Creativity in the Classroom with               Alice            Amany AlKhayat   MA TEFL American University In Cairo     ...
Dealing with Digital Natives Online Interaction Content creation Control Rely on tech tools Tech-savvy
Teaching Digital Natives- Catering for different learning styles andinterests.- Individualization oflearning andlearner au...
Meet Alice
Meet Alice Alice is a free software that can be downloaded  from www.alice.org. It was originally developed at the Unive...
Purpose The original purpose of this software is to prepare students to learn and understand programming languages. This ...
How it works Alice is a 3D programming software. It enables teachers and students to create animations, videos, or games ...
How it works The program, through its interactive interface, enables users to drag and drop graphic tiles (that carries t...
How it works
How it works (cont.) It also contains 3D objects such as people, animals, and other objects that the students can use to ...
Language input Using games and animations has become pivotal tool in the classroom provided that the Language input is in...
Language input
Consider the answer
First study Location: German University in Cairo, Youngsters  Summer Club Duration: Two weeks Language input: Speech ac...
Sample 12 students from different Egyptian high schools 2 students were from a British school the rest  were from privat...
Experiment The students were taught speech act (the traditional way). Role play was used as an activity The following we...
Findings More motivated, more creative Spontaneity of interaction between characters  (visible) Gender differences
Experience in Saudi Arabia Program: Preparatory Year Program (PYP) in  Prince Sultan University Learning difficulties: s...
Study Longitudinal : Ending June 2012 RC students (Reading Circles) and Grammar 107  and 117 students The RC students a...
Grammar Two courses are taught in PSU 107 and 117 and the students should also create animations (using modality, conditi...
Other suggested uses of Alice Teaching vocabulary: Like word attack, teachers can create movies, animations and videos to...
How can teachers use it Warm up Examples Thought-provoking activities Can be posted on FB or teacher’s wiki or website...
How can students use it Projects Presentations Tasks
Strengths of Alice in EFL classroom Alice is a 3-D programming environment and it is  not required Drag and drop is easy...
Weaknesses Stick to gallery Cannot be uploaded directly to the web. It has to  be converted into a video or the user has...
Utilizing other applications with Alice Youtube, teachertube Wikis Websites : yola
Alice URL: www.alice.org Go to downloads and choose Alice 2.2. It is downloaded as a zip folder. Unzip it and open story...
References   AlKhayat, A. (2010) Using Storytelling Alice to Motivate English Language Learners . Proceedings of The    I...
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  1. 1. Creativity in the Classroom with Alice Amany AlKhayat MA TEFL American University In Cairo amany_h@aucegypt.edu
  2. 2. Dealing with Digital Natives Online Interaction Content creation Control Rely on tech tools Tech-savvy
  3. 3. Teaching Digital Natives- Catering for different learning styles andinterests.- Individualization oflearning andlearner autonomy
  4. 4. Meet Alice
  5. 5. Meet Alice Alice is a free software that can be downloaded from www.alice.org. It was originally developed at the University of Virginia and then Carnegie Melon University.
  6. 6. Purpose The original purpose of this software is to prepare students to learn and understand programming languages. This program is also used currently in the States to teach Spanish to English speakers
  7. 7. How it works Alice is a 3D programming software. It enables teachers and students to create animations, videos, or games for sharing them in the classroom or the web
  8. 8. How it works The program, through its interactive interface, enables users to drag and drop graphic tiles (that carries the code) to create their stories (story telling Alice)
  9. 9. How it works
  10. 10. How it works (cont.) It also contains 3D objects such as people, animals, and other objects that the students can use to create a virtual world of their own with animated objects.
  11. 11. Language input Using games and animations has become pivotal tool in the classroom provided that the Language input is included and the game or the animation meets the lesson objectives. (Beatty, 2010)
  12. 12. Language input
  13. 13. Consider the answer
  14. 14. First study Location: German University in Cairo, Youngsters Summer Club Duration: Two weeks Language input: Speech acts (Agreeing and disgreeing) Exploratory
  15. 15. Sample 12 students from different Egyptian high schools 2 students were from a British school the rest were from private schools where the medium of instruction is English. Convenient sample
  16. 16. Experiment The students were taught speech act (the traditional way). Role play was used as an activity The following week, the students were introduced to Alice. The grasped the idea quickly and their task was to produce animations with situations using agreeing and disagreeing
  17. 17. Findings More motivated, more creative Spontaneity of interaction between characters (visible) Gender differences
  18. 18. Experience in Saudi Arabia Program: Preparatory Year Program (PYP) in Prince Sultan University Learning difficulties: spelling mistakes, lack reading skills, writing problems
  19. 19. Study Longitudinal : Ending June 2012 RC students (Reading Circles) and Grammar 107 and 117 students The RC students are supposed to create one episode of a story that voices certain cultural aspects and also using direct or indirect speech acts or appropriate language input as advised by the instructor
  20. 20. Grammar Two courses are taught in PSU 107 and 117 and the students should also create animations (using modality, conditional If …..etc)
  21. 21. Other suggested uses of Alice Teaching vocabulary: Like word attack, teachers can create movies, animations and videos to teach difficult vocabulary
  22. 22. How can teachers use it Warm up Examples Thought-provoking activities Can be posted on FB or teacher’s wiki or website by converting it into a video
  23. 23. How can students use it Projects Presentations Tasks
  24. 24. Strengths of Alice in EFL classroom Alice is a 3-D programming environment and it is not required Drag and drop is easy Interactive interface Students can immediately view their animations
  25. 25. Weaknesses Stick to gallery Cannot be uploaded directly to the web. It has to be converted into a video or the user has to install 3-D java and other programs
  26. 26. Utilizing other applications with Alice Youtube, teachertube Wikis Websites : yola
  27. 27. Alice URL: www.alice.org Go to downloads and choose Alice 2.2. It is downloaded as a zip folder. Unzip it and open story telling Alice. You can use the first step by step tutorial to learn how it works.
  28. 28. References AlKhayat, A. (2010) Using Storytelling Alice to Motivate English Language Learners . Proceedings of The International Technology, Education and Development (INTED)Conference Beatty, K. (2010) Teaching and Researching: Computer Assisted Language Learning. Pearson: London www.Alice.org http://www.alice.org/index.php?page=downloads/download_alice http://www.alice.org/index.php?page=downloads/download_alice2.2 http://www.alice.org/community/showthread.php?p=6740#post6740 What is Alice? M. Moskal, D. Lurie, and S. Cooper, Evaluating the Effectiveness of a New Instructional Approach. In Proceedings of 2004 SIGCSE Conference, (Norfolk, VA). Storytelling Alice About page Looking Glass research overview Alice Press Release - 03/10/06 A Preview of Alice 3.0 Alice 3.0 Progress Report http://blog.alice.org/?p=293 Sun collaboration http://www.alice.org/index.php?page=alice3/download
  29. 29. Thank you
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