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“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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smart technology in the foreign language classroom

“Smart” Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom

Starring these resources!

*AUTHENTIC *

*LANGUAGE LEARNING *

*CULTURE *

today s agenda
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.
  • IV. SB teaching tools for everyday
  • V. Planning/ Daily Teaching w/ SB
  • VI. Assessments that motivate and

promote communication skills

final hour 1 2pm
Final Hour 1-2pm
  • You will prepare a powerpoint and lesson plan for this week that includes these:
  • Setting the Stage
  • Providing Input
  • Guiding Participation
  • Extension Activity
supersites
SUPERSITES
  • http://www.merlot.org
  • http://cortland.edu/flteach
  • http://clta.net/lessons/index.html
  • http://langlink.net/langlink
  • http://nflrc.msu.edu
  • http://eleaston.com
  • http://www.uni.edu/becker/french31.html
  • http://www.uni.edu/becker/Spanish3.html
supersites1
SUPERSITES
  • VIDEO :

http://bbc.co.uk/languages

http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu

http://laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html

http://laits.utexas.edu/fi

http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/curriculum/modlang/index.htm

http://www.utm.edu/departments/french/french.html

latin only
Latin only!
  • http://www.perseus.edu/
  • http://www.apaclassics.org
  • http://www.stoa.org/diotima/
  • http://www.aclclassics.org/index.html
  • http://www.archaeological.org
  • http://www.ccel.org/fathers2
how can this technology improve foreign language teaching
How can this technology improve foreign language teaching?
  • First, let’s identify the goals, vision or “Standards for Language Learning in the 21st Century”
what are the standards for foreign language learning in the 21 st century
What are the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century?
  • Communication
  • Cultures
  • Connections
  • Comparisons
  • Communities

The 5 C’s

what does this mean to fl teachers
What does this mean to FL teachers?

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.

communication
COMMUNICATION
  • 1.1 INTERPERSONAL Communication

Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.

  • 1.2 INTERPRETIVE Communication

Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics

  • 1.3. PRESENTATIONAL Communication

Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics

cultures gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures
CULTURESGain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
  • 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
  • 2.2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.
connections
CONNECTIONS
  • 3.1 Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
  • 3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.
comparisons
COMPARISONS
  • 4.1 Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisions of the language studied and their own.
  • 4.2 Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
communities
COMMUNITIES
  • 5.1 Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
  • 5.2 Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
the 5 c s standards for fl learning
The 5 C’s: Standards for FL Learning
  • COMMUNICATION
  • CULTURES
  • CONNECTIONS
  • COMPARISONS
  • COMMUNITIES

Each class we should include several “standards”-- and keeping them in mind will improve the quality of our teaching.

what are you teaching now
What are you teaching now?
  • Let’s think about these 5 Standards for a moment and see how they could lead you to a more enriching teaching experience.
teaching numbers
Teaching numbers…
  • To teach the “numbers 1-100” I thought about how I could teach “content” and promote interpersonal communication:

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.

http://www.miniature-earth.com

smart technology promotes
“Smart” technology promotes …

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!

how do we teach these 3 forms of communication in the classroom
How do we teach these 3 forms of communication in the classroom?
  • Interactive model to integrate the 3 modes of Communication
interactive model to integrate the 3 modes of communication
Interactive model to integrate the 3 modes of communication

INTERPRETIVE

Teacher presents interesting oral presentation (online, video clip, dialog) or written text in interactive way w/students

INTERPERSONAL

Students in pairs have guided questions to more clearly understand

PRESENTATIONAL

Students present opinions, answers, analysis

my daily teaching model involves
My daily teaching model involves
  • Setting the Stage (focus students on topic, activate background knowledge)
  • Providing Input (oral “input” on topic)
  • Guided Participation (grammar in context)
  • Extension/ Pair work
from the first day of class
From the first day of class….
  • Where is Spanish spoken?
  • This lesson can be done all in Spanish involving students in an interactive activity via “smart” technology.
  • www.sheppardsoftware.com
interpersonal communication
Interpersonal Communication
  • Teaching names?
  • Why not show the common nicknames for the names in the target language and the background of common last names?
  • http://www.juegosdepalabras.com/hipocor.htm
  • http://behindthename.com/nmc/spa.html
interpersonal communication1
Interpersonal Communication
  • Teaching articles?
  • Use art and point out interesting details.
  • Where is “the”____.

Google and paste any painting!

picasso s guernica
Picasso’s Guernica

www.mala.bc.ca/~lanes/english/hemingway/picasso/guernica.htm

interpersonal communication2
Interpersonal Communication

What art might you choose to use in your teaching? Any favorite artists?

  • Ask students to circle items of interest in the paintings that you or students mention
interpersonal communication3
Interpersonal Communication
  • Teaching numbers 1-1,000,000?
  • Every teacher does this at some time!
  • Why not imbed it in meaningful “content” and have the students learn about the world at the same time?

www.bbc.co.uk/spanish/especiales/mundolatino/map_yellow1.shtml

interpersonal communication4
Interpersonal Communication
  • Teaching nationalities
  • Use an interactive current map of languages spoken in the U.S.

http://www.mla.org/census_main

interpersonal communication5
Interpersonal Communication
  • Describing families?
  • Why not use websites on artists in the target culture that depict families in different periods?
  • http://www.carmenlomasgarza.com
interpersonal communication6
Interpersonal Communication
  • Teaching verb tenses
  • http://colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises

Telling time (for the “kid” in you!)

http://concurso.cnice.mec.es/cnice2005/115_el_reloj/index.html

interpersonal communication7
Interpersonal Communication
  • Teaching weather expressions?
  • Why not frame discussions about which days in the 10 day forecast are looking good using the real weather forecast?
  • http://weather.com/espanol
  • http://weather.com/french
  • http://wunderground.com (latin too!)
this technology promotes the development of conversation skills
This technology promotes the development of conversation skills
  • Interpersonal Communication

is developed through meaningful interaction in the classroom on varied topics which are presented in an interactive and interesting format.

interpretive communication
Interpretive Communication
  • Listening tosongs, cultural video clips, poems, narratives.
  • Students can demonstrate that they understand written and spoken language.
  • http://colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages
  • http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/curriculum/modlang/index.htm
interpretive communication1
Interpretive Communication
  • Unscripted video series:

http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu

  • Scripted video series

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages

http://lepointdufle.net

  • http://TV5.org

www.yleradio1.fi/nuntii/ (Latin radio!)

interpretive communication2
Interpretive Communication
  • Reading about the target culture
  • http://www.red2000.com/spain
  • http://mexico.udg.mx
  • http://elbalero.gob.mx
  • http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/civ/Index.html
interpretive communication3
Interpretive Communication
  • http://cortland.edu/flteach
  • http://clta.net/lessons
  • http://merlot.org
  • http://www.langlink.net/langlink
interpretive communication4
Interpretive Communication
  • What “authentic” materials are available to us through this technology?
  • http://spain.info/tourspain/?language/=es
  • http://thepaperboy.com
  • http://sportec.es
authentic materials made by native speakers for native speakers
“Authentic Materials”Made by native speakers for native speakers!

Art

Music

Newspapers

Travel

Shopping

TV Sports

can students interpret authentic materials
Can students “interpret” authentic materials?

* Choose newspapers from a particular country and compare headlines.

www.thepaperboy.com (reading)

* TV programs

www.TV5.org (listening)

  • Songs www.espacefrancophone.org/audiovisuel/fiche.htm
this technology allows students to build interpretive skills
This technology allows students to build “interpretive” skills
  • LISTENING: video clips, songs, stories, poems, narratives….
  • READING: stories, newpapers, tourist info, advertisements, restaurant menus, travel guides….
presentational communication
Presentational Communication
  • Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
  • This technology is ideal for students to “present” and showcase their oral or written skills. Powerpoint and oral presentations are great learning tools.
what teacher aids are easily accessible
What teacher aids are easily accessible?
  • Grammar aids
  • Currency exchange rates
  • Dictionaries
  • Weather reports
  • Pronunciation guides
  • Verb conjugations
  • Other high school FL websites
teacher aids easily accessible
Teacher aids easily accessible
  • Videos
  • Podcasts
  • Accents in FL (for writing assignments)
  • Maps galore (google Earth!)
more teacher aids
….more teacher aids
  • Videos on every topic you are teaching!

See “supersites” for video.

http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages

http://laits.utexas.edu/tex

http://laits.utexas.edu/fi

http://laits.utexas.edu/spe/index.html

more teaching aids
…more teaching aids
  • Podcasts
  • Ipod + broadcast = “podcast”
  • http://nflrc.msu.edu

(type in “podcasts” in the materials box)

what about grammar
What about grammar?
  • Grammar “in context” is provided to promote real learning of the language and not mechanical practice.
  • http://colby.edu/~bknelson/exercises
  • http://laits.utexas.edu/tex
  • http://www.latis.utexas.edu/fi
  • http://lepointdufle.net
instant verb conjugations
Instant verb conjugations
  • http://spanishverbmachine.com
  • http://leconjugueur.com
  • http://www.polarfle.com
instant dictionary
Instant Dictionary
  • http://wordreference.com

Latin:

http://archives.nd.edu/latgramm.htm

typing accents
Typing Accents
  • http://spanish.typeit.org
  • http://french.typeit.org
  • http://german.typeit.org
podcasting
Podcasting
  • I-pod + broadcasting = Podcasting
  • http://nflrc.msu.edu
pronunciation
Pronunciation
  • http://phonetique.free.fr
  • http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics
high school website
High School Website
  • http://www2.ignatius.edu/faculty/turner/languages.htm
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Maps
  • Google Earth!
  • http://sheppardsoftware.com
  • http://maps.live.com
  • http://lib.utexas.edu/maps
  • http://www.sitesatlas.com
how do we plan lessons on a daily basis
How do we plan lessons on a daily basis?
  • Let’s look at two lesson models:

1. Interactive model to integrate the 3 modes of communication

2. Daily standard lesson plan

lesson plan model
Lesson plan model
  • Interactive model to integrate the 3 modes of communication

(see handout explaining this model)

  • 1.1 Interpersonal Communication
  • 1.2. Interpretive Communication
  • 1.3 Presentational Communication
how does this work
How does this work?
  • Interpretive Communication

Teacher presents oral or written text of interest

  • Interpersonal Communication

Students in groups have guided activity to better understand

  • Presentational Communication

Students present information, answers …

my daily lesson plan
My daily lesson plan

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!

examples of actual lessons on sb
Examples of actual lessons on SB
  • It’s always helpful to see how someone “actually teaches a lesson” using the SB!
  • Here are few examples of lessons I’ve taught and how they were presented.
strategies to promote interpersonal communication
Strategies to promote Interpersonal Communication
  • Setting goals
  • Daily teaching strategies
  • Formative and Summative Assessments