AGENDA

9:15 - 10:15
SESSION 1 - INTRO, GOAL SETTING & WRESTLING WITH WEB 2.0 TOOLS

1. Backchannel: http://todaysmeet.com/technolanguages

  • initial backchannel questions:
    • what tools have you already used?
    • what aspects of language teaching/learning do you most want to focus on?
    • ask any questions you have so far - of anyone in the room. use '@' before someone's name if you want to direct something directly at them.
2. Collaborative note taking: http://sync.in/45QoMW9iqX

3. Watch the 'I teach therefore your learn' video on this page and then set your goal. (We'll watch it together)

    • backchannel:
      • comment on what you think about the statements being made in the video
      • as any questions you have so far - of anyone in the room
4. How to approach a new Web tool - Example and Checklist of Questions found here on the Web Tools page.
    • example tool used: Posterous
    • backchannel:
      • comment on what you think of this tool and what ideas you are having for how to use it in your classroom
      • ask any questions you have so far - of anyone in the room

5. Looking at some Web 2.0 tools - you find the presentation on the Web Tools page.

    • backchannel:
      • add ideas on how to use any of these tools to the backchannel
      • comment on what you think of these tools
      • do you know any of any others than are similar? add links in the backchannel
      • ask any questions you have so far - of anyone in the room


10:35 - 12:00
SESSION 2 - A GROUP EXPEDITION INTO AUDIO TOOLS TERRITORY

1. EXPERT GROUPS - what speaking and listening activities can you come up with?


2. COLLABORATIVE GROUPS

  • regroup so each group is made up of one person from each of the expert groups
  • share what you learned as part of your expert group - including your ideas for using the tool

3. PAIR ACTIVITY

  • Work in pairs or a three with others from your expert group (so those who looked at the same tool as you)
  • go to this Google Presentation and add a slide for your tool, a short description of what it does and at least two different ideas for how you might use it in your languages classroom. If the tool you looked at is already in the presentation, then start a new slide after it and add at least 4 different ideas on how you could use it in your languages classroom.
  • NOTE: When you are editing the presentation look for and click on the little speaking icon in the bottom right hand corner. This allows you to chat to whoever else is editing the presentation. Cool, hey? How could you use this in your classroom? (Students could add comments to a presentation as you are giving it as a backchannel - instant feedback!)
  • The idea of this activity is that you have all created a presentation together that will be useful for everyone.
    • backchannel questions:
      • what are you learning?
      • what ideas are you having?
      • what direct application can you see for this tool?
      • in what ways can technology enhance language learning?


12:40 - 3:00
SESSION 3 -

A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES WHILE EATING LUNCH


TAKING OVER THE TOUR - AN UNCONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

  • What can you offer? What do you want to talk about?
  • Choose something from the tL wiki and go through it with some colleagues
  • Write up a plan for the next little while based on your goal, explore whatever new technology appeals to you, create an activity that you can use in class soon


Unconference Session Ideas:
  • Twitter
  • iPads / iPods
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • QR Codes