I am writing an ebook, 90 Mobile Learning Modern Language Activities, with the anticipated publication date of May 2013 and I would appreciate your feedback. I have the following categories and numerous classroom examples of each category in the book:
Introduction (Why? What is it? How to implement? Why focus on communication?)
Internet image searching
Voice and video recording
Apps for media
Writing to a blog Wiki or website
Culture (is integrated into the activities)
Are there any other categories of mobile learning activities that you feel need to be included in a book on mobile learning? If so, would you please add a comment to this blog that includes that particular mobile learning category with a phrase of definition or explanation of the term. Thank you very much. With your help, this book will better help modern language teachers as they begin mobile learning to improve their students modern language communication skills.
Also, if you would please answer a question about what you would be willing to pay for such an ebook https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1v1jFzrtGHApRxGaf6kcwYY9DKYYm-nrzDm0mXr7R_sI/viewform#start=invite
Please forward to any other modern language teacher who uses mobile learning for his/her reaction.
My Spanish spontaneous speaking activities (24+) includes Structured Speaking (Students substitute in or select words to communicate in pairs), Speaking Mats ( Student can talk using a wide variety of nouns, verbs and adjectives to express their ideas in pairs or small group), Modified Speed Dating (Students ask their partners one question from a card-whole class), Role Playing (Students talk as people in pictures or drawings from 2-4 people), Spontaneous Speaking (based on visuals or topics in pairs), and Grammar speaking games (pairs or small group). Available for a nominal fee at Teacherspayteachers: http://bit.ly/tpthtuttle.
At the same site, I have a series of modern language visual stories with no words (the beach, the city, school, etc.) for two students to role play; the restaurant role play involves four students. These can be used in any language since there are just visuals, no words.
My book, Improving Foreign Language Speaking Through Formative Assessment, and my book, Formative Assessment, Responding to Students, are available at http://is.gd/tbook