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3 great tools for teaching and learning


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  • 1. Russell Stannard Handout online
  • 2. Today’s Talk  Quick bit of information about me  3 tools and how they relate to Getting our students speaking Reflection Collaboration  Questions
  • 3. When Rod Bolitho employed me
  • 4. When Rod Bolitho employed me
  • 5. Russell Stannard  Lecture on the MA in ELT at the University of Warwick  Run  Free website that offers step by step help videos to       show teachers how to use technology in their teaching. Won the British Council ELTons award for technology Won the Times Higher Innovation award Write columns in the English Teaching Has about 350,000 visitors a year. All Free Twitter account=russell1955 (10,500) Newsletter has 12,700 subscribers
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  • 7. The Connected Classroom  Frustrated in what I could get students to do for homework  Frustrated with the amount of speaking I could get my     students to do Result of various experiments going back over nearly 10 years (Peter Schneider/David Kluge) Practice a speaking activity in the class but do recordings at home Trying to find easy technologies that can allow even technophobic teachers to try out my ideas Looking at longer recordings ( assessment, e-Portfolios )
  • 8. What type of Speaking           Interviews Explanations of typical day What you did last weekend Telling a story Opinions on a topic Read aloud Basic personal information Exam Practice in pairs/groups Reflections Descriptions
  • 9. Vocaroo  Simple website  Click on a button, record yourself speaking  Press another button and send the recording like an email  Teachers receive the email and can listen  Great for getting students to talk  Recordings can be collected and built up over a course.
  • 10. MailVu-Webcam Tool  Simple tools  This tool includes use of Webcam  Can record webcam/voice  Click one button to record, one button to send  Great for the Connected Classroom idea-used in a series of experiments at the University of Warwick.
  • 11. Easy Peazy Lemon Squeezy
  • 12. Speaking using audio tools  The more I connected the class and the homework the     better the students did the recordings. I can build up a collection of recordings and use them in an e-Portfolio Providing feedback can be a problem Looking into peer feedback/self-evaluation Students make recordings, evaluate/self evaluate and choose 2 to put forward for formal assessment.
  • 13. myBrainShark  My favourite discovery of 2011  Free site  Allows you to load up Powerpoint, Word, PDF, Picture and even video and then add voice  myBrainShark packs the sound and files and then produces a link which you can share/embed  Great for low levels ( describing a picture) right up to high levels doing a full PP presentation.
  • 14. myBrainShark-so much potential  Michelle-Doing EAP example  Cecliia-Reflecting on a lesson Speaking (pairs/groups) Reflection on a lesson (teacher practice) Reflecting on the development of your dissertation Reflecting on what you learnt
  • 15. PresentMe  Site has been vastly improved  Load PowerPoint, PDF, Word  Add Webcam  Share on internet  Great for speaking/interviews/reflection  Just started to work with the tool last week  feedback-reflection
  • 16. Present Me  Not used it enough yet  Has potential for being used for exam oral practice in     pairs, groups Good for speaking activities Great for reflection/peer reflection/peer feedback as students often prefer to reflect by talking than writing Can be used on distance courses Very simple interface but needs fast connection.
  • 17. References  Lam, R and Lee, I. (2010). Balancing the dual functions of portfolio assessment. ELT-J 64/1  Kluge, D. Boosting Speaking Fluency through Partner Taping ITESLJ-available at  Shneider P. Using Partner taping ITESLJ-available at
  • 18. Help videos for all the tools I showed you.  Mail Vu  MybrainShark  PresentMe  Vocaroo
  • 19. Any questions…  Russell Stannard   Twitter=russell1955