March 10, 2013

Using Technology in Middle School Foreign Language Classes


Flipped Foreign Language
By Tom Vander Ark
February 26, 2013

Moss Pike was raised in Las Vegas, studied Physics at Cornell University, and after a summer class in the classics found himself working on an M.A. in Classics at UCLA. He teaches Latin at the Harvard-Westlake School (HW), is the Middle School Dean of Faculty, and a regional leader in Greek and Latin linguistics and pedagogy.

Moss is working toward 1:1 implementation at his school but there is currently limited student access to WiFi. They use the Canvas LMS (called the Hub at HW) and Google Apps for Education (GAFE) with great success (Moss discusses selection here). Following is a recap of the innovative ways HW middle grades foreign language team is using technology.

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