Lara Lomicka, U South Carolina
Gillian Lord, U Florida
25 TECHNOLOGY TOOLS TO INSPIRE, ENGAGE, AND TRANSFORM LANGUAGE LEARNING
Mobile devices are increasingly prevalent in language learning, with uses varying from individualized language practice to more involved student engagement on a collaborative level. Language instructors today are tasked with teaching not only linguistic elements but integrating that language with 21st century skills. Following ACTFL's 21st Century Skills areas, this session presents 25 free web tools/apps that inspire, engage, transform and foster language use in the context of global awareness. The tools focus primarily on the interpersonal and presentational modes. The presenters will share examples of the online resources and apps, showcase sample tasks structured around ACTFL's "can-do" statements, and guide participants through tool use. Emphasis will be on learner skills, growth, and assessment; and time will be provided for discussion, exploration, and collaboration. Participants are encouraged to bring a device to work with, as the session will be hands-on and interactive.
Learning and teaching
Grades 6-12, Higher Ed, Pre K - grade 12, Pre K- grade 8
San Diego Convention Center Room 3