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 friendliness, social media tools don’t come with a guide book for best classroom practices, teacher technology training, or proper integration into standards based language instruction. This is where principled, standards-driven intervention is needed.
From August 8th to 12th, 2011, the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University will host its annual free week-long Social Media Workshop in a blended live and online format and continue the exploration and instruction of social media for the language classroom. The workshop will provide real classroom examples and hands-on practice, through a series of language educators demonstrating their classroom uses of social media, the language learning objectives, instruction on how to use the tool, and finally an activity that allowed participants to sign up and experiment with the new tool.
For more information or to view the agenda visit: larc.sdsu.edu/social-media-workshop
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