ICT- thinking outside the classroom box


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ICT- thinking outside the classroom box

  1. 19. 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.
  2. 20. <ul><li>how to use moblogging to complement and enhance the use of a blog </li></ul><ul><li>how to create podcasts and add them to iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>how podcasts can be used in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>how mobiles and ipods can be used to enhance learning beyond the classroom </li></ul>During this session we will look at…
  3. 21. Moblogging across the universe
  4. 22. 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
  5. 23. www.shozu.com - Send media straight to blog from phones Moblogging
  6. 24. Uses: Record reports after incidents Allow pupils to create video diaries without your supervision Document REAL conversations Moblogging
  7. 25. 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
  8. 26. Flip Ultra video cameras Video-documentaries Plug into any USB and upload to blog / www.blip.tv - no converters needed Moblogging
  9. 27. Effective use of Podcasts and iTunes
  10. 28. Podcasting What is a podcast? - effectively an audio file which is then put onto the Internet
  11. 29. Podcasting How have I used them? - Grammar series - role-play raps - pupil recordings - pupil grammar explanations
  12. 30. Podcasting Grammar series created to help reinforce grammar learning OUTSIDE of the classroom - responding to a request by a pupil - FANTASTIC for audio learners
  13. 32. Podcasting Role-play raps Created to strenghten knowledge of key role-play scenarios - each set to a different musical style to aid recognition
  14. 33. 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
  15. 34. Podcasting <ul><li>Sounds hard, but isn’t! </li></ul><ul><li>Record podcast... </li></ul>
  16. 35. Podcasting How to record a podcast... 1) Recording material
  17. 36. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul>
  18. 37. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul>
  19. 38. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul>
  20. 39. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity for PCs- www.download.com </li></ul><ul><li>+ LAME FE </li></ul><ul><li>(allows you to export as MP3) </li></ul><ul><li>OR Garageband for Macs </li></ul>
  21. 40. Easy way to change volume levels Highlight sections then delete Podcasting
  22. 41. To finish the podcast, export as MP3… Podcasting
  23. 42. Podcasting <ul><li>So we have our finished podcast, now what? </li></ul><ul><li>Insert it into a blog post as an .mp3 file </li></ul><ul><li>Add it to iTunes- for instructions see my blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly motivational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows repeated re-use of material </li></ul></ul>
  24. 43. <ul><li>Podcasts as listening materials... </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee Break Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>-excellent topic explanations </li></ul><ul><li>2) Notes In Spain </li></ul><ul><li>- come with supporting materials </li></ul><ul><li>- based around topics reflecting life in Spain </li></ul>Podcasting
  25. 44. <ul><li>Podcasts as listening materials... </li></ul><ul><li>2) Elliot school podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>- KS5 topics, with exercises </li></ul>Podcasting
  26. 45. <ul><li>Podcasts as listening materials... </li></ul><ul><li>3) iTunes as a podcast search engine </li></ul>Podcasting
  27. 46. Using mobiles in the classroom…
  28. 47. Using mobile phones <ul><li>Issues: </li></ul><ul><li>Banned in many schools </li></ul><ul><li>Risks of inappropriate behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of pupil intercompetition </li></ul><ul><li>Concern of pupils not having a phone </li></ul>
  29. 48. Using mobile phones <ul><li>However, there are huge benefits... </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyment and motivation- MFL becomes cool again </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking the pupils’ language whilst teaching them ours </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing range of services available via WAP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. YouTube, </li></ul></ul>
  30. 49. 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
  31. 50. Using mobile phones <ul><li>Useful tools available on most mobile phones... </li></ul><ul><li>Voice recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Video camera </li></ul><ul><li>Stop-watch </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to play-back videos and music </li></ul>How much would it cost a department to have enough of these to share between 2?
  32. 51. Using mobile phones <ul><li>Ideas for video projects using mobiles... </li></ul><ul><li>Describing school as go round it </li></ul><ul><li>Describing local area </li></ul><ul><li>Guide to saving the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Following and giving directions </li></ul><ul><li>Describing friends </li></ul><ul><li>Recording grammar explanations during the lesson </li></ul>
  33. 52. 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
  34. 53. 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
  35. 54. 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
  36. 55. <ul><li>Key = extending learning beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>- more and more we will also need to think about how to capitalise on the power of ipods </li></ul><ul><li>quizzes produced using www.iquizmaker.com </li></ul><ul><li>videos converted using www.zamzar.com </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>mobile slideshows / role-play raps </li></ul>Using mobile phones
  37. 56. For more info… www.chrisfuller.typepad.com (where this presentation will be available to download) [email_address]