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  • TESOL 2012

    TESOL 2012


  • Electronic Village Special Events:

    EV Fairs, Hardware & Mobile Technology Fair, Mini-Workshops, Developers' Showcase, Mobile Apps for Education

    Call for Proposals

    Deadline for Submissions: December 03, 2011

    You are invited to submit a proposal for participation in one or more of the CALL Interest Section’s Electronic Village Special Events. More than one proposal from the same individual may be accepted based upon space availability.

    Click on an event for a detailed description and link to a proposal submission form.

    EV Fairs
    Hardware & Mobile Technology Fair
    Mini-Workshops
    Developers' Showcase
    Mobile Apps for Education

    Equipment:
    The following technology will be available at no charge:

    • PCs and Macintosh computers (please specify when submitting proposals)
    • Microphones
    • Internet connections
    • Projection equipment for Developers’ Showcase, Mini-Workshops, and Mobile Apps for Education.

    Handouts:
    It is recommended that presenters of accepted proposals bring 20-30 copies of presentation handouts for EV Fairs, Hardware & Mobile Technology Fair, Developers’ Showcase, and Mobile Apps for Education. For Mini-Workshops, prepare materials for 20 participants maximum. Before your presentation, please consider creating an online version of your handout, uploading a copy to the appropriate area on this Moodle, or adding an online version of your handout to the library in the TESOL CALL-IS Community.


    EV FAIRS

    EV Fairs are informal demonstrations where teachers or teacher-developers share their use of technology resources.
    (*Note: No projection equipment is available.)

    Format:
    Presenters demonstrate their technology applications in two consecutive 25-minute sessions on one computer station in a presentation format similar to a poster session. After 25 minutes, the session is repeated. Participants attend sessions of their choosing and drop in and out of demonstrations. Demonstrations are informal and preclude highly structured presentations.

    Here’s what happens at EV Fairs:
    In the EV Fairs, teachers or teacher-developers share their use of computer-based and/or Internet-based resources. These resources can be software (PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Skype, etc.) or Web sites (presenter-made or public such as CNN.com, Yahoo! Groups, online concordancers, wikis, Web 2.0 tools, etc.). Demonstrations may highlight student projects, activities, or curriculum created for students or educators.
    Examples:

    • Audio/Video projects (podcasting/vodcasting
    • Lesson plan archives for teachers
    • Activities using authentic resources accessed online
    • Research/Writing exercises
    • Writing activities using wikis/blogs
    • Web 2.0 activities using social networking sites or Second Life
    • Applications for learning and content management systems such as Moodle and Psych Open Source

    Abstract:
    Your 200-word abstract should describe the resource, project, or procedure you’ll be demonstrating. You should describe the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame.

    Coordinator: Imogen (Imy) Berry (imogeneberry@yahoo.com)

    You may submit your proposal for the EV Fairs >> here.

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    HARDWARE & MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FAIR

    The Hardware & Mobile Technology Fair focuses on the uses of devices other than computers that offer unique applications, such as iPods or Tablets.

    Format:
    Presenters demonstrate their hardware and mobile technology applications in two consecutive 25-minute sessions. After 25 minutes, the session is repeated. Participants may attend a complete session or may drop in and out of several sessions. Demonstrations are informal and preclude highly structured presentations.

    Here’s what happens at the Hardware & Mobile Technology Fair:
    Presenters are located at stations around the Electronic Village demonstrating uses of specific kinds of hardware, such as:

    • Handheld devices
    • Digital cameras
    • Portable technologies
    • Interactive whiteboards
    • Clickers
    • ELMOs
    • MP3 players
    • iPods
    • iPhones/mobile phones
    • Tablets/iPads
    • Netbooks

    Presenters are encouraged to present innovative, effective, or otherwise interesting instructional activities that utilize hardware other than a conventional computer. It is suggested that presenters bring their own small hardware (as in hand-held devices, cameras, or mobile phones) or ask the company (like Smart Technologies) to send them a loaner for the larger equipment (like interactive whiteboards) to demonstrate at the fair (they are usually good about this). Some responsibility for hardware by the presenter will be needed.

    Abstract:
    Your 200-word abstract should describe the resource, project, or procedure you’ll be demonstrating. You should describe the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame.

    Coordinator: Stephanie Buechele (buechele@iastate.edu) & Mike Dombroski

    You may submit your proposal for the EV Hardware & Mobile Technology Fair >> here.

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    MINI-WORKSHOPS

    Format:
    After a brief demonstration, presenters guide participants in “hands-on” practice. Space is limited to 20 participants. Workshop duration is 90 minutes.

    Here’s what happens at Mini-Workshops:
    Presenters provide experience in adaptation of software and/or hardware for CALL purposes and create products for teaching and learning. Following a short presentation, participants use computers for hands-on practice. Examples include the following:

    • Social networking
    • Creating activities with Web 2.0 tools
    • Working with multiple media
    • Activities that promote skills integration
    • Creating Internet teaching and learning resources
    • Developing online collaborative environments
    • Student-generated activities/projects

    Abstract:
    Your 200-word abstract should describe the resource, project, or procedure you’ll be demonstrating. You should describe the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame.

    Coordinator: Snea Thinsan (sthinsan@umail.iu.edu)

    You may submit your proposal for the Mini-Workshops >> here.

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    DEVELOPERS' SHOWCASE

    The Developers’ Showcase is an opportunity for ESOL teachers and curriculum/course designers to demonstrate new and original computer applications and/or Web sites.

    Format:
    Presenters have 8 to 12 minutes to demonstrate and/or operate their software and explain its features and applications. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.

    Here’s what happens at the Developers’ Showcase:
    The Developers’ Showcase features a variety of unique computer programs and websites specifically designed for English language learning and addresses a variety of skills and strategies ranging from speaking and listening practice to lesson planning and administrative matters.

    This event accepts proposals that are non-commercial and presents original work by the presenter. Additionally, presentations created to work on existing platforms (for example: PowerPoint, wikis, existing social networking sites) will be excluded. Unique features, functions, and content are required. The Showcase includes materials in the following categories:

    1. Web-based software, including both programs that can be accessed directly from the Web and those that can be downloaded
    2. CD-ROM or DVDs
    The following types of software are not acceptable for the Showcase:
    • Software that is already contracted with a publisher
    • Software that has been offered for sale independently or which the presenter plans to sell, including by subscription or as shareware
    • Software given away free to promote a commercial interest

    Abstract:
    Your 200-word abstract should describe the resource, project, or procedure you’ll be demonstrating. You should describe the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame. Please submit a screenshot of your application in an email to the event coordinator.

    Coordinator: Claire Bradin Siskin (claire@edvista.com)

    You may submit your proposal for the Developers' Showcase >> here.

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    MOBILE APPS FOR EDUCATION

    The Mobile Apps for Education session provides ESOL teachers with the opportunity to demonstrate pedagogical uses for their favorite mobile applications.

    Format:
    In a "lecture" format, presenters will have approximately ten minutes to demonstrate their application and explain its uses for ESOL classrooms. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation.

    Here’s what happens at Mobile Apps for Education:
    Foursquare? Twitterific? Yelp? Evernote? Mobile apps turn any handheld device into a language learning tool. Which ones are good for the classroom and how can we best use them? Educational uses of these programs will be demonstrated in the Technology Showcase room.

    Abstract:
    Your 200-word abstract should describe the resource, project, or procedure you’ll be demonstrating. You should describe the plan for your demonstration as well as indicate that you can complete your plan within the specified time frame.

    Coordinator: Tom Robb (callis@tomrobb.com)

    You may submit your proposal for Mobile Apps for Education >> here.

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