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  • 1. ICT Applied to English Teaching Natalia Heick Profesora: Paula Ledesma INSPT - UTN Assignment Nº4: Web 2.0 Applied to English Teaching Purpose of the blog and overall aim of activities Subject: Aplicaciones de la Informática a la Enseñanza del Inglés. Teacher: Paula Ledesma Institution: INSPT - UTN Blog: http://ictinelt-tp4-natalia.blogspot.com/ The blog and all four activities focus on the topic ‘The Environment’. Each of the tasks challenges the student to learn about the power of images, text, animation and, not less important, imagination through the use of web 2.0 tools to create different presentations with the aim of persuading the audience (their families, classmates, teachers and the rest of the school community) about the dangers of pollution so that our lifestyles start changing towards a more environmentally sound behaviour. ANIMOTO www.animoto.com This web 2.0 tool produces orchestrated video pieces from photos, video clips and music. In a fast and easy way, you can turn your simple photos to videos including text. A free video only lasts 30 seconds so eight is the recommended number of photos to be included. After the the video has been created, you can share it by e-mail with your friends, upload it to youtube or even to your own blog or wiki. Let’s watch the following short tutorial together in order to learn quiclky how to handle it and be ready to use it in a few minutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_TB6EybMOs Animoto is particularly useful because it adds animation to simple photographs. Students’ and teachers’ projects can benefit from it by making them more appealing through the addition of a video instead of plain images. The fact that
  • 2. ICT Applied to English Teaching Natalia Heick Profesora: Paula Ledesma INSPT - UTN it is easy to learn how it works adds up to it and makes it a useful and entertaining tool to use in the education field. Activity 1: Pair work. Let’s use Animoto to create a 30-second video with powerful images that will impact the audience and leave them thinking about what and how we can start changing the way we treat our planet our and STOP POLLUTION. Objective/s and content: to create a 30-second video using text and up to twelve images. The video must include a sound track and be embeded in our blog for a class presentation. Assessment criteria: Present your video to the rest of your classmates who will give you their peer review by posting a message on the blog. The teacher will evaluate this production individually and then give you an overall mark for your four presentations. SKETCHCAST www.sketchcast.com This tool allows you to express yourself through drawing, writing and speaking. You only have to register to be able to create your own works of art online. The mouse and keyboard on your computer are required to draw and add text to your sketch. You can record your voice while you create your sketch by allowing the microphone and loudpeakers. The sketches are recorded while you work on them and once they are finished you are allowed to publish them. Later, you can view them as videos! Please, watch the following tutorial to learn more about how to use Sketchcast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyGI9UfB9DU
  • 3. ICT Applied to English Teaching Natalia Heick Profesora: Paula Ledesma INSPT - UTN Activity 2: Individual work. We are going to use this Web 2.0 tool to create a sketch about the importance of reducing, reducing and recycling. Objective/s and content: By means of a sketch using this tool, you are required to create a slogan to promote REDUCING, REUSING and RECYCLING. The sketch must include drawing and text and could or could not incluce the recording of your voice. Assessment criteria: Present your sketch to the rest of your classmates. You will be assigned two peer reviewers who will post their messages on our blog for you. The teacher will evaluate this production individually and then give you an overall mark for your four presentations. Example link: http://sketchcast.com/view/D0wTSld/ ESLVIDEOS www.eslvideos.com Eslvideos is a Web 2.0 tool which allows you to choose any video you like from the web by copying the embeded code and then create a listening comprehension quiz or a grammar quiz based on it. It only requires you to register and the rest is not only easy but also completely for free! Let’s first watch the following tutorial in order to learn the steps to create an eslvideo and quiz. http://www.eslvideo.com/eslvideo_how_to.php Activity 3:
  • 4. ICT Applied to English Teaching Natalia Heick Profesora: Paula Ledesma INSPT - UTN Pair work. Let’s use Eslvideos to create a listening comprehension quiz related to any environmental problem. Objective/s and content: Watch one of the following videos on Youtube, choose one you like and create your quiz. Your video must not be longer than five minutes and it must contain explanations. Prepare a listening comprehension quiz, providing a minimum of three and a maximum of five questions. There must be only one correct answer for each question. Please, watch all four videos before choosing one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgDJ_H-BzFo&feature=fvw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enx8F2vjuiw&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03xB9JbVgLE&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJAbATJCugs&feature=related Assessment criteria: Pairs will exchange their quizzes and solve them. After that, they will provide their peer review on our blog based on the quality and content of the video and the accuaracy of your questions. The teacher will evaluate this production and then give you an overall mark for your four presentations. WORDLE www.wordle.net Wordle is a tool used for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
  • 5. ICT Applied to English Teaching Natalia Heick Profesora: Paula Ledesma INSPT - UTN Please, watch the following tutorial to learn about how to use wordle.com. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhL5D9nz5aI Activity 4: Individual work. Objective/s and content: You must create an advertisement in Wordle using isolated content words that can be related to the topic “The Environment”. The words included do not need to be organised in any particular way because the effect desired upon the reader is to make them create connections among the words. The ads will be printed out to be displayed at school and they will also be published on our blog. Assessment criteria: After printing the Wordle documents, the class will take a vote on them to choose the best advertisement. As well as with the previous three presentations, the teacher will assign an individua mark to this production and finally she will give provide you with an overall mark for all four assignments.