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Larcsm2011

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Presentation for LARC Social Media Conference August 2011

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Larcsm2011

  1. 1. Technology and World Languages Standards – Engaging 21 st century students Catalina Bohorquez and Michelle Olah World Languages Technology Consultants www.wltechconsultants.com
  2. 2. What do you think is the most important skill today’s students need? <ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Presentational Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul>Partnership for 21 st century Skills The 4 “C’s”
  4. 4. ACTFL World Languages Standards
  5. 5. How can we teach our languages AND incorporate the skills that our students need to be successful in the 21 st century?
  6. 6. Using technology in the World Languages classroom: <ul><li>Enhances student creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to communicate outside of the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Provides opportunities for student collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Requires students to think critically to evaluate resources </li></ul><ul><li>Engages and motivates students </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ But I don’t have time, I’m teaching them (insert language here)” <ul><li>Using technology in WL classrooms can: </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASE instructional time in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASE student interest in the learning the language </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASE teaching to the standards </li></ul><ul><li>INCREASE student production of language and student proficiency </li></ul>
  8. 8. Where to Start?
  9. 9. Don’t start from scratch…
  10. 10. <ul><li>Start with a “classic” that you love… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Then “re-design” it into something exciting and new!
  12. 12. “ Classic” projects transformed with web 2.0
  13. 13. Language Standard 4: Presentational Speaking: <ul><li>The student will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Let’s Share… <ul><li>What are some “Classic” speaking presentations that you use currently? </li></ul>http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/larcsm2011
  15. 15. Some of our “revamped” Classics
  16. 16. New Web 2.0 Family Projects Web tool: Voicethread Beginning Spanish- http://ed.voicethread.com/?#q+my+family.b1706081.i8984765 Spanish Collaborative Family Project http://ed.voicethread.com/share/235029/ Intermediate Spanish – Grammar focus http://ed.voicethread.com/share/8974/
  17. 17. Some Examples to explore: <ul><li>French directions/map http://voicethread.com/?#u86836 </li></ul><ul><li>Example for vocabulary practice/culture/using doodle tool http://voicethread.com/?#u86836 </li></ul><ul><li>Voice thread journaling http://voicethread.com/?#u86836 </li></ul>
  18. 18. How to comment on a Voicethread http://voicethread.com/share/2175134/
  19. 19. How to create a Voicethread Creating a Voicethread
  20. 20. Ideas? How will you use voicethread?
  21. 21. Language Standard 5: Presentational Writing: <ul><li>The student will be able to present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of readers on a variety of topics in a culturally appropriate context in the target language. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Brainstorming… <ul><li>What are some “Classic” writing presentations that you currently use? </li></ul>Remember we don’t want to start from scratch. We want to take our best and add a 21 st century flare!
  23. 23. New Web 2.0 Writing Projects Web tool: Storybird Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make with family and friends to share and (soon) print. http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/
  24. 24. Demo Storybird
  25. 25. Storybird Topic A. Food / Opinions B. Descriptions C. Narrating in the past
  26. 26. Your turn…How could you use Storybird in Presentational Writing?
  27. 27. Assignment <ul><li>Revamp one of your Classic Projects using Voicethread or Storybird. </li></ul><ul><li>Embed or link your project into your e-portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Go back to wallwisher to share your redesigned project </li></ul>
  28. 28. Tutorials Voicethread Tutorial Storybird Tutorial
  29. 29. Catalina Bohorquez and Michelle Olah World Languages Technology Consultants www.wltechconsultants.com

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