ERIC Number: ED465371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Orientations for ICT in French Immersion Schools. Pratiques exemplaires en technologies de l'information et de la communication.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.
The "Pratiques exemplaires en technologies de l'information et de la communication" series for francophone and immersion schools is an initiative of French Language Services Branch, in cooperation with the Stakeholder Technology Task Group of Alberta Learning. The series has a dual purpose: to provide information on aspects of implementing the information and communication technology (ICT) program of studies, aspects that are unique to the French First Language and the French Immersion programs; and to offer examples of best practices to support the effective implementation of these programs. This document deals with orientations that are unique to French immersion (K-12) schools, and is designed to: remind readers of the context and foundations of the French immersion program; discuss the issues regarding the implementation of ICT in immersion schools; provide the technological information necessary for implementing ICT in immersion schools; propose solutions and make recommendations; guide technology planning and decision making in immersion schools. The document is organized into four sections. "Why ICT in French?" reviews the foundations of the French immersion program, which should guide decisions about implementing the ICT program. Topics covered include definition, program, basic principles, objectives, conditions required for success, language acquisition and ICT support. "Creating Bilingual Computer Systems" provides planning and technical information to help schools establish bilingual computer systems. "Teachers' Expertise" suggests ways to help immersion schools plan for the improvement of teachers' competencies in technology. "Practical Considerations for the Immersion Classroom" deals with items specific to immersion programs: the French ICT program of studies, beginning implementation and collaborative planning, home computer, software selection and the quality of language. Appendixes include: information about French Language software and operating systems; example of a French keyboard; useful links for implementing the ICT program; recommended software for French Language Arts; key considerations in selecting software or online reference products; information for parents on learning technology in Alberta schools; and adding French keyboard layout-Windows and Mac OS. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.
Identifiers - Location: Canada