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Social Media and the World Language Classroom

rpalafox Novice
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Question: If your are using Web 2.0 tools in your world language classroom, does that make you a technology teacher or are you just a language teader? is there a difference?

 

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a week-long seminar at San State University, on how to use Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. Here's the link to the wikipage that gives more information  http://larc-sm12.wikispaces.com/ . You can access the seminar by clicking on the "archives" at the left og the page. The ideas after this seminar just keep coming. Here is another link to one of the tumblr.blogs that might be of interest http://museumoflatinamericanart.tumblr.com/ and here is the link to the tumblr that I created http://tigretech205.tumblr.com/ you can also see all of the participant blogs for the seminar by clicking on "List of Participant Blogs" link toward the bottom of the wikispaces link above. All blogs were made by language teachers, some French, Japanese, Arabic, and of course Spanish.

 

I would highly recommend that you contact Evan Rubin erubin@projects.sdsu.edu to enquire about next years seminar (it's free) as well as some online "brown bag" sessions.

  • Re: Social Media and the World Language Classroom
    cmuller Novice
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    Hi rpalafox,

     

    These seminars sound very interesting. Are they available for other teachers too? I started viewing what you shared from your seminar.

    I think using the Web 2.0 tools in your world language classroom would make you a language teacher who uses technology well.

     

    Cmuller

    • Re: Social Media and the World Language Classroom
      rpalafox Novice
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      Cmuller,

       

      I agree, a teacher just needs to see the value of those tools and how they help engage students.

       

      As for the seminars, I believe that this social media seminar was tht 4th one. It is usually held in the summer and is open to anyone (it's free) and can be done online or in the lab. At this year's seminars there were participants and presenters from all over the US and Europe. Anyone can participate but since it's coming from the Language Acquisition Resource Lab, the focus is on world languages. That said, any teacher from any discipline I"m sure would be welcome. Here is the link to this year's seminar http://larc-sm12.wikispaces.com/  This link also has the email for Evan Rubin who runs the workshops. He would be more than willing to answer any questions.

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