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Gamification

Gamification

Our virtual German city project, #pfefferhausen, will continue to grow in the 2016/17 academic year. I will write more extensively about the growing project in the coming months, and a couple of conference presentations are also in the works. At this point I wanted to give a brief update about our status and new developments. […]


Alternate Reality Project

Alternate Reality Project

It’s been a while… After receiving tenure, I took a small break from blogging. Also, I was elected as President-Elect of the International Association for Language Learning and Technology and have been working on a couple of articles and an (edited) book project entitled “From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond: The Past, Present, […]


Storybird Writing Projects, Part 2

Storybird Writing Projects, Part 2

My experiences with Storybird this semester were great. I wrote part one of this a few weeks ago, and now that the projects are in, I’d like to write a few lines about the final results. First of all, we did not have any technical glitches, and the administrative side of Storybird allowed me to quickly […]


Quizlet Revisited

Quizlet Revisited

I’ve been using Quizlet for my courses for a number of hers now. Last year I purchased a teacher license ($25 for one year), and I am glad I did. It’s been really easy to monitor progress, avoid ads for my students, and see which vocabulary items are more difficult than other. I can then […]


Team and Task Management

Team and Task Management

When it comes to managing teams, such as student workers, it is difficult to make sure everything gets done. When there is a group of people, something always falls through the cracks. For example, a student worker A is working on  task for a professor. His shift is ending, but he forgets to tell student […]


A small game for teaching two-way prepositions

A small game for teaching two-way prepositions

Teaching grammatical concepts like two-way prepositions can be difficult, especially translating the theoretical concept into meaningful and possibly even interesting or motivating exercises and tasks. I’ve always liked using small browser games in my classes to have students do something concrete and see the outcomes. Papert called these little helping tools “objects to think with,” […]


ACTFL 2013 Plenary: The Tipping Point – Language Learning for a Changed World

ACTFL 2013 Plenary: The Tipping Point – Language Learning for a Changed World

In late November I had the pleasure to be on the plenary panel  The Tipping Point – Language Learning for a Changed World at ACTFL 2013 in Orlando, Florida. My 3 co-presenters were fantastic! All 4 of us had been invited by the ACTFL president to deliver an inspiring TED-style session. This was a format […]


Digital Storytelling and the L2 Curriculum

Digital Storytelling and the L2 Curriculum

I recently gave a talk on digital storytelling for the Associated Colleges of the South. The focus of the talk was to portray the range of possible activities for language learning. You can watch it here: http://blcollaboration.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/digital-storytelling-linking-language-learning-with-student-experience/  


Tag, You’re It: Language Learner Motivation, Identities and Agency in Computer Gaming Spaces

Tag, You’re It: Language Learner Motivation, Identities and Agency in Computer Gaming Spaces

I was recently invited to give the fall keynote for the FLTP (Foreign Language Technology Program) at the fantastic ALTEC at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Here’s the video: http://altec.colorado.edu/speakers/Kronenberg-10-2013.shtml And here’s what the talk is about: “Tag, You’re It: Language Learner Motivation, Identities and Agency in Computer Gaming Spaces” (Presentation available here) Research on […]


Scribblenauts Remix

Scribblenauts Remix

Scribblenauts Remix is an interesting and very creative iOS game available in English and German. Simply switch your iOS language settings and the game will load in the chosen language. There’s also an Android available. The game is a series of scenarios, each of which gives the player tasks that can be solved in a variety of […]


Electronic Sign-up Sheets, Forms, and Scheduling

Electronic Sign-up Sheets, Forms, and Scheduling

The summer is over, and after finishing an article and working on some language center design work I’m ready to blog again. This post is all about saving you time. Signing people up can be a big hassle. Let’s say you want to schedule oral exams or have students each pick a certain topic from […]