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13.5 Tech Tools to Transform Your World Language Classroom

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 41

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Participate and share : Poster

Monday, June 25, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 41

Bayard Nielsen  
Discover how you can improve your productivity, increase the rigor of your projects, add new elements to an existing assignment and even create a yearlong passport portfolio. Walk away with a new tool or an innovative use for an old tool, guaranteed. Differentiated according to on your particular classes and interests.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Chrome Google account Screencast-o-matic Google Sheets Add-ons: formmule EZ Query , Doctapus siteMaestro If using a tablet, these apps: Google slides Google forms Google sheets Google Street View Youtube Screencast-o-matic Bookmark these URLs: Vocaroo Tricider Duolingo Your best tech ideas for language classrooms
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Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: World languages
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to: modify existing activities, lessons and assessments using proven technology in order to increase student learning in a World Language classroom Participants will be able to use these tools: Google slides Google forms sheet (with formmule + e z query) Issuu Blurb Ka-Blam Google Sphere / Photosphere / Google cardboard YouTube & Screencastomatic Vocaroo (with audio editing software and headphone splitter) Tricider Omnifocus Google docs/ hyperdocs/ doctapus / site maestro Duolingo Middlebury Interactive (And at least 1 improvisational activity for increasing student comfort)


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These are the topics that will be covered, with examples of transformational projects in a World Language Classroom Google slides -passport project -impromptu speaking activities -iron chef: instant jigsaw of activity -ignite presentation Google forms sheet (with formmule + e z query) -Heritage learners help rest of class through google form -Get to know student form -Exit slips -Late/retake/resubmit work forms Issuu -make professional, digital book Blurb -publish physical book Google Sphere / Photosphere / Google cardboard -share culture through 360 degree sphere YouTube & Screencastomatic -Teacher created flipped lessons -Students teaching others through flipped lessons and 20% time projects Vocaroo (with audio editing software and headphone splitter) -Changing speed without changing tone of native speaker recordings -Quick, easy recording Tricider -Student voting, brainstorming Omnifocus -Extreme productivity tool for teachers and students Google docs/ hyperdocs/ doctapus / site maestro -Creating, organizing and assessing major projects -Researching and completing a Model UN Spanish-speaking countries activity Duolingo -Supplement class time with blended learning Middlebury -Add Mandarin language option to school, without needing additional teacher .5 Topic: using improv activities in the classroom

Supporting research

Merit 2016,d.cGc

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Bayard Nielsen, Notre Dame San Jose

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