Head of Languages teaching French and Spanish in a secondary school, with some experience of language teaching in primary schools.
I am interested in exchanging ideas about using technology as a motivational tool for my students
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My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham, MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'e-learning and online teaching' group, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:
Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.
Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win a competition for startup funding on ideablob.com. You can find us at http://ideablob.com/3975 . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.
Feel free to email me back, check out alightlearning.com, anything you like!
Thanks for looking our site and write a comment that fast.
You are right in your comment. Despite almost all the videos are fee-paying, teachers can previsualized them before they decide to purchase them. Also, there are several free videos with original games and activities in our blog section, so teachers can go to our site to get new ideas for free.
We already have the website of our project finished and we’d like to share it with you.
The goal of Bablingua is to offer good audiovisual materials filmed in Hispanic countries that can help teachers to enrich their classes. In the website there are short videos, long videos, vocabulary cards and a blog with free activities, games and new ideas for the foreign language class.
Please, visit us at : www.bablingua.com, and let us know your opinion, comments and ideas you have to improve it.
Salut, Isabelle - pour les outils...Moodle, Voki, Ning, Twitter, Netvibes et del.icio.us. Je viens de decouvrir Jog the Web. Mon site favori du moment, c'est Voki - tous les quinze jours, mes eleves s'enregistrent pendant une minute et me l'envoient. Car on n'a jamais assez d'opportunite de se parler 'one on one' en classe, je suis ravie de pouvoir entendre chaque eleve.
Thanks for the invite, Isabelle. I'm a bit leary of extending my network cause I feel like I spend too much time on the internet already. I am however using lots of web 2.0 tools for teaching FSL
FLE online. I am most interested in connecting my students to native French speakers.
Thank you for the friend invitation. I look forward to sharing ideas on language teaching and learning. I am new to "technology" in the classroom. The school where I teach is just now becoming "lightly" equiped with laptops and we have 1 canon projector. So, I am definately in need of creative ideas! Thank you for sharing your links.