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Achieving Proficiency through Technology

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Ben McMaine

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Applying Apps: Achieving Proficiency through Technology
What can I do?
I can assess students' proficiency using apps such as Google voice.
I can use technology to create a language-rich environment in all three modes of communication.
I can identify strengths and weaknesses in language learning with technology.
I can utilize technology to encourage language use within and beyond the school setting.

What is technology in the classroom?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of technology?
http://www.edmodo.com
http://voicethread.com/#u2591654.b6019595.i30914377
https://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/2jfvz7F4ZqSB3jT
QR Activity 1 "Picture description"
(Novice to Intermediate)


Interpretive Listening
Listen to the recording
Find the picture mentioned in the recording
Interpersonal
Talk to the person next to you about details that you noticed.
Presentational
In your group, present the painting to the rest of the "class".
QR Activity 2 "Shopping List"
(Novice)


Interpretive Listening
Listen to the recording of the shopping list.
Interpersonal
Find someone that has the items on your list.
Presentational
Present your lists to the "class."
How do I make it?
(NM.IL.3, NM.PS.3, NH.IL.1, NH.IC.2, N.CP.2, IL.IL.1, IM.IL.1)
(NM.IL.2, NM.IL.3, NM.IC.7, NM.PS.3)
1. Pants, a t-shirt and a dress shirt.
2. Pants, a t-shirt and a pair of dress shoes.
3. Pants, a t-shirt and a hat.
4. Pants, a pair of men’s dress shoes and a hat.
5. Pants, a pair of men’s dress shoes, and a t-shirt.
6. Pants, a dress shirt and a hat.
7. Pants, a t-shirt and a hat.
8. Pants, a t-shirt, a purple blouse.
9. T-shirt, a purple blouse and tennis shoes.
10. T-shirt, a purple blouse and men’s dress shoes.
11. Yellow dress and a hat, a purple blouse.
12. Yellow dress, a purple blouse and a pink skirt.
13. Yellow dress, a purple blouse and women’s tennis shoes.
14. Yellow dress, a pink skirt and a purple blouse.
15. Pink skirt, a purple blouse and tennis shoes.

Google Voice in the classroom
What is Google Voice?
What can you do with Google Voice?
Students can use Google Voice to:
Send free text messages and make free calls from their computers
Record notes for themselves as voicemails
Use a Google Voice number to submit assignments, such as reflections and presentational speaking activities.

Teachers can use Google Voice to:
Get a brand new number to give out to parents and students so that their existing number stays private.
Create custom voicemail greetings for each of your contact groups: students, parents, staff, family, and friends
Create custom voicemail greetings for each of your contact groups: students, parents, staff, family, and friends
Use the voicemail and transcription features to keep a log of when students or parents have called and easily search and organize
Set your Google Voice number to go directly to voicemail during designated hours during the day and night
Send mass text messages, for free, when you need to make announcements

How is Google Voice Useful?
In order to develop fluency, students need practice with oral language but they do not have someone at home with whom to practice who is a fluent speaker of the language.
Google Voice is an easy option because:
o It requires no special recording equipment
o Only requires the use of a cell phone or home phone.
o Students can respond to a variety of types of prompts with oral language.
o Students can respond multiple times, if more practice is needed
o Provides the instructor with a searchable database of recordings from students to make tracking progress and checking assignments simple

Instructional ideas
Instructional ideas
Both
Elementary/Less Proficient
High School/More proficient
Call to express likes and dislikes (class poll)
Practice pronunciation (tongue twisters, poems, etc.)
Practice reading and speaking in TL.
Provide an interesting picture and ask students to describe/comment in the target language.
Have students comment on different prompts (you can even set up prompt as greeting and it becomes a listening activity as well)
Students watch video/read story and call to leave comments/feedback.
Read lists of words to practice pronunciation
Call to practice memorized questions: What's your name? How old are you?
Vocabulary lists
https://www.google.com/voice#inbox
Tongue twisters
https://www.google.com/voice#inbox
Summer project
https://www.google.com/voice?pli=1#inbox/p3
Laura DeVettori, Bryan Station HS
Carolina Ayub, Bryan Station HS
Ben McMaine, Carter G Woodson Academy
Free social network.
Free mobile app.
Create private groups for communication.
Create a Page for a class.
Write a Persuasive essay (Presentational Writing).
Write an e-mail replay (Interpersonal Writing):
Alert message as a reminder of the due date to turn in homeworks.
Assign homeworks, summer, spring and winter projects.
Post a survey or polls

What is Edmodo?
What can I do with Edmodo in an AP class?
Socrative
Create quizzes that students can respond from laptops, smart phones, tablets and other handheld devices. Display results in live time, projected from a web site.
Results can be reported by e-mail.
Free mobile app.
ideal for interaction within your classroom.

Socrative: A way to practice Interpretive reading and listening
Reading and/or listening activity with multiple choice questions.
Responses are collected, tallied and presented in a visual format on the screen for both teacher and students to review the answers. A report can be send to e-mail..
Let's practice:
Go to www.m.socrative.com or read this QR code:
Room number 442822
http://b.socrative.com/login/teacher/
Advantages


students have an electronic format of resources.
save paper
reduce wasting time making copies

Using edmodo: 20 ideas
Using edmodo: 20 ideas
KAIZENA
What can you do with Kaizena?
Students can use Kaizena to:
respond to their questions and prompts by highlighting the question and speaking their response in the target language.
write dialogues and read them aloud as they record them on Kaizena

Teachers can use Kaizena to:
evaluate students’ spoken responses
give oral and written feedback to students on their writing assignments.
help students with the pronunciation of new words by sharing vocabulary lists.

What is Kaizena?
Kaizena is an add-on available through Google Docs Apps that allows teachers to provide direct feedback to students using both voice and written comments and allows students to respond to prompts given by their teachers.
Elementary/Less Proficient

Vocabulary and Sentence Structure

Teacher modeling pronunciation for students (list of words or simple sentences)
Students write a short dialogue in pairs and then record it.
Pre-assessment of vocabulary

High School/More Proficient

as way of assigning presentational speaking activities.
Post an activity to serve as a way of activating prior knowledge or to see how much students know about a certain topic.

https://kaizena.com/feedback/d5u7ia5
https://kaizena.com/feedback/du3dfi8

https://kaizena.com/feedback/a9z3or3/highlight/ec2ovwc
How to share
Kaizena with students
Edmodo

Email
Just email them the link
QR codes
Try it now!
Call (859) 957-0747
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