Welcome to RAKorb's Wiki on Technology as a Language Skill

1. Technology as a Language Skill

- Kári Driscoll, Jutta Schmiers-Heller, and RAKorb (ACTFL Nov. 2010) present "Student Wiki Projects: Collaborative Communication in Language Learning"
Some Tips on Language Learning is an NPR interview with Katherine B. Nielson, chief educational officer at "Voxy." In this interview w/ Leonard Lopate, Nielson outlines task-based fl acquisition with an emphasis on input and technology.
The Connected Classroom created by Kristin Hokanson shows teachers ways to create a "Connected" Classroom. The site presents ways to think about and use technology and web 2.0 as tools to create constructivist learning experiences.
Interactive Learning with the Web
Teaching on / Learning from YouTube Professor Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College, in Claremont, CA., considers how web 2.0 (in this case, YouTube) is radically altering the conditions of learning (what, where, when, how we have access to information).
"Lifehack" for Foreign Language Learning links to smart podcasts being used by French and German broadcasters ("Journal en français facile" / Deutsche Welle).
openculture: free language lessons online: online guide to smart media approaches to multiple languages
World Language Links: resources for teaching / learning / using technology in a wide variety of languages

2. Collaborative Learning: What is a Wiki? How can a Wiki promote collaborative learning?

A. On my "What is a Wiki?" page you'll find tutorials and ideas for collaborative learning using Wikis.
B. Your students will want/need important details about how Wikis promote collaborative learning:
  1. A class Wiki is a group project. Students will want to think about "Tips for Group Work".
  2. A class Wiki is private: it can be seen and edited ONLY by students in this class and who are also taking part in the group project!
  3. For group projects there are TWO basic evaluations: Product Rubric und Process Rubric.
  4. Instructions on how to start a Wiki. Set up a "Playground" for yourself and your learners: Here are seven Wiki-Quik Steps to Start a Wiki.

3. Assessing Technology-Supported Language Learning

University of Wisconsin Rubrics for Digital Learning Projects
Technology for Classroom Feedback and Interaction
CAL-Digests "Assessment"
CAL-Digests "Technology and Language Learning"
Oral-Proficiency Assessment using Technnology
Assessment in an Online FL Methods Course (June K. Phillips)
University of Minnesota CARLA: Virtual Assessment Center (VAC)
How to embed assessment tools in wikis/blogs/websites

4. Webtool Tutorials / Training

University of Minnesota Active Teaching with PowerPoint Tutorial
Video tutorials of online tools from "Adobe" to "Webgraphics" at Linda.com and complete Linda.com with CUID
Selected pedagogical web/internet tools include:
Webquests, Wimba , Wikis, Weblogs,YouTube, i-Movie, i-Photo, i-Tunes, Database Archives, and CourseWorks.
Technology as a language skill in your classes can find suggestions via NCLRC's "Tech-for-Teachers Resources List (applicable for multiple languages).

5. Teaching with Technology: Student Spaces

RAK-Technology as a Language Tool - Wikispace: my personal page I use to collect and relocate important information I've discovered for teaching/learning with technology
CU-Wikispaces: course Wikis developed by my students
YouTube where I have student-produced videos and videos that students have chosen for classroom projects; via youTube videos can be embedded directly into wikis.
Slideshare to upload powerpoint presentations that can be embedded on wikipages and shared with either a selected community or www.
E-Blogger: Students in German conversation classes use this site for their daily journal entries.
RAKorb Homepage: Course pages for German courses in CU Department of Germanic Languages.
CU-German-Webarchive: CU Department of Germanic Languages archive of tagged teaching materials (deguest/geweblrc).
CU Language Resource Center: Connections to all the languages at Columbia University
GfRK7: Companion Website to RAKorbs' "German for Reading Knowledge" 7th Edition.
Berlin-Berlin Video-Online Workbook: Videos and worksheets for RAKorb's German V3001 "Berlin-Berlin".

6. Technology as a Language Skill: RAKorb Workshop at University of Washington, May 2008