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ACTFL 2011 Top Tech Tools

  1. 1. Top Tech Tools for Teachers Best of FFLA & SCOLT ACTFL 2011- Denver, Colorado Michelle Olah Seminole Co. Public Schools, Florida World Languages Technology Consultants www.wltechconsultants.com
  2. 2. Easily access websites from your smart phone!
  3. 3. http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
  4. 4. Using technology in the World Languages classroom:• Enhances student creativity• Allows students to communicate outside of the classroom• Provides opportunities for student collaboration• Requires students to think critically to evaluate resources• Engages and motivates students
  5. 5. Don’t start from scratch…
  6. 6. Start with a “classic” that you love…
  7. 7. Then “re-design” it intosomething exciting and new!
  8. 8. Some of our “revamped” Classics
  9. 9. Top tool to wake up the class! Also known as “Texting for good not evil”1. If you can text, you can wiffiti!2. Send a text message to: 878843. At the beginning of your message type @wif85540 and then your answer.
  10. 10. Biographies
  11. 11. Family Speaking Projects Web tool: Voicethread Beginning German - http://ed.voicethread.com/?#u86836 Spanish Collaborative Family Project http://ed.voicethread.com/share/235029/ Intermediate Spanish – Grammar focus http://ed.voicethread.com/share/8974/
  12. 12. Speaking/Vocabulary Practice
  13. 13. About Me Projects Or Describing self Voki Speaking Avatar
  14. 14. Listening and Speaking practice:
  15. 15. Writing Projects Web tool: Storybird http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/Storybirds are short, visualstories that you make withfamily and friends to share and (soon) print.
  16. 16. Photo Stories: Mixbook http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/los-cahorritos-2831166 http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/all/libro-digital-4528131 http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/mi-amigo-y-yo-4793813http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/spanish-class-project-3976588 http://www.mixbook.com/photo-books/education/pablo-neruda-898736
  17. 17. Wallwisherhttp://www.wallwisher.com/wall/updatingwithtech
  18. 18. Examples of wallwishers…
  19. 19. Go Animate/Toon Doo http://goanimate.com/movie/0FZ_aoErA988/1
  20. 20. Culture(not from the text book)
  21. 21. Tag Galaxy
  22. 22. A little bit of Culture Every Day! Travel Videos - Geobeats – 2 Minute Travel Videos (English) Movie Theaters (vocabulary, money, time, dates)•Cinéma Gaumont Champs-Elysées Marignan-Paris •Cinemark – MéxicoNewspaper headlines from around the World YouTube, TeacherTube, SchoolTube
  23. 23. A PORTFOLIO TO SHOWCASE STUDENT WORK Blog, wiki, ning, or website
  24. 24. We are already 10 years into the 21 st Century The “Future” is NOW
  25. 25. What can you do TODAY to help prepare your students for TOMORROW?
  26. 26. One WOW and one WONDER…
  27. 27. Michelle OlahWorld Languages Technology Consultants www.wltechconsultants.com

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