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Get Inspired, Create and Share: Developing the Use of ICT  in the MFL Faculty Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe School Oldham ...
Aims s <ul><li>Find out about 7 top tools to use with students </li></ul><ul><li>Discover how to promote creativity in the...
Why do we need to use ICT? <ul><li>Core skill </li></ul><ul><li>Life skill </li></ul><ul><li>Part of students’ lives </li>...
How can we use ICT? <ul><li>For lessons  </li></ul><ul><li>In lessons  </li></ul>
Barriers to using ICT for Lessons <ul><li>Facilities:  own/school computer?  </li></ul><ul><li>home broadband? </li></ul><...
Barriers to using ICT in Lessons <ul><li>Facilities:  Enough computers?  </li></ul><ul><li>Good working order? </li></ul><...
Advantages of using ICT in Lessons <ul><li>Students:  Engagement  </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation (set period of time) </li><...
Assessing the situation <ul><li>Get a feel to see how ICT is integrated in your Faculty: ICT audit </li></ul><ul><li>Consi...
Assessing the situation
Assessing the situation ICT SKILLS AUDIT NAME OF TEACHER:  ………………………………..  SUBJECT:  … Please circle your level of confide...
7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Voki </li></ul><ul><l...
7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Non-threatening, familiar tool </li></ul><ul><li...
7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Audacity   </li></ul><ul><li>Great to devise own listening material/podcasts ...
7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Voki  http://www.voki.com/   </li></ul><ul><li>Design a speaking avatar </li>...
7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Google  http://www.google.fr   </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel texts:  Teach stude...
7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>You Tube  http://www.youtube.com/   </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements, Cartoon...
7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Wallwisher http://www.wallwisher.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/u...
7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Classtool.net  http://classtools.net/   </li></ul><ul><li>Site with templates...
Promote Creativity <ul><li>What is Creativity anyway? </li></ul>Creativity can...
Promote Creativity <ul><li>The Creativity Circle </li></ul><ul><li>ICT as a vehicle to share resources and ideas </li></ul...
Promote Creativity <ul><li>What can you do promote creativity? </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage/ be aware of/share strengths </...
7 top tools to share good practice  <ul><li>VLE/Shared Faculty area </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Bulletin  </li></ul><ul><li>...
7 top tools to share good practice  Template for a Faculty Bulletin <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting dates/ Age...
7 top tools to share good practice  Faculty Blog/Blog for the Faculty <ul><li>Decide whether it is personal or just for sc...
7 top tools to share good practice  Slideshare <ul><li>Site where you can upload your own presentations and documents </li...
7 top tools to share good practice  Diigo <ul><li>Social bookmarking : ability to save web addresses and share them with o...
7 top tools to share good practice  NING/grou.ps <ul><li>Platforms to set up online groups (paying/free) </li></ul><ul><li...
7 top tools to share good practice  Twitter <ul><li>Good to connect with other language teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Exchang...
Strategies to bring the World into  your classrom  <ul><li>Use Pictures ... of real places, food, cover of magazines, of r...
Aims s <ul><li>Find out about 7 top tools to use with students </li></ul><ul><li>Discover how to promote creativity in the...
What Next? s <ul><li>step to develop my own use of ICT for teaching </li></ul><ul><li>steps to develop my students use of ...
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  1. 1. Get Inspired, Create and Share: Developing the Use of ICT in the MFL Faculty Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe School Oldham [email_address] http://isabellejones.blogspot.com Twitter: icpjones
  2. 2. Aims s <ul><li>Find out about 7 top tools to use with students </li></ul><ul><li>Discover how to promote creativity in the classroom with the support of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about 7 top tools to share good practice with your Faculty colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Use ICT to bring the World into your classroom </li></ul>AIMs
  3. 3. Why do we need to use ICT? <ul><li>Core skill </li></ul><ul><li>Life skill </li></ul><ul><li>Part of students’ lives </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curricular skill </li></ul><ul><li>Uneven distribution of students’ skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develop students’ awareness of how appropriate tools are </li></ul><ul><li>When NOT to use ICT </li></ul>
  4. 4. How can we use ICT? <ul><li>For lessons </li></ul><ul><li>In lessons </li></ul>
  5. 5. Barriers to using ICT for Lessons <ul><li>Facilities: own/school computer? </li></ul><ul><li>home broadband? </li></ul><ul><li>Staff: Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of training/ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance to change: </li></ul><ul><li>the “OHP syndrome” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Barriers to using ICT in Lessons <ul><li>Facilities: Enough computers? </li></ul><ul><li>Good working order? </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to get sites unblocked? </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist support available? </li></ul><ul><li>Timetabled? Bookable? Shared? </li></ul><ul><li>Staff: Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of training/ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Worries over behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>“ Soft option”? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages of using ICT in Lessons <ul><li>Students: Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation (set period of time) </li></ul><ul><li>Feel good factor/self-image as linguists </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Developing independent learning </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring time/personal touch </li></ul><ul><li>Staff: Building confidence/skills </li></ul><ul><li>New ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul>
  8. 8. Assessing the situation <ul><li>Get a feel to see how ICT is integrated in your Faculty: ICT audit </li></ul><ul><li>Consider student use of ICT and staff training needs </li></ul><ul><li>Present audit and discuss an Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Observe changes through snapshots and “invitations” </li></ul><ul><li>TRUST is key </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assessing the situation
  10. 10. Assessing the situation ICT SKILLS AUDIT NAME OF TEACHER: ……………………………….. SUBJECT: … Please circle your level of confidence along a scale of 1-5 (1 = not confident, 5 = highly confident) Description Level of Confidence • Load a programme 1 2 3 4 5 • Connect up the computer & peripherals 1 2 3 4 5 • Organise your electronic files 1 2 3 4 5 • Understand how a word processor can be used 1 2 3 4 5 • Use simple editing, e.g. bold, centre, etc. 1 2 3 4 5 • Use a spellchecker 1 2 3 4 5 • Import text & images into word processed documents 1 2 3 4 5 • Lay out text and pictures 1 2 3 4 5 • Publish work using multimedia 1 2 3 4 5 • Understand how a spreadsheet can be used 1 2 3 4 5 • Set up a spreadsheet 1 2 3 4 5 • Use a spreadsheet to produce charts 1 2 3 4 5 • Input formulae 1 2 3 4 5 • Use a spreadsheet to make predictions 1 2 3 4 5 • Use simulations, e.g. “Flying over Paris” to explore key landmarks 1 2 3 4 5 • Understand how a painting package can be used 1 2 3 4 5 • Use a range of tools e.g. brush, colour chart etc. 1 2 3 4 5 • Understand how a drawing package can help you 1 2 3 4 5 • Understand the differences between drawing and painting packages 1 2 3 4 5 • Export images and text between drawing and painting 1 2 3 4 5 • Use a scanner for importing images 1 2 3 4 5 • Use a CD-ROM 1 2 3 4 5 • Use search engines to find information 1 2 3 4 5 • Use Bookmarks 1 2 3 4 5 • Download information from the Internet 1 2 3 4 5 • Publish work on the Internet 1 2 3 4 5 • Understand how e-mail can be used 1 2 3 4 5 • Send and receive e-mail 1 2 3 4 5 • Attach files to outgoing e-mails 1 2 3 4 5 • Save files attached to incoming e-mails 1 2 3 4 5
  11. 11. 7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Voki </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Google search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Wallwisher </li></ul><ul><li>Classtool.net </li></ul>Tools, NOT language sites!
  12. 12. 7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Powerpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Non-threatening, familiar tool </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures/ Animated characters </li></ul><ul><li>Animations/shapes: slow reveal activities </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to link to sound and video </li></ul><ul><li>Good tool to “frame” a lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Teach students how to insert sound: evidence </li></ul><ul><li>of pronunciation, afl or revision material </li></ul>
  13. 13. 7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Great to devise own listening material/podcasts (or get FLA to record them) </li></ul><ul><li>Good to get students to practise pronunciation at text level </li></ul><ul><li>Versatile tool that can allow students to take sound with them (mp3) </li></ul><ul><li>Students can make their own podcasts and practise their writing and speaking skills through </li></ul><ul><li>scripting and recording </li></ul>
  14. 14. 7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Voki http://www.voki.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Design a speaking avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Students script what the avatar is going to say in the target language </li></ul><ul><li>Students type the script up and listen to the pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Students record themselves using headsets </li></ul><ul><li>Students email their creation to their teacher </li></ul>
  15. 15. 7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Google http://www.google.fr </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel texts: Teach students how to search for documents and pictures in the target language or documents translated in both language. Student collect specific or new language </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests: Get students to use google in the target language to find out about cultural items like places and food. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>You Tube http://www.youtube.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisements, Cartoons, extracts of TV programmes: soaps, keep fit, cooking, Music videos, Documentaries & Travel videos, Language tutorials... </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to a topic http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=P1I_leowIRw </li></ul><ul><li>Listening for gist and spotting cultural clues </li></ul><ul><li>Listening for detail with a transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Using videos subtitled in English and in the TL </li></ul><ul><li>Using videos without sound/Using sound and transcript-students re-make the video! </li></ul>
  17. 17. 7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Wallwisher http://www.wallwisher.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/user/isabellejones/wallwisher </li></ul><ul><li>“ yellow stickies” walls </li></ul><ul><li>opinion poll reading exercise </li></ul><ul><li>homework/extension reading/writing </li></ul><ul><li>discuss the result of a feedback exercise </li></ul><ul><li>mysteries-student post their choice & the reason for their choice </li></ul>
  18. 18. 7 top tools to use for/with students <ul><li>Classtool.net http://classtools.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Site with templates for resources to be printed or put on a blog or a VLE. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Promote Creativity <ul><li>What is Creativity anyway? </li></ul>Creativity can...
  20. 20. Promote Creativity <ul><li>The Creativity Circle </li></ul><ul><li>ICT as a vehicle to share resources and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>There is no such thing as an outstanding ready-made lesson </li></ul>DISCOVER REVIEW SHARE
  21. 21. Promote Creativity <ul><li>What can you do promote creativity? </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage/ be aware of/share strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about and share innovative practice </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing from within the Faculty, with other Faculties and ... The rest of the world </li></ul>
  22. 22. 7 top tools to share good practice <ul><li>VLE/Shared Faculty area </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Bulletin </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty blog </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>NING/ grou.ps </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul>
  23. 23. 7 top tools to share good practice Template for a Faculty Bulletin <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting dates/ Agenda (L&T slot) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff out (and why) </li></ul><ul><li>SoW focus/ PLTS and SEAL focus </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines for reporting and assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Resources links: Direct and Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>Recent courses attended </li></ul><ul><li>CPD opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Languages in the News </li></ul>
  24. 24. 7 top tools to share good practice Faculty Blog/Blog for the Faculty <ul><li>Decide whether it is personal or just for school </li></ul><ul><li>Post own useful resources and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Use as an evaluation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Post about language-related news </li></ul><ul><li>Write about the training events you have been to/ you have lead </li></ul><ul><li>Post links to other people’s useful blogs and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage use as a reference document </li></ul><ul><li>http://isabellejones.blogspot.com </li></ul>
  25. 25. 7 top tools to share good practice Slideshare <ul><li>Site where you can upload your own presentations and documents </li></ul><ul><li>Open sharing or view only </li></ul><ul><li>Complements free blog platforms like Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Useful back up </li></ul><ul><li>Comments can be added </li></ul><ul><li>Get followed/Follow other language teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Search for other language teachers/ languages-related groups </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/icpj </li></ul>
  26. 26. 7 top tools to share good practice Diigo <ul><li>Social bookmarking : ability to save web addresses and share them with other people; </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmarks are accessible from any computer from your Diigo account http://www.diigo.com/user/isabellejones </li></ul><ul><li>They can be “tagged” and called up as a list of bookmarks on the same topic or “tag” </li></ul><ul><li>The lists that can be created can be referred to by a URL http://www.diigo.com/user/isabellejones/video </li></ul><ul><li>The lists are automatically updated when new bookmarks are saved and tagged </li></ul>
  27. 27. 7 top tools to share good practice NING/grou.ps <ul><li>Platforms to set up online groups (paying/free) </li></ul><ul><li>Each member has a profile and can post documents, photos and videos </li></ul><ul><li>Members that are accepted as “friends” can contact you direct </li></ul><ul><li>Some group also have chatting facilities </li></ul><ul><li>All members of the group can be contacted by the creator of the group </li></ul><ul><li> http://primarymfl.ning.com/ </li></ul><ul><li> http://grou.ps/oldhamlanguages </li></ul>
  28. 28. 7 top tools to share good practice Twitter <ul><li>Good to connect with other language teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange ideas and resource as well as get moral and professional support </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account and follow language-related </li></ul><ul><li>lists http://twitter.com/icpjones </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/#!/joedale/mfl-twitterers </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/#!/icpjones/worldlanguagesteachers </li></ul><ul><li>Versatile tool-can be accessed from mobile </li></ul>
  29. 29. Strategies to bring the World into your classrom <ul><li>Use Pictures ... of real places, food, cover of magazines, of real people, of real cultural events- “Thoughts For The Day”; </li></ul><ul><li>Use Sound ... news headlines/ podcasts, music videos; </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Moving Image ... target language country TV programmes, film trailers; </li></ul><ul><li>Use Real People ... videoconference, Skype, webcams, Twitter, Wallwisher ; </li></ul>
  30. 30. Aims s <ul><li>Find out about 7 top tools to use with students </li></ul><ul><li>Discover how to promote creativity in the classroom with the support of ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about 7 top tools to share good practice with your Faculty colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Use ICT to bring the World into your classroom </li></ul>AIMs
  31. 31. What Next? s <ul><li>step to develop my own use of ICT for teaching </li></ul><ul><li>steps to develop my students use of ICT in lessons </li></ul><ul><li>steps to increase the amount of sharing I do </li></ul>AIMs
  32. 32. Get Inspired, Create and Share: Developing the Use of ICT in the MFL Faculty Isabelle Jones, The Radclyffe School Oldham [email_address] http://isabellejones.blogspot.com Twitter: icpjones
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