AATF, Chicago, July 2012

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Adina Alexandru, Ed. D.

Southington Public Schools

AATF, Chicago, July 2012

Did you know?



88%
of educators considered technology
essential to teaching and learning AND
95%
believe that technology improves student
learning.

• Yet only
32%
of educators use technology
to instruct students.

• Teachers use computers several times a
week for lesson preparation, but only
once or
twice a year for instruction!


Why?

• Technologies may not align with the current
curriculum.

• The teachers’ own lack of computer
expertise and time constraints


The wrong approach (focus on technology
first not learner goals)

Individual Brainstorming
Activity


What types of technology do you use in your
classes? Is it paid/free?


When you use technology, why do you use it?
(give example).


When you do not use technology why do you
make that choice? (give example)


What are some of the biggest challenges you
face when using technology?


Integrating Technology May…


Change the way you teach



Change the way you interact with
your students



Change the expectations you have
for your students



Give you more options to present
the materials



Free you to really do what you do
best: TEACH!

Planning the “When”


Be fair


Be realistic


Be consistent


Have the computer in
use all the time




Use a defined task to
determine how long
each student or group
can be at the computer




Planning the “How”


Develop a system for
using the computers
(lang. lab, etc.)



Think small (one
project at a time)



Create a homepage
with agendas and links



Assign learning
groups (you will
achieve better results
when students can
bounce ideas)


Planning the “How”


cont’d


Enforce expectations
(write them out and share
them with the students)



Use students as
computer helpers



Use scaffolds


Checklists


Templates


.

Boom’s Taxonomy

revised to incorporate the 21
st

century skills


Original Terms New Terms


Evaluation


Synthesis


Analysis


Application


Comprehension


Knowledge


Creating


Evaluating


Analyzing


Applying


Understanding


Remembering

(Based on Pohl, 2000,
Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn, p. 8
)

Two old time favorites

Voki


Create your own customized avatar.


Change the appearance of the avatar, pick
a background, and best of all, make it talk!


You can add your voice by phone,
microphone, or use text
-
to
-
speech to make
it use a computerized voice.



My message



Student HW



Google applications


documents, presentations,
spreadsheets, drawings, forms.



Create surveys


Participant view


Results

view




Submitting homework assignments with
Google Docs



A quick, easy way for students to complete and submit a
homework assignment is with Google Docs.


Teachers can share the link for the assignment so that students
have a blank worksheet.


Student

HW


They can complete it in G Docs, and then either save and
share their own link with the teacher or email it back to their
teacher. Of course that this means that students need to have
Gmail accounts.


wordle

Wordle.net


Pre
-
reading activity AP French


Select an AP level article


Write 10
-
12 key words from the
new text


Place the students in small
groups


Ask them to elaborate on what
the story might be about based
on the “wordle”


Ask them to anticipate the
characters, the plot, the
storyline or to make predictions



Great pre
-
reading activity


Après lecture
-

Texte AP

Fellag

Choix multiple


Quelle structure ou organisation est mise en place dans les villes concernant les
maquisards


ils agissaient à leur propre volonté


ils travaillaient seulement pendant la nuit sous la toile


ils racolaient les sympathisants du Comité du Salut



ils ne travaillaient pas d’une façon organise dans les villes mais
seulement dans les campagnes



Pourquoi le narrateur et ses amis boivent
-
ils?


parce que l'air est très sec


pour mieux comprendre la situation


pour oublier leurs problèmes


pour s'encourager






Que veut dire que le pays est mené "à vau
-
l'eau"?


de pire en pire


en danger


à une résolution


en confusion


Dans le texte (ligne….) qui sont les « maquisards » par rapport au Front
Islamique du Salut ? Quel rôle jouent
-
ils? Quel est leur but ?


Ils sont de très bons copains avec les membres du Front


Ce sont les protecteurs des valeurs traditionnelles datant du moyen âge


ils s’opposent au Front


Ce sont les membres de la Résistance dans le régime Vichy


Other favorite applications

Vialogues


Exemple du vidéo avec des
questions:
«

le racisme

»


Vialogues supports meaningful discussions
around video.


Vialogues gives you the opportunity to
participate in a focused environment, absorb
the content of a video while commenting on it.


Keep your students current with news casts,
press conferences, and raw news footage.


YouTube has millions of movie clips. Bring
these movies or clips to life for your class!


Record and upload your classroom lectures so
students can annotate the lesson with their
questions and comments.


projects (skits, debates, presentations, displays)

Prezi


Un projet pour commencer
l’année



Student HW «

mes vacances
d’été

»

Socrative

Quick Overview


Teachers and students can use
Socrative

on any device with a web browser
(tablets, smartphones, laptops, iPod Touches, etc.).


Teachers login at
t.socrative.com

by entering their email and password.


Students login at
m.socrative.com

by entering the "virtual room number"
provided by the teacher. Students will then see
"Waiting for teacher to start an
activity..."
.


Teachers initiate an activity by selecting it on their main screen (e.g. Multiple
Choice, T/F, Quick Quiz).


Students respond on their devices.


Students' results are visible on the Teacher's screen or sent in an email.



Example
: SOC
-
278185 = room #
90614



**** A similar but more simplistic app. is MOARS
(Mobile Audience Response System
). MOARS
is
a
free, open
-
source
system
for students to use with iPod
Touch or iPhones only.

Instant audience response


A similar but more simplistic app. is
MOARS

(Mobile Audience Response System). MOARS is
a free, open
-
source system for students to use with
iPod Touch or iPhones.


Poll everywhere
-

standard web technology. It is
an easy way to gather live responses in any venue:
conferences, presentations, classrooms, radio, tv,
print. Example:
favorite conference


Historypin

.







http://connectingwithhistoryp
in.wikispaces.com/



Connects with ACTFL
Standard


Connects with 21
st

Century World Language
Skills


The networked teacher

by Alec Courosa

Digital stoytelling

http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/storyb
oarding.html


While the above examples demonstrate
how digital storytelling is used to teach
ESL, the same ideas can be applied to
teach any vocabulary in a foreign
language.







Cool websites


Wiki


Glogster


Prezi


Cloze builder:
Cloze

Passage
Builders


Example

Graphic

organizers

(
popplet
,
bubbl.us
,
Cayra
,
Text2MindMap


Twitter

What is Twitter?

Twitter is a real
-
time information network that connects
you to the latest information about what you
find

interesting. Simply find the public streams you find
most compelling and follow the conversations.


“Twitter has simply become one of the best places for
teachers to collaborate, share solutions to common
classroom problems, and discuss education policy. In fact,
it might just be the best forum teachers have ever had.”


Liz Dwyer

Applications in the classroom

1. Tweet about upcoming due dates or assignments.

Set up a feed dedicated exclusively to due dates, tests or quizzes.

2. Coordinate assignments
.

Use Twitter to collaborate on different projects and keep a quick reference on any changes.

3. Set up a foreign language news stream.

Keep foreign language students informed of current events from relevant nations while
challenging them to use their translation skills by keeping a specific news feed.

4. Connect classrooms.

Teachers and students from around the world can collaborate on projects using Twitter as a
communication tool that educates students in different classroom and cultural protocols.


5. Post sample questions.

Use Twitter to post up sample questions for upcoming exams for students to research and
consider

6. Post supplementary materials.

Re
-
tweet articles, news stories, opinions and other interesting tidbits relevant to a specific
class as an excellent, convenient supplement to classroom lectures.

7. Facilitate discussions.

Require students to post their own succinct responses to the main theses and open up
discussions with one another.




Tweeter feeds

To get started, you may choose to follow these people:

@web20classroom

@tmsaue1

@ct_aatf


Dragon Dictation

from itunes






Dragon Dictation 2.0 is an easy
-
to
-
use voice recognition application
powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak
and instantly see your text in a TARGET LANGUAGE content for
everything from email messages to blog posts on your
iPad
™, iPhone™
or iPod touch™.



With Dragon Dictation 2.0, you can dictate status updates directly to your
Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter), send text or
email your friends, send notes and reminders to yourself … all using your
voice. The new Dragon Dictation 2.0 also features multilingual
capabilities, giving you the option to switch between a variety of
languages.


Speech to Text in Google Chrome



Speech to text technology can be also very pricey. Adding a speech recognition
option to your computer doesn't have to be expensive if you use Google's
Chrome web browser one of the apps you can add is the
Speech Recognizer
.





The

Speech Recognizer

is available as a free and easy to use application.

After
installing it, you launch it and click the microphone. You can now start
recording your voice. The Speech Recognizer will type out your text when you
finish recording. You can then copy and paste your text to a document you
have opened in Google Docs.





The

Speech Recognizer

could be a good resource for students who need
assistance generating text documents on a computer.


Zamzar


Free


Conversion software for documents, music,
and videos.





www.zamzar.com


TubeChop


Free


Allows you to edit YouTube videos to only
the selection you are interested in showing.

1.
.
Find the video you want to chop.

2. Select & cut interesting part of the video.

3. Share it with friends.


www.tubechop.com



Moodle



Moodle is a management system that enables educators to: create
dynamic online sites, supplement F2F instruction, create wikis,
databases and forums to foster collaborative learning
communities.


Here are some example for using Moodle:

http
://courses.moodleshare.com
/




Moodle is also available as a Microsoft Office Add
-
in. You can
use it to open and save office documents housed in Moodle

to
create parents accounts, students accounts, annotate assignments,
create quizzes, submit quizzes and grade quizzes

http://help.edmodo.com/edmodo
-
in
-
action/


Moodle Meets


Moodle Meets are free, 5 day online professional
development courses led by experienced
educators. Moodle Meet topics focus on the
resources and skills needed to use technology in
the classroom as well as on the skills needed to
teach and learn in a virtual environment. They are
Professional learning Potlucks. A concentrated
week of discussion, collaboration and resource
sharing.


http://www.classroom20.com


http://www.classroom20.com/group/pd/forum/topic/show?id=649749:Topic:762298&xg_source=msg



Edmodo



Social learning network similar to Facebook designed specifically for foreign
language students and teachers: teachers post assignments and reminders of
upcoming quizzes and tests, students can also post their own topics. This site
gives the possibility for communicative language practice (as opposed to
practicing vocabulary or verb conjugations in isolation). This is a way for
students to do the majority of preparation at home and practice actively with us
in class!. This allows students to hand in homework via the Edmodo interface
and eliminate paper altogether!





In preparation for this application at the beginning of the year survey students
regarding their access to technology at home. If you have student with no
access at home you can always encourage them to use the school computers in
the library during study halls or after school. This way all students can post and
comment every day.

Great resources for iPods/iPads


http://its.leesummit.k12.mo.us/mobile_learning.htm



http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/iPad+Apps

Thank you!

Questions? Feel free to contact me at:


Adina Alexandru
aalexandru@southingtonschools.org