Top 10 Tools for Digital Creativity in MFL Helena Butterfield http://helenabutterfield.net
A bit about me…! <ul><li>MFL Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>International Co-ordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Former Head of Departm...
Things to consider… <ul><li>Are we talking about teacher creativity or pupil creativity? </li></ul><ul><li>Blocked? </li><...
1. Wordle:  http://wordle.net   Create word clouds
How to do it <ul><li>Paste in text OR paste in the URL of a website </li></ul>Create
C’est quel film?
What do I have to do to get a Grade C?
Other uses <ul><li>Starters  </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce a topic  </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce, learn, memorise, revise or ...
2. Image chef:  www.imagechef.com
How to do it Create an account Choose Visual Poetry Choose your shape and type in your words
How could I use it? <ul><li>Inspire creativity  </li></ul><ul><li>Independent writing </li></ul><ul><li>Display </li></ul>...
3. Wallwisher:  www.wallwisher.com   Create a wall of sticky notes
How to do it Create an account Build your wall
Revision
Key points from a lesson
Plenary
Homework
Collaboration
Other uses <ul><li>Brainstorming ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Share success criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Revision </li></ul><ul><...
4. Voicethread:  http://voicethread.com   Upload a picture People can record themselves  People can write comments Voiceth...
Possible uses <ul><li>Spontaneous speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </l...
5.Voki:  www.voki.com   <ul><li>Make speaking activities more interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Use for Speaking Assessments <...
How to do it Create an account Create your Voki
6. Toondoo  www.toondoo.com   <ul><li>Easy to make </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils can create their own accounts  </li></ul><ul><...
How to do it Account needed Choose Toondoo maker
7. Go Animate:  www.goanimate.com   Video <ul><li>Pupils create their own accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Give specified number...
How to do it Account needed Choose animation studio
How to do it
8. Xtranormal:  www.xtranormal.com   <ul><li>Text to voice animated cartoon creator </li></ul><ul><li>Make speaking test a...
Used as a listening comprehension
9. Storybird:  http://storybird.com   <ul><li>Write a book </li></ul><ul><li>Develop creative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Pi...
How to do it
10. Glogster:  www.glogster.com (Educator accounts available)
<ul><li>Introduce a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Plenaries </li></ul><ul><li>What have you learned in this topic? </li></ul><ul...
More information The Langwitch Chronicles:  http://helenbutterfield.net   Durham Tees Valley MFL Ning:  http://stocktonmfl...
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  1. 1. Top 10 Tools for Digital Creativity in MFL Helena Butterfield http://helenabutterfield.net
  2. 2. A bit about me…! <ul><li>MFL Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>International Co-ordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Former Head of Department </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger at http://helenabutterfield.net and http://langwitch.org </li></ul>
  3. 3. Things to consider… <ul><li>Are we talking about teacher creativity or pupil creativity? </li></ul><ul><li>Blocked? </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>eSafety </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing work </li></ul><ul><li>What if the internet isn’t working! </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. Wordle: http://wordle.net Create word clouds
  5. 5. How to do it <ul><li>Paste in text OR paste in the URL of a website </li></ul>Create
  6. 6. C’est quel film?
  7. 7. What do I have to do to get a Grade C?
  8. 8. Other uses <ul><li>Starters </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce a topic  </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce, learn, memorise, revise or practice vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse the content and gist of a longer text </li></ul><ul><li>Compare two texts at different levels </li></ul><ul><li>Teach pupils how to do a presentation without reading from a sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Use key words as a writing promt </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils create a “Key Words” wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils put written work into Wordle to check that they haven’t been too repetitive. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. Image chef: www.imagechef.com
  10. 10. How to do it Create an account Choose Visual Poetry Choose your shape and type in your words
  11. 11. How could I use it? <ul><li>Inspire creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Independent writing </li></ul><ul><li>Display </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidating vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Making calligrams </li></ul>
  12. 12. 3. Wallwisher: www.wallwisher.com Create a wall of sticky notes
  13. 13. How to do it Create an account Build your wall
  14. 14. Revision
  15. 15. Key points from a lesson
  16. 16. Plenary
  17. 17. Homework
  18. 18. Collaboration
  19. 19. Other uses <ul><li>Brainstorming ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Share success criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Revision </li></ul><ul><li>International projects </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration for staff in your school / in other schools </li></ul>
  20. 20. 4. Voicethread: http://voicethread.com Upload a picture People can record themselves People can write comments Voicethread link
  21. 21. Possible uses <ul><li>Spontaneous speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Creative speaking / writing </li></ul>
  22. 22. 5.Voki: www.voki.com <ul><li>Make speaking activities more interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Use for Speaking Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Create one account for all pupils to access </li></ul><ul><li>Make the sound recording in Audacity before they make the Voki </li></ul>Create a talking avatar
  23. 23. How to do it Create an account Create your Voki
  24. 24. 6. Toondoo www.toondoo.com <ul><li>Easy to make </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils can create their own accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of layouts </li></ul>
  25. 25. How to do it Account needed Choose Toondoo maker
  26. 26. 7. Go Animate: www.goanimate.com Video <ul><li>Pupils create their own accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Give specified number of slides to create </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils can email you the URL of their video </li></ul>
  27. 27. How to do it Account needed Choose animation studio
  28. 28. How to do it
  29. 29. 8. Xtranormal: www.xtranormal.com <ul><li>Text to voice animated cartoon creator </li></ul><ul><li>Make speaking test answers into Xtranormal </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate model answers </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils edit pre-made videos to improve the language </li></ul>
  30. 30. Used as a listening comprehension
  31. 31. 9. Storybird: http://storybird.com <ul><li>Write a book </li></ul><ul><li>Develop creative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Pick out key words </li></ul><ul><li>Reading comprehesion </li></ul><ul><li>Some MFL teacher have already made several Storybirds which can be found here: http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  32. 32. How to do it
  33. 33. 10. Glogster: www.glogster.com (Educator accounts available)
  34. 34. <ul><li>Introduce a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Plenaries </li></ul><ul><li>What have you learned in this topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy eating campaign </li></ul><ul><li>All about me </li></ul>Possible uses
  35. 35. More information The Langwitch Chronicles: http://helenbutterfield.net Durham Tees Valley MFL Ning: http://stocktonmfl.ning.com Email: [email_address] Twitter: @Langwitch
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