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1 Using ICT to Enhance Teaching and Learning in MFL Esther Hardman ICT and Languages Conference 25-26 th February 2012

2 Contents Why develop ICT at your school? What the students are doing Key developments in MFL at Weald of Kent A team effort What the students are saying Next Steps

3 Guess Who? 1.Madonna 2.Joe Dale 3.Simon Cowell 4.Prince Harry 5.Ed Miliband 6.Wayne Rooney 7.Cheryl Cole 8.Timothy Dalton (007) 9.Woody (Toy Story) ABC D I F HG E

4 Guess Who? ABC D I F HG E 3. Simon Cowell 4. Prince Harry 1. Madonna 8. Timothy Dalton (007) 2. Joe Dale 6. Wayne Rooney 5. Ed Miliband 9. Woody (Toy Story) 7. Cheryl Cole

5 Primary Review – Rationale 3.44 Even now, a reasonable grasp of ICT is needed in education and employment, and it will become increasingly important to command ICT skills to prepare for technologies of the future. 3.45 To argue against the importance of ICT in the primary curriculum is to ignore the increasing digitisation of information worldwide. Note: Curriculum review due March / April 2011

6 The Framework for the National Curriculum. A report by the Expert Panel for the National Curriculum review Department for Education - December 2011 Information and communication technology is reclassified as part of the Basic Curriculum and requirements should be established so that it permeates all National Curriculum subjects. We have also noted the arguments, made by some respondents to the Call for Evidence,58 that there should be more widespread teaching of computer science in secondary schools. We recommend that this proposition is properly considered.

7 Sixth Sense Technology

8 Primary Review – Our Inheritance Pupils to use Twitter and blogs in primary schools shake-up – The Guardian: “The proposals would require: Children in England to leave primary school familiar with blogging, podcasts, Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of information and forms of communication. They must gain "fluency" in handwriting and keyboard skills, and learn how to use a spellchecker alongside how to spell.” Guardian 25 th March 2009

9 Web 2.0 Statistics Twitter: – 1,111,991,000 – number of Tweets 22 Feb 2010 – 29,700,500,268 – number of Tweets 06 Nov 2010 – 29,707,133,130 – number of Tweets 31 Jan 2011 Blogs: – 133,000,000 – number of blogs indexed by Technorati since 2002 – 346,000,000 – number of people globally who read blogs Wikis: – 684,000,000 – the number of visitors to Wikipedia in the last year

10 The company surpassed 200 million tweets per day in June (2011) but has since jumped to nearly 250 million daily tweets. The growth has been tremendous: Twitter had around 100 million tweets per day in January 2011.

11 VLE Survey Find out what students know about Web 2.0 technologies. Educate students re Web 2.0 technologies Provide a platform for student voice.

12 What The Students are Doing Not





17 Download podcasts for free through iTunes: – One Minute French, German, Spanish Coffee Break French Coffee Break Spanish News in Slow Spanish – Native recordings in various languages See more links on our MFL blog: – German Podcast: French News for French students in France

18 The school VLE: Interaction between students and staff. Listening practice resources feedback.

19 Need an online verb table? Want to find some revision websites? Want to find some language learning podcasts? Want to find out the latest news in the MFL department? Look under the country flags for sites applicable to your language

20 “CALLING ALL BLOGGERS” Like blogging? / Want to learn how to blog? Want to be part of our Language Leader programme? The MFL dept is looking for “Blog Reps” for each class. Interested? Please contact your class teacher / Miss Hardman

21 Blogs – Summary of Uses TEXT – T add key learning points / homework from lesson – P review of exchange trip in TL – P review of own work – Peer assess via comments – Student feedback on learning PODCAST – Examples of pupils’ work – peer assess possible – Potential for FLA outreach – FLA / Teacher recordings for homework. POWERPOINTS – Examples of pupils’ work – Teacher presentations / resources WEB LINKS – Online language learning resources – Exam board web links – Online podcast links (L&S)

22 Wikis Definition – A website that allows multiple users to create, modify and organize web page content in a collaborative manner. Rational – “Redraft their writing to improve accuracy and quality” – New Secondary Curriculum, Key Processes 2.2h



25 Possibilities for personalised learning

26 Symposium & Logolab Definition – Students listen to language stimulus (audio / visual), while being monitored from a central console. Students listen and respond, or record their own responses in comparison to a model and do written exercises. Rational – “Listen to, read or view a range or materials, including authentic materials in the target language, both to support learning and for personal interest and enjoyment” – New Secondary Curriculum for Languages, Curriculum Opportunities 4.f

27 Student centred learning Peer to peer correction Collaboration

28 Using the technologies that they use at home.

29 ICT in Practice We need to give time to pupils to learn these technologies in order to then use them to facilitate learning When pupils’ ICT skills grow, their focus will switch to learning via the tool, i.e. the tool now enhances the learning Teachers too! teaching teachers teachers’

30 What is the common link?

31 Creative Office Spaces & Employee Creative “play” time.


33 Networking / Research

34 Team Effort


36 What The Students are Saying – Blogs/Podcasts General: – videos of where you are stuck with H/W – teachers could post work during school closures – a blog per subject to help catch up / go over class notes / find out homework – podcasts would make cover work easier on snow days Science: – videos of experiments done at home Technology: – Videos of cake making to see different techniques Languages: – videos of teachers from foreign schools teaching some language Drama: – write a review of a play you went to see Maths: – video of how to work out the circumference of a circle P.E.: – Virtual notice board / links to match locations / videos of performances

37 What The Students are Saying - Wikis General: – projects with several people whilst at home or when scattered around the school site History: – Write down timelines and students add information to it. English: – Wiki wars – battling with critiques over literature – pupils involved in the drafting process Drama: – Collectively add lists of what needed for production & who to bring what pieces of clothing

38 What The Students are Saying – Social Networks General: – ask friends across school/in other schools for help – specific subject based sites for online tutorials – ask friends what you missed from class / homework info – set up study groups – ask quick fire questions English – asking where quotes are in a book – ask someone to finish the sentence Maths: – ask for help with a problem if you get stuck History: – talk to a historian and make notes Geography: – contact people from different places RE: – contact people from different faiths

39 Resources Web 2.0 notinwords Web 2.0 Twitter in Plain English Twitter Social Networking in Plain English Social Networking RSS in Plain English RSS Blogs in Plain English Blogs Wikis in Plain English Wikis Social Media in Plain English Social Media Podcasting in Plain English Podcasting Or search for “notinwords” or “in Plain English” on YouTube




43 Vocabexpress Student Survey QuestionResponse Do you enjoy using Vocabexpress?100% Yes More effective than other language learning websites? 86.7% Yes Motivated your language learning?93.3% Yes Given you confidence in language learning?86.7% Yes

44 What do you like the most? It’s fun. The variety of vocab. How it doesn't let you give up. It helps you to memorise the vocab well. The fact you have to keep going until you get it right. I like being able to listen to the pronunciation of words The added competitive side makes things fun too :) It hammers the words into your head, ensuring you learn them.

45 Other comments “It’s veeeeery good thanks ms hardmannnn:)” “Not for any other groups because its special for our classs owowowoowowowoow.” “Really great way to motivate students into learning vocab - helps me learn verbs so i can recognise them when reading French books! Excellent!” Relationship building. Students feel special. Confidence in their language learning.




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