Category Archives: Social Media and Technology

CAST Explained

Presented by Trevor Shanklin CAST, or the Computer Assisted Screening Tools, tests advanced level speaking proficiency in nine languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Filipino (Tagalog), Arabic (Modern Standard), Iraqi Dialect, Persian (Farsi), and English as a Second Language. View … Continue reading

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Social Media Workshop 2011 Introduction

Facilitator: Evan Rubin Online social media tools inherently mediate communication, community building, publishing, and sharing in a plethora of languages and medias, which makes social media well-suited for second language learning and instruction.  Despite their inherent functionality and intended user … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Social Media Workshop 2010

Presented by Evan Rubin Director of Instructional Design and Technology at the Language Acquisition Resource Center View below or Download on iTunes

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Edublogs

Presented by Ronnie Burt of Edublogs This presentation explored how blogging can be used in the language classroom to enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Through reflection and collaboration, students can interact with classmates and even native speakers around … Continue reading

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Social Media Tools for Collaboration

Presented by Michelle Olah & Catalina Bohorquez LARC Social Media Workshop 2010 During this session the presenters demonstrate how social media tools like PrimaryPad and Voicethread can be used to encourage World Language students to collaborate in the target language … Continue reading

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Steve Thorne 2010

Social media, persistent virtualities, and plurilingual competence: An agenda for research and praxis Presented at the LARC 2010 Social Media Workshop by Steven L. Thorne, Portland State University and University of Groningen This presentation describes a broad range of new … Continue reading

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