Effective visuals for language learning

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Effective visuals for language learning

  1. “I see what you mean” Effective visuals for language learning Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe SchoolMy Languages Blog http://isabellejones.blogspot.comTwitter: @icpjonesicpjones@yahoo.co.uk Page 1
  2. • Create effective visuals to support language learning: from colours and shapes to pictures and photographs.• Visuals and memorization: Find what works for different language learners• Discover ICT Tools to support the creation of effective language learning visuals• Widen your repertoire: organise and share your own language learning visuals Page 2
  3. What are effective visuals for language learning?•Support the point your are making•Makes an lasting impression on the audience•Can be used to support recall•Can support cultural awareness They are not… •Just pretty •Distracting •Ethnocentric Page 3
  4. Is this a house? Or… is this a house? Page 4
  5. Create your own visualsMy toolbox:•Colours•Shapes•Pictures•Photographs•ICT tools Page 5
  6. Create your own visualsColours:•Feelings associated with colours•Can you read it?•Colour mixing•Contrasts Page 6
  7. Create your own visualsLa petite fille aime les fraises.Les petits garçons aiment lesframboises. Page 7
  8. Create your own visualsShapes:•Shapes to hide behind•Labels•Moving shapes•Recyclable templates Page 8
  9. Create your own visuals Shapes: •Shapes to hide behind • Moving shapes •Labels • Recycle templates bleuLayer shapes/ animation/ send to the back/front/ Page 9Transparency/ shape fill/ fly in/out
  10. Create your own visualsPictures:•Your own pictures•Students’ own pictures•Pictures available on theinternet•Black and white vs colour•Own vs somebody else’s•Pictures vs Photos Page 10
  11. Visuals and memorizationMemorable: odd, funny, moving, beautiful, intriguing, outrageous… Page 11
  12. Visuals and memorizationAssociation of ideas: Infinitive http://metaatem.net/words/ABBA Page 12
  13. Visuals and memorizationSoundalike/ Riddles J’aime le soleil http://www.rebus-o-matic.com/ Page 13
  14. Visuals and memorizationColours for silent letters, gender, numberAnimations to help letter sequencing (drop), word order,change in noun/ verb endings Les petits garçons aiment les framboises. La petite fille aime les fraises. Ils the red hat a im e nt hat redPage 14
  15. Visuals and memorizationNo pictures! Page 15
  16. ICT tools Page 16
  17. Quick to find a range of pictures Sometimes difficult to verifyTarget-Language used directly origin of picturesVisuals from target language Copyright issuescountries Page 17
  18. A range of high quality visuals More time-consuming thanGood search facilities (flickr cc) GoogleCopyright clearly stated More artistic pictures-Lots of linked apps distraction?Tagging/ group facilities Page 18
  19. http://www.flickr.com/groups/imagestoteachlanguages/ Page 19
  20. http://www.flickr.com/groups/imagestoteachlanguages/ Page 20
  21. TES Resources http://www.tes.co.uk/MyPublicProfile.aspx?uc=694292&event=21 http://www.flickr.com/photos/icpjones/sets/72157621889909661/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/icpjones/sets/72157612320791556/ Page 21
  22. Tag Galaxy Photo Pinhttp://taggalaxy.de http://photopin.com Page 22
  23. Teaching topics RepinBoard by topic ButtonFollow each other Page 23 Mobile app
  24. Page 24
  25. A source of infographic in foreign languages Page 25
  26. For or against clipart?Microsoft clipart-safe optionAnimated clipartHD world Page 26
  27. PhotographsDifferent situations: inside/outside of classroom/ licensesImage Use PolicyThe Pics4Learning collection is intended to provide copyright friendly images for useby students and teachers in an educational setting. The original photographers ofeach image retain the copyright to these images and have graciously allowed theiruse in this collection. The images may not be sold as an image collection or partialimage collection. Images in the Pics4Learning collection may be used by teachersand students in print, multimedia, and video productions. These could include, butare not limited to, school projects, contests, web pages, and fund raising activities forthe express purpose of improving student educational opportunities. Page 27
  28. PhotographsUsing/Licensing your own photographsCreative commons photos to adapthttp://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ Page 28
  29. PhotographsUsing/Licensing your own photographsCreative commons photos to adapt Page 29 http://www.flickr.com/photos/87929958@N08/8042175275/in/pool-858082@N25 /
  30. PhotographsPhoto effects http://anymaking.com/fun-photo-effects http://anymaking.com/fun-photo-effects Page 30
  31. PhotographsPhoto effectshttp://anymaking.com/fun-pop-art-photo-maker-effects Quand je suis verte, je me sens seule. Quand je suis orange, j’ai de l’ énergie. Quand je suis bleue, je pense à toi. Quand je suis rose, je suis contente.http://anymaking.com/fun-photo-effects Page 31
  32. Photographs Snapshot from a picture or a website Snapshot toolsng http://www.techsmith.com/jing.htmlcreenspresso http://www.screenpresso.com Page 32
  33. PhotographsSnapshot from a picture or a website Quelle sont les couleurs de la peinture? Il y a combien de personnes? Que font-elles? Page 33
  34. Photographs Snapshot from a picture or a websitehttp://www.hippopotamus.fr/formules/hippodej-11.90-12547561997911.html Page 34
  35. Photographs http://zachary-jones.com/photovocab/ Page 35
  36. A B C D E F G Cherchez l’erreur 1Dans la case … 2Il y a … 3Il n’y a pas de …Plus haut 4Plus bas…À gauche … 5À droite … 6http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spot-difference!-professional/id301049014?mt=8 7 Page 36
  37. Word clouds and mind-mappingWordle http://www.wordle.netImage chef http://www.imagechef.com Page 37
  38. Word clouds and mind-mapping Tagxedo http://www.tagxedo.com Page 38
  39. Word clouds and mind-mappingMindomo http://www.mindomo.com Page 39
  40. Classtool.net http://classtools.net/Site with templates for resources to be printed or put on a blog or a VLE. http://www.triptico.co.uk/ Page 40
  41. Organise and share http://www.diigo.comDiigo (social bookmarking)Flickr groups and sharingsets of picturesPinterest-following themedboards/ your twitter friendsMobile apps Page 41
  42. • Create effective visuals to support language learning: from colours and shapes to pictures and photographs.• Visuals and memorization: Find what works for different language learners• Discover ICT Tools to support the creation of effective language learning visuals• Widen your repertoire: organise and share your own language learning visuals Page 42
  43. Photo creditshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/coincoyote/18693327/http://www.flickr.com/photos/schmish/7440476236/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brennadphoto/4602547215/http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnylnylny/5175503312/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/drurydrama/2096423770/http://www.flickr.com/photos/markknol/2568436053/http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/492389522/http://www.flickr.com/photos/sully_aka__wstera2/2232949814/http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsevilla/100960841/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mladjenovic_n/3231390927/http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugardener/3472144047/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/safetylast/3716937896/http://www.flickr.com/photos/scabeater/4344380316/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashleyrosex/2444285665/http://www.flickr.com/photos/star-dust/709945164/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/seanmolin/5364137071/http://www.flickr.com/photos/saphirai/2490733728/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehsank/1683847719/http://www.flickr.com/photos/crowdive/1227514064/ Page 43
  44. “I see what you mean” Effective visuals for language learning Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe SchoolMy Languages Blog http://isabellejones.blogspot.comTwitter: @icpjonesicpjones@yahoo.co.uk Page 44

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