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Ecopod
Mobile & Tablets

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Helping students make the connection between their language study and their daily lives can increase both their motivation and their proficiency. Ecopod expands the language classroom and brings languages to students living in the University of Oregon Global Scholars Hall. Students enroll in a yearlong course to explore being multilingual in a local, national, and international context. Through the course, students play a place-based, augmented reality game in which they are responsible for the health of their residence hall, also known as a pod. They engage in modules requiring them to use both language and content expertise to solve problems, find collaborators, and build community. For example, students work together to select proper resources to survive a pandemic, collaborate to save a region’s population from genocide, and ensure maximum sustainability in their community. Students also develop their own module in the target language to build proficiency through the creation of text, narrative, and tasks for others.

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LingroToGo
Mobile & Tablets

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Designed by gamers and linguists, LingroToGo utilizes game-based play to inspire users to learn Spanish on their mobile device. Game-based play teaches learners to tolerate the ambiguity needed for language learning and rewards them for time on task, accuracy, speed, and problem-solving abilities. The more time learners spend with language, the more they learn! LingroToGo is designed to make that time as productive and enjoyable as possible. Each topic gives learners the skills they need to carry out a specific communicative task in Spanish, and deep thinking helps create the automaticity needed for greater fluency in the language. Learning Spanish in context helps users understand how meaning is constructed and conveyed based on much more than word choice. How Learners Play: - Watch videos. Play games. Play games. Watch videos. It's completely up to learners. They pick the topics, the tasks, and the way they learn best. - Earn coins and XP to level up, unlock great new content, boosts, and other fun prizes. Can learners get all the gold medals, or are they satisfied with silver and bronze? - Play each game once, twice, or more. Remember, the more learners practice, the better they will be at Spanish! Co-created with LingroLearning, LingroToGo is based on the latest learning science and inspires learners to master the second most spoken language in the world.

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LinguaFolio Online
Web
Mobile & Tablets

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LinguaFolio Online, an e-portfolio for language learning, helps students show that they CAN actually use the language they are studying. Even better, it allows students to set their own goals, track their progress toward accomplishing those goals, concretely view opportunities for growth, and upload work samples to showcase their abilities. LinguaFolio Online also allows students to document their intercultural experiences and reflections, which enhances language learning and cultural understanding. Organized around the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, the e-portfolio provides a standardized, concrete framework for talking about language proficiency. This means that students can show teachers and their parents what they can do in the target language. And educators can share student outcomes of their programs with principals and superintendents. - Flexible, adaptable e-portfolio tool LinguaFolio Online provides a place for learners of any language and skill level to set goals, showcase their proficiency, and track their second language skills. - Centered on learner proficiency Organized around the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, the e-portfolio provides an effective framework for documenting language progress across communicative modes. - Support for instructors and districts LinguaFolio Online has the power to guide language programs in addressing students’ strengths and needs while facilitating articulation among programs. - Facilitate and capture learning outside of the classroom Learners can easily capture evidence when and where they use the target language: in local stores, in restaurants, or even online. Easily upload evidence using the free companion iOS and Android mobile application, LFO to Go.

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Upcoming Events
Jun
2019
10 - 11
Texas
Workshop
Spanish Heritage Language Workshop

This is a workshop for Spanish teachers of heritage speaking high school and university level students. We will post more information about this workshop as we continue to organize it. Sign up for COERLL's newsletter to receive updates: https://goo.gl/5zPVze.

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Aug
2019
1 - 2
Texas
Workshop
Games2Teach Collaboratory

An interactive workshop where teachers play technology-mediated games, learn how game design principles promote language acquisition, and learn to implement games in their classrooms. Based on the Games2Teach project from CASLS (University of Oregon) and CERCLL (University of Arizona). We will post more information about this workshop as we continue to organize it. Sign up for COERLL's newsletter to receive updates: https://goo.gl/5zPVze.

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