Effective use of internet resources in languages teaching and learning


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This is part of a presentation I delivered today (10 June 2009) to a group of Heads of Modern Foreign Languages looking to integrate internet resources in their teaching.

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Effective use of internet resources in languages teaching and learning

  1. 1. E!ective use of internet resources in languages teaching and learning Warwick Group MFL Meeting Wednesday, 10th June 2009 José Picardo
  2. 2. Iquot; New technologies and the NSC II quot; Young People and the Internet III quot; A look at the best internet resources IV quot; Evaluation
  3. 3. About José Picardo • Modern Foreign Languages teacher at Nottingham High School (Head of MFL as from September 2009) • I blog about the e!ective use of technology in education at www.boxoftricks.net • I maintain a Spanish interactive exercises website called www.asisehace.net • Writer of the ICT Outlook in the Languages ICT website (ALL & CiLT) http://www.languages-ict.org.uk/news/ict_outlook.htm
  4. 4. New technologies and the New Secondary Curriculum
  5. 5. “Teachers should provide plenty of opportunities for pupils to use their linguistic knowledge imaginatively in different contexts. New technologies offer many opportunities for pupils to learn independently and use language creatively” http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/key-stages-3-and-4/developing-your-curriculum/new_opportunities/index.aspx
  6. 6. The New Secondary Curriculum : its possibilities •“personalise the curriculum, designing their own subject curriculum to meet individual needs and engage all learners” •“provide focused support and greater challenge where needed, helping to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to make progress and achieve...” •“design coherent learning experiences that are relevant and meaningful to learners by making connections between subjects, events and activities” •“use a variety of teaching and learning approaches to engage and motivate learners, and to maximise impact on learning” http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/key-stages-3-and-4/developing-your-curriculum/new_opportunities/index.aspx
  7. 7. The New Secondary Curriculum: its impact “Schools should consider how the opportunities provided by the new secondary curriculum could allow them to design a curriculum that learners find is more relevant [... ] and better meets their interests and aspirations.” “Greater relevance can increase engagement with learning, and help to raise standards.” “The strong focus on the curriculum aims should help to ensure that young people leave school equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to cope with life and work in the 21st century.” http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/key-stages-3-and-4/developing-your-curriculum/new_opportunities/index.aspx
  8. 8. The New Secondary Curriculum: its suggestions email videoconferencing image video television audio websites internet http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/key-stages-3-and-4/developing-your-curriculum/new_opportunities/index.aspx
  9. 9. GCSE : New specifications for languages •Hear, speak, read and write in the target language regularly and frequently within the classroom and beyond, suggesting the use of websites as one of the tools which could be used to achieve this. •Communicate in the target language individually, in pairs, in groups and with speakers of the target language, including native speakers where possible, for a variety of purposes, using, among other resources, email or video conferencing. •Use an increasing range of more complex language. •Use a range of resources, including ICT, for accessing and communicating information in the target language, for example: live or recorded audio and video and the internet. •Listen to, read or view a range of materials, including authentic materials in the target language, both to support learning and for personal interest and enjoyment, which can be obtained from recorded audio and video and TV, but also from the internet. http://www.qca.org.uk/default.aspx
  10. 10. Are they really so di!erent?
  11. 11. Think about these questions: When you were at school... ...what did you do after school? ...did you have a mobile phone? ...did you have an iPod? ...did you have a personal computer? ...was it connected to the internet?
  12. 12. Why more ICT? • Will my students benefit? • What’s in it for teachers?
  13. 13. Internet resources
  14. 14. What is Web 2.0? Web 2.0 refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design, that facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities, hosted services, and applications; such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis and blogs. (source: Wikipedia) to the average student... Web 2.0 is the web
  15. 15. Best web applications for use the teaching and learning of MFL
  16. 16. Animoto - create stunning videos http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=animoto
  17. 17. Glogster - multimedia posters http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=glogster
  18. 18. Go!Animate - create your own animations http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=animation
  19. 19. Voki - create a speaking avatar http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=voki
  20. 20. Diigo - share bookmarks and annotations http://www.diigo.com/053bw http://www.diigo.com/053bx
  21. 21. Sliderocket - online presentations http://www.asisehace.net/blog/?tag=sliderocket
  22. 22. Wordle - word clouds http://www.boxoftricks.net/?p=103
  23. 23. Lingro - Online Dictionary http://www.lingro.com
  24. 24. Simple blogging with Posterous http://posterous.com
  25. 25. http://fieldtripdiary.posterous.com
  26. 26. There are many tools like these... http://boxoftricks.net http://www.diigo.com/user/josepicardo
  27. 27. jose.picardo@boxoftricks.net picardo.jl@nottinghamhigh.co.uk www.boxoftricks.net