The 2012 AATF Conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in
from July 5th through July 8th. As
always, there will be a wealth of information shared by educators from across
the continent. Members of the AATF Commission on Technology will offer two sessions: 1 workshop and 1 working session. Chicago, IL
Beyond the Commission sessions, several educators will present their experience and knowledge on technology in the World Language domain. Please consider attending the following sessions!
Le jeudi 5 juillet:
Heure: 14h-15h / Salle: St. Clair / Public: secondaire
S108: Effective Techniques for Using Smartboards, Laptops, and iPads to Teach French brevet and Baccalaureate Curricula
Intervenant: Adam Steg,
Public Schoools Miami
The presenter will describe effective techniques for using Smartboards, laptops, and iPads to teach French brevet and baccalaureate curricula. Emphasis will be placed on practical techniques using readily available resources and technology. PowerPoint illustration of screenshots and appropriate content will be included. Links to useful sites will be distributed.
Heure: 15h15-16h15 / Salle: St. Clair / Public: general
S118: The World In Your Pocket!
Intervenante: Melinda M. Larson-Horne,
(WI) Pewaukee High School
Technology has become portable, allowing learning to occur anywhere, any time. Students read, write, create, collaborate, research, and practice. Mobile devices can help motivate reluctant learners, support struggling learners, and challenge advanced learners.
Le vendredi 6 juillet
Heure: 8h45-10h00 / Salle: Holabird / Public: general
S215: La Technologie aux bords et au sein de la Francophonie
Intervenantes: Polly R. Duke, Friends Academy (NY), Jacqueline Friedman, Horace Mann School (NY), et Diane Paravazian, St. John's University (NY)
Complexe, nuancée, variée, la Francophonie devient accessible aux élèves et aux étudiants à travers les outils technologiques qui sont à leur portée. Les intervenantes présenteront une variété de ressources, de projets et de destinations virtuelles et francophones.
Heure: 10h30-11h30 / Salle:
King Arthur Court / Public: secondaire
S220: The iPad in the 21st-Century French Language Classroom
Franca P. Gilbert, (NC) Franklin Academy Charter
Participants will be introduced to a multifaceted approach to incorporating the iPad in the foreign language classroom. The presenter will include tips on how to use applications effectively with students. Discussion will focus on use of applications to develop the communication skills needed to become proficient in any language. From podcasts and virtual museum guides to Francophone television, the presenter will give tips and ideas on how to maximize the tablet technology available and make it work for the teacher.
Heure: 14h15-15h15 / Salle: Toledo / Public: secondaire
S242: Technology in the French Classroom: Effects on Language and Cultural Competence
Intervenante: Elizabeth E. Zwanziger,
of Northern Iowa - Malcolm Price
The one-to-one computer initiative is becoming more common in schools, but how does the implementation of digital tablets or laptops for each student affect pedagogy and outcomes in the French classroom? Digital devices bring many advantages and brand new possibilities to world language teaching and as well as a number of challenges. The presenter will provide examples from a French-teacher perspective of how one tablet or computer per student has impacted students' reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural competence during the past academic year in high school French.
Le samedi 7 juillet
Heure: 8h00-9h15 / Salle: Toledo / Public: general
S302: Do You Have the Latest Free Technology in Your Classroom?
Intervenante: Adina Alexandru, Southington Public Schools (MA)
This session will explore multiple venues to keep the foreign language class alive while getting updated on the latest free Web technology. With nothing more than a reliable Internet connection, you can create documentaries, entertainment, and how-to videos while helping your students develop outstanding speaking and writing skills.
Heure: 10h00-11h00 / Salle:
/ Public: general Michigan
C319: Working Session of the Commission on Technology
Animatrices: Lara L. Lomicka, University of South Carolina, Co-Présidente de la Commission, et Catherine Ousselin, Mt Vernon High School (WA), Co-Présidente de la Commission
Interested in using technology to teach French? Bring an idea to share, a project to discuss, or a question. The Commission on Technology will host an interactive working session that encourages the exchange of ideas and fosters stimulating discussion about the use of technology in language learning. Come and find out more about the Commission and about using technology in language teaching.
Heure: 10h00-11h00 / Salle: Ohio / Public: général
S317: Digitally Speaking: Free Digital Resources to Improve Oral Proficiency
Intervenante: Catherine T. Ritz, Arlington Public Schools (MA)
Le dimanche 8 juillet
Atelier (pré-inscription recommandée)
Heure: 8h00-11h00 / Salle: Holabird / Public: general
W405: The Commission On Technology Presents: Thinking About Syncing? Connecting with World Language E-Learners
Intervenantes: Lara L. Lomicka, University of South Carolina, Co-Présidente de la Commission, et Catherine Ousselin, Mount Vernon High School (WA), Co-Présidente de la Commission
The Commission on Technology will host a collaborative, hands-on workshop to promote the exchange and development of technology-enhanced lessons and projects. An interactive discussion will encompass attitudes, experiences, and challenges in the adaption of technology in world language education. Participants should bring a laptop computer or iPhone/Pad/Pod or Android device.