Beyond Blogs: A digital update for language teachers
Description of the activity
Ok, so I have a blog. Now what?
If you wish to catch up with the new digital scenario after blogs, wikis and other 2.0 tools, this is your course!
We'll discover, experiment and reflect how language teachers are using the web to enhance language learning today: social networks, videos, podcasting, mindmaps, mobile learning and PLE...
A tasty digital menu to tap into the potential of new tools to learn languages in the 21st century. Enjoy!
Teachers of any language at primary, secondary or adult level.
Technical requirements for participants
- Intermediate level of English
- Basic knowledge of Blogs and 2.0 tools
Generate strategies and methodological resources to use ICT meaningfully in the classroom.
Design context-based activities to promote communicative and digital competence of our students
Promote learning by sharing with peers
Module 1: Social Networks: Facebook & Twitter in the classroom
Module 2: Podcasting: Oral competence mixing media
Module 3: Video: Flipping the classroom. Storytelling.
Module 4: Mind Maps to represent knowledge
Module 5: PLE: Personal Learning Environments for teachers and learners.
(Note: Mobile learning: apps to learn on the go, will be Cross-modular content.)
Use of Moodle Platform and Social Networks to interact and learn.
First, we'll find out how teachers are using the new tools presented. Then, we'll learn the technical basics of the tools and right after design activities for our class, to share and reflect with the other class participants.
Do all the tasks required and a final project for your class.