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Mobile Apps for Language and Culture

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Slides of a presentation given as part of an AATF session at ACTFL 2010 in Boston, MA. Anyone interested in more information should contact the author.

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Mobile Apps for Language and Culture

  1. 1. + Mobile Apps for Language and Culture AATF@ACTFL 2010 Boston, MA
  2. 2. + What are mobile apps?  Programs that run on smartphones and other small-format computing platforms  iPhone and iPod Touch (iOS)  iPad  Android OS (Google)  Blackberry  Nokia  Windows Mobile  Nintendo DS (particularly for Japanese)
  3. 3. + iPhone vs. iPod Touch  iPhone  GPS  Can do Augmented Reality  Better camera  iPod Touch (4th generation)  No GPS  Limited Augmented Reality  Lower-quality camera  Built-in mic  iPod Touch (previous generations)  No camera  First generation = no recording capability
  4. 4. + Why mobile apps?  Immersion in ‘everyday’ culture  Different perspectives on news  Use of language outside the classroom  Content for specific interests  Sports  Health  Travel  Business  Food  Ideal for transition from intermediate to advanced
  5. 5. + Where to find apps? https://sites.google.com/site/workshopsandpresentations/actfl-2010
  6. 6. + Finding French apps?  There’s an app for that! and more than one site… https://sites.google.com/site/wor kshopsandpresentations/actfl- 2010/applisenfrancais  www.i.voixdargent.com
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  8. 8. + Logistics  The cost of apps  Many have ‘lite’ versions that can be used in class  App Store Volume Purchase Program  Compare to cost of texts  Availability in class and out of class  Ideal: everyone in class has one  ‘Pool’ for classroom use  Use in pairs, with students who have sharing with students who do not  Teacher has one that is passed around for small-group work  Individual tasks as homework with computer-based alternatives
  9. 9. + Activities  Comprehension and discussion  Popular culture  Popular language  Media literacy  Compare commercials  Compare publications  Radio France  Compare texts and podcasts
  10. 10. + Utilities  Pense-bête  Météo  Soldes  Code de la Route  Secours  InfoPandémie
  11. 11. + Travel  Transportation  Toulouse  Métro  City Guides  Restaurant Guides  Official Warnings  Voyageurs
  12. 12. + What next?  AATF app evaluation / activity site?  http://sites.google.com/site/workshopsandpresentations/actfl- 2010  Information about other platforms  Link with work on games in language learning

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