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Using 21st Century Tools in the German Classroom

What "cool tools" are out there to get students excited about German and keep them pastthe elementary level? How can you use technology at the earliest stages of German class if the students don't know any German? How do I use images to teach language and culture? This Webinar will explore several methods of effectively using technology for the beginning levels of German instruction. This Webinar is suited for all German instructors (elementary, middle, high school and university level). Participants should feel comfortable using technology, but no specific knowledge base is required to participate. Click to buy this Webinar.

Michael Shaughnessy is an associate professor of German at Washington and Jefferson in Washington, PA. In addition to German language, literature, and culture, he has a professional interest in educational technology. He has published a CD-ROM for introductory German, does educational and commercial consulting, and has given lectures on the subject of educational technology and humanities computing. His Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon (CAPL) provides free access to high quality authentic images to the language learning community worldwide. Return to top

Web 2.0: A Bridge to Authentic Language Practice

This webinar focuses on best practices for the integration of Web 2.0 applications that enhance learner engagement in the German language classroom. A variety of free, downloadable Web 2.0 applications will be demonstrated through student products. Web 2.0 applications offer students the opportunity to create products using language in meaningful contexts that can be shared online with peers and/or the public. Infoblätter containing step-by-step instructions for classroom use will be made available to webinar participants. Click to buy this Webinar

Ali Moeller is the Edith S. Greer Professor of Foreign Language Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her areas of scholarly interests include foreign language teacher education, integration of digital media in language acquisition, distance education and language assessment. She is past president of the AATG, serves as Director of the GOLDEN (German on line Distance Education Network) MA program and is the College Board Advisor for AP German Language and Culture. She taught German in public schools for 11 years and served as TA coordinator at the UNL.

Sheri Hurlbut served as the German language coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages at University of Nebraska-Lincoln for many years, and is a certified 7-12 language teacher. Her specialty is curriculum development with an emphasis in online teaching and Web 2.0 technology. She recently developed and taught an online Web 2.0 professional development course for German teachers through GOLDEN and is currently teaching and developing online courses for instructional planning and classroom-based assessment for German language teachers. Return to top

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