This course has really opened my eyes to the tech tools that are out there and available to students. I intend to continue what I have started in that I will include more educational technology in my classes to help engage students and assist their learning. I will introduce more songs in the target language and have students analyze them or gap-fill with vocabulary words. When implementing my study, I found that the songs really helped my students with their pronunciation. I was really inspired by the fact that my students listened to the words many times when they were producing their vocabulary presentations, in order to pronounce the words perfectly.
In the near future, I would love to do some workshops with my colleagues, to introduce co-workers who are not in my Department to some of the fabulous tech tools that we have discovered as part of this course. I also think it could be really interesting to contact tech companies to see if they are interested in discussing tech tools from an educators’ perspective so that they could develop new apps that would better fit teachers’ needs.