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Video Diaries for Teacher Support in the iTILT Project - ATELIER 24, DIDACTIQUE ET ACQUISITION DES LANGUES (ARDAA) | Colloque SAES 2013

Video Diaries for Teacher Support in the iTILT Project - ATELIER 24, DIDACTIQUE ET ACQUISITION DES LANGUES (ARDAA) | Colloque SAES 2013 | TELT | Scoop.it

Shona Whyte and Julie Alexander

 

Interactive whiteboard (IWB) research shows variation in classroom interactivity (Beauchamp & Kennewell, 2010) and a need for sustained teacher support (Cutrim Schmid & Whyte, 2012).  iTILT (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching), a 2-year European project on the IWB for communicative language teaching, was conceived partly in response to these findings and as an opportunity for further research. The project has produced a website for language teachers featuring over 250 short video clips of IWB-supported classroom practice, supplemented by relevant teacher and learner comments, created by filming 44 teachers in 81 classes involving different languages, ages, and levels of proficiency in primary, secondary, university and vocational contexts in 7 European countries. 

 

The present study focuses on data from 9 French EFL teachers in three educational sectors who participated in a dedicated online support space set up for the duration of the project.  The data are participants' contributions to the limited stream of a Google+ circle including teachers and researchers.

 

Results show variation in contributions across the 9 teachers, and reveal a number of areas of general concern, but also allow the isolation of specific interactions which affected classroom practice, with implications for teacher education in languages with technology.

 

Beauchamp, G., & Kennewell, S. (2010). Interactivity in the classroom and its impact on learning. Computers & Education, 54(3), 759-766.


Cutrim Schmid, E., & Whyte, S. (2012). Interactive Whiteboards in State School Settings: Teacher Responses to Socio-Constructivist Hegemonies. Language Learning & Technology, 16(2), 65-86.

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Our paper on iTILT teachers in France has been accepted for the SAES conference in Dijon in May 2013.

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Materials Banks: an Alternative to Coursebooks

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Using a materials bank as an alternative to coursebooks doesn’t mean ripping off published materials. There is a wealth of materials available online which don’t infringe copyright laws. A few exam...
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More on the ongoing debate in ELT on coursebooks, with comments on this post on publishers, teacher collaboration, and teacher/learner expectations.  There's a link to a Tomlinson paper in the comments too.

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FORMATION DES ENSEIGNANTS

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FORMATION DES ENSEIGNANTS
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Sylvie Fornero a trouvé des liens intéressants sur la formation des enseignants, surtout en France

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Colloque creation and innovation in foreign language learning and teaching

La didactique des langues (DDL) a vu se développer au cours des dernières décennies des recherches portant sur la créativité dans le processus d’enseignement/apprentissage. Parallèlement, du fait surtout de l’évolution des technologies, on a vu également se multiplier les travaux liés à l’innovation pédagogique tant dans le domaine de la conception des dispositifs d’apprentissage que dans celui de leur évaluation. Mais les liens qui unissent les deux concepts, créativité et innovation, s’ils paraissent évidents aux pédagogues - la créativité serait le moteur et l’innovation le résultat -, n’ont pas été suffisamment explorés scientifiquement. Aussi, ce colloque invite-il à réfléchir sur ces questions dans une perspective interdisciplinaire en sciences humaines et sociales. En effet, à côté de nos collègues spécialistes en didactique des langues, nous serions heureux/ses d’accueillir des philosophes, des historien.ne.s, des sociologues de la technique, des spécialistes de l’éducation, de l’analyse du langage, des psychologues, la liste n’est pas exhaustive, susceptibles d’aider les didacticien.ne.s de langues à enrichir leurs problématiques ou méthodes afin de mieux cerner les relations entre créativité et innovation. Les propositions de communication pourront faire état de réflexions théoriques, que ce soit sur chaque concept séparément ou sur la relation entre les deux construits, ou bien de recherches de terrain. Quel que soit le format des propositions, elles doivent s’inscrire dans la perspective de l’enseignement/apprentissage des langues étrangères.

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Le colloque se tiendra à Toulouse les 11 et 12 décembre 2015 (en modes présentiel et virtuel, étudiants en présentiel uniquement).

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▶ Interactive Whiteboards in the EFL Classroom - YouTube

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My colleague and co-author Euline Cutrim Schmid on the IWB for language teaching, referring to iTILT, our EU project 2011-13.

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Réformer la réforme de la formation des enseignants... une urgence !

Réformer la réforme de la formation des enseignants... une urgence ! | TELT | Scoop.it
Le Groupe Reconstruire la Formation Des Enseignants (G.R.F.D.E.) regroupe plus de 230 personnes impliquées à titres divers dans la formation des enseignants (universitaires, formateurs en E.S.P.E., formateurs de terrain du premier et second...
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Critique de C Puren et collègues

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Les langues étrangères à la fac : Dossiers des sciences de l'édu

Gail Taillefer : Des chercheurs et praticiens français et étrangers éclairent la question linguistique au moyen de réflexions synthétiques, d’enquêtes et d’analyses de pratiques efficaces.

 

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Mobilité internationale et production orale en anglais L2


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Intégrer les étudiants anglophones dans le cadre d’un programme d’immersion universitaire au Canada


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Numéro spécial sur l'enseignement des langues étrangères à l'université

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Corpus linguistics and DDL: Alex Boulton

Corpus linguistics and DDL: Alex Boulton | TELT | Scoop.it

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There’s no one right way to use corpora in language teaching and learning. Some teachers or researchers think that corpora aren’t much use at lower levels, or for non-language majors, or for general purposes, or without extensive training; I’d say that their multiple affordances mean that there’s something there for everyone if introduced appropriately. In many cases this might be little more than using corpora to create materials that aren’t much different from traditional ones (just better informed), or helping learners to use Google more effectively as a way to query the internet (which when you think about it is very similar to DDL, i.e. getting software to help find answers to questions in large collections of texts).

In other cases, learners may assume more responsibility at various stages and even create their own specialised corpora to help with writing or translation, for example. It depends on their current and future needs, both linguistic and professional, as well as their personalities, time available, confidence with ICT, etc.

 

 

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Link to YouTube talk and references.

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Médiations interculturelles: Paris, 12 juin

Médiations interculturelles: Paris, 12 juin | TELT | Scoop.it
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« Médiations interculturelles en didactique des langues et des cultures » /
« Intercultural mediations and teaching and learning languages and cultures »

le vendredi 12 juin 2015, salle 3.03, 3ème étage Inalco, 65, rue des Grands Moulins, 75013, Paris

Organisée par l’Unité de recherche PLIDAM EA 4514 (INALCO, Sorbonne-Paris-Cité)

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Teaching Languages with Technology : iTILT 2

Teaching Languages with Technology : iTILT 2 | TELT | Scoop.it
Ce livre présente des recherches en didactique des langues en lien avec l'exploitation du tableau blanc interactif (TBI). Il s'agit d'une collection d'études de cas menées dans le cadre du projet européen iTILT (interactive Technologies In Language Teaching, http://itilt.eu). Il propose des exemples de l'intégration du TBI dans de différentes classes de langue (primaires, secondaires, universitaires ; anglais, espagnol, français, gallois, néerlandais, turc) dans une approche communicative à l'enseignement-apprentissage des langues étrangères.
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Un livre, un nouveau projet ...

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iPad courses on iTunesU

iPad courses on iTunesU | TELT | Scoop.it

By utilising iPad in a 1:1 environment or even 1:some then you are able to break free from the classroom and the traditional ways of disseminating content. By creating courses that contain learning materials, tasks, assignments, reference points and now with iTunes U 2.0 the discussions, you can now take the classroom wherever you need. Beyond the classroom and even further if using 1:1 or BYOD, students take the learning home with them and can continue learning in their own time, totally blurring the lines between school and home (which are becoming more and more different as schools fail to embrace the world around them and the tools students have in their own homes.)

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Looks like a sensible approach to working with iPads

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tablettes

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The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators

The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators | TELT | Scoop.it

 

Slideshare - Get the credit and audience you deserve for your presentations!

Scoop.it - A stellar social bookmarking service that is being used by a ton of teachers right now.

PlanBoard - It’s an online lesson planner made for teachers. Create, share, and manage lesson plans with simple and easy to use lesson plan templates.

Evernote - It’s insanely popular in education and useful for teachers, students, parents, and just about anyone who wants to remember what they’ve done.

Dropbox - I use Dropbox every day. I had to up to the 100GB size and feel like I’ll never fill it up. Great for backing up everything, accessing files remotely (even from your smartphone and tablet) and sharing things. I’ve seen it used for handing in homework on a regular basis.

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I know we always say (a) it's not the tools it's the pedagogy and (b) teacher education is best done in context, but you have to start somewhere and if you don't have tools or pedagogy, a few decent tools can be a place to start.  I use maybe eight or ten of these regularly for teaching and teacher training.

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ELT Research on Flipboard

By Anthony Teacher | A magazine for peer-reviewed research articles about ESL and EFL. Note: a subscription to a journal database may be required for some articles.
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43 journal articles saved by ELT professional Anthony Schmidt as relevant to classroom concerns.  Many are paywalled unfortunately.

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Sourcing Copyright friendly images

Sourcing Copyright Friendly Images John Allan Jennifer Wicks
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Nice presentation about using digital images. Don't be put off by the technical part at the beginning (vector versus bitmap) which seems to need some oral explanation.  Hang on for tips on searching and crediting, and especially the recommended sites at the end.

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Technology in English for Academic Purposes: Pete Sharma

Technology in English for Academic Purposes: Pete Sharma | TELT | Scoop.it
Technology in English for Academic Purposes
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Pete Sharma has this new blog.  Let's see what he sees as technology needs specific to this area

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English medium instruction in European universities: O'Dowd survey

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Survey of nearly 80 European universities shows a good proportion of those offering content courses delivered in a foreign language do not provide training for instructors.

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From policy to practice in teaching scientific writing: Birch-Becaas & Cooke 2014

A cost-effective way of drawing up a set of recommendations for teaching LANSAD in France would be to create a group of recognized experts in the domain such as the abovementioned special interest group of the GERAS, who could establish clear attainable objectives for masters and doctoral students to achieve. These could be based on existing guidelines such as the CEFRL descriptors and on the curriculum guidelines resulting from evidence-based research. It would then be simple to issue these recommendations to universities. Colleagues requiring further pedagogical training could be encouraged to participate in dedicated courses to allow them to gain the pedagogical skills and know-how required at this level. Further impetus for this might be provided by the recent creation of the Ecoles Supérieures du Professorat et de l’Education (ESPE). One of their missions will be to provide further pedagogical training for university teachers, an issue that has received little attention until now since excellence in French universities has been measured more in terms of research achievements than pedagogical achievements.
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Interesting take on ESP/EAP in French higher education.

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Free Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and How to Use Them

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Tips and Resources for Using Free Video Conferencing Tools in Your Classroom Video conferencing and chat tools can be a wonderful instructional resource, as most educators know. You can bring the outside world and guests into your classroom, enable a

Via Nik Peachey, Yuly Asencion
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Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo, FaceTime - with links from Nik Peachey

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, May 14, 11:18 AM

Great tips for FREE Video Chat & Conferencing Tools and how to use them.

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:13 AM

Skype, Google Hangouts, Oovoo...

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The usual suspects, plus a couple of new kids on the block :-)

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Tutoriel "Audacity"


Via Michèle Drechsler
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Quelques *pistes* pour démarrer ...

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#Youngerteacherself: ELT blogs

#Youngerteacherself: ELT blogs | TELT | Scoop.it

What advice would I give my #youngerteacherself?” So, I decided to write a blog post about that. I also wanted to know what advice other teachers would give their younger selves which is why I am going to tag other educational bloggers at the end of the post and of course link their posts once they are published.

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Plan to use this in teaching training next year

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Approche interactionnelle et tâche : Christian Ollivier

Approche interactionnelle et tâche : Christian Ollivier | TELT | Scoop.it
Approche actionnelle et tâche, pour plus d’authenticité et de motivation dans l’enseignement- apprentissage des langues Conférence (+ atelier) donnée au congrès des professeurs de français organisé...
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Diaporama : les tâches et les exercices pédagogiques

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approche actionnelle

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EdPuzzle | crop and annotate online videos

EdPuzzle | crop and annotate online videos | TELT | Scoop.it

Website: edpuzzle.com
Description: A superb site where you can crop YouTube & other online videos, add audio messages and quiz questions which provide individual assessment feedback to check understanding of your students.

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Looks like a handy tool.

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ARDAA : assemblée générale 2015

17.30 à 18.30 le jeudi 4 juin.

 

Prochaine assemblée générale qui se tiendra pendant le Congrès SAES de Toulon, plus précisément le jeudi 4 juin 17h30 .

 

1/Rapport moral

2/Rapport financier

3/Projets ARDAA 

4/Renouvellement du bureau

5/Questions diverses

 

Appel à candidature pour le renouvellement du bureau. Sont en effet sortants en 2015: Dominique Delasalle  et Claire Tardieu.

Nous aimerions faire entrer au bureau deux nouvelles personnes.

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Société savante pour la recherche en didactique de l'anglais (fille de la SAES)

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GiST Journal: studies in language education

GiST Journal: studies in language education | TELT | Scoop.it
GiST Education and Learning Research Journal
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Open access journal based in Colombia.

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