World Languages and Tech Tools 2009

This wiki is to learn about tech tools for use in World Languages Classes K-12 in the Thompson School District. This wiki will be used for continued tech inservices throughout 2009-2010.
This is the World Languages District Inservice Aug. 11, 2009 and other 2009-2010 WL inservices and beyond.

Thompson World Languages Wikis (send me your link)


New State World Languages proposed standards: (State Prepared Graduation Competency Level: Intermediate-mid-meaning Level 5 minimum)

Communication: Communication in Languages Other Than English
Cultures: Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Connections: Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition
Comparisons: Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines_What a kid can you.:


21st Century Skills and Abilities. “Colorado’s description of 21st Century Skills is a synthesis of the essential abilities students must apply in today’s rapidly changing world." These essential skills are as follows:
• Critical thinking and reasoning (e.g., problem solving, analysis, logic, and cause/effect)
• Information literacy (e.g., knowledge acquisition, source discernment, and systems management)
• Collaboration (e.g., synergy, team resourcing, social skills, leadership)
• Self-direction (e.g., adaptability, initiative, personal responsibility, work ethic, self-advocacy)
• Invention (e.g., creativity, innovation, integration of ideas)

CDE's Postsecondary and workforce readiness document:



21st CENTURY STATEMENT OF TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES: In order to adequately prepare today's students for their future,
teachers must effectively participate in professional learning networks,
share and model the use of current internet tools,
lead authentic, integrated project-based learning activities,
assist students as they establish their own learning networks and digital footprint,
learn alongside our students as they create, collaborate, and share,
provide sufficient learning opportunities for students to become digitally literate and fluent,
while also inspiring each child to be quality, digital, global citizens

Quote Source:21st century fluency resource page:


ISTE (International society for Technology in Education) standards for 21st century learning and tech.


21st century tech standards:
IISTE Standards for Teachers:external image pdf.png NETS_TeacherStandards_Final.pdf
ISTE Standards for Adminstrators:external image pdf.png ISTE Standards for Administrators_2009.pdf
ISTE Standards for Students:external image pdf.png NETS_for_Students_2007_Standards.pdf

See all three ISTE standards documents on one page


Please fill out this form. (This form is only for Thompson School District World Languages Teachers)