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  2. page Technology edited ... Bélgica Holt (UT): I have experienced the technological changes as a student and as a teacher,…
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    Bélgica Holt (UT): I have experienced the technological changes as a student and as a teacher, and I see the importance of including technology in the classroom and at home. The future generation and our generation are moving fast toward a world widely connected and depending upon a variety of technological items. Actual and future foreing language teachers should start and continue actualizing themselves with the different types of technological devices such as, power point which could serve as motivation for visual learners and any type of learner. Also many classrooms could access blackboard which allow L2 learners to watch videos provided by the teacher, also they could practice their listening comprehension and their reading comprehension. I have used it myself and I found it very convenient and useful for L2 learners and it also still allows the teacher to provide credible language and evaluate the L2 progress as well. As a L2 teacher I am learning as much as I can to bring a very interactive and communicative environment into the classroom. In order to keep the students motivated I will have to harness the use of computers, CD ROMS, Internet, power point, and even games that introduce foreign languages. To conclude, I would like to add that computers and other technological devices would never substitute L2
    teachers, they just serve as props and helpful tools to improve the learning inside and outside the classroom.
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    Ray Flanary (UT): In my own years of being a student and later in teaching, I have seen classrooms that had no technology (the basic blackboard and chalk) to smart classrooms that were totally geared to teaching in our modern age. In my recent years of teaching, I taught in classrooms that were called “smart classrooms.” The classrooms had a podium with notebook computer built into it, a ceiling mounted projection system, wireless Internet, built-in sound system, VCR, DVD player, CD player, and the most impressive of all was a smart-board. This looks like a movie screen but functions like a touch screen monitor. Basically, the notebook computer accesses the Internet and projects the image onto the screen. The instructor can then either use a stylus or their finger and touch the screen and it accesses links and other information on the Internet with a mere touch. One does not have to use the computer then to navigate. The smart-board can also be used with other programs and software for interactive lessons.
    In terms of technology in the foreign language classroom, it is important to remember that technology is not there to replace effective teaching, but is merely a tool to enhance it. Also, one should bear in mind that technology is not just about computers. For the purposes of this wiki page, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on C.A.L.L. or Computer Assisted Language Learning. One should remember that computers are only one tool in the technological classroom. Some of the technologies available to the modern foreign language instructor are computers, presentation software, real-time communication (voice and video conferencing), interactive multimedia such as the smart board, VCR, DVD player, CD player, overhead projection, the World Wide Web, many types of foreign language software, and also many types of authentic language recordings and movies. The important emphasis on technology should be on a pedagogically sound integration of these technologies and materials in the foreign language curriculum. Back to Table of Contents
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    Foreign Language Teaching Wiki
    Note: This wiki was created by foreign language teaching methods students during the fall 2006 semester. Membership was limited to the students enrolled in the participating classes only. The project has now ended and although the wiki remains active as a resource, we are not admitting new members or updating any content. Thanks for understanding.
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Thursday, January 3

  1. page Technology edited ... Vinodh Venkatesh (UF): Technology plays a big part in my classroom. Rarely is there a day when…
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    Vinodh Venkatesh (UF): Technology plays a big part in my classroom. Rarely is there a day when I don't use the computer for a grammar activity, culture video, or simply an overhead. It is cheaper and quicker to make an overhead slide on a word processor than to actually print one out so my class plan is usually projected on the screen in the room. I rely on a lot of grammar drills that are free online and that come with the answers built in. I usually do at least one such activity in class and encourage my students to use the web as another tool in learning the language. I also find that videos and audio files are abundantly available over the internet and these come in as great auxiliary tools in the classroom. I must say that I haven't used tools such as CD ROMs or videos as much because I feel that part of the beauty of the Internet is that the students have ready access to all the things I do in class, which makes learning outside the classroom all the easier.
    Gerard-Alain Michel (UF): Technology plays an active role in my daily class activities. The use of computer technologies can enhance students’ motivation since computers are very popular among them either because they are associated with fun and games or because they are considered to be fashionable. Student motivation is therefore increased, especially whenever a variety of activities are offered, which make them feel more independent. When preparing to write a composition, students are asked to use The World Wide Web to gather information on specific topics in the target language. Students are also encouraged to use the companion website associated with their text book. Network-based instruction can help them strengthen their linguistic skills by positively affecting their learning attitude and by helping them build self-instruction strategies and promote their self-confidence. As an instructor my role is to facilitate students' access to the web and make them practice communication on a global level. The use of DVD and MP3 technology to present movies or songs in the L2 languages is a very effective way to immerse students in the cultural aspect of language acquisition.
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