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Get Them Talking Using Web 2


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FETC 2009

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Get Them Talking Using Web 2

  1. 1. Get Them Talking Using Web 2.0 FETC Conference 2009 Michelle Olah, Spanish teacher
  2. 2. Who Am I? <ul><li>A teacher learning along with her students </li></ul>
  3. 3. What am I not? <ul><li>A technology facilitator or educational technology expert </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why does this matter? <ul><li>My main goal is to enhance my students LEARNING of the language –The technology is just an added bonus. </li></ul><ul><li>All tools I will show you are EASY to use and can be used in the classroom on Monday morning </li></ul><ul><li>My experience is based in a real (and messy) classroom and were tested on actual, real life middle school students. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Most Important “C” Communication <ul><li>Communicate in Languages Other Than English </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 1.1:  Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. (Interpersonal) </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 1.2:  Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topic. (Interpretive) </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 1.3:  Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics. (Presentational) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Barriers to Speaking in the Classroom <ul><li>Individual student practice – students do not speak enough </li></ul><ul><li>Pair activities – students off task, hard to monitor and correct errors </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations – take days of class time and other students are not engaged </li></ul>
  7. 7. How can Web 2.0 tools assist in getting students to speak ?
  8. 8. Save class time and still keep an audience <ul><li>All students can speak at once in a lab and it can be presented on a website, blog, or wiki for an authentic audience </li></ul><ul><li>Students can do speaking activities at home with a microphone or telephone and you can listen to them at your convenience </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some Technology Tools <ul><li>Voki Speaking Avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Photostory 3 and Windows Movie Maker </li></ul><ul><li>I pods with microphones </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is a Voki Speaking Avatar?
  11. 11. Voki Speaking Avatars <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul>
  12. 12. Student Examples:
  13. 13. VoiceThread
  14. 14. Voicethread <ul><li>What is a Voicethread? </li></ul><ul><li>A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos </li></ul><ul><li>It allows people to leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). </li></ul><ul><li>It is able to be Shared with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments and continue the conversation. . </li></ul>
  15. 15. How to Use VoiceThread in the Classroom
  16. 16. Voicethread to Practice Specific Concepts
  17. 17. VoiceThread to Practice Pronunciation
  18. 18. VoiceThread to Record Student Presentations
  19. 19. How easy is it to comment on a VoiceThread? Go to: OR and in Browse tab search for “voicethread and FETC ”
  20. 20. Microsoft Photo Story 3 and Window Movie Maker <ul><li>Students can create and narrate digital stories in the target language on any topic. </li></ul><ul><li>These stories can then be embedded in a wiki, blog, or webpage for a global audience. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Student Photo Story
  22. 22. Student Movie Maker Example
  23. 23. iPods in the Classroom <ul><li>From 14.99 – 45.00 you can find a microphone that adapts to an iPod </li></ul><ul><li>Students can step into the hall and spontaneously record themselves speaking on any topic </li></ul><ul><li>Students can check out the iPod and microphone to conduct interviews in the community. </li></ul>
  24. 24. The Other Important “C’ – Culture <ul><li>Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard 2.1:  Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard 2.2:  Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Using Realia in Communication Tasks
  26. 26. Ecuador and Peru Resources and Lesson Plans <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Audio recordings </li></ul><ul><li>Power Points </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>worksheets </li></ul>Summer 2008 Fulbright Hays HATSS Project