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New Tools, New Opportunities, Personal Learning Networks


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Talk given by Independent Languages Consultant, Joe Dale from the UK at the American Association of Teachers of French convention in Montreal on 6th July 2011. See for links and for more information about the speaker.

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New Tools, New Opportunities, Personal Learning Networks

  1. 1. New Tools, New Opportunities, Personal Learning Networks AATF Convention, Montreal – 6 th July 2011 [email_address]
  2. 2. Context Isle of Wight
  3. 3. Let’s start with a blog
  4. 5. Accessing higher order thinking skills …
  5. 7. The networked teacher
  6. 9. Coming to terms with Twitter ‘ What started as a few language teachers 'tweeting' about what they were doing has become well over 100 from around the world.  It's quite hard to comprehend having a virtual staffroom of that many people with good ideas and opinions.  It has led to teachers publicising articles on their blogs which ordinarily I wouldn't have seen, I find out about events for professional development that I wouldn't have known about, and it has, without doubt put me into contact with some very influential educationalists who have taken time to give me guidance and advice. Coming to terms with Twitter - Alex Blagona April 2010
  7. 11. Making lists
  8. 12. Organising your PLN
  9. 13. Hello Tweeple!
  10. 14. MFL Flashmeeting
  11. 15. TES – Flash Forward April 2010
  12. 16. MFL Times
  13. 17. MFL Show and Tell
  14. 18. ICT Links into Languages Conference
  15. 19. Two Stars and a Wish Purpose, audience and content one-click publishing Real communication Assessment for learning Secure environment Promote global citizenship Pupil voice Celebrate your pupils’ work Feedback Comments
  16. 20. The educational value of podcasting <ul><li>pupils or staff can listen when and where they want, at their own pace, in a relaxed environment </li></ul><ul><li>the process of recording and editing can deepen pupils' understanding of key concepts </li></ul><ul><li>pupils can listen as many times as is necessary for them to embed ideas </li></ul><ul><li>pupils can have opportunities for pupil voice, peer assessment and collaborative work </li></ul><ul><li>scripting and producing can facilitate pupils’ accessing higher order thinking skills </li></ul>
  17. 21. From 11% - 50% in two years!
  18. 22. Around the world with 80 schools
  19. 23. Learning languages with one stop animation
  20. 24. Les fables de la Fontaine - La Cigale et la fourmi
  21. 26. C’est où?
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  23. 28. QR codes in education
  24. 29. MFL edapps
  25. 30. My French Coach
  26. 31. MFL Digital Stories
  27. 32. MFL Storybirds
  28. 33. One in three overwhelmed by technology
  29. 34. Findings <ul><li>Britons overwhelmingly viewed new technology such as mobile phones and social networks as a positive thing </li></ul><ul><li>38 per cent of 10-14 year olds felt that too much of it could be upsetting </li></ul><ul><li>34 per cent of 25-34 year olds reported feeling similarly. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people, however, did not say that they favoured digital communication over face-to-face. </li></ul><ul><li>65 per cent of adults said they preferred communicating in person, the same was also true for 64 per cent of children. </li></ul>
  30. 35. © SAP 2009 / Page
  31. 36. New Tools, New Opportunities, Personal Learning Network [email_address]