Workshop: Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom by Joe Dale

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Workshop: Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom by Joe Dale

January 10, 2015 @ 09:30 - 12:30


Taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge!


Join Joe Dale at the Goethe Institut on Saturday 10th January, 2015 for a special workshop in which he will take you through examples of how you can harness apps to enhance modern languages teaching in the classroom.




What is appsmashing?

Appsmashing is “the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project” according to Greg Kulowiec who coined the term. This workshop will show how appsmashing ICT can enhance language learning through the productive skills of speaking and writing as well as promoting the 4 C’s of Creativity, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Communication.

Appsmashing challenges language learners to access higher order thinking skills and gives them ownership of their work. They can produce engaging layered digital storytelling projects which channel their creativity in multifaceted ways and promote personal expression. Language learners are able to work creatively and collaboratively to produce writing and speaking in one multimedia outcome giving them extensive and rigorous practice of the productive skills which they can easily publish to a worldwide audience on a blog or video sharing site.

Appsmashing allows them to draft, redraft, refine and edit what they have done as a vehicle for promoting creative writing or improving pronunciation. Students are able to work independently and at their own pace or collaborate with their peers.

What will I learn in the workshop?

We will look at some practical examples or recipes for combining different apps together to produce collaborative video projects, interactive posters and multimedia comic books which lend themselves very well to enhancing language learning. We will will also explore some language specific lesson planning guidance and outcomes produced by young learners in the UK.

You will have the opportunity to share your own appsmashing ideas via an online notice board. Who can produce the most innovative appsmash? Are you up for the challenge? If you like the idea of turning an original idea on its head and coming up with something which is far more engaging, relevant and important to young people, then this could be the perfect workshop for you!

And finally, this is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) event so bring along your iPad if you have one.

How much does it cost to attend?

The event is free for existing SALT members and £25 for non-members.

How do I book?

It’s free for SALT members but you will need to pre-register by filling in this form.

Non-members can either: pay the fee using PayPal [xyz-ihs snippet=”PayPal-Button”]

or, save £5 by joining SALT (£20 per annum) then pre-register using the link above.


January 10, 2015
09:30 - 12:30
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