SCOLT 2012 Top Tech Tools


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SCOLT 2012 Top Tech Tools

  1. 1. World Languages and 21 st Century Skills SCOLT 2012- Atlanta, Georgia Michelle Olah Seminole Co. Public Schools, Florida World Languages Technology Consultants
  2. 2. By Jeff to the Maxx on Flickr
  3. 3. By soul_motor on Flickr
  4. 4. By Tetsumo by Flickr
  5. 5. Now… Now…
  6. 6. By One More Hill on Flickr
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. By English 090 ( [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
  9. 9. Easily access (to ANYTHING) websites from your smart phone!
  10. 10. 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
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  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Use to:• Preview a topic• Review yesterday’s topic• Quick comprehension check on what was just learned• Exit ticket• ?
  14. 14. Presentational Writing
  15. 15. Wallwisher
  16. 16. Examples of wallwishers…
  17. 17. Storybird are short, visualstories that you make withfamily and friends to share and (soon) print.
  18. 18. Speaking Projects VoicethreadBeginning German - Collaborative Family Project Spanish – Grammar focus
  19. 19. Speaking/Vocabulary Practice
  20. 20. About Me Projects Or Describing self Voki Speaking Avatar
  21. 21. Listening and Speaking practice:
  22. 22. Culture(not from the text book)
  23. 23. Tag Galaxy
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. “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.”
  28. 28. A PORTFOLIO TO SHOWCASE STUDENT WORK Blog, wiki, ning, or website
  29. 29. Polleverywhere.com
  30. 30. We are already 10 years into the 21 st Century The “Future” is NOW
  31. 31. By ECU Digital Collections on Flickr
  32. 32. What can you do TODAY to help prepare your students for TOMORROW?
  33. 33. One WOW and one WONDER…
  34. 34. Michelle OlahWorld Languages Technology Consultants