Using ICT to Enhance Teaching and Learning in MFL. Esther Hardman ICT and Languages Conference 25-26 th February 2012. Contents. Why develop ICT at your school? What the students are doing Key developments in MFL at Weald of Kent A team effort What the students are saying Next Steps.
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ICT and Languages Conference
25-26th February 2012
3.44 Even now, a reasonable grasp of ICT is needed in
education and employment, and it will become
increasingly important to command ICT skills to
prepare for technologies of the future.
3.45 To argue against the importance of ICT in the
primary curriculum is to ignore the increasing
digitisation of information worldwide.
Note: Curriculum review due March / April 2011
A report by the Expert Panel for the National Curriculum
reviewDepartment for Education - December 2011
Information and communication technology is reclassified as part of the Basic Curriculum and requirements should be established so that it permeates all National Curriculum subjects.We have also noted the arguments, made by some respondents to the Call for Evidence,58 that there should be more widespread teaching of computer science in secondary schools. We recommend that this proposition is properly considered.
Pupils to use Twitter and blogs in primary schools shake-up –
“The proposals would require: Children in England to leave
primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and
Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication.
They must gain "fluency" in handwriting and keyboard skills, and
learn how to use a spellchecker alongside how to spell.”
Guardian 25th March 2009
200 million tweets per day
in June (2011)
but has since jumped to nearly
250 million daily tweets.
The growth has been tremendous:
Twitter had around
100 million tweets per day
in January 2011.
Interaction between students and staff.
Listening practice resources feedback.
Need an online verb table?
Want to find some revision websites?
Want to find some language learning podcasts?
Want to find out the latest news in the MFL department?
Look under the country flags for sites
applicable to your language
“CALLING ALL BLOGGERS”
Like blogging? / Want to learn how to blog?
Want to be part of our Language Leader programme?
The MFL dept is looking for “Blog Reps” for each class.
Please contact your class
teacher / Miss Hardman
T add key learning points / homework from lesson
P review of exchange trip in TL
P review of own work
Peer assess via comments
Student feedback on learning
Examples of pupils’ work – peer assess possible
Potential for FLA outreach
FLA / Teacher recordings for homework.
Examples of pupils’ work
Teacher presentations / resources
Online language learning resources
Exam board web links
Online podcast links (L&S)
Students listen to language stimulus (audio / visual), while being monitored from a central console. Students listen and respond, or record their own responses in comparison to a model and do written exercises.
“Listen to, read or view a range or materials, including authentic materials in the target language, both to support learning and for personal interest and enjoyment” – New Secondary Curriculum for Languages, Curriculum Opportunities 4.f
Or search for “notinwords” or “in Plain English” on YouTube
Confidence in their