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  • 1. Using ICT to Enhance Language Learning and Raise Standards Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe School, Oldham [email_address] http://isabellejones.blogspot.com Twitter: icpjones

2. Using ICT to Enhance Language Learning and Raise Standards

  • Why and When use ICT
  • Finding tools to enhance students experience
  • Promoting creativity with the support ofICT
  • Using tools to share good practice with your Faculty colleagues and beyond

AIMs 3. Why and When use ICT?

  • Core skill
  • Life skill
  • Part of students lives
  • Cross-curricular skill
  • Uneven distribution of students skills
  • Develop students awareness of how appropriate tools are
  • When NOT to use ICT

4. How can we use ICT?

  • For lessons
  • In lessons: student use/ teacher use
  • Out of lessons
  • How does it enhance students experience?
  • How can it help raising standards?

5. Barriers to using ICT for Lessons

  • Facilities:own/school computer?
  • home broadband?
  • Staff: Confidence
  • Lack of training/ideas
  • Time management
  • Resistance to change:
  • the OHP syndrome

6. Barriers to using ICT in Lessons

  • Facilities:Enough computers?
  • Good working order?
  • Easy to get sites unblocked?
  • Specialist support available?
  • Timetabled? Bookable? Shared?
  • Staff: Confidence
  • Lack of training/ideas
  • Worries over behaviour
  • Soft option?

7. Advantages of using ICT in Lessons

  • Students:Engagement
  • Motivation (set period of time)
  • Feel good factor/self-image aslinguists
  • Differentiation
  • Developing independent learning
  • Tutoring time/personal touch
  • Staff: Building confidence/skills
  • New ideas/ Find out what works
  • Relationships

8. Assessing the situation

  • Get a feel to see how ICT is integrated in your Faculty: ICT audit
  • Consider student use of ICT and staff training needs
  • Present audit and discuss an Action Plan
  • Observe changes through snapshots and invitations/Positive call-outs
  • TRUST is key

9. Assessing The Situation: Students 10. Assessing The Situation: Teachers ICT SKILLS AUDIT NAME OF TEACHER:..SUBJECT: Please circle your level of confidence along a scale of 1-5 (1 = not confident, 5 = highly confident) Description Level of Confidence Load a programme 1 2 3 4 5 Connect up the computer & peripherals 1 2 3 4 5 Organise your electronic files 1 2 3 4 5 Understand how a word processor can be used 1 2 3 4 5 Use simple editing, e.g. bold, centre, etc. 1 2 3 4 5 Use a spellchecker 1 2 3 4 5 Import text & images into word processed documents 1 2 3 4 5 Lay out text and pictures 1 2 3 4 5 Publish work using multimedia 1 2 3 4 5 Understand how a spreadsheet can be used 1 2 3 4 5 Set up a spreadsheet 1 2 3 4 5 Use a spreadsheet to produce charts 1 2 3 4 5 Input formulae 1 2 3 4 5 Use a spreadsheet to make predictions 1 2 3 4 5 Use simulations, e.g. Flying over Paris to explore key landmarks 1 2 3 4 5 Understand how a painting package can be used 1 2 3 4 5 Use a range of tools e.g. brush, colour chart etc. 1 2 3 4 5 Understand how a drawing package can help you 1 2 3 4 5 Understand the differences between drawing and painting packages 1 2 3 4 5 Export images and text between drawing and painting 1 2 3 4 5 Use a scanner for importing images 1 2 3 4 5 Use a CD-ROM 1 2 3 4 5 Use search engines to find information 1 2 3 4 5 Use Bookmarks 1 2 3 4 5 Download information from the Internet 1 2 3 4 5 Publish work on the Internet 1 2 3 4 5 Understand how e-mail can be used 1 2 3 4 5 Send and receive e-mail 1 2 3 4 5 Attach files to outgoing e-mails 1 2 3 4 5 Save files attached to incoming e-mails 1 2 3 4 5 11. 7 top tools to use for/with students

  • Powerpoint
  • Audacity
  • Voki (fotobabble, blabberize)
  • You Tube
  • Google search engines
  • Wallwisher (linoit)
  • Classtool.net (triptico)

Tools,NOTlanguage sites! 12. 7 top tools to use for/with students

  • Powerpoint
  • Non-threatening, familiar tool
  • Pictures/ Animated characters
  • Animations/shapes: slow reveal activities
  • Easy to link to sound and video
  • Good tool to frame a lesson
  • Teach students how to insert sound: evidence
  • of pronunciation, afl or revision material

13. 7 top tools to use for/with students

  • Audacity
  • Great to devise own listening material/podcasts (or get FLA to record them)
  • Good to get students to practise pronunciation at text level
  • Versatile tool that can allow students to take sound with them (mp3)
  • Students can make their own podcasts and practise their writing and speaking skills through
  • scripting and recording

14. 7 top tools to use for/with students

  • Vokihttp://www.voki.com/
  • Design a speaking avatar
  • Students script what the avatar is going to say in the target language
  • Students type the script up and listen to the pronunciation
  • Students record themselves using headsets
  • Students email their creation to their teacher
  • http://blabberize.com http://www.fotobabble.com (photo and audio)

15. 7 top tools to use for/with students

  • Googlehttp://www.google.fr
  • Parallel texts:Teach students how to search for documents and pictures in the target language or documents translated in both language. Student collect specific or new language
  • Webquests:Get students to use google in the target language to find out about cultural items like places and food.

16. 7 top tools to use for/with students

  • You Tubehttp://www.youtube.com/
  • Advertisements, Cartoons, extracts of TV programmes: soaps, keep fit, cooking, Music videos, Documentaries & Travel videos, Language tutorials...
  • Introduction to a topicLES METIERSLe Boulanger [SaveYouTube.com].flv
  • Listening for gist and spotting cultural clues
  • Listening fordetail with a transcript
  • Using videos subtitled in English and in the TL
  • Using videos without soundOktapodi [SaveYouTube.com].flv
  • Using sound and transcript-students re-make the video! (using Windows Movie Maker)

17. 7 top tools to use for/with students

  • Wallwisher http://www.wallwisher.com
  • http://www.diigo.com/user/isabellejones/wallwisher
  • yellow stickies walls
  • opinion poll reading exercise
  • homework/extension reading/writing
  • discuss the result of a feedback exercise
  • mysteries-student post their choice & the reason for their choice
  • http://en.linoit.com

18. 7 top tools to use for/with students 19. 7 top tools to use for/with students

  • Classtool.nethttp://classtools.net/
  • Site with templates for resources to be printedor put on a blog or a VLE.

http://www.triptico.co.uk/ 20. Promote Creativity

  • What is Creativity anyway?

CREATIVITY CAN COMMUNICATEshort.pptx Divergent Thinking 21. Promote Creativity and Raise Standards

  • ICT as a vehicle to share resources and ideas
  • Find out what works
  • There is no such thing as an outstanding ready-made lesson

22. How can Social Media Support The Development ofCreativity in The Languages Classroom? Strongerimpacton students achievement Avoid teething problem Widerrepertoireof activities Shareown activities and resources Read about a rangeofactivitiesandresources Activities and resources get adapted by others Share outcomes of adapted activities Moreideastoadaptactivities and resources The Virtuous Circle of Sharing Ideas and Resources 23. Promote Creativity

  • What can you do promote creativity?
  • Encourage/ be aware of/share strengths
  • Find out about and share innovative practice
  • Sharing from within the Faculty, with other Faculties and ... The rest of the world
  • Lesson experience: reflect on how practical subjects connect with languages

24. Le masque/ la mscara 25. 7 top tools to share good practice

  • VLE/Shared Faculty area
  • Faculty Bulletin
  • Faculty blog
  • Slideshare
  • Diigo
  • NING
  • Twitter

26. 7 top tools to share good practiceTemplate for a Faculty Bulletin

  • Thank you
  • Meeting dates/ Agenda (L&T slot)
  • Staff out (and why)
  • SoW focus/ PLTS an