Integrating technologyIntegrating technologyto language teachingto language teachingDerya Bozdoğan, 2013Derya Bozdoğan, 2013
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interactive image books with text captions.interactive image books with text captions.InWhite by Robert FrostInWhite by Robert Frostsimple to create, you just need to type in a key word to findsimple to create, you just need to type in a key word to findthe images you want and then drag them onto the pages andthe images you want and then drag them onto the pages andadd your text:add your text:Bookr video tutorialBookr video tutorial
So how can we use this with our studentsSo how can we use this with our students?? PoemsPoems - get students to illustrate poems,- get students to illustrate poems,by typing in the words and picking anby typing in the words and picking animage for each of the key words in theimage for each of the key words in thetext.text. students illustrating the same poem theystudents illustrating the same poem theycould justify their choice of image.could justify their choice of image. you could collect them together on a blogyou could collect them together on a blogor webpage as a kind of poetry carnival.or webpage as a kind of poetry carnival.
Jokes and SongsJokes and SongsA good place to look forA good place to look forchild friendly jokes ischild friendly jokes isYahoo Kids JokesYahoo Kids Jokes andandfor more adult jokes tryfor more adult jokes try101 Fun Jokes101 Fun Jokes Two places you can findTwo places you can findsong lyrics aresong lyrics areSongLyrics.comSongLyrics.com andandLyrics Search EngineLyrics Search Engine..
GrammarExamplesGrammarExamplesget students to create booksget students to create booksof personalised sentencesof personalised sentencesbased on various grammarbased on various grammarstructures.structures.- For- For present perfect :present perfect :experience books withexperience books withimages of places they haveimages of places they havebeen and things they havebeen and things they havedone.done.-- future plansfuture plans bookbook-- conditionalsconditionals books with anbooks with animage to illustrateimage to illustrateeach clause of the conditionaleach clause of the conditional
NarrativeandstoryNarrativeandstorytellingtelling- give the students- give the students tentenkeywordskeywords, they find images to, they find images tomatch the words then create amatch the words then create astory.story.-- search out the imagessearch out the imagesyourselfyourself then ask the students tothen ask the students towrite the text for them. (bywrite the text for them. (bypublishing an image book, get thepublishing an image book, get thestudents to open the book andstudents to open the book andRecycleRecycle. They will then be able. They will then be ableto edit the book and save theirto edit the book and save theirown version.)own version.)- create a- create a blank book with yourblank book with yourown textown text in and ask the studentsin and ask the studentsto read and select images for theto read and select images for thetext (text (RecycleRecycle to edit their ownto edit their ownversion).version).
Matching text to imageMatching text to image --create your own image andcreate your own image andtext matching exercises bytext matching exercises bycreating a book with imagescreating a book with imagesand the descriptiveand the descriptivesentences on the wrongsentences on the wrongpages. Students would havepages. Students would haveto cut and paste theto cut and paste thesentences in to the correctsentences in to the correctpages.pages. Error correctionError correction - Select- Selectsome images and writesome images and writesome text to describe eachsome text to describe eachimage, but include someimage, but include somemistakes.mistakes.
PersonalPersonalinformation bookinformation book --hobbies, interests,hobbies, interests,favourite singers etc.favourite singers etc.(Make sure they dont(Make sure they dontinclude location orinclude location orcontact information)contact information)
Favourite thingsFavourite things --describing some of theirdescribing some of theirfavourite things, a bitfavourite things, a bitlike the song (Rainlike the song (Raindrops on roses etc.)drops on roses etc.) Hobby bookHobby book - favourite- favouritehobbies or sports whichhobbies or sports whichthey enjoy, like a guidethey enjoy, like a guideto basketball (Includingto basketball (Includingimages of all theimages of all theequipment etc.) orequipment etc.) orskateboarding.skateboarding.
Scrap bookScrap book - create a- create ascrap book usingscrap book usingimages to illustrate aimages to illustrate atrip or holiday theytrip or holiday theywent on. This could bewent on. This could beeven more effective ifeven more effective ifthey have their ownthey have their ownFlickrFlickr account as theyaccount as theycould actually usecould actually usetheir own images fromtheir own images fromtheir holiday.their holiday.
Text to Speech Movies for EFL ESLText to Speech Movies for EFL ESLXtranormalXtranormal creates text to speechcreates text to speechanimated moviesanimated moviesa range of characters anda range of characters andbackgrounds:backgrounds:possibilities for creatingpossibilities for creatingsituationalsituationaldialoguesdialoguesbuild these scenes into abuild these scenes into aseries:longer projectsseries:longer projects
create dialogues forcreate dialogues forspecific contexts.specific contexts. specific tasks (Convincespecific tasks (Convinceyour partner that taxisyour partner that taxisare better than buses)are better than buses) work in pairs, taking itwork in pairs, taking itin turns to create eachin turns to create eachside of the dialogue,side of the dialogue,then they can showthen they can showclass their work.class their work.
news reports and thennews reports and thencreate a movie of theircreate a movie of theirown news bulletinown news bulletin monologues ofmonologues ofcharacters tellingcharacters tellingjokes or stories orjokes or stories orreading poems andreading poems anddevelop this into andevelop this into ananimated talent showanimated talent show
a rating and aa rating and acomments feature, socomments feature, soonce students haveonce students havefinished their workfinished their workthey can look at andthey can look at andrate each othersrate each othersvideosvideos
Remix button on eachRemix button on eachmovie which enablesmovie which enablesyou to grab a copy ofyou to grab a copy ofsomeone else moviesomeone else movieand make it your ownand make it your ownand remix / change it.and remix / change it. You could create moviesYou could create movieswith errors in the scriptwith errors in the scriptand ask the students toand ask the students toremix the movie andremix the movie andtake out the errors.take out the errors.
create a movie with onlycreate a movie with onlyone half of the dialogue.one half of the dialogue.Your students would thenYour students would thenhave to remix it and addhave to remix it and addthe script for the missingthe script for the missingpersonpersonget students to create theirget students to create theirown soap opera, adding aown soap opera, adding anew scene each week.new scene each week.
create the first scenecreate the first scenefrom a story and getfrom a story and getyour students to createyour students to createthe next scene.the next scene. show your studentsshow your studentsscenes from real filmsscenes from real filmsor a TV series and thenor a TV series and thensee how much of thesee how much of thescene they can recreate.scene they can recreate.
Bubble JoyBubble Joya way of sending short (60 seconds)a way of sending short (60 seconds)fun video messages to peoplefun video messages to peopleExample:Example:http://www.bubblejoy.com/card.php?id=kpmbvhttp://www.bubblejoy.com/card.php?id=kpmbva selection of message cards and youa selection of message cards and youjust record your video message to go injust record your video message to go inthe middle using a webcam andthe middle using a webcam andmicrophone.microphone.
HowdoweusethiswithourESL/HowdoweusethiswithourESL/EFLstudents?EFLstudents? you only have 60you only have 60seconds, and theseconds, and thevideo card expiresvideo card expiresafter it has beenafter it has beenviewed 50 times.viewed 50 times. for specific occasionsfor specific occasions(there are cards(there are cardsspecifically forspecifically forChristmas, ValentinesChristmas, Valentinesetc.)etc.)
get students to createget students to createmessages (Whatmessages (Whatwould you say fromwould you say frominside a lions mouth,inside a lions mouth,inside a shark, oninside a shark, onsafari) and then buildsafari) and then builda story to go with thea story to go with thecards explaining whycards explaining whythis happened.this happened.
plan an imaginaryplan an imaginaryholiday and then sendholiday and then senda card to tell other asa card to tell other asabout it (on safari,about it (on safari,riding in a hot airriding in a hot airballoon etc.)balloon etc.)
use one of the TV oruse one of the TV orstage designs to give astage designs to give abrief news report. Theybrief news report. Theycould each report oncould each report ontheir day in class ortheir day in class orwhat they did onwhat they did onholiday, at the weekendholiday, at the weekendor on a class visit.or on a class visit.
KaraokewithaSocialNetworkKaraokewithaSocialNetworkRedKaraokeRedKaraokebackground tracks and you seebackground tracks and you seethe words of the lyricsthe words of the lyricshighlighted as you arehighlighted as you aresupposed to sing them.supposed to sing them.You can rate other singers tooYou can rate other singers tooand have your own profile asand have your own profile aswell as take part in forums andwell as take part in forums andtheres also synchronous chattheres also synchronous chattoo.too.
iWiseiWise Using Wise Quotes with EFL ESL StudentsUsing Wise Quotes with EFL ESL Students::http://www.iwise.com/index.phphttp://www.iwise.com/index.php
SomequoteactivitieswithEFLESLSomequoteactivitieswithEFLESLstudentsstudents Get students to find a randomGet students to find a randomquote and translate it into theirquote and translate it into theirown language or find a parallelown language or find a parallelquote in their own L1.quote in their own L1. Collect 8 - 10 quotes on aCollect 8 - 10 quotes on asimilar topic and get studentssimilar topic and get studentsto discuss them and see whichto discuss them and see whichones they prefer / most agreeones they prefer / most agreewith.with. Get 8 - 10 quotes and cut themGet 8 - 10 quotes and cut themin half to create a matchingin half to create a matchingactivity. Get your students toactivity. Get your students tomatch the two halves of eachmatch the two halves of eachquote.quote.
Get you students toGet you students tomatch the quotes to thematch the quotes to thewriter of the quote.writer of the quote. Give your students a listGive your students a listof 6 - 8 topics and askof 6 - 8 topics and askthem to find theirthem to find theirfavourite quote on eachfavourite quote on eachtopic, then comparetopic, then comparethem in class andthem in class anddiscuss / have a classdiscuss / have a classvote on which is thevote on which is thebest (students shouldbest (students shouldtry to convince others intry to convince others inthe class that theirs isthe class that theirs isthe best quote)the best quote)
Give the first part of someGive the first part of somequotes to your students andquotes to your students andsee if your students can writesee if your students can writean ending to it.an ending to it. Use a single quote at the startUse a single quote at the startof each lesson to lead in to theof each lesson to lead in to thetheme of the lesson.theme of the lesson. Use a single quote at the startUse a single quote at the startof each lesson as a warmer andof each lesson as a warmer andask students if they agree /ask students if they agree /disagree with the quote. Theydisagree with the quote. Theycould give it marks out of tencould give it marks out of tentoo. Keep a league of favouritetoo. Keep a league of favouritequotes.quotes.
create grammar walls and get students tocreate grammar walls and get students topost what they know and examples ofpost what they know and examples ofdifferent verb tenses or grammar points.different verb tenses or grammar points. post their wishes on it using thirdpost their wishes on it using thirdconditional.conditional. notify our students or parents ofnotify our students or parents ofhomework assignments and keep them uphomework assignments and keep them upto date with whats happening in class.to date with whats happening in class.
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How to use this with EFL ESL studentsHow to use this with EFL ESL studentsRevision of textsRevision of texts You can paste in short texts that your students haveYou can paste in short texts that your students havestudied recently. Show them the word cloud and see if theystudied recently. Show them the word cloud and see if theycan remember what the text was about and how the wordscan remember what the text was about and how the wordswere used within the text. You can build up a bank of wordwere used within the text. You can build up a bank of wordclouds over a semester and pull them out at random to getclouds over a semester and pull them out at random to getstudents to recall the texts they have studied and the keystudents to recall the texts they have studied and the keyvocabulary in them. You could also see if they could rewritevocabulary in them. You could also see if they could rewriteor reconstruct the text based on the word cloud.or reconstruct the text based on the word cloud.PredictionPrediction You can create word clouds of texts before the studentsYou can create word clouds of texts before the studentsread or listen and ask them to make predictions about theread or listen and ask them to make predictions about thecontent of the text based on the word cloud. They couldcontent of the text based on the word cloud. They couldalso check any new words from the word cloud that theyalso check any new words from the word cloud that theyare unsure of before they read or listen.are unsure of before they read or listen.
Dialogue reconstructionDialogue reconstruction create a word cloud of acreate a word cloud of adialogue students aredialogue students arestudying and use it as astudying and use it as aprompt to remember orprompt to remember orreconstruct thereconstruct thedialogue.dialogue.Short poemsShort poems generate a word cloudgenerate a word cloudfrom a short poem thenfrom a short poem thenask students to createask students to createtheir own work basedtheir own work basedon the word cloud. Theyon the word cloud. Theycould then see howcould then see howclose they came to theclose they came to theoriginal.original.
Text comparisonText comparison You can create word clouds from a number textYou can create word clouds from a number textgenres (news article, poem, story, advertisement,genres (news article, poem, story, advertisement,dialogue etc.) and then see if the students candialogue etc.) and then see if the students candecide which genre each is from and why.decide which genre each is from and why. with a small collection of poems short stories orwith a small collection of poems short stories orarticles.articles. StsSts read the complete texts and match them toread the complete texts and match them tothe word clouds. Here are two poems. One is fromthe word clouds. Here are two poems. One is fromShakespeare and the other is from Robert Frost.Shakespeare and the other is from Robert Frost.Try to decide which one is from Shakespeare. HowTry to decide which one is from Shakespeare. Howdid you know?did you know?
Personal informationPersonal informationYou could get your students to each create a text aboutYou could get your students to each create a text aboutthemselves and then turn it into a word cloud.Youthemselves and then turn it into a word cloud.Youcould them put the clouds up around the class and seecould them put the clouds up around the class and seeif the students could identify each other from theif the students could identify each other from thecloud.cloud.Learner trainingLearner training• StsSts can regularly make copies of the texts they studycan regularly make copies of the texts they studyand pin them up to revise them or keep them in theirand pin them up to revise them or keep them in theirgallery on the site.gallery on the site.They could even create word clouds of their study notesThey could even create word clouds of their study notesto help them revise.to help them revise.
Sts write about theirSts write about theirstrengthsstrengths Write grade relatedWrite grade relatedcriteria (sts see what tocriteria (sts see what toconcentrate on)concentrate on) Sts in groups identifiedSts in groups identifiedassessment objectives/assessment objectives/keywordskeywords Guess the fairytale byGuess the fairytale bylooking at the keywordslooking at the keywords Syllabus on WordleSyllabus on Wordle Student essaysStudent essays
Sts write expectations ofSts write expectations ofthe coursethe courseA famous speech- mainA famous speech- mainideasideasBrainstorming on anBrainstorming on anunknown wordunknown wordPre-reading: read andPre-reading: read andguess what it is aboutguess what it is aboutCompare 2 worldes onCompare 2 worldes onthe same topicthe same topic
Greeting cardsGreeting cards Love song as a giftLove song as a gift Weekly spelling listWeekly spelling list Word walls= Worlde wallsWord walls= Worlde walls ““What have you learned?What have you learned?””Write 5 wordsWrite 5 words Name of the student (x10)Name of the student (x10)and sts add a positiveand sts add a positivething about that studentthing about that student Song lyricsSong lyrics
Teaching Speaking in Second LifeTeaching Speaking in Second Life
VideodebatingwebsiteVideodebatingwebsite BigThink.comBigThink.comcontains video clips from a very large andcontains video clips from a very large andbroad range of experts giving theirbroad range of experts giving theiropinions on various issues. users thenopinions on various issues. users thenhave the opportunity to vote on whetherhave the opportunity to vote on whetherthey agree, respond to the questionsthey agree, respond to the questionsraised or rate the speaker.raised or rate the speaker.The site also provides people with thereThe site also provides people with thereopportunity to upload their own questionsopportunity to upload their own questionsor statements via video, audio, slideshowsor statements via video, audio, slideshowsor text.or text. These are some really good examplesThese are some really good examples Where do human rights come from?Where do human rights come from?http://www.bigthink.com/truth-justice/1941http://www.bigthink.com/truth-justice/1941 Is globalisation killing local culture?Is globalisation killing local culture?http://www.bigthink.com/features/150http://www.bigthink.com/features/150 Can technology make us happy?Can technology make us happy?http://www.bigthink.com/science-technology/517http://www.bigthink.com/science-technology/517 The future of education?The future of education?http://www.bigthink.com/policy-politics/education/3227http://www.bigthink.com/policy-politics/education/3227
watch some of the videos and rate for how interesting they arewatch some of the videos and rate for how interesting they are find the expert they most agree withfind the expert they most agree with find one that they disagree with and prepare a response (thenfind one that they disagree with and prepare a response (thenrespond on the site or in class)respond on the site or in class) summarise an opinion they have viewedsummarise an opinion they have viewed view an opinion and then defend that opinion in a class debateview an opinion and then defend that opinion in a class debate(even if they don(even if they don’’t agree with it)t agree with it) As the teacher you could set up some questions that you wouldAs the teacher you could set up some questions that you wouldlike your students to respond to, or you could get your studentslike your students to respond to, or you could get your studentsto set up questions that they would like you or their fellowto set up questions that they would like you or their fellowstudent to respond tostudent to respond to Get students to create a big think question to add to the site.Get students to create a big think question to add to the site.(Review later and see if there are any answers to your(Review later and see if there are any answers to yourquestion)question)
AnimatedEFLESLWritingPromptsAnimatedEFLESLWritingPromptshttp://www.fodey.com/generators/newspahttp://www.fodey.com/generators/newspa A site with a collectionA site with a collectionof image and gifof image and gifgenerators that you cangenerators that you cancustomise with your EFLcustomise with your EFLESL students and addESL students and addtheir texts to.their texts to.Example:Example:talking flowerstalking flowersgiving a warning aboutgiving a warning aboutthe environment.the environment.
And a few other things likeAnd a few other things like tomatoestomatoes,,owlsowls and aand a wizardwizard.. The generator helps you add a text to aThe generator helps you add a text to apacket of cigarettespacket of cigarettes and also aand also a newspapernewspaper.. Add your text to a fieldAdd your text to a field Click the generate button.Click the generate button. Download your image or get an embedDownload your image or get an embedcode to add it to a blog or website.code to add it to a blog or website.
the animal and vegetable animations to getthe animal and vegetable animations to getstudents to express opinions about differentstudents to express opinions about differenttopics we discuss.topics we discuss. create an animal or vegetable very shortcreate an animal or vegetable very shortstory.story. thethe cigarette packetcigarette packet generator: agenerator: acompetition to think up the best reason notcompetition to think up the best reason notto smoke (could use this for modals ofto smoke (could use this for modals ofobligation too - you shouldnt / mustntobligation too - you shouldnt / mustntsmoke because..)smoke because..) thethe newspaper gifnewspaper gif : write a short news story: write a short news storyabout how they became famous, what theyabout how they became famous, what theydid at the weekend, their last holiday etc.did at the weekend, their last holiday etc.
the newspaper gif: to write somethe newspaper gif: to write someclassroom or celebrity gossip to shareclassroom or celebrity gossip to share Write a short news text for them with theWrite a short news text for them with theheadline -headline - Teacher Found MurderedTeacher Found Murdered --add a few details and get them to writeadd a few details and get them to writeshort questions to ask you more about theshort questions to ask you more about thestory.story.You could even develop this into a roleYou could even develop this into a roleplay with students having to think of anplay with students having to think of analibi to explain where they were at thealibi to explain where they were at thetime of the murder and get some studentstime of the murder and get some studentsto act as detectives and interrogate theto act as detectives and interrogate theother students.other students.
the newspaper gif: to create an editingthe newspaper gif: to create an editingtask by creating a text with a number oftask by creating a text with a number ofyour students common errors in andyour students common errors in andasking them to act as newspaper editorsasking them to act as newspaper editorsand find the mistakes.and find the mistakes. the newspaper gif: to get students tothe newspaper gif: to get students toconvert a popular story form literature orconvert a popular story form literature orfolk tale (Romeo and Juliet, Goldilocks andfolk tale (Romeo and Juliet, Goldilocks andthe 3 bears, Cinderella etc.) into a quickthe 3 bears, Cinderella etc.) into a quicknews article. This is a good activity tonews article. This is a good activity topractice summary writing skills.practice summary writing skills. the Ninja or Wizard animations: to createthe Ninja or Wizard animations: to createshort advertising slogans.short advertising slogans.
A Pictures worthA Pictures worthhttp://1000words.net/http://1000words.net/ collects together imagescollects together imageswith short essays (300 -with short essays (300 -1000 words)1000 words) based on the old sayingbased on the old sayingthat a picture is worth athat a picture is worth athousand words.thousand words. The pictures and essaysThe pictures and essaysare sent in by siteare sent in by sitevisitors.visitors.