"FanTECHnisch — Integrating Technology Into the German Classroom"
22-23 October 2010
September 10, 2010
I am pleased to invite you to the NC-AATG fall conference entitled “FanTECHnisch — Integrating Technology into the German Classroom” to be held at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC from Friday, October 22 through Saturday, October 23, 2010. The event is hosted by Guilford College German professor Dave Limburg in cooperation with Susanne Rinner from UNC-Greensboro.
What would it look like if technology really helped students go deeper and further in every aspect of the curriculum? During this conference you will see one teacher's growing success at working towards that goal. Many of the tools used in this effort are innovative and will spark rich, relevant, and engaging activity ideas in teachers. New technology-based assessment options will also be shared as well as how technology can be seamlessly used for daily instruction.
Our conference presenter is Nathan Hammond, who is a technology consultant and high school German teacher at Central York High School. Last year he led workshops in 6 states. He is the program initiator and coordinator for two new technology conferences and graduate courses — one for Penn State York for K-12 teachers and one for Sweet Briar College in VA for world language teachers around the country. He has been part of six countries' school systems and has lived on four continents. He and his wife have two girls and twin boys.
Sessions will include:
Lord of the rrrings (Friday evening)
Harness the power of the technology already in your students hands—their cell phones—with great free online tools and a whole new array of assignment options you probably never considered. Create speaking assignments you really care about without any hassles.
The Flash in Flashcards (Saturday morning)
Deal with a lot of vocabulary in your course? Would you like to manage vocabulary online -- even help students maintain it over the summer? Wordchamp, Quizlet, Moodle, etc are great free multimedia tools that can even learn which words need to be practiced when in order to help students from forgetting.
Teacher Multiplier (Saturday afternoon)
Have you ever wanted to give your students more one on one practice time? Multiply your questioning ability using simple free web based tools to ask each student in your class a series of questions at the same time and record their responses.
We look forward to seeing you at Guilford!
Lisa Worthington, NC-AATG President
To register for the conference, please download the registration form (pdf) and return it, along with a check made out to NCAATG, to the address below. Conference fees are $25 for Fr./Sa. or $15 for Sa. only. Full-time students and teachers in their first or second year of service may attend at half price ($12.50 or $7.50, resp.)!!!
Attn: NCAATG registration
132 Sierra Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27410
Mail your registration and check (made out to NCAATG!) to Dave by October 8.
Arrival and check-in
Founders Hall Cafeteria
Dinner and welcoming remarks (Worthington, Limburg, Rinner)
Founders Hall Cafeteria
Technology Workshop 1
"Lord of the rrrings: Cell phones in the German classroom" (Hammond)
Leak Room, Duke Hall
Technology Workshop 2
"The Flash in Flashcards" (Hammond)
German Day planning and idea session (Worthington, Limburg)
Since Guilford College is on fall break, parking should not be a major issue this weekend! Founders is the building where we're meeting on Friday (letter I on the map), and Bauman on Saturday (G), and they're pretty close together. Founders is the central campus building, so it's pretty easy to get to, no matter where you park. But the closest parking will be anywhere that little green strip right behind Founders (behind being toward the top of the map) or the green strips over to the right of Founders on the map, by the playing fields. The next closest and most likely to have lots of space would be the big lots (red/green, green and blue) near the Frank Science Center, the ones you see when you come in the Arcadia entrance from New Garden Rd.
May 4, 2015