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
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Easily access (to ANYTHING) websites from your smart phone!
Step 1: Download QR code reader/scanner on your smart phone through the Android Market or iTunes App StoreStep 2: Open app and scan code with cameraStep 1: Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.comStep 2: Type in Text or URL and create codeStep 3: Save your code for future use
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 @wif97894 and then your answer.
Use to:• Preview a topic• Review yesterday’s topic• Quick comprehension check on what was just learned• Exit ticket• ?
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
Social Media with Students?Schools should reflect the world that we live in TODAYWe can help make schools even more relevant, connected, andmeaningful to kids.We can increase students engagement in their education, increasetechnological proficiency, contribute to a greater sense ofcollaboration in the classroom, and build better communicationskills.
What Social Educational Networking Sites to Use? Non-Educational Sites Educational Sites like like Twitter and Edmodo or Ning Facebook • “Go where the • More teacher control students are” • Educational focus • Teach them how to use these sites responsibly and for their educational needs
“Edmodo is a secure, social learning platform for teachers, students, schools and districts.We provide a safe and easy way for your classto connect and collaborate, share content andaccess homework, grades and school notices. Our goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.”
A PORTFOLIO TO SHOWCASE STUDENT WORK Blog, wiki, ning, or website