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Technology in the World Language classroom - FFLA Miami - October 2014
Transcript of Technology in the World Language classroom - FFLA Miami - October 2014
Technology in the World Language classroom
All students in grades 8 through 12 are required to have a laptop for use at school every day.
6th and 7th grade students have access to wireless laptops in the Library.
4 mobile wireless laptop carts and 1 iPad cart
are used in 6th and 7th grade to conduct in-class computer-based lessons and projects.
Every student on campus is provided with a "digital locker"
at Trinity Prep School
all levels and ages!
From 6th graders
Honors French 4
Technology to collaborate with colleagues too!
How it all started
Creating a Google site for each class!
My Google sites
How to create a
SHARING with students
on your class site using...
Save your Windows Journal notes as a PDF by "printing them" using the free CutePDF Writer option!
Typical class notes:
Help students memorize by inserting pictures!
Use it to liven
your class notes!
Write on a PDF doc with the
JOURNAL NOTE WRITER printer.
Work and share with your students!
Create a free SYMBALOO for Educators account, get organized, share with students and colleagues, embed in your LMS or class site!
My REMIND Dashboard:
So many ways to
Flip the classroom!
Flip your classroom
with Google Forms!
Current events, YouTube tutorials, your very own screencasts, songs, pictures, articles, the list is endless!
Not only can you build tests, quizzes and questionnaires in Google Forms, you can also create original homework assignments and
add pictures and videos to the mix!
Do-It-Yourself Professional Development Tools
Some of my favorite French websites to enhance fluency in the target language
Students get to work on their listening, speaking and grammar skills in the target language using laptops in class.
BBC Primary French:
UT AUSTIN - "Tex" -
RFI Langue Française:
RFI Comprendre l'actualité: http://bit.ly/HQGeCH
Le Point du FLE: http://www.lepointdufle.net/
My QR codes
Le Petit Prince bookmark in French 4 Honors
Next year, I will ask my students to add a "speaking" QR code next to their art work during our annual French Fair. The entire school will be able to scan the QR codes and hear about this painting or that sculpture!
Make your own QR codes!
Create any World Language "speaking" QR code!
QR Treasure Hunt Generator!
French 2 students were asked to introduce themselves to their ePals in Rennes, France:
Julia and Rachel use the vocabulary studied in class to create a story:
Hannah describes her routine on GoAnimate!
Students create ANIMATED VIDEOS and collaborate!
Students create online MULTIMEDIA POSTERS
and embed them in their blog/LMS!
Students record their comment of a picture (news/place/painting...) and embed it in their blog/LMS!
in introduces herself in French 2: http://bit.ly/17qMgVG
uses Voki and has fun with it!
in the classroom: http://bit.ly/HQihv8
Students create speaking avatars and embed them in their blogs!
Alex embeds his Padlet in his French 1A blog :
Maria writes her story with STORYBIRD
and embeds her book in her blog:
Maddie reviews the Conditional
French 2 students describe their daily routine.
Collaborative and creative work with "virtual walls" and "virtual books"
Absent during Language Lab day?
Students need extra practice for the AP Language exam and the lab is not available.
Students react to a text (an article, a short story, another classmate's blog entry) you had them read, a current event video you had them watch in the target language
Students recite poems, sing songs in the target language, practice a speech...
STUDENTS record at home
My 4 class blogs
Create a class blog for each level you teach
Link your class blog to your students' individual blogs
Post current event videos in the target language, pictures, music, news articles and ask students to watch, listen, read and leave a comment in the target language.
Post various types of exercises for students to model in their individual blog (a poem, a favorite recipe, song, pet, a personal event, etc. It's a French diary/portfolio!)
Ask students to view and post a comment on each other's blogs in the target language.
student EMBED their work via various online platforms
Google Sites love
PICASA WEB ALBUMS!
Keep a log on classroom activities
and create memories
Our annual French Fair:
Film your students' oral presentations and upload them on vimeo.com
Share with parents and monitor student progress!
explain an assignment
teach a song
work on pronunciation
reinforce a grammar point
flip your classroom
create "how to" tutorials
SCREENCAST-O-MATIC & VOICETHREAD
Create a library of SCREENCASTS to flip the World Language classroom, Khan Academy style, in an effort to promote more cooperative learning in the classroom with the 21st century skills in mind!
The 4 Cs
The screencasts can be available on your school's LMS, your class site, your blog at all times to better prepare students for tests and semester exams.
Flip your classroom with a great app in your Google Drive:
3 SIMPLE WAYS TO INSTALL THE APPLICATION:
1) Go www.videonot.es and connect to your Google Drive.
2) Get it through the Chrome Web Store.
3) In your Google Drive, click on CREATE on the left of your screen, click on “Connect more apps” (Connect apps to drive). Type videonot.es in the search window and add it to your drive by clicking on +Connect.
- Watch videos and take notes at the same time, on the same screen.
- Automatically synchronize your notes and video. Just click on a line of your notes to jump to the related part of the video.
-Everything is automatically stored in your Google Drive, to access them everywhere.
How I used it with my students:
A review of reflexive verbs in my French 2 class with a Mr. Bean video!
A reflection on the excessive
use of mobile devices within the AP theme of Science and Technology in HON French 4.
own screencasts on videonot.es and ask students to leave a comment, conjugate a verb, solve a Math equation, etc.
"Use Video to Differentiate & Engage
Promote Self-Paced Learning with Pause & Rewind
Prevent Skipping Content Not Yet Watched"
ISOBEL missed our language lab session. That same night, she played the audio file at home on her computer via her electronic textbook, recorded herself and embedded her recording in her French blog for me to assess.
WORLD LANGUAGE BLOGS!
in the target
Flip Cameras/Mobile Phone Cameras in the classroom:
Students film projects with a specific theme in mind.
Recording & Sharing Student Progress
Les problèmes de l'Environnement (French 4/Pre-AP)
"La famille, les générations"
What are the most important landmarks in one's life?
Pollution on our campus!
Teachers from around the globe LEARN from each other, stay CURRENT and INNOVATIVE within their field of expertise!
in and outside the classroom, something to explore!
- Project Based Learning
- Connecting Classrooms Across the World.
TEACHERS CONNECT and COLLABORATE
with other professionals sharing your interests from around the globe!
Connecting Teachers & Students across the World!
plays with ChatterPix!
Some of my GOALS this YEAR:
STUDENTS CONNECT and COLLABORATE with a group of students from another town, state, country!
GAMES to support
TEACHING, LEARNING and ASSESSMENT
Comme une Française http://www.commeunefrancaise.com/
Visualize ideas, create graphic organizers, timelines,
and many other forms of visual organization.
This year, I am part of a small team pilote group of teachers using a new Learning Management System called CANVAS.
Storage of electronic files
Collaboration & Communication
Vive la France!
Awarded the Chelsey G. Magruder Endowed Chair of World Languages 2014-2019
2013 Ellis Award for
Excellence in Teaching
I am not a Tech Guru!
Let's go to Windows Journal and do a quick show and tell!
With stylus or without!
TO BE CONTINUED in the 2nd half of this workshop! (Google Apps for Education)
Google half of this workshop!
Email the link to teacher
Embed in blog/LMS
Some alternative FREE sites to record voice:
Making connections outside the classroom and collaborate:
Middle School in Lorient, France
Québec High School, Canada
Middle School in Rennes, France
High School in Algiers, Algeria
Buck Institute for Education (BIE)
Let's explore these in the Google half of the workshop:
Tag images with text and video!
Let's take a break!