TES531 Weeks #12~15: CALL-in-Action + Readings

Part#1 Materials Development

The goal is to have you ‘dig deeper’ into the areas of CALL you find most interesting and put them to use in the ‘real’ world (now and in the future) by working on specific projects.

Task:Create at least three blog posts that describe and demonstrate specific ways that you might apply CALL tools to your likely teaching/learning environments. These do not need to be complete projects, but they need to be complete enough to show how you plan to use a particular tool or resource.

Possibilities include:

  • Creating a new blog and designing it for use as a class website 
  • Using Quizlet to create a set of Flashcard-related activities for specific lessons 
  • Creating a Proprofs/Quizstar quiz, Google form, ppt game, or other activity for your class 
  • Recording a Google+ Hangout interview with someone 
  • Developing a collection of useful RSS feeds that Korean educators would find interesting (Feedly) 
  • Posting Clyp.it recordings or a series of  Voki related to a particular lesson 
  • Creating and edited video for use in your teaching 
  • Demonstrating how you can use mobile devices in your teaching 
  • Creating maps, mindmaps, and/or graphic organizers for use in a lesson 
  • Creating a Prezi or Powtoon for a specific lesson 
  • Creating a comic-based activity from comics you’ve created (photo or video) 
  • Padlets and/or Wordles for specific lessons 
  • An annotated guide to useful Social Networking Groups for Korean educators (Facebook Groups, Google communities, LinkedIn Networks, etc) 
  • Make your own ‘how-to’ screencast guides  using Ocam or Screeencast-o-matic
  • Build and share a YouTube playlist 
  • ANYTHING ELSE that your CALL learning passions inspire you to create.

Please contact Jeff by May 29to let him know what kinds of projects you plan to work on. This can be via email, blog post, or Hangout.  All blogs posts are due by June 12.

Part#2 – Readings
The focus of this course has been the practical application of CALL tools. There is however an academic world of CALL in which people do research, develop theories, and write papers. I’d like you to explore that world a little by finding a couple of articles that are relevant to areas of CALL that interest you.
On the Readings Page, you can find a list of journals, specific articles, and a Google Custom Search that will allow you to search within a collection of relevant journals.
Please find at least two articles of interest and post a reflection on your blog for each. Reflections should be at least 200 words and are due by June 9. If you have problems finding articles of interest, please let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to help you find something relevant.

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