21st Century Learning

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Toni Theisen-2009 ACTFL National Foreign Teacher of the Year

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Bloom's taxonomy

Session Handout-21st century tool:

Toni Theisen's Wikispaces
Class wikis
Professional wikis
French4Students'wikispaces as their online portfolios
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Loveland, CO-Matamata, New Zealand French wiki
World Languages Tech
ACTFL Webinar-Activating Communication
ACTFL Tech 2009
WL-Thompson School District Tech
World Languages21stcentury Wikispace-Join this space and add your links, etc.
Global competency
LHS-BestBuy Collaborative Wiki
Differentiated Instruction

Part 1 of workshop


I need my teachers to learn-video

ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education


STE Standards for Teachers:external image pdf.png NETS_TeacherStandards_Final.pdf
ISTE Standards for Adminstrators:external image pdf.png ISTE Standards for Administrators_2009.pdf
ISTE Standards for Students:external image pdf.png NETS_for_Students_2007_Standards.pdf

Part 2 of Workshop

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5 Questions for Planning Successful Web-Based Activities

1. What is the curriculum related purpose of the activity? The outcome or assessment should be aligned to your lesson objectives and standards.
2. Does the Internet enhance the activity? If the answer is no, find a more appropriate place to integrate the web.
3. How will students use the online resources? Once students locate information, they should be asked to apply, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, or create. The activity should require them to move to higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy.
4. Do students have necessary information analysis/information synthesis skills or am I including these in instruction? The project should not become simply an exercise in locating information. Students must have the necessary background knowledge and pre-requisite skills to complete higher level tasks or these must be included in instruction prior to the web-based learning activity.
5. Do I have the necessary time and support for the activity? Double your original time estimate and always have access to technical support to resolve problems efficiently.

Videos to learn from

Quick Reference List

word clouds
Wordle, Wordsift, ImageChef Word mosaic
Tagxedo ABC Ya Word Cloud
making movies
Animoto/Edu, Slide.com Stupefix, Xtranormal: One True Media
PhotoPeach Domo AnimateGoAnimate Doink
Share and Publish Documents
Scribd Slideshare Issuu publishing format tool
avatar video podcast
Voki, Fotobabble Blabberize
Vocaroo, Yodio, Voxopop
ToondooMake Believe Comix
Free Internet calls/Skype
Google Docs, Google maps in other languages, Google Earth
Polleverywhere Flisti
Writing books/Storytelling
Mixbook Bookr Storybird: Zooburst popup books
Glogster Glogster/Edu
BackChannel feedback
Today's meet, Wallwisher, Backnoise
Linoit (like wallwisher), Chatzy
Collaborating tools
Primary Pad Edistorm brainstorming
iEtherpad real-time collaborating tool, Titan Pad collaborating tool
Pirate Pad
Piclits, BeFunky: Buildyourselfwild FaceinHole Big Huge Labs
Flickr Poet
Quizlet Funnel Brain
Text to speech
Vozme: available in Italiano| Hindi| Português| Català| Español|English
Web Wardrobe-closet of web tools
easy event scheduling
Convert media files online
from one format into another
Online converter
Connecting with others
Livemocha Palabea
Creating rubrics
Create a PDF file from a webpage
Takes notes and access on
computer anywhere
Write a newpaper: paper.li
Paper.li: Create a newspaper from a Twitter Hashtag or follow a Tweeter


"How to" sheets for many tools.

21st century tools booklets of explications

Starter Sheets

How to make guides-Use them so you can learn or edit them so students can follow the directions.

How to make a Wordle:

How to make a Piclits:

How to make a Wikispace:

How to make a Voki:

How to make a Toondoo:

How to embed in a wiki .



Vocaroo easy podcasting

Vocaroo, Voki, Blabberize, Voxopop, Fotobabble



Voxopop ideas for class




Wordle:make word clouds

38 ways to use Wordle in the classroom

Here are other sites like Wordle: WorditOut , Wordsift and ABC Ya Word CloudsWord Mosaic Tagxedo

Wordle: As long as you always save your wordles to the gallery with the same username you can search for them by entering the following into your browser address bar: http://www.wordle.net/gallery?username= adding your username after the =

How to make a Toondoo:

More help with Toondoo

How to make a Piclits:



Animotomusic-use pictures to create a story or share information. Get Animoto Education Edition: unlimited videos for you and your students
Another MmeT. production:Le Petit Prince

Slide.com-Use pictures and add captions.

One True Media helps you turn your photos and video into slideshows and video montages for free. There is a 100 mg free upload per month. Can only upload pictures with free account. But if you change a powerpoint to (save as : jpg), then slides become photos and can be used.

another MmeT. production: Les Vacances
another MmeT production:Differentiation
(change a powerpoint to a series of jpg photos)

Xtranormal:Text to speech movie making. You can also watch, share or embed other movies already made. Choose set, characters and a voice from a range of international accents.
Want more detail explanations to making an XtraNormal, then watch this YouTube video
Here is Mme. T movie:Le déjeuner

Google Maps

Digital Storytelling/Writing books

tt as Marie Antoinette! (At least I still have my head on my shoulders.)
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Create your own FACEinHOLE
Buildyourselfwild: animal and body parts-to make a picture-Fun!
Another MmeT production

BeFunky:Apply special effects to your photo, then use it in stories, etc.

Big Huge Labs

Resources that are easy for teachers and students to use. Students can create trading cards, magazine covers, badge makers, billboards and more. You do not need an account. You must complete the project before saving it to your computer. There is no way to save and come back to it later to make changes. They are saved as images and can be inserted in other documents or on your webpage.
Big Huge Labs for Educators (NEW):http://bighugelabs.com/education.php

Big Huge Labs Trading Card: Turn your photos into trading cards! Think about the possibilities for class. Example of tonitheisen's dog.



Polleverywhere:uses cell phone to survey


TinyChat: With TinyChat you can create your own chatroom and invite people through one simple link.

Today'sMeet: Use the backchannel and connect with your audience in realtime. Encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience.


Cellphones in school-slowly becoming acceptable

Ideas for Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Cell Phones Even in Districts that Ban Them

The bottom line is cell phones are the most affordable, accessible way to provide access to technology and narrow the digital divide.

Yodio: Use Yodio to add your stories to your photos or presentations by recording to your phone and then uploading pictures. Record from your phone-FREE TO RECORD, FREE TO PUBLISH, FREE TO SHARE

SKYPE-Free Internet Calls-from local to worldwide

PLN-Personal Learning Network

Connect to and Collaborate with World Languages Teachers all over the World.

A must for your PLN. Follow World Language Teachers from all over the World as they post links to enhance student learning, etc. Peruse the lists below and follows teachers and techies to enhance your own learning.

Follow me (tonitheisen) and I will follow you: don't forget to add your bio. http://twitter.com/tonitheisen

Twitter Help for Teachers

Seven top tips for building your professional learning network with Twitter

Teachers on Twitter: teachers that have enhanced my PLN. Most of these tweeters are wild about tech. It is not just about language learning, it is about discovering new way to connect.



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