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    1. 1. ICT- thinking outside the classroom box [email_address] – where all of today’s presentations will be available to download
    2. 2. <ul><li>First, important things to know... </li></ul><ul><li>I AM NOT AN ICT EXPERT!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am a Spanish teacher, who was taught how to use PowerPoint 4 years ago. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I do not know how the Internet works, I just push buttons, especially the back button when things go wrong. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>First, important things to know... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2) The ideas that I pass on in this session are not... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completely comprehensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They will not destroy your life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3) No notes needed- will be on </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. “ 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
    5. 5. <ul><li>what a blog actually is </li></ul><ul><li>ways to use a blog to enhance teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>how to use moblogging to complement and enhance 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…
    6. 6. Is this the future? <ul><li>“ Young people’s familiarity with ICT offers a great opportunity to language teachers. It seems to us that a determined commitment to use this world, which is so familiar to young people, is a key to increasing the engagement of young people of all ages with languages. New technologies can facilitate real contacts with schools and young people in other countries. They can also provide stimulus for creative and interactive work .” </li></ul><ul><li>(Lord Dearing - Languages Review March 2007) </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is a blog?!?!?! <ul><li>Blog= web log </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditionally used as an online diary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A typical blog combines a variety of media forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key element is huge increase in interactivity- INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY. </li></ul></ul>Blogging
    8. 8. <ul><li>Who uses blogs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers for motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers for reflections / to share ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// (Neil Jones, resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (Jose Picardo, ideas) </li></ul></ul>Blogging
    9. 9. <ul><li>What can we actually use a blog for?!?! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing pupils’ work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing pupils’ videos etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing Assessment for Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing self-evaluation </li></ul></ul>Blogging
    10. 10. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Motivation - make the world your classroom wall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning no longer confined to exercise books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the audience for work which goes into an exercise book? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truly global perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be demonstrated by visitors maps on blogs </li></ul></ul></ul>Blogging
    11. 11. The last 100 visitors to the Spanish blog
    12. 12. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased motivation- will be viewed by more than just the teacher </li></ul></ul>Blogging
    13. 13. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pupils constantly reading and re-reading each other’s work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for dissemination of good ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows free choice of which sections to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aids pupil independence </li></ul></ul>Blogging
    14. 14. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupil and teacher generated podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking tests / exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>=learning opportunity rather than just an assessment opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- can be done in the form of vokis, podcasts etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a platform for pupil-made videos </li></ul></ul>Blogging
    15. 15. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To podcasts (on the blog or via links) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To videos (pupil created, music, adverts, football commentaries etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To peers’ work </li></ul></ul>Blogging
    16. 16. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Assessment for Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment function allows peer assessment using “Two Stars and a Wish formula” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= 2 positive elements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>+ 1 element to work at next time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-assessment as pupils comment on their own work and thus self target set. </li></ul></ul>Blogging
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. Pupil-made videos - high level of motivation - Provides for easy review of work which might otherwise be lost Blogging
    19. 19. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>- Pupils write scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Peer assess </li></ul><ul><li>Practise </li></ul><ul><li>Record </li></ul><ul><li>High level of enjoyment </li></ul>Blogging
    20. 20. <ul><li>Year 8 wrote Guess Who style self-descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>For next homework, pupils read the descriptions and left a comment saying who they were </li></ul>Blogging
    21. 21. <ul><li>Who provides the blog facility? </li></ul><ul><li>TypePad - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easiest for inserting fun stuff (provider that I use) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogger - </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs - </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress - </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many more… </li></ul>Blogging
    22. 22. To learn about further tools to complement blogs <ul><li> - embedding .ppt </li></ul><ul><li> - uploading pupil videos easily </li></ul>Blogging
    23. 23. Frequently Asked Questions <ul><li>Won’t it all take ages? </li></ul><ul><li>Will anyone actually look at the blog? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect will it have on my department? </li></ul><ul><li>What about Child Protection? </li></ul>Blogging
    24. 24. Effective use of Podcasts and iTunes
    25. 25. Podcasting What is a podcast? - effectively an audio file which is then put onto the Internet
    26. 26. Podcasting How have I used them? - Grammar series - role-play raps - pupil recordings - pupil grammar explanations
    27. 27. Podcasting Grammar series created to help reinforce grammar learning OUTSIDE of the classroom - responding to a request by a pupil - FANTASTIC for audio learners
    28. 28. Podcasting Role-play raps Created to strenghten knowledge of key role-play scenarios - each set to a different musical style to aid recognition
    29. 29. 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
    30. 30. Podcasting <ul><li>Sounds hard, but isn’t! </li></ul><ul><li>Record podcast... </li></ul>
    31. 31. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity for PCs- </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>
    32. 32. Easy way to change volume levels Highlight sections then delete Podcasting
    33. 33. To finish the podcast, export as MP3… Podcasting
    34. 34. 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- very easy to do thanks to and </li></ul>
    35. 35. Using mobiles in the classroom…
    36. 36. 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>
    37. 37. 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><ul><ul><li>Extension of learning beyond classroom </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. 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?
    39. 39. 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>
    40. 40. 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
    41. 41. 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
    42. 42. 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
    43. 43. <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 </li></ul><ul><li>videos converted using </li></ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>mobile slideshows / role-play raps </li></ul>Using mobile phones
    44. 44. For more info… (where this presentation will be available to download) [email_address]