Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Visual Media in the Language Classroom

November 18th, 2010
2:00 PM

Location
Innovative Learning Center
304 Howard Tilton Library
Tulane University

Lecture by Brittany Kennedy, Tulane University, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese

While Powerpoint, Youtube, and online newspapers have proven their role in the language classroom, how do they function across different levels? This presentation will focus specifically on the role of visual media in the language classroom as teachers make the transition from describing grammar and culture for novice-level students to engaging the intermediate and advanced level student on similar topics. I will discuss the effective use of presentation programs (Powerpoint, Keynote) at different language levels, taking into consideration the specific cognitive load and recall of the language student. I will also discuss the role of the digital media project in the upper-level language classroom, showing how it is particularly useful for the intermediate-high speaker who can reflect and discuss cultural and literary content but still may struggle with the linguistic implications of that particular task. For more information please contact Mike Griffith and mgriffi@tulane.edu.

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

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