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Top tools for learning 2016

Top tools for learning 2016 | TELT | Scoop.it
I recently responded to an online poll of educators' tools for learning and saved my responses to kick off a class on learning technologies for language teachers. These are my picks; here's why. (They are all free.) Getting started LastPass LastPass is a password manager that saves your passwords online and lets you access them…
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Do visit the blog and comment if you have other favourite tools for language teaching or CALL teacher education.
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The CALL-SLA interface: Plonsky & Ziegler 2016

... Statistical results indicate a small relative effect ( ES = .512) for the use of technology in L2 learning, suggesting that learners participating in CALL contexts may have better learning outcomes than those in traditional educational contexts . Absolute effects also provide strong evidence for the efficacy of CALL ( ES = .84). Results demonstrate positive benefits for CALL glossing ( ES = .60) and CMC ( ES = .33) relative to non-CALL contexts, although more research i s needed to understand the full impact of game -based or mobi le-assisted language learning. Syntheses also seem to support a general trend towards a developmental advantage for CALL (e.g. , Lai & Li, 2011; Sauro, 2011; Zhao, 2003; although see Lee et al. , 20 15, for an exception).
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Technology and study abroad: Godwin-Jones, 2016

In this column we will be looking at the varied roles that technology can play in the study abroad experience. Some argue that the availability of Internet- based social media while abroad is for language learning and cross -cultural understanding at best a distraction and at worst an inhibitor of full engagement in the target culture, inevitably leading to less exposure to the target language and therefore fewer opportunities for language proficiency gains. I will be arguing that, in fact, technology can play a positive role, particularly if students are provided with appropriate guidance and support. The main areas to be discussed are the personal and learning benefits of technology use while abroad, the formation of second-language identities , the affordances for pragmatic language development , the integration of mobile devices for place -based language learning, and the opportunities for enhancement of intercultural communication competence .
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Teaching as a design science: International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology

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e-language | Mark Pegrum's Conference & Course Notes
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Mark Pegrum summarises three keynote talks from this conference https://ictlt.com/web_template_2/web_load_level3/23
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iTILT 2 multiplier: interactive teaching with technology

iTILT 2 multiplier: interactive teaching with technology | TELT | Scoop.it

Teacher workshop in Nice organised via iTILT (interactive teaching in languages with technologies).

 

Summaries of talks and workshops, links to slides and handouts, references.

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Talks, references, links to slides

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9 digital tools for your classroom toolbelt

9 digital tools for your classroom toolbelt | TELT | Scoop.it

A good digital tool can unlock new possibilities in the classroom. Here are nine digital tools you may not have seen.

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Clipchamp for video, add-ons for Google apps, writing tools

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Language Learning Teaching: Leuphana 2015

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Keynotes by Michael Thomas and Breffni O'Rourke.  Abstracts online here.

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A Praxis of Task-Based Teaching and Mobile Assisted Language Use: Huw Jarvis

Two of the most significant trends in TESOL over the last twenty years or so are the rise of task-based language teaching (TBLT) and the growth of technology. With TBLT we see a challenging of more traditional structure-based models of delivery, and the increased capacity and mobility of computer desktops, laptops, notebooks and other mobile devices have had an impact on how we work, rest and play–it is all done with and through language, and the language which dominates in a globalised interconnected digital era is English. Little wonder, then, that getting students to do things through language, at times with Computers and Other Mobile Devices (CaOMDs), is an area of ever-growing interest.

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Jarvis identifies task-based approaches and technology integration as most notable recent changes in language teaching and learning and suggests ways to combine them effectively.

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