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    • Are you looking at the new Programme of Study and want to develop successful learners? Consider the development of a language blog to help you develop learners who have the essential skills of literacy and ICT; who are creative and who can communicate in a variety of ways; who reflect on their work and the work of others; who learn to work independently and who enjoy learning and are motivated to achieve the best they can.
      • how to use moblogging to complement and enhance the use of a blog
      • how to create podcasts and add them to iTunes
      • how podcasts can be used in the classroom
      • how mobiles and ipods can be used to enhance learning beyond the classroom
      During this session we will look at…
    • 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
    • Effective use of Podcasts and iTunes
    • 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
      • Sounds hard, but isn’t!
      • Record podcast...
    • Podcasting How to record a podcast... 1) Recording material
    • Podcasting
      • How to record a podcast...
      • Recording material
    • Podcasting
      • How to record a podcast...
      • Recording material
    • 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
    • Podcasting
      • So we have our finished podcast, now what?
      • Insert it into a blog post as an .mp3 file
      • Add it to iTunes- for instructions see my blog
        • Highly motivational
        • Allows repeated re-use of material
      • Podcasts as listening materials...
      • Coffee Break Spanish
      • -excellent topic explanations
      • 2) Notes In Spain
      • - come with supporting materials
      • - based around topics reflecting life in Spain
      • Podcasts as listening materials...
      • 2) Elliot school podcasts
      • - KS5 topics, with exercises
      • Podcasts as listening materials...
      • 3) iTunes as a podcast search engine
    • 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,
    • 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
      • 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]