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'Teachers as co-creators!' Digital Kitchen Workshop for MFL Teachers


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Date: 
Tuesday, 24 June, 2014 - 00:00
Event Type: 
Workshop
Region: 
North East
Location: 
Newcastle University

The 'teachers as co-creators' workshop will take place on Tuesday 24th June 16:30-18:30 at Newcastle University and is a great opportunity to explore new teaching methods and enhance your professional development - for free!

 

The European Digital Kitchen (EDK) is a project based in Newcastle University which involves the creation and use of multilingual task-based Language learning materials for learners to cook dishes linked to 7 European cultures and countries: Catalan, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The materials lead learners step by step through the cooking of dishes using an intelligent prompting system based on wireless digital sensors.

 

At this workshop participants will get ‘hands-on’ experience in designing and creating materials for the Digital Kitchen relevant to their own teaching and research contexts. The workshop will include fun activities to help participants ‘think like a computer’, as well as how to write recipes for the Digital Kitchen and use the Digital Kitchen’s very accessible authoring tool.

 

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to make their own materials for the Digital Kitchen in a language of their choice. To do this, participants will be able to take away their own copy of the authoring tool (please bring a USB drive with at least 4GB storage space) and a host of other documentation to guide them through the process.

 

No in-depth technical experience or knowledge is required to participate in the activities!

 

Should you have any queries about the workshop, please email Sophie Stewart at sophie.stewart2@ncl.ac.uk.

In the meantime you can find out more about the project on Facebook and Twitter by clicking here and here!