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Mash it Up! Using GarageBand to Enhance Second Language Learning

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Title:Mash it Up! Using GarageBand to Enhance Second Language Learning
Authors:Hasler Waters, Lisa
Author Affiliation:Lisa Hasler Waters - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Date Issued:2008
Abstract:In testimony before a U.S. Senate Subcommittee a second language teaching expert cautioned that the U.S. is suffering from a language deficit. The cause of this deficit is a lack of second language learning offered by and supported in our schools. This paper suggests that Web 2.0 technologies may provide a solution. Included in this qualitative study is an examination of a pilot project conducted by a Spanish language teacher who used Web 2.0 technologies to extend and enhance second language learning with a group of fourth grade students. The students created mash ups using GarageBand, a music production application, and published them on the classroom web site. The project was not without obstacles. A close look at how these obstacles could be overcome is offered, followed by recommendations for implementing Web 2.0 in the second language classroom.
Pages/Duration:13 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/69265
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Appears in Collections: TCC 2008 Proceedings


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