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Cellphones in the
Classroom? YES!
ACTFL 2013
Orlando, FL
Michelle Olah
While you are waiting...
If you have a smart phone or iPad, Please...
Go to App Store (apple) or Google Play/Android
Marke...
Twitter:
michelleolah
Pinterest:
olahmich

Michelle Olah

World Languages Technology
Consultants
Orlando, FL

wltechconsul...
Why? (I’ll be brief)
Enhances student creativity
Allows students to communicate outside of the classroom
Provides opportunities for student col...
BYOD

BYOD
Why allow BYOD?
(bring your own device) :)

BUT...

*They are powerful computers
*They are instant recording labs
*They ar...
My 2 cents

Mange BYOD like you
would any other
classroom
management issue
Which tools should I use?

FIRST, decide
what you want
to do…
THEN pick the right
tool
Formative assessments
Use BYOD in formative assessments to
inform instruction, identify potential gaps
in knowledge or mis...
http://padlet.com/wall/actflintros
Multi-platform! Texting or web

Poll Everywhere
Free Student Response System
To
respond
using
website:

Go to:

PollEv.com/actfl2013mobile
Answer the posted question

To respond
using text

๏

Open y...
How to use Poll Everywhere?
•

Preview a topic - find out what they
know and are interested in

•

Review yesterday’s topi...
QR Codes
Easy access to ANYTHING from
your smart phone or tablet!
We
bsi
xt
tes
e
T
Getting info to your students FUN, FAST and EASY
First...

QR Codes
It is a 3D bar code encoded with
information
The information can be text, a website,
contact info, etc....
My Contact info

Our Website

Make your own

No more long URLs...
How can we use QR codes in the
World Languages Classroom?
Scavenger hunts in the Target Language
Put website and additiona...
Summative assessments
Let students show you what
they know using their
mobile device!
Animoto
Web based and Mobile
(Apple and Android)
Text and/or video
High Quality works of art
in MINUTES
Animoto Project
Goal: Create an
Verbacious Video!

You have 15 minutes to:
*Take 5 pictures and/or videos
*Add text and mu...
Tellagami

Apple and Android App
Demonstrate Interpersonal Speaking
ThingLink

Demonstrate understanding of practices, products
and perspectives of target culture
worldlangtech
Thank you!
Please go to
www.wltechconsultants.com
or ACTFL community to access
handouts and presentation
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ACTFL 2013 1 hour cellphones

  1. 1. Cellphones in the Classroom? YES! ACTFL 2013 Orlando, FL Michelle Olah
  2. 2. While you are waiting... If you have a smart phone or iPad, Please... Go to App Store (apple) or Google Play/Android Market and search for a QR Reader (Kaywa is one brand) Download free app Ask me for help if needed :)
  3. 3. Twitter: michelleolah Pinterest: olahmich Michelle Olah World Languages Technology Consultants Orlando, FL wltechconsultants@hotmail.com
  4. 4. Why? (I’ll be brief)
  5. 5. 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 to Communicate in the TARGET Language!
  6. 6. BYOD BYOD
  7. 7. Why allow BYOD? (bring your own device) :) BUT... *They are powerful computers *They are instant recording labs *They are an organizational tool *They can be used ‘on demand’ *Students already have them *Students already know how to use them *It’s not allowed at my school *Not all students have one *Students will cheat *It will be a distraction *Students will use them when they aren’t supposed to
  8. 8. My 2 cents Mange BYOD like you would any other classroom management issue
  9. 9. Which tools should I use? FIRST, decide what you want to do… THEN pick the right tool
  10. 10. Formative assessments Use BYOD in formative assessments to inform instruction, identify potential gaps in knowledge or misunderstandings, and encourage student self reflection on what they know. Some good tools for this - Poll Everywhere, Socrative, Padlet, and Infuse Learning.
  11. 11. http://padlet.com/wall/actflintros
  12. 12. Multi-platform! Texting or web Poll Everywhere Free Student Response System
  13. 13. To respond using website: Go to: PollEv.com/actfl2013mobile Answer the posted question To respond using text ๏ Open your texting window (like you are going to text a friend) ๏ The number you are going to text is: 37607 ๏ In your message box you will type the number that corresponds with your desired response.
  14. 14. How to use Poll Everywhere? • Preview a topic - find out what they know and are interested in • Review yesterday’s topic • Quick comprehension check on what was just learned • Exit ticket • Team building/collaboration
  15. 15. QR Codes Easy access to ANYTHING from your smart phone or tablet! We bsi xt tes e T
  16. 16. Getting info to your students FUN, FAST and EASY
  17. 17. First... QR Codes It is a 3D bar code encoded with information The information can be text, a website, contact info, etc. All you need is a “smart” phone, ipod or ipad with a camera, and a QR code reader It links something physical to the online world It’s EASY... Download Kaywa (or other QR code) Reader from Second... Scan the code to access the information
  18. 18. My Contact info Our Website Make your own No more long URLs...
  19. 19. How can we use QR codes in the World Languages Classroom? Scavenger hunts in the Target Language Put website and additional resources on vocabulary list/homework - students can then access them ANYTIME with their cell phones. Link to youtube video, Quia practice page, etc. Promote your language dept. Add voice with http://qrvoice.net
  20. 20. Summative assessments Let students show you what they know using their mobile device!
  21. 21. Animoto Web based and Mobile (Apple and Android) Text and/or video High Quality works of art in MINUTES
  22. 22. Animoto Project Goal: Create an Verbacious Video! You have 15 minutes to: *Take 5 pictures and/or videos *Add text and music *EVERYONE must participate in some way Steps: 1. Download the Animoto App 2. Log in Information: Username: wltechconsultants@hotmail.com Password: animoto 3. Create your video!
  23. 23. Tellagami Apple and Android App
  24. 24. Demonstrate Interpersonal Speaking
  25. 25. ThingLink Demonstrate understanding of practices, products and perspectives of target culture
  26. 26. worldlangtech
  27. 27. Thank you! Please go to www.wltechconsultants.com or ACTFL community to access handouts and presentation

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