I'm mainly blogging this for attendees of a French languge teaching conference. The notes below won't make much sense otherwise, but there are some links worth clicking!
Language Learning with Technology
Do, then think. NEVER ask permission. Stuff blows up all the time, don’t worry!
NEVER ASK PERMISSION!
Get infinite ideas with Twitter and the notion of a ‘PLN’. Recommended hashtags: #flteach #langchat #mfl
Provide social networking spaces with your students:
- www.ning.com ($3 a month!) Sign up with Steve to get grant funded project in 2012. It's like Facebook but shared between your students and students in the target country.
- www.edmodo.com – like Facebook, but without Farmville, and with control mechanisms.
- Create a Facebook group! Don’t have to ‘friend’ students to share a group.
- www.beyondborders.edu.au for e-Twinning, which I run, but I feel it is too locked down.
Reframe the class as a stage:
Create websites with: www.edublogs.org , http://wordpress.com (I have a manual I can email you), www.tumblr.com, or www.kidblog.com
Create a digital landscape, and frame it with a narrative, then let the students go explore.
(can do this without tech, aka ‘Matrix’ learning with pen and paper)
- Paradigm shift. We use Moodle but could use a blog, wikispaces.com, etc
- Map your images with Snag It or with a website like http://www.image-maps.com/
Creating Resources Quickly
- Video/audio, esp. with iPhone or camera pointed at a piece of paper.
- Pay students to digitalise materials. Get prac teachers.
And Finally Invitation to attend:
Workshop: Effective Teaching, Effecting Change: A Day With Steve Collis
Friday 11 Nov, 2011. www.scil.com.au/pd