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The Best Of Calico For K 12 Teachers

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The Best Of Calico For K 12 Teachers

  1. 1. CALICO Teacher Education SIG Lara Lomicka, Gillian Lord, Nike Arnold & Lara Ducate
  2. 2. <ul><li>Special needs of K-12 teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect to students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use tools that are part of their daily lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain 5 Cs approach in language classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges faced by K-12 teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited connectivity/access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unequal resources </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Share ideas, collaborate on group projects and build on each others’ work </li></ul><ul><li>Access course materials in an electronic format </li></ul><ul><li>Submit assigned work and receive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from your students </li></ul><ul><li>Engage students; increase motivation and excitement in topic </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Chatting </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Video and Photo sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Feed aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>Other tools </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><ul><li>Facebook ( www. facebook .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace ( www. myspace .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning ( www. ning .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 ( www.classroom20.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whyville ( www. whyville .net ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imbee ( www. imbee .com ) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>virtual meeting place </li></ul><ul><li>facilitates discussion </li></ul><ul><li>immediate reaction and response </li></ul><ul><li>Share information quickly with many contacts </li></ul><ul><li>safety and security </li></ul><ul><li>identity theft </li></ul><ul><li>time waster </li></ul><ul><li>online harassment and stalking </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Space for school clubs or groups (German Club, French Club, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Place for classmates to communicate and share work </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation projects </li></ul>
  8. 12. <ul><li>Sample podcasting services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gabcast ( www. gabcast .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Odeo ( www. odeo .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podbean ( www. podbean .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podomatic ( www. podomatic .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcast People ( www. podcastpeople .com ) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 14. <ul><li>easily distributable </li></ul><ul><li>people like the human voice </li></ul><ul><li>Access to native speaker </li></ul><ul><li>allows for time / place shifting </li></ul><ul><li>automatic subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>accessible by anyone </li></ul><ul><li>not everyone has mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>some would rather read than listen </li></ul><ul><li>Not easily searchable </li></ul>
  10. 15. <ul><ul><li>Listen to a recipe and then make/cook food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a radio show on a particular theme and ask students to include jingles, advertisements, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce an auto narrative (story, poem, film review…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct an interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to target language news, information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary learning with images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record oral histories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student critiques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a tour (museum, campus, school, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce a scavenger hunt </li></ul></ul>
  11. 17. <ul><li>used to create collaborative websites </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wet Paint ( www. wetpaint .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces ( www. wikispaces .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WikiDot ( www. wikidot .com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki ( www. pbwiki .com ) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 19. <ul><li>No need to install HTML authoring tools </li></ul><ul><li>minimal training needed </li></ul><ul><li>can help develop a culture of sharing and working together (collaboration) </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative wiki may suffer from a lack of a strong vision or leadership </li></ul><ul><li>can be ineffective when there is a lack of consensus </li></ul><ul><li>copyright and other legal issues regarding collaborative content </li></ul><ul><li>may be difficult for Wikis to gain momentum </li></ul><ul><li>can become disorganized as content grows </li></ul>
  13. 20. <ul><li>Micropedia: small version of wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Branching Story: choose your own adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Exegesis: simplify complex ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Also: study guides, vocab lists, travelogue, virtual tour of school, annotated virtual tour of library, collaborative book review, fan club for favorite person, travel brochure </li></ul>
  14. 22. <ul><li>web site with regular entries of commentary, descriptions, or other material </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging: allows users to publish brief text updates or photos/audio clips ; can usually be submitted via text messaging, email, the web, </li></ul><ul><li>Blog tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger ( www.blogger.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edublogs ( www.edublogs.org ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter ( www.twitter.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edmodo ( www.edmodo.com ) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 25. <ul><li>writing for an audience </li></ul><ul><li>focus on content </li></ul><ul><li>build community </li></ul><ul><li>open interaction </li></ul><ul><li>auto archives </li></ul><ul><li>can edit work </li></ul><ul><li>allows for creative expression of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>can build profile of writer, share knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>positive way to get feedback </li></ul><ul><li>run out of things to say </li></ul><ul><li>easy to start but hard to maintain </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes hard to find interesting topics </li></ul>
  16. 26. <ul><li>Reading blogs: find NS blogs to read </li></ul><ul><li>Writing blogs: write about open or assigned topics; feedback from teachers/peers/NSs </li></ul><ul><li>Travel blogs: keep friends / family informed when students travel </li></ul><ul><li>Write journals online (responses to book class is reading, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Student portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul>
  17. 28. <ul><li>Synchronous conferencing via computer </li></ul><ul><li>audio/video conferencing or instant messaging systems </li></ul><ul><li>real time </li></ul><ul><li>Chat services and sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Live Mocha ( www.livemocha.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Palabea ( www.palabea.net ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chatmaker ( www.chatmaker.com ) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 31. <ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>quick and easy communication </li></ul><ul><li>promote interaction </li></ul><ul><li>develop interpersonal skills </li></ul><ul><li>non-threatening language practice </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for negotiation of meaning </li></ul><ul><li>scheduling conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>hard to go in depth on topics </li></ul><ul><li>abbreviating words and phrases is common </li></ul><ul><li>keeping up with pace/ multiple topics </li></ul><ul><li>difficult to reach consensus </li></ul>
  19. 32. <ul><li>With different types of group for different types of language practice (pairs, small groups, with teacher, with native speaker) </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic: discuss educational systems in different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Task oriented: work together to develop an itinerary for a trip to Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Information gap: find a roommate based on common interests </li></ul>
  20. 34. <ul><li>Method of storing, organizing, searching, and managing bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Usually public, but can be saved privately or shared with specified people or groups </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages users to organize bookmarks with informal tags rather than folders </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Magnolia ( www.ma.gnolia.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delicious ( www.del.icio.us.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diigo ( www.diigo.com ) </li></ul></ul>
  21. 37. <ul><li>accessible from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>express different perspectives on information </li></ul><ul><li>creative dynamic learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>create joint library of resources/texts </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>no standard to tags or organization </li></ul><ul><li>requires an extra step (time) </li></ul><ul><li>impossible to control vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>inconsistency of terms </li></ul><ul><li>lack of precision </li></ul><ul><li>information overload </li></ul>
  22. 38. <ul><li>Create a resource document for a particular topic </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used as a support for class discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used to start an individual or group project </li></ul><ul><li>Share texts for extensive reading (e.g., text recommendations) </li></ul>
  23. 39. <ul><li>[photo and video] </li></ul>
  24. 40. <ul><li>Occurs in online social networks and digital communities </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregate, upload, compress, host and distribute images, videos, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Photo sharing sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr ( www.flickr.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop Express ( www.photoshop.com /express ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video sharing sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You Tube ( www.youtube.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Tube ( http:// teachertube.com ) </li></ul></ul>
  25. 43. <ul><li>interactive (comments) </li></ul><ul><li>users can edit info </li></ul><ul><li>access to authentic materials </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>variety of information </li></ul><ul><li>useful and informative </li></ul><ul><li>cultural information </li></ul><ul><li>public </li></ul><ul><li>hard to control content - teacher tube could be better option </li></ul>
  26. 44. <ul><li>Post photos/video when taking students abroad </li></ul>
  27. 46. <ul><li>Applications (software or web-based) that maintain subscriptions to feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Feed aggregator services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle ( www.google.com/ig ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Variable content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines ( www.bloglines.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily blog feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pageflakes ( www.pageflakes.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Variable content </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 48. <ul><li>latest updates </li></ul><ul><li>quick way to search web </li></ul><ul><li>lessens clutter in in-box </li></ul><ul><li>spam free </li></ul><ul><li>no graphics or photos </li></ul><ul><li>some prefer receiving an email </li></ul><ul><li>id of source website can be confusing </li></ul>
  29. 49. <ul><li>Students can create social personalized start pages to organize interests of TL/TC </li></ul>
  30. 51. <ul><li>A software package used to display information, normally in the form of a slide show </li></ul><ul><li>Typically includes (at a minimum): an editor, a method for inserting and manipulating graphic images, and a slide-show system to display the content </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of social software: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letterpop ( www.letterpop.com ) [newsletters] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare ( www.slideshare.net ) [upload and share] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animoto ( http:// animoto.com ) [create] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voicethread ( http:// voicethread.com ) [create] </li></ul></ul>
  31. 52. <ul><li>LetterPop </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul>
  32. 53. <ul><li>Animoto </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread </li></ul>
  33. 54. <ul><li>Skrbl ( www.skrbl.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw, text, scribble & share on simple & useful whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twiddla ( www.twiddla.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A web-based meeting playground; mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WiZiQ ( www.wiziq.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual classroom application that includes 2-way audio, text chat, whiteboard, and file-sharing capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bubbl.us ( www.bubbl.us ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>easy-to-use online, collaborative concept-mapping/brainstorming tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Doodle ( www.doodle.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online scheduling and polling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Voo2Do ( www.voo2do.com ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use and collaborate on web-based to-do lists </li></ul></ul>
  34. 55. <ul><li>IMPLEMENTATION </li></ul>
  35. 56. <ul><li>Considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which pedagogical benefits does the tool offer? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your linguistic/cultural goals? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you want students to interact: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With you? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With each other? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>With native speakers? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  36. 57. <ul><li>Considerations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of use / learning curve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical requirements </li></ul></ul>
  37. 58. <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Task? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real life / meaningful? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 C’s? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubric? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student participation? </li></ul></ul>
  38. 59. <ul><li>My district has filtering software and I can’t access the free tools! </li></ul><ul><li>There aren’t enough computers for my kids to use at school. </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t have time to use technology. </li></ul><ul><li>I feel overwhelmed because the tools change so quickly – I can’t keep up. </li></ul><ul><li>My students know more than I do – I feel inadequate. </li></ul>
  39. 61. <ul><li>In groups, discuss the technology/list of tools we indicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider its advantages and disadvantages and decide on a project design using this too. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The goals of the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The timeline of the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What will students do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will the project incorporate the 5 Cs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will the project be assessed? </li></ul></ul>
  40. 62. <ul><li>Groups share projects </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  41. 63. <ul><li>More information on CALICO’s Teacher Ed SIG: https:// www.calico.org/page.php?id =362 www.teacheredsig.ning.com </li></ul>

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