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DOTS project: helping teachers use new technologies in language teaching

DOTS project: helping teachers use new technologies in language teaching | TELT | Scoop.it

"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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Comenius summer courses on IWB for FL: iTILT project training

Comenius summer courses on IWB for FL: iTILT project training | TELT | Scoop.it

The EU project iTILT is offering an EU-funded summercourse on  Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) in Language Education This Comenius course is based on research and resources (training and teaching materials, practice examples) developed during the 2-year European project iTILT (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching).  http://itilt.eu

 

The course is offered by the University of Antwerp, Linguapolis and its project partners to promote effective IWB use in communicative language teaching. It is open to all interested in language teaching with the IWB, experienced or not. 

 

In 2013 there are two sessions: 

 

July, 15-19, at the Technical University Valencia, Department of Applied Linguistics, in Valencia (Spain) 

 

August, 12-16, at Aveiro University, Faculty of Education, in Aveiro (Portugal) 

 

 

Find information on the course description at the Comenius/Grundtvig Training database, the grants and the course pre-registration document from here: http://www.koenraad.info/content/current-courses#1

 

N.B. Apply for a Comenius grant before 16 January (= the final day for submitting completed forms (including a course (pre-)registration testimonial and employer signature) to your National Agency

http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-programme/national_en.htm

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EU Grants for language teachers - deadline 16 January

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Participation à des stages de formation pour le TBI en classe de langue.

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Key concepts in ELT: Taking stock (Graham Hall)

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This article identifies patterns and trends within ‘Key Concepts in ELT’, both since the inception of the feature in ELT Journal in 1993 and during the 17 years of the current editorship. After outlining the aims of the series, the article identifies key themes that have emerged over time, exploring the links between ‘Key Concepts’ pieces and the trends and developments in ELT more generally. It finds that although earlier articles tended to focus on ‘teaching’, ‘learning’, and ‘language’, more recent pieces have examined issues surrounding ‘teachers’, ‘learners’, and the ‘social context’ of ELT. The article then considers the ‘reach’, readership, and potential relevance of ‘Key Concepts’ to debates and practices within ELT, drawing upon publisher records of ELT Journal’s most accessed articles online and most cited articles, and concludes with a discussion of possible future directions for the series.

 

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http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/eltj/keyconcepts.html

to short informative survey articles on major concepts in second language teaching and learning.  Very useful for teacher training and introductions to the field.

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50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language | TELT | Scoop.it

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A list of resources for teaching English (EFL, ESL, ELL) including general websites, articles and advice, learning resources, organisations, teaching resources, references, and communities and blogs.  A good place to start for new teachers, or in continuing professional development for teachers new to working with online resources.

 


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Yuly Asencion
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Here we can find  50 of the best links for teaching a new language.

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CALL Newsletter - March 2012

CALL Newsletter - March 2012 | TELT | Scoop.it

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TImothy Healy gives examples of using a wiki in language teacher training:

 

"- A professor asks learners to elicit from their native-speaking tutor linguistic words and structures for carrying out specific speech acts and then post them on a page devoted to this purpose for review by the class. In class the page is displayed and the forms are reviewed and commented on. Then learners construct appropriate sociocultural situations and choose the words and structures that match them.


- On a shared page, learners post and respond to each other’s journal entries on topics such as their personal teaching philosophy and certain activities they find most valuable as teachers.


- Learners post daily reports and reflections on practicum activities from separate schools for others to read and compare with their own."

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callspot's Podcast

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This podcast has six interviews/discussions with (mainly US) CALL professionals on telecollaboration, distance learning, MMOGs, classroom CALL, CPD, and CALL requirements.

 

One or two per year since 2008, none for 2012 so far ...

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How to make things fall apart - a behaviour model for creating incompetence in the classroom

Marisa Constantinides, CELT Athens, has this fun Pecha Kucha presentation with tongue-in-cheek advice for language teachers.  My favourite tip was avoiding eye-contact by knitting while learners do group work.

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EPOSTL European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages

EPOSTL European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages | TELT | Scoop.it

"The European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages is a tool for reflection and self-assessment of the didactic knowledge and skills necessary to teach languages. It builds on insights from the Common European Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio as well as the European Profile for Language Teacher Education."

 

This link includes videos explaining this portfolio, an overview of the chapters in the publication, and links to free download in 12 languages.

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Teacher training with social media

Teacher training with social media | TELT | Scoop.it

Course materials for teacher training in social media developed by Gosia Kurek and colleagues in their European project on Language Learning and Web 2.0 tools.

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Allyson Eamer's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:44 PM

Excellent insights into integrating social media into programing.

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Cross-institutional Collaborative Projects for Teachers

Peter B Swanson, Georgia State University
Mirjam Hauck, UK Open University
Deborah Hoven, Athabasca University
Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Listen to audio of session: https://www.calico.org/Podcasts2011/Fri/C110/WS110032.mp3

 

In this session, the CALICO Teacher Education SIG discusses the design, implementation and assessment of various cross-institutional collaborative projects. Presenters will discuss successful collaborative projects they have carried out, both for teachers and language learners, and will share the lessons they have learned. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas for their own collaborative projects.

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Vocabulary - NikPeachey - SimplyBox

Vocabulary - NikPeachey - SimplyBox | TELT | Scoop.it

A set of resources which could be used in teacher training: which are best suited to which learners (proficiency, age, motivation)?

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Books for Technology in Applied Linguistics

The Arab Association for Technology in Applied Linguistics (http://www.aatal.org/) recommends 20 books on technology for second language learning and teaching.

 

The selection includes

- Levy & Stockwell (2006) CALL dimensions (reviewed http://applij.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2009/08/11/applin.amp032.extract with Hubbard & Levy (2006)

- Nicky Hockly, Gavin Dudeney - How to teach English with Technology - 2008

- Fotos & Browne (2004) New perspectives on CALL for SL classrooms (reviewed http://llt.msu.edu/vol10num1/review1/default.html)

- Blake (2008)  Brave new digital classroom

- Chapelle & Jamieson (2008) Tips for teaching with CALL

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Teacher education in CALL

Teacher education in CALL | TELT | Scoop.it

Hubbard and Levy (2006) on technology for language learning, and learning to use it for teaching languages.

 

Support site with table of contents, contributors and abstracts: http://www.scoop.it/t/telt/p/378585489/teacher-education-in-call-support-site

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INTENT Project Workshops | UNI-COLLABORATION | intercultural exchange

INTENT Project Workshops | UNI-COLLABORATION | intercultural exchange | TELT | Scoop.it

The INTENT team will be offering training workshops on telecollaboration in Italy, France, Poland and the UK  in 2013. Registration is free but participants are expected to cover all their own travel and maintenance costs.

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Learn how to run a telecollaborative project at university level.

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Using Interactive Whiteboards in Language Education: summer courses

Using Interactive Whiteboards in Language Education: summer courses | TELT | Scoop.it

Teacher training courses based on the iTILT project (interactive Technologies in Language Teaching; http://itilt.eu):

 

July, 15-19, at the Technical University Valencia, Department of Applied Linguistics, in Valencia (Spain)

 

August, 12-16, at Aveiro University, Faculty of Education, in Aveiro (Portugal)

 

Open to all interested in language teaching with the IWB, experienced or not.

 

Apply for a Comenius grant before 16 January.

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IWB training course by iTILT project members based on resources (training and teaching materials, practice examples) developed during the 2-year European project.

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OT 12: an Open Translation MOOC

OT 12: an Open Translation MOOC | TELT | Scoop.it

"The Department of Languages at the British Open University is planning the OT12 MOOC, a Massive Open Online Course on Open Translation tools and practices. Our pilot will run from 15th October to 7 December 2012 (8 weeks), with the accompanying course website opening on Oct 10th 2012. If you and/or your students are interested in taking part, go to the "Get involved" tab on the following site: http://www.ot12.org/

 

Not sure what this is all about?

 

Well, MOOCs are free online courses, open to anybody and everybody anywhere in the world. They usually bring together large numbers of learners and instructors across a common field of knowledge. Whilst MOOCs provide weekly topics, activities, discussions and resources, learners actively engage in all aspects of the experience, sharing ideas in forums, undertaking collaborative or reflective activities, and using a variety of social media.


Open Translation tools and practices
Open Translation practices rely on crowd sourcing, and are used for translating open resources such as TED talks and Wikipedia articles, and also in global blogging and citizen media projects such as Global Voices [http://globalvoicesonline.org/].
There are many tools to support Open Translation practices, from Google translation tools [http://translate.google.com/] to online dictionaries like Wordreference [http://www.wordreference.com/], or translation workflow tools like Transifex [https://www.transifex.com/].
Some of these will be explored in the OT12 MOOC.


Bridge to success (B2S) ... in more than one language!
The content with which we are going to engage (translations into Spanish and potentially also other languages), includes the highly successful B2S modules available in the free OpenLearn Labspace:
1) Learning to Learn http://labspace.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7442
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2) Success with Math http://labspace.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7654


We will also engage in captioning and subtitling activities using a variety of videos in English and Spanish.
Intrigued? Well then, come and join us this autumn!


The project team
Tita Beaven, Anna Comas-Quinn, Mirjam Hauck and Tim Lewis from the Department of Languages at the OU/UK

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Video-Based Response & Revision: Dialogic Instruction Using Video and Web 2.0 Technologies

Video-Based Response & Revision: Dialogic Instruction Using Video and Web 2.0 Technologies | TELT | Scoop.it

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Description of methodology for using technology to support and research the development of dialogic instruction in a collaboratively oriented teacher education course.

 

Anne Heintz, Carlin Borsheim, Samantha Caughlan, & Mary M. Juzwik; Michigan State University

 

Michael B. Sherry; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

 

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This article documents the curricular decisions made by a teacher educator research team whose guiding theoretical focus for intern practice is dialogic instruction. Over a 2-year sequence, teaching interns used video and Web 2.0 technologies to respond critically to and revise their teaching practices in collaboration with peers and instructors. This article describes how a focus on dialogic instruction and an adoption of a multiliteracies pedagogy guided the implementation and use of technologies within the project. Through multiple examples of curriculum, including excerpts from course materials, screencasts of the adopted networking platform, Voicethread, and video of class sessions, the authors describe how a focus on the dialogic creates spaces for interactions that allow responsive and revisionary attitudes toward not only teaching practices, but the potential and place of technologies in teacher education.

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Curation and social networking for pre-service teacher education

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My EuroCALL presentation on using curation in a course on ICT for language teachers to help graduate students in languages make the transition to teaching high school languages with technology.

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Networked Learning and Connectivism for English Language Teachers by Michael Griffiths on Prezi

Connectivism 101: this presentation quotes Siemens and Salmon to produce a basic overview of connectivism, though without the specific focus on language teachers I was expecting from the title.

 

Bottom line for teacher education is "drive it yourself" - it's up to teachers to choose what you they want to learn and how to go about it.  Which I find both liberating and frustrating.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Teachers' representations of the IWB in the language class | iTILT

Teachers' representations of the IWB in the language class | iTILT | TELT | Scoop.it

The IWB can be an effective tool in the language classroom, but teachers' views and needs must be taken into account.

 

My post for the iTILT project (http://itilt.eu) includes an OUP video on teacher training and a new research article (Cutrim Schmid & Whyte, 2012) on state school teachers' use of the IWB in Germany and France (http://llt.msu.edu/).

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Interactive integration - the IWB as an effective classroom resource | Glasgow Online

Interactive integration - the IWB as an effective classroom resource | Glasgow Online | TELT | Scoop.it

Paul Braddock on Interactive Whiteboards for language teaching at IATEFL in Glasgow (March 2012): how to train teachers to use this tool effectively.

 

"Increased use of Interactive WhiteBoards in foreign language classrooms is creating a need for teacher training and extra pedagogical support. This talk will look at early outcomes of research into this area by the EU-funded ITiLT project (Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching), as well as a range of resources & video footage of IWB interaction in classroom observations."

 

Hear the talk, access the powerpoint and also a sneak preview of the project training manual.  And follow the project's progress on itilt.eu.

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Developing Online Teaching Skills

Graham Davies scooped this online Moodle course for language teachers who wish to learn how to use various tools for contact or distance language teaching.

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Allyson Eamer's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:43 PM

This is a useful starting place for elders wishing to develop some online teaching skills.

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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses | TELT | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey's teacher training tools.  As always, beautifully presented, easy to apply.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Nice Guides to Web 2.0 at ...

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Nice Guides to Web 2.0 at ... | TELT | Scoop.it
Both of these presentations are suitable for introducing colleagues and students to the key concepts of Web 2.0 and social media. The Teacher's Guide does a good job of addressing the "yeah buts" that you might encounter ...

Via Vicky Saumell
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CALL and Teachers - CALICO

CALL and Teachers - CALICO | TELT | Scoop.it

2007 collective volume on training teachers to use technologies for language teaching.  Edited by Kassen, Lavine, Murphy-Judy and Peters, published by CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium).

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