and it can be embedded onto your wiki<br />Caters for all aspects of language learning as you can add video, audio, text and images<br />A very engaging site for students – use it and claim it as a‘LOTE only’ site before another Learning Area does!<br />
    28. 28. More ICT ideas<br />Wallwisher.com – fantastic for online collaboration (students love it)<br />Storybird.com – create gorgeous online books (amazing illustrations to choose from)<br />Quizlet.com – flash card sets and online quizzes<br />Wordle.com – create interesting vocab lists or copy and paste students’ work into the site and see which words they use most<br />iPod touches...I could go on all day!!!<br />
    29. 29. Further reading...<br />Technology in Modern Foreign Languages: A practitioner’s perspective. Edited by José Picardo (google it and download a copy – it’s brilliant!)<br />Any good language blog such as:<br />germanheit.com<br />www.boxoftricks.net<br />joedale.typepad.com<br />
    30. 30. Contact me!<br />belindaflint@hotmail.com<br />flint.belinda.s@edumail.vic.gov.au<br />twitter: @belindaflint<br />slideshare: belindaflint<br />wikispaces: belindaflint<br />This presentation, along with many German grammar and other ICT presentations, can be found at:<br />www.slideshare.net/belindaflint<br />TECHNOLOGY!<br />I<br />

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