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ACTFL San Antonio 2014 - Technology in the World Language classroom
Transcript of ACTFL San Antonio 2014 - Technology in the World Language classroom
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
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!
Back to School Checklist
Creating a Class website for each class!
How to create a
Typical class notes:
Help students memorize by inserting pictures!
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!
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:
uses Voki and has fun with it!
in the classroom:
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:
French 2 students describe their daily routine.
Collaborative and creative work with "virtual walls" and "virtual books"
Absent during Language Lab day or NO LANGUAGE LAB at your school.
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 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, summarize an idea, all in the target language
"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:
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!
Students film projects with a specific theme in mind.
Visualize ideas, create graphic organizers, timelines,
and many other forms of visual organization.
This year, a pilot program:
Storage of electronic files
Collaboration & Communication
I am not a Tech Guru!
Email the link to teacher
Embed in blog/LMS
Some alternative FREE sites to record voice:
Tag images with text and video!
TIME FOR Creative,
Windows Snipping Tool
Chrome Web Store
Also great tool to make your own tutorials!
Teacher and Students Share
What I like the most about Google Apps:
Saved in the cloud,
Accessible from ANYWHERE!
ASSESSING student individual writing/peer editing work in
using the written COMMENTS feature or adding VOICE COMMENTS in the target language
ADDING VOICE COMMENTS IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE IN GOOGLE DOCS
This is how it looks like:
In your Google Drive, right click on any Google Doc and "open with Kaizena"
Go to kaizena.com and add the Google Doc of your choice.
and add the
App to your Google Drive
App to your Google Drive via the App Store on Chrome
If your choose the "Post link in GDoc" option, click on the Google Doc's COMMENTS to access the Kaizena Voice comments.
Ben's Voice comments:
Highlight a selection of text and record your voice comment for students to listen to in the target language.
Choose how you would like to share your voice comments with your student.
A helpful tutorial!
If your choose the "Send email" option, Kaizena will email your student the link to your voice comments.
Kazaina STEP by STEP
Explore later :-)
In your screencasts...
Upload all Storybirds on a Padlet Wall!
Students submit their stories by embedding them in our CANVAS LMS = easy grading!
Use Google Presentation as a visual platform for oral presentations done in the target language!
Student oral presentation on a selected
Students work in pair, read and analyze a French traveler's diary entry related to his trips to French speaking Africa.
A beginner's French 1A oral:
Google Slides are perfect for GROUP PROJECTS!
Students work independently or collaboratively on
the same presentation from ANYWHERE!
It is a collaboration piece.
"My classmate did not do anything!"
Go to the
to make sure that the workload was shared equally within a group of students.
Students share their Google
Presentation with the teacher.
The teacher projects the presentation on the screen
for the entire class to see.
A collaborative assignment:
Explaining Halloween to our French ePals
The "Research" feature is AMAZING!
Beginner students are tourists for a day and
prepare their visit (cost, hours of operation, etc.)
Gather data, get feedback, quiz students, get organized!
Getting organized for the annual
French State Competition
Le Congrès with Google Sheets
Teacher creates a blank Google Sheet and shares with students.
Students fill out the Google Sheet in their own time with
the info you requested.
Students have access to the
info on their mobile devices
and laptops should they need it at the event. So do you!
Mid-year Student feedback with Google Form:
Results appear in a spreadsheet format:
ADVISORY program - Getting to know you:
I got to know a little about my advisees before the 1st day of class!
Build tests and quizzes in Google Forms.
Add pictures and videos to the mix!
Results appear in a Google Spreadsheet:
Open your drive, click on Create and select FORM.
Choose a title and a theme.
Choose your Form Settings.
Select a question type.
Make sure the first question is the student's name to be able to tell who took the quiz!
Add "items" until you are done with the quiz.
Click the "Send Form" button and ...
Embed in a blog, site, LMS
To view your students' responses, go back to your Form and click on "Responses"!
Google Forms... How?
FFLA October 2014, Miami
French Teacher of the year 2014
2013 Ellis Award for
Excellence in Teaching
Awarded the Chesley G. Magruder Endowed Chair of World Languages 2014-2019
Professional Development Luncheons!
Taking and sharing class NOTES
Most popular at my school:
TODAY: Discussions in CANVAS
GAMES to support
TEACHING, LEARNING and ASSESSMENT
HELP from a Google Certified Teacher:
Create simple custom maps
Draw points, lines, shapes
Styling & Data Editing options
Collaboration & Sharing
Publish & Embed
have students work on 1 layer at a time to keep it simple.
Students can work on different layers at a time on the same shared map!
Virtual Field Trips with GOOGLE Connected Classrooms
The Google Art Project/Cultural Institute
a web-based geographic discovery game that uses random Google Street View locations and requires players to guess their location in the world using only the clues visible in Street View.
HAVE STUDENTS DESCRIBE WHAT THEY SEE IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE!
Google Tour Builder
(A Google Earth Experiment)
Assessing students' ORAL PRESENTATIONS in the classroom:
A Google Form Rubric
Build a self/auto-graded assignment
in Google Forms with FLUBAROO!
Click on Add-ons and add the FLUBAROO script.
When you are finished creating your Google Form, click on "View live form" and take the quiz as the TEACHER. Submit the correct answers, which will serve as the key later.
Click on "View responses" to access the responses gathered in a Google Spreadsheet.
The grading part is very easy, simply choose the options that apply to you!
Students love receiving their grades via email right after submitting their answers!
When building your quiz in Google Form, make sure your first 2 questions are:
1) the student's name
2) the student's email address
This will allow you to identify the student AND allow Flubaroo to instantly email his/her grade when done taking the quiz.
Make these questions
Students love this:
Teachers love this:
A great tutorial!
Another Add-on like Flubaroo:
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!
Some of my GOALS this YEAR:
STUDENTS CONNECT and COLLABORATE with a group of students from another town, state, country!
Making connections outside the classroom and collaborate:
Middle School in Lorient, France
Québec High School, Canada
Middle School in Rennes, France
Middle School in Tours, France
High School in Algiers, Algeria
Buck Institute for Education (BIE)
Snacks and a recipe on YOuTube!
VOICE RECORDING: A great feature on CANVAS LMS