04.11.13 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Kellas 105
This presentation deals with exploring and implementing new technologies because these can be educational tools for the teaching and learning of foreign languages. My recent work involves exploring the use of social networks like Facebook (FB), which I refer to as classroom extensions. FB usually goes hand in hand with the SKYPE extension, so by reaching out to the world and by using this communication tool along with text and video, the new technologies allow language teachers to “re-voice” their classroom. However, this is a process of trial and error, and some changes may lead to unforeseen problems later. The question is where these new technologies “fit” into the somewhat constricted academic curriculum. I would like to “show and tell” the work done with some of my classes and current progress of the French 213 classes I now have at SUNY Potsdam with the collaboration of my students.
Facebook event presenter is Dr. Mylène Catel, professor of modern languages; Brittany
Lucky, in class Teaching Assistant; Kayla Wilkinson, student; Sara Loukili, outside TA;
Heather Foley Sarsfield, observer.