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A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages

A New Role for Avatars: Learning Languages | Languages, Learning & Technology |
Most experts agree that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it. Now, with  more sophisticated technology, another theory around lang

Via Nik Peachey, Javier Sánchez Bolado, Yuly Asencion
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Mentions Middlebury Interactive Languages

Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:25 AM

Nice to see a few friends getting a mention in this article.

silvermanmc's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:55 PM

Avatar your way into another realm... 

Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 8, 2013 1:45 AM

Interesting for teachers working at an international school and living overseas.

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What are the qualities of a good educational technology trainer?

What are the qualities of a good educational technology trainer? | Languages, Learning & Technology |

Whilst in the process of designing a unit of online learning I started thinking about the qualities and skills that a good educational technology trainer should have. After thinking of a few myself I decided to draw on the wisdom of my PLN and crowd-source a few more ideas.

Via Nik Peachey
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An example of a crowdsourcing (social voting) tool, Tricider.  Plus an interesting (and growing) list related to training teachers to use technology.  Chime on in!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:50 PM

Add your vote!

reuvenwerber's curator insight, April 19, 2013 3:30 AM

Do you have what it takes? Can you get it?

Helena Capela's comment, April 19, 2013 5:09 AM
Good idea and interesting tool
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EUROCALL 2012 Proceedings

EUROCALL 2012 Proceedings | Languages, Learning & Technology |

Google Books full view of the proceedings of the 2012 EUROCALL Conference.

Via Shona Whyte
Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 7, 2013 4:58 AM

5-page papers on computer-assisted language learning based on this summer's conference presentations.  Last but not least: Perceptions of the IWB for second language teaching and learning: the iTILT project, by Shona Whyte, Gary Beauchamp, and Emily Hillier.

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Grading writing: The art and science — and why computers can’t do it

Grading writing: The art and science — and why computers can’t do it | Languages, Learning & Technology |
Writing is a fundamental human act. What really goes into assessing it?

Via Yuly Asencion
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Minecraft comme outil pédagogique et didactique

Minecraft comme outil pédagogique et didactique | Languages, Learning & Technology |

[Excerpt]: "Loin des clichés habituels sur le jeu vidéo, des éducateurs venus du monde entier se sont réunis samedi 26 Novembre lors de la Minecon 2012 à Paris pour partager leur expérience sur l’utilisation du jeu Minecraft en salle de classe.


A les entendre les résultats ne se sont pas fait attendre : plus grande concentration, meilleur investissement dans les apprentissages et une ambiance générale plus agréable grâce à une meilleure collaboration entre les élèves."

Via Emmanuel Zimmert
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Mentira | Languages, Learning & Technology |

Mentira, a project launched in July 2009, is the first mobile, place-based, augmented reality game explicitly oriented towards the development of language skills in Spanish. It is set in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM and plays out much like a historical novel in which fact and fiction combine to set the context and social conditions for meaningful interaction (in Spanish) with simulated characters, other players, and local citizens.

Via iteachspanish
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Inspired a prototype ARIS game located in Monterey to explore the affordances of place-based mobile gaming for second and foreign language learners: Cannery Row Mystery


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