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  • Technology in the Language Learning ClassroomAngelika KraemerDennie HoopingarnerScott SchopierayFLTA Orientation 2011

  • IntroductionsAngelikaDennieScott

  • Warm-up taskComplete the following task online at

  • How did we do this?Rich Internet ApplicationsDeveloped by CLEARFree tools to help use technology in language teachingDesigned to make it easier to add interactivity to language classes

  • Why, when, how, and what kind of technology should I use?Guidelines for using technology to supportlanguage teaching:Technology is a tool, not a teacher.Integrate technology into your teaching; dont separate technology from teaching.Put technology into your teaching, dont shape teaching around technology.

  • Technology can be used in many waysA common lesson plan format is Presentation - Practice - Production.Technology can be inserted in any stage of the lesson.Input and output are necessary for language learning. Technology can be part of both.It is common to create tasks around texts (print and media can be a text).Technology can facilitate tasks at all levels (pre-, while-, post-reading framework)=> Use technology to make your teaching better.

  • Technology is great for collaborationStudents work togetherTeachers work togetherTeachers can work with studentsTechnology can allow collaboration that is not possible without itAbove all: You can access technology from anywhere

  • Some ideas for using technology in your classMake recordings for your students to listen to. Add a task to make it more useful.Add speaking homework as a regular part of your course.Have your students keep digital portfolios.Use digital writing tools for group work/projects.Assign video as homework and use class time for interactive activities.

  • Some ideas for using technology to extend your classStudents can create a word bank for vocabularyStudents can create presentationsStudents can create reference resources linking directly to information online

  • Rich Internet Applicationshttp://ria.clear.msu.eduFree, interactive tools to help use technology in language teachingTools for speaking, listening, writing, and reading

  • Using RIAs



    Collect students recordings

    Audio Dropboxes (put into a Mashup, your own web page, or your institutions course management system).

    Students respond orally to an audio-video cue


    Demonstrate writing


    Create an audio or video recording for your students


    Combine media and text onto a web page


  • Audacity Free application for recording and editing soundNeeds to be downloaded

  • Using AudacityRecord your voice for instructions or practiceCreate podcasts for listening comprehensionHave students create recordings and podcasts for speaking practice

  • Google Apps Google DocsGoogle SpreadsheetsGoogle PresentationsGoogle Calendar

    Excellent Overview of Google Apps

  • Using Google AppsAdministrative workCollectively create and edit tests and quizzesShare your work with your supervisorMaintain your own portfolio of teaching documentsTeachingGo paperless by having students turn in homework digitallyEasily give students feedback on their work via shared documentsFor word processing-based activities, see Claire BradinSiskins webpage:

  • Google Apps TutorialVisit the Tutorial Site

  • Google Maps, editable online mapsMap, satellite, globe viewsCan be edited collaboratively or individuallyAllows for map mashups - useful in teaching and learning

  • Using Google MapsDemonstrating where places areAnnotating a map of a certain placeHave students collaboratively label a mapUse to support individual work focusing on certain areasHave students create tours of a place in the target languageAsk students to investigate cultural products, practices, and perspectives

  • Google Maps TutorialGoogle Maps Tutorial Site

  • Jing a picture of your screenRecord video of onscreen actionShare instantly over the web, IM, emailHere is an example:Instructions on how to access the final exam(

  • Using JingCreate videos of whats on your computer screen in order to share it with students. Record anything that is happening on your screen, from a PowerPoint lecture, to using your course management system or other websites, to using software specific to your field. You can even use a screencast to capture portions of a video on the screen.More ideas for using Jing

  • Jing TutorialMore help tutorials

  • Group task

    Design two speaking homework activities: one for a beginning-level class, the other for an intermediate-level class. Use this picture to design your activity.

  • Task sharing and feedback

  • Thank you and enjoy your FLTA year!

    Feel free to email us with questions Angelika: kraemera@msu.eduDennie: hooping4@msu.eduScott: