Let Me tell You a Digital Story: Using iPad apps in the language classroom

Presented by: Joe Dale

In this session, the presenter will be sharing his extensive research into digital storytelling, with a focus on iPad apps to produce engaging multimedia outcomes. He will explain how these can be used in your language classes and share excellent internet sources relevant to 21st century learning. You will learn new methods of teaching and how to make the most of the iPad for language learning. Publishing pupils’ multimedia work to a potentially worldwide audience can motivate children, raise standards in their work, and of course promote creativity. It can also facilitate assessment for learning opportunities, forge collaborative international links and celebrate pupil voice. He will showcase some of the innovative ways language teachers from around the world are creating new opportunities for personalised learning in and out of the classroom with the use of iPads and digital storytelling with particular reference to good practice from the UK. Outcomes: Participants will: – discover the educational value of digital storytelling and how creating cartoons, movies and ebooks etc can enhance language learning and allow students to access higher order thinking skills – see how a range of apps can promote different skill areas and cater to learning styles producing professional looking resources.

Presenter Biography:

Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian. He is host of the TES MFL forum, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning.

Twitter: @joedale