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    • Thinking outside of the classroom box
    • my top 7 hints
    • [email_address]
    • www.chrisfuller.typepad.com – where all of today’s presentations will be available to download
    • First, important things to know...
    • I AM NOT AN ICT EXPERT!!!
      • I am a Spanish teacher, who was taught how to use PowerPoint 4 years ago.
      • I do not know how the Internet works, I just push buttons, especially the back button when things go wrong.
    • First, important things to know...
      • 2) The ideas that I pass on in this session are not...
      • Completely comprehensive
      • They will not destroy your life
        • 3) No notes needed- will be on www.chrisfuller.typepad.com
  • “ If school is to be a truly rewarding experience for today’s students, it must be relevant to them.” Connected magazine, Learning and teaching Scotland
  • 1 blag a blog
  • What is a blog?!?!?!
    • Blog= web log
      • Traditionally used as an online diary
      • A typical blog combines a variety of media forms
      • Key element is huge increase in interactivity- INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY.
    Blogging
    • Who uses blogs?
      • Teachers for motivation
        • www.edgehillcollege.typepad.com
        • www.roydslanguagesdepartment.typepad.com
        • Teachers for reflections / to share ideas
      • http://tinyurl.com/ycdamq (Neil Jones, resources)
      • www.boxoftricks.net (Jose Picardo, ideas)
    Blogging
    • What can we actually use a blog for?!?!
      • Showing pupils’ work
      • Sharing files
      • Showing pupils’ videos etc
      • Increasing Assessment for Learning
      • Increasing self-evaluation
    Blogging
  • Why use blogs?
    • Motivation - make the world your classroom wall
      • Learning no longer confined to exercise books
      • Who is the audience for work which goes into an exercise book?
      • Truly global perspective
        • Can be demonstrated by visitors maps on blogs
    Blogging
  • The last 100 visitors to the Spanish blog
  • Why use blogs?
    • Writing
      • Increased motivation- will be viewed by more than just the teacher
    Blogging
  • Why use blogs?
    • Reading
      • pupils constantly reading and re-reading each other’s work
        • Allows for dissemination of good ideas
      • Allows free choice of which sections to read
      • Aids pupil independence
    Blogging
  • Why use blogs?
    • Speaking
      • Pupil and teacher generated podcasts
      • Speaking tests / exercises
      • =learning opportunity rather than just an assessment opportunity
      • - can be done in the form of vokis, podcasts etc
      • Provides a platform for pupil-made videos
    Blogging
  • Why use blogs?
    • Listening
      • To podcasts (on the blog or via links)
      • To videos (pupil created, music, adverts, football commentaries etc)
      • To peers’ work
    Blogging
  • Why use blogs?
    • Assessment for Learning
      • Comment function allows peer assessment using “Two Stars and a Wish formula”
        • = 2 positive elements
        • + 1 element to work at next time
      • Self-assessment as pupils comment on their own work and thus self target set.
    Blogging
  • Music video - great cultural input - an interesting homework to find body parts/ weather types - Year 8 pupils were mostly humming the song round school for next few days Ideas for use… Blogging
  • Pupil-made videos - high level of motivation - Provides for easy review of work which might otherwise be lost Blogging
    • Year 8 wrote Guess Who style self-descriptions
    • For next homework, pupils read the descriptions and left a comment saying who they were
    Blogging
    • Who provides the blog facility?
    • TypePad - www.typepad.com
      • Easiest for inserting fun stuff (provider that I use)
    • Blogger - www.blogger.com
    • Edublogs - www.edublogs.org
    • Wordpress - www.wordpress.org
    • Many, many more…
    Blogging
  • To learn about further tools to complement blogs
    • www.slideshare.net - embedding .ppt
    • www.blip.tv - uploading pupil videos easily
    Blogging
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Won’t it all take ages?
    • Will anyone actually look at the blog?
    • What effect will it have on my department?
    • What about Child Protection?
    Blogging
  • 2 Google Reader
    • How to find out new ideas?
    • - keep reading other blogs !
    Blogging
  • Google Reader - Uses RSS feeds to update you when your favourite blogs have changed Blogging
    • Google Reader
    • Why use it?
    • Saves time
    • Regular input of creative ideas
    • Can save interesting articles (posts)- hassle free
    Blogging
  • 3 Moblogging (across the universe)
  • Moblogging What is moblogging? Mo bile blogging - the ability to update a blog from a distance e.g. on a visit / exchange Seize the moment
  • www.shozu.com - Send media straight to blog from phones Moblogging
  • Uses: Record reports after incidents Allow pupils to create video diaries without your supervision Document REAL conversations Moblogging
  • Allows you and pupils to leave voice messages on the blog Uses: - more detailed update messages - maintain interest amongst those left behind - genuine motivation for oral activities Moblogging
  • Flip Ultra video cameras Video-documentaries Plug into any USB and upload to blog / www.blip.tv - no converters needed Moblogging
  • 4 podcasting
  • Podcasting What is a podcast? - effectively an audio file which is then put onto the Internet
  • Podcasting How have I used them? - Grammar series - role-play raps - pupil recordings - pupil grammar explanations
  • Podcasting Grammar series created to help reinforce grammar learning OUTSIDE of the classroom - responding to a request by a pupil - FANTASTIC for audio learners
  • Podcasting Role-play raps Created to strenghten knowledge of key role-play scenarios - each set to a different musical style to aid recognition
  • Podcasting Pupil grammar explanations - benefit of explaining to others - need for script - peer assessment on podcasts - minimal teacher input, maximum output - pupils then have an immediate revision tool
  • Podcasting
    • How to record a podcast...
    • Recording material
  • Podcasting
    • How to record a podcast...
    • Recording material
    • Audacity for PCs- www.download.com
    • + LAME FE
    • (allows you to export as MP3)
    • OR Garageband for Macs
  • Easy way to change volume levels Highlight sections then delete Podcasting
  • To finish the podcast, export as MP3… Podcasting
    • Podcasts as listening materials...
    • Coffee Break Spanish
    • -excellent topic explanations
    • 2) Notes In Spain
    • - come with supporting materials
    • - based around topics effecting life in Spain
    Podcasting
    • Podcasts as listening materials...
    • 3) Elliot school podcasts
    • - KS5 topics, with exercises
    Podcasting
  • 5 Add your podcast to i-tunes
  • Podcasting
    • So we have our finished podcast, now what?
    • Insert it into a blog post as an .mp3 file
    • Add it to iTunes- very easy to do thanks to www.podomatic.com and www.jellycast.com
  • Podcasting
    • Adding the podcast to iTunes
    • Motivation
    • Can put onto MP3 players / computers and listen to work again, rather than just forgetting it
  • www.podomatic.com www.jellycast.com Podcasting We need to find the RSS feed
  • In iTunes (free!!), go to the podcast section Podcasting
    • Scroll down, and you will see this box
    • You want to Submit a Podcast
    Podcasting
  • Podcasting Paste in your feed from jellycast or podomatic
  • Podcasting
  • Podcasting
  • 6 Voki
    • www.voki.com
    • - Pupils write scripts
    • Peer assess
    • Practise
    • Record
    • High level of enjoyment
    Blogging
  • Customize your character- allows more timid pupils to hide- but still thrive Blogging
  • Produces an animated character with your voice. Easy to embed in a blog Blogging
  • 7 Using mobiles in the classroom
  • Using mobile phones
    • Issues:
    • Banned in many schools
    • Risks of inappropriate behaviour
    • Fear of pupil intercompetition
    • Concern of pupils not having a phone
  • Using mobile phones
    • However, there are huge benefits...
    • Enjoyment and motivation- MFL becomes cool again
    • Speaking the pupils’ language whilst teaching them ours
    • Increasing range of services available via WAP
      • e.g. YouTube
      • Extension of learning beyond classroom
  • Lasting motivation is about students feeling a genuine emotional investment in the activities they undertake. This will come about through a learning process that centres around rich, real experience with relevance in the wider world. Connected magazine, Learning and teaching Scotland Using mobile phones
  • Using mobile phones
    • Useful tools available on most mobile phones...
    • Voice recorder
    • Camera
    • Video camera
    • Stop-watch
    • Bluetooth
    • Ability to play-back videos and music
    How much would it cost a department to have enough of these to share between 2?
  • Using mobile phones
    • Ideas for video projects using mobiles...
    • Describing school as go round it
    • Describing local area
    • Guide to saving the environment
    • Following and giving directions
    • Describing friends
    • Recording grammar explanations during the lesson
  • Issue: how to get the recordings back to the teacher Options- 1) bluetooth them to a computer 2) bluetooth them to teacher’s phone 3) other options? Using mobile phones
  • For example, directions: - in pairs, pupils decide which room they will give directions to -write script - walk around the building and record the directions - swap phones / bluetooth to each other and follow the instructions - find out whether they followed instructions appropriately FOR EXAMPLE Using mobile phones
  • House and home - pupils build up to estate-agent style description of their house - free choice of recording manners - mobile phone - voice recording - video on camera Using mobile phones
    • Other ideas...
    • record an interview / dialogue at home
    • leaving answer phone messages through Gabcast
    • record grammar explanations during your lessons.
    • They can then make the worksheet as homework, based on your advice.
    Using mobile phones
    • Key = extending learning beyond the classroom
    • - more and more we will also need to think about how to capitalise on the power of ipods
    • quizzes produced using www.iquizmaker.com
    • videos converted using www.zamzar.com
    • podcasts
    • mobile slideshows / role-play raps
    Using mobile phones
  • For more info… www.chrisfuller.typepad.com (where this presentation will be available to download) [email_address]