Atlanta, Georgia Oct. 29, 2010


Who are you?

Essential Questions

Part 1-Differentiated Instruction

Toni Theisen-2009 ACTFL National Foreign Teacher of the Year

Learn more about ACTFL:American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
National Language Teacher of the Year Award information

Toni Theisen Contact me

Connect me -Toni Theisen:
Connect with me on Twitter: tonitheisen
My Tweet List
Linkedin profile page
How to Connect Your Foreign Language Students with the World
Global Language Education: Learning the Lingo
My bio as a Wordle document
Toni Theisen business card: Send a new Text Message to: 50500
In Message: TONITHEISEN using

Comment in a variety of ways

Today's Meet
Twitter hashtag:#wwl2010
Polleverywhere:Use you cell phone to text response.

Twitter and your PLN
Create a Twitter account (remember to create a simple bio so others won't think you are spam)
Connect with me on Twitter: tonitheisen
My Tweet List Check out my Tweet List and pick people to follow
There are phone apps, too. (I use Tweetdeck)
Twitter hashtag:#atlanta10

Workshop Part 1: Differentiated Instruction

Differentiation Handout:

Try a tier , RAFTS, menu, center handout:




Learning Center

Differentiated Instruction to Support and Challenge our 21st Century Learners:Visual Agenda Movie:

Differentiated Instruction Resource Links
Key Principles of a Differentiated Classroom
Thompson School District Loveland, Colorado Differentiation
Dare to Differentiate wiki
Technology for Differentiated Instruction wiki

Toni Theisen's Wikispaces

Class wikis
Professional wikis
French4Students'wikispaces as their online portfolios
Loveland, CO-La Réole,France
Loveland, CO-Matamata, New Zealand French wiki
Les Jeux Olympiques
Toni Theisen conference wikispace
World Languages Tech
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

See what others are doing with wikispaces.
Language teachers/classes examples
Other wikispaces examples
Student/Class Products
Join these wikis and contribute
Florence Lyons Français
MmePerkins UK French
Langwitch Wiki-Helen Butterfield French UK
Spanish K-8 South Loop Elem School
Maestrastacy's Spanish wiki
TVHS Spanish
Truscott Elementary Spanish
Chinese School of Delaware
Chinese Classes
Maloney School Dist. Elem. Japanese
Toni Theisen Wiki
Always Learning
WSD's Etool Box
Innovative Educator
Educational Origami
Top 50 Web 2.0 sites
LHSFrench 4 Students'wikispaces
Loveland, CO-La Réole,France
Flat Classroom Project has international global projects
Reading Resources for French Teachers
Educational Wikis provides a rationale and examples for K-12

II. Blogs: explore, follow and make your own

See what others are doing with blogs:
World Languages Teachers
Educational/Tech blogs
Integrating Technology into the MFL Classroom
Rachel Hawkes Languages strategies
Eva Büyüksimkeşyan: A Journey in MFL
Larry Ferlazzo-ELL
Isabelle Jones
Blog Français
Nik's Learning Technology Blog
ICT for Language Learners
Blog de jglamas
Simon Howells
Zachary Jones-Spanish
Zachary Jones-French
MmePerkins UK French
Mme Kuhl French
David Warlick
Innovative Educator
Dangerously Irrelevant
The World A.T. Ways
The Fischbowl
Integrating Tech
Teaching Paperless-21st century

Watch the world change

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Five 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 tool 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.

Quick Reference List
word clouds
Wordle, Wordsift, ImageChef Word mosaic
Tagxedo ABC Ya Word Cloud
making movies
Animoto/Edu, 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, Scribblar
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: Create a newspaper from a Twitter Hashtag or follow a Tweeter
Want to share text with your friends?
Paste it here and give them a link.
Just Paste It
Cool Tools for School
web 2.0 tools for school

Using iPod Touch/iPhone in class

Resources for using iPod Touch in class

Classroom iPod touches: Dos and Don'ts

Language Resources for the iPod Touch

iPod apps in French class.pdf

iPod Acceptable Use Policy.pdf

iPod Configuration with Bretford Cart.pdf

iPod Touch in K-12 Classroom.pdf

iPod User Group wiki

50 Educational Apps for iPod

16 Interesting Ways to Use iPods in Classroom

Using Flip video cameras