LARC 2011

Summer Social Media Workshop Agenda

Date: August 8-12

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (PST)

Live, Online, Free

Workshop Calendar Link

Elluminate Participant Link

LARC Website

Day 1  - August 8th, 2011

Workshop Introduction & Overview  9:00 - 10:30 am (PST)

Evan Rubin and Kyle Murley

Keynote Presentation 9:00 - 10:30 am (PST)

Toni Theisen

** Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm (PST)

Wikis, Blogs, Website Showdown 1:00 - 2:00 pm (PST)

Toni Theisen, Evan Rubin, Kyle Murley, Joe Dale

** Create your E-Portfolio 2:00 - 4:00 pm (PST)

Day 2 - August 9th, 2011

Bringing Web 2.0 to you: Posterous Blogging and Embedding 9:00 - 12:00 pm (PST)

Joe Dale

** Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm (PST)

Storybird and VoiceThread 1:00 - 3:00 pm (PST)

Catalina Bohorquez and Michelle Olah

** Free Work - Office Hours 3:00 - 4:00 pm (PST)

Day 3 - August 10th, 2011

Livin' on the Edge: Online world language teaching 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST)

Glenn Cake

In this three hour session, participants will experience first-hand how Glenn Cake has taught high school Core French via Elluminate Live.  The opening hour will have participants play the role of secondary language students in a completely hands-on synchronous session.  In addition, participants will get a quick tour of 2 powerful tools which allows students to combine voice and images in the form of a podcast.

The second hour will offer an opportunity for participants to locate an authentic audio/video segment and create comprehension questions to accompany the segment.This will take place in the breakout rooms featured in E-Live.

The final hour will give participants an opportunity to share their work with the remainder of the group!

This session promises to be constructive and hands-oon, with the ultimate goal being that participants will take away a number of activities ready to be used in the foreign language classroom.

** Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm (PST)

Implementing Tandem Learning Using Skype and Social Networking Tools 1-3 pm

Claire Bartlett

Tandem learning via videoconferencing helps improve oral proficiency, motivate learners, and expand global cultural understanding.  Join us to learn about methods, implementation and assessment of telecolaboration models as integral part of language curricula. Based on experiences with virtual exchanges with China, France and Mexico, we will discuss technical and pedagogical preparations, as well as challenges encountered and students’ feedbacks.

** Free Work - Office Hours 3:00 - 4:00 pm (PST)

Day 4 - August 11th, 2011

LARC's Computer Assisted Screening Tool (CAST) 9:00 - 9:45 am (PST)

Dr. Trevor Shanklin

Using the Internet-based oral proficiency test to determine advanced level proficiency in eleven different languages.

Google Forms 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST)

Dr. Sarah Eaton

** Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm (PST)

Digital Story Telling for Practice and Assessment 1:00 - 3:00 pm (PST)

Dr. Felix Kronenberg

The main driving force is to give those who are often voiceless a voice. The new medium, digital storytelling, is powerful and democratic. It makes use of the newly emerging participatory culture that surrounds us all. The stories consist of a highly condensed and crafted personal narrative. According to the Center for Digital Storytelling at UC Berkeley, a digital story is a “short, first person video-narrative created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sounds.”

Successful examples from various courses and projects will be shown, as well as possible software and hardware tools. Aspects of implementation and assessment will also be shown.

** Free Work - Office Hours 3:00 - 4:00 pm (PST)

Day 5 - August 12th, 2011

Staying Connected with Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (PST)

Shelly Terrell

** Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm (PST)

Participant presentations: Share a lesson plan, activity, and/or syllabus with new tools

1:00 - 3:00 pm (PST)

Each participant will talk about and display their e-Portfolio, new lesson plans, tech assignments, and lessons learned.

** Virtual Graduation 3:00 - 4:00 pm (PST)

Brings a game, snack, or drinks to share at LARC or virtually