Resources Day One:

  1. Wikis
Social media wiki on wikispaces:
Definitions, glossary of terms, abundant examples contained in a wiki

Exemplary Wikis:
ACTFL Teacher of the Year Toni Theisen's Class Wiki:

2. Blogs
Exemplary Language Blog:
Exemplary Language Blog:
Exemplary Language Blog:

3. Rich Internet Applications:
Podcasting example, Chinese: ****
Podcasting example, Arabic: Frog Prince
We wrote and edited podcasts in class using CLEAR's Rich Internet Applications

Resources Day Two:An Introduction to Social Media: A YouTube Video by Michael Wesch

A Portal to Media Literacy- Dr. Michael Wesch (KSU)
View minutes 20:20-30:20
Discussion Questions:

1.How can we create students who can create meaningful connections?
Understanding by design, Meaningful connection, Cultural relevance, Roots
2. How do our activities help us to make connections ourselves?
3. How do we create significance? How do we provide relevance?
4. How do we create a learning environment that harnesses student potential? Push beyond You Tube and Facebook for social purposes these days?
5. How are we on the same footing as our students?

Homework: Students should spend more time in Professor Wesch's YouTube Channel for homework, finishing this video and sampling some others.Discussion to follow.

4. Social Bookmarking Delicious
We learned how to bookmark the tools to make our courses better and how to share our finds with others.
What is it?
Help from Delicious/
Finding Chinese and Arabic links through delicious. We can use any computer!

5.TwitterTwitter Microblogging
Yes Twitter is all the rage, but how to use it for teaching? We can subscribe to other STARTALK groups on Twitter. (CAIS)

6. Twitter for FL Teachers
World Language Teachers on Twitter (from Toni Theisen- ACTFL Teacher of the Year)

7. Collaboration Tools
We learned how a group can work together on their own time and in different places. Peer editing, group projects.
Google docs.
GoogleDocs Community's Channel
Teachers and Principals Talk about Google Docs
Watershed School sixth graders talk about using Google Apps
Google Docs Quick Source Guide
Google Docs "Our Photo Album"

Google Groups
Google Groups examples

Resources Day Three:

8. Beautiful word clouds: Good for vocabulary, easy to use.

Wordle We were able to use Wordle in CHINESE and Arabic!

9. Animoto Videos
Chinese and Arabic instructors both made Animoto videos

Live Mocha Learn a new language

Mixxer Language exchanges for you and your students

A NING, a community where the MERLOT World Languages community can meet, chat and post videos.

Resources Day Four:

Google timeline
See news about your target culture using Google News timeline. Go back in time or cover today's news. How to use in classes??
Webheads in Action
The WebHeads in Action are language teachers worldwide. They have many presentations and webinars online of a how-to nature available to us for free.
Chinese and Arabic teachers both made cartoons in the target language with Toondoo.

Web 2.0: Cool tools for schools

What is Social Media?

Ning in Education
Sites for Teachers

Day 5
Presentation Day