Online Assignments: Free Web 2.0 Tools in German Language Classes
Article first published online: 1 DEC 2010
© 2010 by the American Association of Teachers of German.
Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German
Volume 43, Issue 2, pages 194–204, Fall 2010
How to Cite
Lornsen, T. (2010), Online Assignments: Free Web 2.0 Tools in German Language Classes. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 43: 194–204. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-1221.2010.00080.x
- Issue published online: 1 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 1 DEC 2010
Recent research suggests that the old notions of digital natives and immigrants have to be reconsidered, since today digital media skills vary considerably among students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. However, instructors can help to level the playing field by incorporating free and comprehensible Web 2.0 tools into their teaching. This paper introduces and discusses a number of online applications for collaborative writing, mind-mapping, as well as the creation of comics, cartoons, posters and presentations. The suggested sample activities focus on user-friendliness, easy implementation into Class Management Systems and pedagogical value for L2-teaching.