Technology in Language Teaching CONFERENCE | 23rd April 2022 | 10 – 6.30 | The Ashcombe School
Welcome to this page which has everything you need to know about the conference . (TiLT).
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WHAT IS TiLT?
TiLT (Technology in Language Teaching) is a conference for language teachers interested in embedding technology in their lessons. Joe Dale initiated the idea of an annual ML tech conference [ILILC] and ALL London and The Ashcombe School are delighted to support the continuation of this tradition!
Linguascope are giving away their lovely calendars, Sanako will be demonstrating ‘Sanako Connect’ and ALL London and another sponsor (tbc) will be subsidising our coffee breaks.
The final programme will be available closer to the event. Here is a link to the Google Doc which will contain the latest information.
Registration will open at 9:30am and the conference will start at 10am. After an opening plenary from 10 – 10:30 when our own IT guru Joe Dale will kick-start the conference , there will probably be four one-hour slots [10.35 – 11.35; 12.15 – 1.15; 2.20 – 3.20 ; 3.25 – 4.25] , each with a choice of three or four sessions.
We will do our best to ensure that there is something for everybody in each of the four slots, whatever the language, and whatever the sector.
SHOW AND TELL
From 4.45 there is an opportunity for all to share ideas, techie or non-techie, at a relaxed ‘show and tell’ when we eat up the leftovers from lunch and get a take-away pizza if needed! We usually end at about 6. Those who are staying on tend to drift to a pub in the evening.
Coffee/tea and nice biscuits will be available on arrival and in the morning break [11.35 – 12.15].
Please BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) for lunchtime.
For simplicity’s sake, we don’t issue any ‘tickets’ and you don’t need to bring any confirmation, email printouts or receipts with you on the day. We will have you name at the registration desk and we will simply tick it off on our list.
TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THE EVENT
Please help us spread the word and make the event a success by mentioning you’re attending the TiLT Conference (#tiltconference) on social media. Also encourage your colleagues to register for the event here
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE
To help make sessions more interactive, we encourage you to bring a tablet or laptop. It will allow you to take notes, try out resources as they are being shown by speakers, and share your thoughts and ideas on social media. Wi-Fi will be available and you will be given a personal login at registration.
The event is taking place at the Ashcombe School (Bradley Building, Ashcombe Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1LY). If coming by train (a 50 minutes’ journey from London Waterloo or Victoria), the school is only a 3-minute walk from the station).
If travelling by car, please access the school via the Croft Avenue entrance (directly off the A24, opposite Dorking station) and park on the signed court area (free parking).
If travelling from further away, the school is 25 minutes away from Gatwick airport (direct train route).
If you have specific dietary requirements relating to drinks, please advise us ASAP by dropping us an email.
There is a variety of accommodation available nearby, for example the Travelodge, the Mercure White Horse and the Lincoln Arms which is across the road from the school. There are links to accommodation on the Dorking Tourist site. Groups may find it cheaper to book with Airbnb or House Trip. As the school is immediately opposite Dorking main station and Dorking Deepdene, it would be easy to commute from stations on the same line – e.g. Leatherhead, Reigate, Redhill, Guildford.
We are incredibly grateful to our fantastic speakers who are so generously giving of their time and expertise.
Here are details of confirmed speakers and sessions. This information will be up-dated on the google doc here.
Joe Dale: ‘Tips and Tricks’[Opening plenary]
The founder of our annual conference will kick-start the day with his top tips for all!
Independent consultant working with many organisations in the UK and abroad. He is host of the TES MFL forum, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning.
Here is a list of our confirmed speakers and topics. A great line up!
- Promoting an inclusive approach with tips on accessibility using technology
In this session, Joe will explore a range of tools which help all learners to access their learning e.g. Naturalreader, Immersive Reader, Helperbird, Word online + Immersive Reader and a range of tools which allow for closed captioning for videos.
2. Practical classroom podcasting using Anchor Bring your own device pre-loaded with the Anchor app[ or use the webtool
A Demonstration on how to create a podcast where delegates will have an opportunity to share their voices in an episode. By the end of the session you will have a step-by-step guide on how to do this with your own class.
“App smashing and extensions for Genially”
Marie will show a range of apps which can be embedded in Genially (Artstep, Canva, Tweets, Facebook posts) and mention other content which can be embedded on Genially such as Youtube, Learning Apps, Wordwall, Quizlet, Flippity, Wheel of names and Blooket. Marie will also show some Sandbox Education extensions for Genially (Jackpot and Breakout) and some S’cape extensions (such as DND and Felbonchoi) to create interactive games.
Create a free Genially account prior to the session as Marie will go through a step by step demo of one of the S’cape extensions for you to create an activity.
An opportunity to try out the newly-released version of ‘Sanako Connect’ and experience it first-hand.
- Use Screenpal (Chrome extension) to help productivity and develop pupils’ speaking skills;
- Use Microsoft Teams Reading Progress to help with pronunciation and fluency
- Use Canva Edu to develop creativity skills: demo of 2 projects.
A murder mystery for German GCSE including planning steps to create your own story
“Quick ideas for retrieval practice, revision or homework activities using Genial.ly, Learningapps and Flippity”
- How to customise Genial.ly templates with, for example, a Wheelofnames, to create oral/revision games,
- Demo of a one page Escape Room with Genial.ly and Learningapps
- Ways to use Flippity integrated into OneNote for homework.
- Creative and simple ways to de develop oral skills via digital tools (spinning wheel, Flippity, quizziz, Flipgrid)
- Google Earth projects for creative reading leading to oral activities, Flipgrid, appsmashing with Google Earth and other apps, such as Flippity.