Video Games and Learning
In this section you will be able to find some materials about video games and (language) learning. The resources and activities for the class are posted below, including some extra material.
Learning and Teaching English Through Skype
In this section you will get acquainted with some particularities of teaching and learning languages through multimodal webconferencing tools, such as Skype.
Much more than told,
a story needs to be shown and felt.
According to Professional Learning Board blog, “Google Earth can provide a much greater level of engagement as well as activate different learning styles and thinking skills. This is an opportunity to help your pupils move from being passive consumers of information just looking at maps and content on screens to being active creators of content.”
a) Read the texts “Why to teaching with Google Earth?” and “social Pedagogies: Language teaching with Google Earth and Wikis.
b) Visit the link "Google Earth for Educators" and read about the lesson plans, tutorials and tips and some posts in ‘community’ to learn a bit more about the app.
Teaching and Learning English
Through Webconferencing Resources
by Nayara Salbego
In this class, we will be discussing characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, and research results related to teaching and learning languages through the use of webconferencing resources.
Speaking - tasks & digital resources
by Juliane Trevisol
In this module we will briefly:
a) discuss the complexities of developing the speaking skill in an L2;
b) present reasons why tasks can be a successful means to develop speaking;
c) learn about an empirical study of tasks for oral CMC (Yanguas,2012)
d) discuss about some digital resources that may allow extra opportunities for L2 speaking practice.
"A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web. The model was developed by Bernie Dodge at San diego State University in February, 1995 with early input from SDSU/Pacific Bell Fellow Tom March, the Educational Technology staff at San Diego Unified School District, and waves of participants each summer at the teach the Teachers consortium at The Tacher Scholl in Ojai, California". Source [online]: <webquest.org> Accessed on nov. 9th 2015
Turning Traditional Education on its head!
So, what is it and why is everyone talking about it?
In this module, we will be discussing the definitions, main features, applications, benefits and drawbacks regarding "Flipped Learning".
In this session, we will discuss a little bit about how CALL can improve vocabulary acquisition.
In this section I intend to present you some tools that can be used for teaching and learning pronunciation.
In this section we are going to discuss the contribution of Digital Stories to language development.