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Technology for Language Teacher Educators

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1. Context and Frameworks



World Readiness Standards (ACTFL)

NAEP Circle

Bloom's Taxonomy  / Bloom's Taxonomy Pyramid
TPACK model

SAMR model - Puentedura graphic



2. Explore activities (that incorporate technology)


     Interpersonal Mode Activities - test and evaluate

           AIR handout and Evaluation handout


     Interpretive Mode Models - test and evaluate     

Image description (Google Doc)

Advertisement (EduCanon)

TV Guide (Image and Google Form)

How to Doodle  (VoiceThread) 

Family Photo  (VoiceThread)

What can you tell about these texts? (VoiceThread)
       (talk about Moderation)

Choose your Own Adventure (YouTube and Google Form)

Baking Competition (YouTube and VideoAnt)

Measles Outbreak (Curriculet - support for English and Spanish)

Choose a Museum (Web Texts -- with a partner)


     Presentational Mode Models - test and evaluate    

          Click the links in the middle column


Tool (links to the tool's start page)  Examples of student projects 

Additional Information 

(check YouTube for tutorials!)

VoiceThread (three Threads for free)

La nouvelle vague

Chinese student project

successful project descriptions

Wiki page

FlipGrid (free to U of M teachers only)  
Use Stories
Vocaroo example (with a Google form to collect replies)  
AudioBoom example activity  

Language Learning Autobiography

Website Tour

Other screencast examples 
ExplainEverything (iPad to create) example tutorials 
EduCreations (iPad to create)

Spanish examples (student drawn, teacher voice)

Photo story (Spanish)

tutorial (ESL and teacher examples, too) 
Tellagami (edu paid version) French Menu - Chinese Example  
Voki example

lesson plan library

wiki page

Glogster (no longer free) example 1 - example2  


Humans of New York - Tumblr 

ESL Student Blogger

Wiki -

Topics in Media 

- many more examples on this wiki's Wiki page



Answer the questions 
(audio and video examples)
ComicLife (not free, already installed on lab machines)

German Example 1

German Example 2

Japanese Example


2 French examples

variety of languages

Tutorial (PDF)




3. Small Group Discussion

Ditch that Textbook blog 

    • Pick an activity from #2
    • What is the objective of the activity?
    • Where does it sit currently in Bloom's, WRS, and SAMR? 
    • How would you change the activity/tool to push it up the levels? 

 - Large group debrief 



4. Further Discussion and Examples

Why I Don't Use TPACK and SAMR
 - food for thought 

Balanced Tech Wiki - discussion questions




References - Additional Resources

TPACK model - http://tpack.org

SAMR Decision Flowchart

Puentedura SAMR model - http://hippasus.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/TechnologySAMRAndLearning.pdf

SAMR Flowchart - http://ictevangelist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SAMR-flow-chart.png

TIM - Technology Integration Matrix - with examples for each cell

    also a variation of this TIM - AZ TIM 

ISTE Standards



     Additional Resources (Interpretive Mode)


Google Spreadsheets - https://www.google.com/sheets/about/

Google Slides - https://www.google.com/slides/about/


ActivelyLearn is a tool to help students engage around reading content through embedded questions, comments, videos, and notes. ActivelyLearn also enables teachers to view analytics and get a better picture of how their students are engaging around the texts.


Ponder is designed to help students engage around reading content or video, but works differently.  Through "micro-responses" Ponder helps scaffold the critical thinking that is necessary for students to take the steps from reading comprehension to analytical production.  Ponder offers students a quick, scaffolded way to respond to content and share their thoughts. Ponder also gives teachers a view of how students are engaging with content.


Anvill - create media rich lessons - free.


Create your own podcasts for students to listen to.


Padlet, iPadio, AudioBoo, SoundCloud


and check out many other applications that are in this wiki!


Annenberg has a video series on "teaching Foreign Languages" - check out the lesson on interpretive.


    Additional Tools and Resources (Presentational Mode)


  • Screenr
  • SoundCloud is a site for loading, storing and sharing sound files.  For language teachers, Sound Cloud offers a useful feature: time-stamped comments. With this feature, teachers can bring a new level of precision and review-capability into feedback on student audio recordings.
  • Google apps - for collaborative presentations or presentation preparation
  • MyBrainShark (create a powerpoint with screenshots, and then narrate it) 
  • PowerPoint - you know this one!  record voice on each slide, then upload to SlideBoom or other places, or export as a movie and upload 
  • Prezi - could record voice-over with a screencast recorder 
  • Suggestions for video feedback on student work (short movies, screencast, Jing)
  • List of presentation tools 
  • iPad apps - the teacher uses most of these, but what about having the students create with them? 
    (see more iPad apps on the mobile learning page in this wiki)


     Annenberg has a video series on "teaching Foreign Languages" - check out the lesson on presentational mode (and the other 2 modes!)

     NOVASTARTALK - has good screenshot tutorials for many tools




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