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Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom | Beaven, Comas-Quinn & Sawhill 2013

Case Studies of Openness in the Language Classroom | Beaven, Comas-Quinn & Sawhill 2013 | TELT | Scoop.it

Section 1. Open Tools for Collaboration

 

Communicating Out in the Open:

The WordPress Class Blogs Plug-In Suite and Language Learning

Barbara Sawhill

The Mixxer: Connecting Students with Native Speakers via Skype

Todd Bryant

eComma: An Open Source Tool for Collaborative L2 Reading

Carl Blyth

 

Section 2. Sharing Resources

The Linkedup Project: An Online Repository for Language Teachers

Anna Motzo

Repurposing Open Educational Resources: Creating Resources for Use and Re-use 

Susanne Winchester

Designing OERs to Teach Italian Pronunciation in an Open Educational Environment: A Case Study

Anna Calvi, Anna Motzo and Sandra Silipo

 

Section 3. Sharing Practice

FAVORing the Part-time Language Teacher:

The Experience and Impact of Sharing Open Educational Resources through a Community-based Repository
Julie Watson

The Community Café: Open Practice

with Community-based Language Teachers

Kate Borthwick and Alison Dickens

The “Onstream” Project: Collaboration between Higher Education Teachers of Russian and Teachers of Russian in Mainstream and Supplementary Schools

Terry King

Learning to Share and Sharing to Learn – Professional Development of Language Teachers in HE to Foster Open Educational Practices

Annette Duensing, Matilde Gallardo and Sarah Heiser

 

Section 4. Collaborative Learning & Student-generated Content

137 Transnational Online Discussions to Foster Open Practices

Klaus-Dieter Rossade 

A Case Study into Learner Engagement in the Production of OERs within an Online Language Environment

María Dolores Iglesias Mora and David Elvis Leeming

The OpenLIVES Project: Alternative Narratives of Pedagogical Achievement

Irina Nelson and Alicia Pozo-Gutiérrez

Discovering Spanish Voices Abroad in a Digital World

Antonio Martínez-Arboleda 

Collaborative Italian: An Open Online Language Course Cecilia Goria

 

Section 5. Learner Autonomy

When Learner Autonomy Meets Open Educational Resources: A Study of a Self-learning Environment for Italian as a Foreign Language

Marco Cappellini

Using MOOCs in an Academic English Course at University Level

Ana Beaven

 


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Free e-book on open source tools and repositories for language teachers and learners edited by Ana Beaven, Anna Comas-Quinn, and Barbara Sawhill

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Key Concepts in ELT: ELT Journal

Key Concepts in ELT: ELT Journal | TELT | Scoop.it

'Key Concepts in ELT' is a feature of the Journal that aims to assist readers to develop an appreciation of central ideas in ELT, and to approach the content of articles from a perspective informed by current debate on aspects of theory and practice.

 

The list given below is an up-to-date guide to all 'Key Concepts' that have been published in the Journal. The list contains links to the original articles, which are available to download free of charge (PDF file).

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Updated list of short (2-3 page) articles on topic in language learning and teaching (scaffolding, focus on form, task-based language teaching, observation).  From 1993 to 2011, most free to download in PDF format, a few still paywalled.

 

I use them in initial teacher training, and in courses on second language acquisition.

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Le TBI en classe de langues : webinaire lundi 24 juin

Le TBI en classe de langues : webinaire lundi 24 juin | TELT | Scoop.it

Invitation à une conférence en ligne gratuite 
avec Shona Whyte, Université de Nice

 

Lundi: 24. 06. 2013 - 19:00h - 20:30h

Sujet: L1.724-6823: Le Tableau Blanc Interactif (TBI) en classe de langues

- la présence accrue du tableau blanc interactif (TBI) ou tableau numérique interactif (TNI) dans les salles de classe

- la plainte des enseignants devant un manque de formation et de ressources pédagogiques

- le TBI comme outil qui leur permettraient de les utiliser au mieux dans leurs cours de langues

- l'occasion de discuter de supports pédagogiques, d'activités de classe, et d'exemples de pratique

- le site du projet européen iTILT (http://itilt.eu/fr) sur le TBI en classe de langue comme point de départ

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Présentations des ressources iTILT en français

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10 ELT blogs: Sandy Millin

10 blogs in 10 minutesSandy MillinIH Newcastle
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ELT professional Sandy Millin chooses her top ten ELT blogs.

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The language of Twitter: the rise of MFL teachers online

The language of Twitter: the rise of MFL teachers online | TELT | Scoop.it

The MFL Twitterati is a dynamic grassroots group of language teachers, consultants and associations who love to share ideas, resources, useful links and a bit of banter with each other on a daily basis over Twitter. In addition to the beautiful blend of useful and supportive tweets, both personal and professional, the indefatigable group also regularly take part in MFL Flashmeetings, recorded video conferencing sessions where we discuss the latest developments in language teaching then post the recording for all to dip into. Check out the latest one where we look ahead to the challenges (and solutions) of 2013.

There is also The MFL Times generated automatically from the links in the tweets of those who follow the account MFLTimes. Each edition of the e-magazine, available via subscription or through the archives, includes language-related stories, videos, images and links all in the one place. It's also available to non-Twitter users, and acts as a great pull for new members of the community.

The latest initiative is to use the cloud storage service Dropbox to create shared folders (organised by language) which any of its invited users can upload to. This collaborative internet memory stick allows us to share resources conveniently and quickly, a real inspiration and time saver for busy teachers.

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Joe Dale shows how language teachers can use technology to connect, share and develop.

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Free Online Professional Development for Foreign Language Educators

Free Online Professional Development for Foreign Language Educators | TELT | Scoop.it
Finding Open Media for Foreign Language Instruction

Wednesday, June 12, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Presenters: Garin Fons (COERLL), Nathalie Steinfeld Childre (COERLL)

 The Practice of Using and Teaching with OER

Wednesday, June 19, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Presenters: Garin Fons (COERLL), Amanda Dalola (UT Dept. of French and Italian)

 

A Focus on SpinTX: An Open Video Archive for Language Learning

Wednesday, June 26, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Presenters: Garin Fons (COERLL), Rachael Gilg (COERLL)

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Three free webinars in June from COERLL at the University of Texas.

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Video-mediated teacher collaborative inquiry: Baecher et al 2012

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A paper on Teacher Collaborative Inquiry: "TCI consists of a group of several teachers, who meet regularly to pursue a common professional learning goal, may or may not be involved in inter-class visitations, and within which multiple perspectives (more than in a dyadic rela- tionship) will be shared."

 

The study used Video-Mediated Teacher Reflection, where "video analysis [of the teachers' classroom practice] usually takes place in small groups of peer teachers, at regular intervals and over an extended period of time, such as in video “clubs” (van Es & Sherin, 2010). In these peer groups, teachers are generally guided by a facilitator who focuses on a particular approach to teaching or to the subject matter, explores solutions to typical pro- blems, or reviews how members are implementing a professional development initiative. Video serves as a platform for mutual understanding." 

 

In the group of teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) in US high schools in focus, the authors, themselves participants in the study

"found that the strongest theme was that of a renewed trust in the collaborative process, brought about both by the public sharing of what is normally private (one’s teaching) through the video viewing, as well as through using the protocols (e.g., Don’t interrupt, Avoid biographical responses, Frame questions positively and non-judgmentally) established in the coaching process. The fear of being judged–and coming up short–was overcome as teachers experienced the review of their video records to be a productive exercise for the entire group’s emerging understandings of differentiated instruction for ELLs." 

 

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This research is referred to in ELT trainer Tom Randolph's post on video reflection for teacher development http://tomtesol.com/blog/2013/03/video-reflection-for-teachers-part-1/

 

Another example of video-supported teacher-research collaboration is cited in the Baecher paper: Hennessey & Deaney 2009 (behind paywalls http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=15305 and http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13540600903139621), though professional development resources are available http://t-media.educ.cam.ac.uk/

 

I would worry if I thought that teachers and trainers considered video extracts "an unbiased record of the lesson" (Rosaen et al. 2008) and am interested in the protocols used by Baecher et al. I wish they had included these rules in an appendix to their article (How and why to "avoid biographical responses"?)

  

Baecher, L., Rorimer, S., & Smith, L.  (2012).  Video-mediated teacher collaborative inquiry: Focus on English language learners.  The High School Journal, 95(3), 49-61.

 

Hennessy, S., & Deaney, R. (2009). “Intermediate theory” building: Integrating multiple teacher and researcher per- spectives through in-depth video analysis of pedagogic strategies. Teachers College Record, 111(7), 1753–1795. 

 

Hennessy, S., & Deaney, R. (2009). The impact of collaborative video analysis by practitioners and researchers upon pedagogical thinking and practice: a follow‐up study. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, 15(5), 617-638. 

 

Rosaen, Cheryl L.; Lundeberg, Mary; Cooper, Marjorie; Fritzen, Anny; Terpstra, Majorie (2008). "Noticing Noticing: How Does Investigation of Video Records Change How Teachers Reflect on Their Experiences". Journal of Teacher Education 59 (4): 347–360.  

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Carol Read: The secret of working with children

Carol Read: The secret of working with children | TELT | Scoop.it

British Council workshop in Poland - one hour video.  The first fifteen minutes covers ways to use flashcards, noticing exercises for early grammar, and CLIL, all embedded in activities suitable for 8 year old EFL learners.

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I like the way she tells her audience of EFL teachers to join in not by pretending to be 8 year olds, but as teachers modelling for their young learners.

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17/3/13 - Webinar: Rethinking the Language Classroom by Carla Arena

17/3/13 - Webinar: Rethinking the Language Classroom by Carla Arena | TELT | Scoop.it

IATEFL LTSIG webinar:

 

Mobile learning brings flexibility and portability to learning. In this presentation, educators will explore the numerous pedagogical uses of iPads in the language classroom with a focus on student production through examples of classroom activities and students' projects. 

Carla Arena is an explorer of the potential of technology integration into language learning. She is a teacher trainer, Head of the Ed Tech and Digital Communication Department, online moderator and English teacher at Casa Thomas Jefferson.

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Sunday 17 March, 15h GMT

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Peer Teaching: young learners

Peer Teaching: young learners | TELT | Scoop.it
Watch how you can use student peer teaching in your classroom to help all students become experts on topics. Peer teaching is a strategy that celebrates student strengths and address student learning gaps.
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Pre-service secondary EFL teacher's choice of a classroom video to illustrate the value of homework.  In this short clip, we see how the teacher quickly corrects maths homework, then pairs students who correctly answered a question with ones who got it wrong.  Once a student understands the correct solution, he or she presents it to the class from the board.

 

My masters' student suggests this technique could work in EFL.

 

 

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Open up: new blog from COERLL

Open up: new blog from COERLL | TELT | Scoop.it

Welcome to COERLL’s brand new blog, Open Up, devoted to conversations about open education in language learning. Here educators can get informed and dream together about dynamic, community-driven open educational practices in language learning.

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A welcome addition to the University of Texas at Austin's excellent OER for language learning.  It is certainly the logical next step to add to language learning materials and teacher development resources, but a blog is a big investment - we wish them well :-)

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How to do Chirpstory: Jo Brodie

How to do Chirpstory: Jo Brodie | TELT | Scoop.it

 I use Chirpstory to collect hundreds of tweets relatively quickly. [I]t lets you collect tweets in pages rather than individually. Here's how I do it.

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I just started using this in the usual way and for the usual reasons - spotted someone using it (#eltchat), then saw how it would be helpful for something I'm already doing (PLNs for pre-service teachers).  Luckily someone has posted this nice walk-through.

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Twitter for Professional Development

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Today I'm doing another introduction to the world of Twitter and blogs, this time for students following the DELTA at IH Newcastle. For those of you who follow my blog, you'll know that I've done a...
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The what, how and why of Twitter for language teachers: getting started (link to Russell Stannard's how-to), anatomy of a tweet, useful hashtags. 

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Free webinars: tools for language teachers

Free webinars: tools for language teachers | TELT | Scoop.it

Jürgen Wagner of the Landesinsitut für Pädagogik und Medien Saarland has this free webinar programme in 3 languages:


Invitation to free webinar "What's new in Moodle 2.5 ?" with MoodleFairy Mary Cooch 12th Sept. 2013 http://po.st/ACBGm1



Invitation à une conférence en ligne gratuite le 16 sept. 2013 avec Mary Cooch "Nouveautés de Moodle 2.5" http://po.st/aWUXZX


Kostenloses Webinar mit Nico Steinbach: LearningApps.org - Autorenwerkzeug und Austauschplattform - 19.09. - http://v.gd/learningapps


30.09.2013 - 19h - 20:30h webinaire avec Jérôme Rambert: Google présentation Vs Prezi - venez nombreux - http://v.gd/rambert


Invitation au webinaire gratuit avec Mélanie Auriel: http://v.gd/applis “Des applis iPad pour une pédagogie “classe inversée” - 02. 10.


Moodle muss Spaß machen: kostenloses Webinar mit Stephan Rinke - 10. 10. 2013 http://v.gd/moodlespass


Moodle goes iPad http://v.gd/moodlegoesipad 17. 10. Webinar zu Tablets im Fremdsprachenunterricht mit Joachim Quandt und Kathrin Hahn


04. 11. 2013 - webinaire gratuit avec Mélanie Auriel: Utiliser GoogleDrive avec une tablette sous Android http://v.gd/googledriv


http://v.gd/axelbraun Kostenloses Webinar mit Axel Braun am 11. 11. 2013 Digitale Medien beim Sprachenlernen - Schwerpunkt E-Learning


Kostenloses englischsprach. Webinar zum Task Based Learning mit Andrew Pickles (Bundessprachenamt) - am 14.11. Info: http://v.gd/pickles


Invitation à une conférence en ligne le 21 novembre avec Manfred Overmann: Le site portail du prof de FLE http://v.gd/siteportail

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Open, friendly webinars with useful tips and links and access to a thriving community of tech-friendly practitioners.

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The educational technologist | TESOL MAs @ Manchester

The educational technologist | TESOL MAs @ Manchester | TELT | Scoop.it

"This section of the blog is for anything connected with the educational technology element of our work at Manchester. These postings are managed by Gary but anyone else can also add relevant postings. We particularly welcome postings from current and former students."

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Gary Motteram posting on educational technology for TESOL.

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From Curation to Creation

Slides from my talk at the 6th VRT Web Conference
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Marisa Constantinides on curation as a natural activity for teachers; lots of examples of her work in this area.

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The sharp end: the Pencil Metaphor

The sharp end: the Pencil Metaphor | TELT | Scoop.it

Steve Wheeler on technology adoption in the classroom

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Another pencil metaphor for technology adoption in the classroom (after #pencilchat)

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Teacher education with the IWB: iTILT conference presentation

Approaches & resources to promote teacher competencies development for effective interactive whiteboard use, Highlighting 2 EU projects: iTILT and SMARTVET. P
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Overview of data collection procedures for EU project on IWB for language teaching, including references to recent and forthcoming research presentations (Cutrim Schmid & Whyte, 2012; HIllier, Beauchamp & Whyte, in press; Whyte, Cutrim Schmid, van Hazebrouck & Oberhofer, in press).

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Jürgen Wagner's technology watch for language teaching

Jürgen Wagner's technology watch for language teaching | TELT | Scoop.it

"Der Newsletter Fremdsprachen des LPM wird von Jürgen Wagner herausgeben. Ziel: zeitnah informieren über 
- aktuelle fachliche Entwicklungen
- den Umgang mit Neuen Medien im FSU
- kostenlose Internetquellen zur Erleichterung der Unterrichtsvorbereitung
- anstehende Veranstaltungstermine, und vieles mehr"

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Newsletter with resources for teaching and learning English, French and Spanish, plus continuing professional development for teachers, including recent and upcoming webinars.

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iTILT and the IWB: German teacher development webinar

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Webinar LPM Saarbrücken: Interactive technologies for classroom language teaching: iTILT and the IWB (Shona Whyte)
G- discussion of challenges in using Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) effectively for language teaching- presentation of resources from a recent European project on IWBs in language teaching [http://itilt.eu]- analysis of materials, activities, and examples of language teaching with the IWB- mention of alternative technological solutions for those without access to an IWB
[The focus will be less on the tool than on its pedagogical applications]

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Using group work in large classes | TeachingEnglish (British Council | BBC)

Using group work in large classes | TeachingEnglish (British Council | BBC) | TELT | Scoop.it

"In this programme we look at a reality many teachers face: very large classes – and using group work as a technique to get everyone working actively. We hear from teachers on how they use group work and look at techniques for managing large classes. How do you feel about teaching large classes?"

 

Programme Summary: Large classes are a reality for many teachers around the world – especially in the state sector. If we want to develop our students’ fluency and ability to communicate in English then using group work will help. If set up carefully, it will give all the students a chance to participate and practise. The teacher’s role changes during group work. While the students work in groups the teacher moves away from the front of the class and quietly monitors. During this part of the lesson, you are giving more responsibility to your students and there are many rewards. Group work can be highly motivating for students. They participate and are active and we can
draw on our students’ own knowledge and experience. As Mirany says, ‘Dynamism springs from the group’


Via Phil Chappell
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15 minute audio recording with 2-page teacher support worksheet - excellent training resource. (2011)

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DOTS project: helping teachers use new technologies in language teaching

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"Many teachers want to use up-to-date technology in their teaching but often do not have the time or resources for the necessary training. This training kit presents bite-size activities for ten popular tools that even the busiest language professional can fit into their schedule. Working through training units which can be completed in around 30 minutes, teachers will get to know the uses and pedagogic benefits of online tools and learn how to integrate them into their language classes."

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Bite-sized training activities covering audio recording, podcasts, wikis for online language teaching

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ICT 4 MFL: Facebook page

ICT 4 MFL: Facebook page | TELT | Scoop.it
Promoting language teaching through the integration of ICT tools and methodolgies into language...
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Links to resources for language teaching and for professional development

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National Foreign Language Resource Centers (NFLRC)

National Foreign Language Resource Centers (NFLRC) | TELT | Scoop.it
A web Portal for the fifteen Foreign Language Resource Centers (LRCs), which provides a searchable database to all of the LRC materials, resources, and professional development opportunities.
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Research, teaching and learning materials, and teacher development.

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The tree: linking theory and practice

The tree: linking theory and practice | TELT | Scoop.it

University of Alberta language teacher trainer Olenka Bilash has shared her teacher training resources, including this "tree" with links to information and advice on language skills and theories of learning and professional development.

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Dr Bilash's university homepage

http://www.secondaryed.ualberta.ca/people/academicstaff/olenkabilash.aspx

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