“Smart” Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom. Starring these resources! *AUTHENTIC * *LANGUAGE LEARNING * *CULTURE *. Today’s Agenda. I. Preview of SUPERSITES for “SB” use II. Vision/ Goal’s of FL Learning/ 5 C’s III. SB role in achieving those goals.
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Starring these resources!
*LANGUAGE LEARNING *
promote communication skills
The 5 C’s
Foreign Language is a “content” area which requires meaningful, comprehensible, interesting “input” in the classroom to promote communication skills and knowledge of the target culture.
Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics
Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics
Each class we should include several “standards”-- and keeping them in mind will improve the quality of our teaching.
I remembered I had heard “If the world were reduced to 100 people….” How many would be….? I googled it!
This is available in English, Spanish, French.
All 3 modes of COMMUNICATION
1.1 Interpersonal communication skills
1.2 Interpretive communication skills
1.3 Presentational communication skills
There’s a teaching model that includes all 3!
Teacher presents interesting oral presentation (online, video clip, dialog) or written text in interactive way w/students
Students in pairs have guided questions to more clearly understand
Students present opinions, answers, analysis
Google and paste any painting!
What art might you choose to use in your teaching? Any favorite artists?
Telling time (for the “kid” in you!)
is developed through meaningful interaction in the classroom on varied topics which are presented in an interactive and interesting format.
www.yleradio1.fi/nuntii/ (Latin radio!)
* Choose newspapers from a particular country and compare headlines.
* TV programs
See “supersites” for video.
(type in “podcasts” in the materials box)
1. Interactive model to integrate the 3 modes of communication
2. Daily standard lesson plan
(see handout explaining this model)
Teacher presents oral or written text of interest
Students in groups have guided activity to better understand
Students present information, answers …
1. Setting the Stage
Teacher presents oral or written text of interest for students to “interpret”
2. Providing Input
Teacher provides “comprehensible input” on topic engaging and interacting with students
3. Guided Practice
Grammar in CONTEXT on SB to “guide”
4. Paired activity with feedback!