The second trial of LingoBee has now come to an end at Bellerbys College Oxford, as the students hand back their smartphones, finish their final A level exams and head home for the holidays. Both trial groups entered their new found words and phrases into the Bellerbys Oxford user group. At the final count there were 823 entries made by the 12 students involved and their teacher. Below is a Wordle created from all 823 entries in the user group and their respective definitions – which amounts to 8,472 words!
LingoBee was presented by Study Group at IATEFL Glasgow, one of the world’s largest ELT conferences, on the 21st March. The conference ran from the 19th to 23rd March, with delegates attending from around the world. M-learning was a popular theme, with the likes of Macmillan Education running a signature event on ‘Enhancing students’ language acquisition through mobile technologies’ including speakers Nicky Hockly and Agnes Kukulska-Hulme. This was an interesting talk which included many discussions relevant to the LingoBee trials.
Our session was introduced by Barbara Gardner and presented by the Rebecca Adlard and Emma Procter-Legg SIMOLA researchers.
After the presentation we had a number of conversations with audience members keen to talk about the trials. Click on the image below to view our presentation on the Prezi website, click ‘more’ to view it in full screen and use the arrows or click auto play to see the slides.
During our presentation we asked the audience the following question, “If you are in a classroom situation are phones welcome in your classroom?” we collected answers via a textwall and visualised the response through Wordle (the more frequently a response was given, the larger the word appears).
Are mobile phones welcome in your classroom?
We would like to hear your responses to this via our poll and through your comments.