Social Networking for the Foreign Language Classroom

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This gives a brief overview of what, why and how we can use digitally-mediated social networking for language learning. This complements a companion wiki found at http://socialnetworking4languagelearning.wikispaces.com/

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Social Networking for the Foreign Language Classroom

  1. 1. Social Networking for the Foreign Language Classroom Barbara Lindsey University of Connecticut Fulbright FLTA Workshop December 10, 2009 Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  2. 2. What is digitally-mediated social networking? Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  3. 3. Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/ LTYwMDQ3MDk3Nw •75% of teens have a cell phone •73% of online teens use social network sites •1,742 (avg.) text messages per month versus 231 mobile phone calls in Q2 2008 by U.S. teens (13-17) Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  4. 4. Why use these environments for language learning? • User-generated content • Ubiquitous access • Amplified impact • Global participation Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  5. 5. ACTFL Standards Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  6. 6. The Human Network Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  7. 7. User-generated Content Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  8. 8. Ubiquitous Access Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  9. 9. Berkeley Yale Cornell Columbia Duke Georgetown Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  10. 10. Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  11. 11. Amplified Impact Live-Tweeting The Revolution: Week 1 Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  12. 12. Global Participation Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  13. 13. Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  14. 14. Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  15. 15. How can we use them to support our students as lifelong learners? Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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  17. 17. Describe using 5 keywords: one or two word phrases Thanks to Lauren Rosen for this activity idea Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  18. 18. Let’s do some good while practicing tagging! Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  19. 19. Let’s move over to our wiki now! http://socialnetworking4languagelearning.wikispaces.com Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  20. 20. Sources Slide 1: Earth from Space http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth_from_Space.jpg Slide 2: Social Networking in Plain English by Commoncraft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc Slide 3: Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com Networked Learners Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2009/52-Networked-Learners.aspx Nielsen Company Survey http://bit.ly/vhK3U Slide 5: ACTFL Standards http://nflrc.iastate.edu/pubs/standards/ring.gif Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy by Dan Meyer http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddmeyer/2666448493/ Slide 6: The Human Network Anthem by Cisco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAdfYgEapT8&feature=related Slide 7: Google Maps http://maps.google.com/ Slide 8: europeana http://www.europeana.eu/portal/ Academic Earth http://academicearth.org/ Dash http://dash.harvard.edu/ MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org Slide 9: Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/ Open Source Teaching http://www.opensourceteaching.org/ Ustream is Duke’s Latest Venture in Online Communication http://news.duke.edu/2009/09/ustream.html Slide 10: Live-Tweeting the Revolution: Week 1 http://bit.ly/SMldq Slide 11: Global Voices Online http://globalvoicesonline.org/ Wednesday, December 9, 2009
  21. 21. Sources Slide 12: Global Voices http://globalvoicesonline.org/ Slide 13: newsmap http://newsmap.jp/ http://www.twibes.com/group/Afritweets Frontline SMS http://www.frontlinesms.com/ Slide 14: 9 Miles Media http://9milesmedia.com/ Matthew Bischoff http://matthewbischoff.com/ Zoe’s Kid-Powered Revolution http://bit.ly/hCezh Slide 15:Virtual Student Foreign Service http://www.state.gov/vsfs/ Flat Classroom Project http://flatclassroomproject.ning.com The Extraordinaries on iTunes ACTFL Video Podcast Contest http://www.actflvideocontest.org/ Slide 16: CivWiki:Culturas de España http://civwiki.wetpaint.com/ The Mixxer | Language Exchange for Everyone http://www.language-exchanges.org Language Connects Us http://languageconnectsus.ning.com/ Slide 17: Corine’s Classroom http://www.flickr.com/photos/redjar/113137539/ by redjar Slide 18: The Extraordinaries http://app.beextra.org/ Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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