Session 12 Technology and MFL www.animationforeducation.co.uk Watch the clip of Oscar and make notes about the practicalities. (tutors, look at the conference tag and do the Oscar Stringer clip) What kind of technology? IWB E-mail Video Uploading Videoconferencing Learning platforms Second life etc Animations So, what have you seen in schools? What do you feel confident using? Activity One In small groups list the advantages and disadvantages of the listed technological activities. Advantages Easy and quick access Faster than snail mail Creativity in a technologically advanced world Quicker to create resources when you know how Better presentation Face to face contact Real artifacts/people visible Communication for real purpose Disadvantages Can be costly Makes you lazy? Use of slang? When it breaks down…. Too reliant on it all, becomes nothing special IWB, flat and one dimensional Steals creativity? What can technology give.. Tools for developing creativity An opportunity to communicate with somebody that they may not have met otherwise. Instant response. Videoconferencing Cheaper than you think? What do you need? Can be a mismatch of equipment when videoconferencing with another country. Children communicate for real purpose. Children meet new people. Children can develop intercultural understanding. Children realise that they need to speak in a certain way to be understood, i.e. not using slang. Comenius International Schools Exchanges Global gateway Making school links Creating animations Digiblues or webcams. Can enable children to use vocab learnt creatively. Equipment not expensive. It doesn’t take too long. Activity Two Your first job in a school is in a school with a partner abroad. You have been asked to develop technological links to enhance MFL learning and to develop Intercultural Understanding. What could you do with: E-mail and websites. Webcams Video. How would this fit into cross curricular learning?
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