This post tries to pull together a couple of things I have been thinking about recently. The first was a post I saw on the 21st Century Fluency Project blog a few weeks back. The title of the article 'How I Turned My Classroom into a ‘Living Video Game’ caught my eye and before I even had time to read it I started thinking about how the factors that create motivation in computer games could be applied to the classroom. The article is well worth reading, although this is only one element it touches on.
La implementación de los ordenadores en la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras se remonta a hace más de cincuenta años, cuando una serie de universidades de Estados Unidos empiezan a realizar proyectos de enseñanza de lenguas asistida por ordenador (ELAO), como los pioneros deUniversity of Stanford y State University of New York, o el programa PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations) de University of Illinois, y los posteriores de University of Hull, University of East Anglia, University of Surrey y Ealing College of Higher Education, en el Reino Unido (Ahmad, et al., 1985; CALICO Journal, 1995; Delcloque, Farrington & Felix, 2000; Levy, 1997; Salaberry, 2001).
The 6th edition of the ICT for Language Learning international conference, to be held in Florence (Italy) on 14-15 November, aims to promote and share good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communications Technology to language learning and training.
"Interactive fiction is increasingly being used in junior high and high school classrooms to encourage reading and teach problem-solving skills; it is also approached critically in college and graduate courses on digital and new media studies, and used as an example project in courses on computer programming and game design.
"What follows is just a short list of the courses I know about; there may be more out there."
Adding an audio message to your classroom blog or website can be a good way to help deliver important messages to your students and their parents. Posting an audio message, even if it covers the same content as a written message, can increase the chances that a visitor to your blog will take notice of something important. Adding an audio message to your blog or website is not difficult to do. Here are five free services that you can use to add an audio message to your blog or website.