Technology and MFL
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?
Second life etc
So, what have you seen in schools?
What do you feel confident using?
In small groups list the advantages and
disadvantages of the listed technological
Easy and quick access
Faster than snail mail
Creativity in a technologically advanced world
Quicker to create resources when you know how
Face to face contact
Real artifacts/people visible
Communication for real purpose
Can be costly
Makes you lazy?
Use of slang?
When it breaks down….
Too reliant on it all, becomes nothing
IWB, flat and one dimensional
What can technology give..
Tools for developing creativity
An opportunity to communicate with
somebody that they may not have met
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
Children realise that they need to speak in a
certain way to be understood, i.e. not using
Making school links
Digiblues or webcams.
Can enable children to use vocab learnt
Equipment not expensive.
It doesn’t take too long.
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.
How would this fit into cross curricular learning?