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