Formative Assessment: continual improvement from where the modern language students are at present to where we want them to be in their speaking through monitoring, giving feedback and providing time for improvement
Students speaking -> formative feedback -> students speaking -> formative feedback -> speaking fluency
Technology: Motivates students since they talk about real things; brings the foreign language students’ world into the class and allows students to see the world of the new language area
Student talks about the teacher’s digital pictures or Flickr pictures from target language area with question words data sheet
Student talks about the teacher’s digital pictures or Flickr pictures from target language area with a conversation data chart
Student talks about student taken picture posted to class Flickr account for student’s number of consecutive sentences data list
Student talks about student taken picture for conversation about last weekend with a conversation data chart
Student tells about his/her house using phone picture while partner monitors using a speaking chart
Student talks about a party, records it inVoki , moves it to wiki page where the student writes suggestions for improvement
Spreadsheet for analyzing students’ speaking per speaking function overtime.
Foreign Language / Modern Language Speaking Fluency (Spontaneous Speaking) Students go from memorized sentences/dialogues to speaking spontaneously about common topics through scaffolded exercises that continually provide them with new speaking strategies. The students demonstrate language fluency through speaking with minimal pauses about a new topic with no preparation.
Mobile learning (mlearning) Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)
|A few technologies for modern language students to demonstrate their speaking so they can receive feedback for improvement|| Harry Grover Tuttle
|Pictures – on phone/mobile learning device
Picture + music Animoto
Picture + voice Voki (avatar), Fotobabble, Audioboo
Pictures + voice Yodio
|Voice – phone call / leave a message
Voice recording – phone/ mobile learning device
|Video recorded – – phone/ mobile learning device
Live video – Skype
Free Flickr Images for common vocabulary collected by my students for full info go to Blog, http://wp.me/p262R-De 1) Go to http://www.flickr.com, 2) click on the word Search, 3) click on Tags only, on the right side of the search box, 3) then, enter spancon +(subject) such as spancon +casa– search the blog for the full listing. No words, just pictures. Can be used in any language for quick vocabulary review using real objects and for speaking in short sentences.
Improving Foreign Language Speaking Through Formative Assessment. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education. My book includes a procedure to assess all students in the class in just three minutes. It provides, for each of fifteen language functions such as socializing, asking for and giving information, and explaining, ten different speaking strategies to help students to improve. http://bit.ly/Tutbks. Also, my Formative Assessment Responding to Your Students, and Student Writing Through Formative Assessment books. If you did not get a discount for the books at the session, please email me.
My 20 Spanish spontaneous speaking activities such as Modified Speed Dating -AR verbs, Modified Speed Dating -Leisure/Sports, Spanish Conversation Topics- Partners, Multiple Sentences Board Game, Describing a friend, Talking about classes, Preterite Game & Speaking, and Clothing Spontaneous Speaking Mat are available for a nominal fee at Teacherspayteachers: http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle
Search for modern language or foreign language on my blog https://eduwithtechn.wordpress.com