The OFLA Technology & World Languages Committee hopes that most of you had an opportunity to attend the Central States / OFLA Foreign Language Conference in April. The combined conference provided so many more opportunities for exploring some of the different technologies being used by teachers from Ohio and neighboring states. There were so many more sessions this year with a technology focus. There was a good variety of uses of technology too. Some of the sessions emphasized teacher use of technology – for assessments, for communicating with parents, for connecting their students to an expanded community of learners and experts. Other sessions shared uses of technology from the learner side – for oral and written presentations, for research and organizing data, for collaboration, for communicating with global partners.
The OFLA Technology & World Languages Committee conducted two workshops at Central States. In one workshop, Web 2.OH! –Tools to Build MultiSkills and Make MultiConnections, members of the committee presented on various Web 2.0 tools. The other workshop, MultiMobile Apps to Bridge Language Gaps!, focused on a variety of Apps that could be used with iPhones, Androids, iPads, and other mobile devices. We are working on organizing these tools so that they are available to all OFLA members. As soon as we complete our work, we will share the information on the OFLA listserv.
If any of you would like to become a member of the OFLA Technology & World Languages Committee, go to the OFLA website and send me an email. THINK ABOUT BECOMING A PART OF THE OFLA TECH TEAM!