Do you ever want to turn off PowerPoint for five minutes? Have you ever been in a classroom with no computer, projector, or internet? Do you have a great idea of how to keep your student focused without using too much technology?
In five minutes, each presenter will share a classroom activity that they have developed to reduce the use of technology in the classroom. In our era of computeres, smartphones, and tablets, sometimes students are more familiar with phone applications and social networks than how to have a face-to-face conversation. A foreign language class with limited technology can still be fun and effective, focusing on the four main skills that are targeted in the classroom.
Ryan Lidster, Second Language Studies
"Variations on the ‘Relay’ Task for Fun, Fluency, Form, and Formative Assessment"
Kelsey Treusdell, Spanish and Portuguese
"Garfield's (Im)perfect Day: Practicing Aspect Through Storytelling"
Cate Showalter and Ryan Lidster, Second Language Studies
"'Histograms' for Encouraging Meaningful Interaction"
Veronika Trotter, Slavic Languages and Literatures
Jocelyn Young, Spanish and Portuguese
"Lo Tengo! Using Bingo to Aid in Vocabulary Acquisition in the Spanish-Language Classroom"