Social Media and Creativity in The Language Classroom<br />Isabelle Jones, Head of Languages, <br />The Radclyffe School, ...
What is creativity?<br />
What is creativity?<br />
What is Social Media?<br />“Social media” is media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using I...
What is Social Media?<br />Attractive way to present your own ideas and resources integrating multimedia (pictures, audio,...
How can Social Media help creativity?<br /><ul><li>By sharing ideas with teachers that may have tried similar activities b...
By providing a worldwide audience
By providing examples of ready-made and tried-and-tested resources
By providing peer-to-peer training</li></li></ul><li>Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Yahoo group...
Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Diigo (social bookmarking)<br />What is it?<br />Enables you to ...
Diigo (social bookmarking)<br />
Diigo Groups (social bookmarking)<br />390 members<br />http://groups.diigo.com/group/resources-for-languages<br />
Diigo Groups (social bookmarking)<br />390 members<br />http://groups.diigo.com/group/resources-for-languages<br />
Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Ning (online group/ forum)<br />What is it?<br /><ul><li>Enables...
Makes it easy to contact all members of a group (distribution list)
Resources can be pictures, files, videos, links...
Closed and/ or open
Good for support groups/ exchanges/ teacher linguistic upskilling</li></ul>http://oldhamsln.ning.com<br />
Ning (online group/ forum)<br />http://oldhamsln.ning.com<br />http://profesoresdespanol.ning.com/<br />http://horslesmurs...
Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Sharing videos and photos<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />http:...
Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Blogging and micro-blogging<br />http://isabellejones.blogspot.c...
Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Blogging and micro-blogging<br />http://twitter.com/icpjones/<br />
Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Blogging and micro-blogging<br />http://twitter.com/icpjones/<br />
Wallwisher<br /><ul><li>2 stars and a wish (direct/ post-it notes/ wallwisher) http://www.wallwisher.com</li></ul>http://w...
Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Yahoo groups- mfl resources<br />Diigo/ Diigo groups<br />Ning g...
Are you being creative?<br /><ul><li>Develop/ extend ideas
Write about it: newspaper article/ letter/  presentation to penpal/ blog post/ short play/ poem/ story for young audience/...
Talk about it: dialogue, news report, drama... audio/ video (podcast/ video sharing)
Apply imagination</li></ul>Nightmare holiday/day, Famous for a day: who/what/why,<br />Life Swap (dice), School of the fut...
My Film dice game<br />Raconte le film commesituétaisdans le role principal! <br />Le role principal<br />1=une petite fil...
http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/French+Storybirds<br />http://wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm<br />
<ul><li>Making links: Learners are given a selection </li></ul>of familiar words and asked to make a concept<br /> map by ...
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  1. 1. Social Media and Creativity in The Language Classroom<br />Isabelle Jones, Head of Languages, <br />The Radclyffe School, Oldham<br />Lead Teacher Oldham SLN, North West RSA (ALL) <br />@icpjoneshttp://twitter.com/icpjones<br />My Languages Blog http://isabellejones.blogspot.com<br />icpjones@yahoo.co.uk<br />
  2. 2. What is creativity?<br />
  3. 3. What is creativity?<br />
  4. 4. What is Social Media?<br />“Social media” is media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). <br />It supports the democratization of knowledge and information, transforming people from content consumers into content producers. (Wikipedia)<br />
  5. 5. What is Social Media?<br />Attractive way to present your own ideas and resources integrating multimedia (pictures, audio, video) and social interaction (sharing, getting comments from other people).<br />
  6. 6. How can Social Media help creativity?<br /><ul><li>By sharing ideas with teachers that may have tried similar activities before: practicalities, pitfalls
  7. 7. By providing a worldwide audience
  8. 8. By providing examples of ready-made and tried-and-tested resources
  9. 9. By providing peer-to-peer training</li></li></ul><li>Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Yahoo groups- mfl resources<br />http://www.mflresources.org.uk/<br />Join the yahoo group from this page<br />Best to set up a separate yahoo! Email as this group<br />is very busy-great to share ideas e.g. Cross-curricular.<br />
  10. 10. Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Diigo (social bookmarking)<br />What is it?<br />Enables you to save your favourite websites on an independent (free) account accessible from any computer.<br />Enables you to share your bookmarks with other people (of your own choice or the public).<br />Enables you to connect with people you have a common area of interest with.<br />
  11. 11. Diigo (social bookmarking)<br />
  12. 12. Diigo Groups (social bookmarking)<br />390 members<br />http://groups.diigo.com/group/resources-for-languages<br />
  13. 13. Diigo Groups (social bookmarking)<br />390 members<br />http://groups.diigo.com/group/resources-for-languages<br />
  14. 14. Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Ning (online group/ forum)<br />What is it?<br /><ul><li>Enables you to share ideas and resources
  15. 15. Makes it easy to contact all members of a group (distribution list)
  16. 16. Resources can be pictures, files, videos, links...
  17. 17. Closed and/ or open
  18. 18. Good for support groups/ exchanges/ teacher linguistic upskilling</li></ul>http://oldhamsln.ning.com<br />
  19. 19. Ning (online group/ forum)<br />http://oldhamsln.ning.com<br />http://profesoresdespanol.ning.com/<br />http://horslesmurs.ning.com/groups<br />http://apprendre2point0.ning.com/<br />http://worldlanguagesteachers.ning.com/<br />Cross-curricular/ CLIL<br />
  20. 20. Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Sharing videos and photos<br />http://www.flickr.com/<br />http://www.youtube.com/<br />http://www.flickr.com/groups/imagestoteachlanguages/<br />set up by @aliceayel<br />
  21. 21. Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Blogging and micro-blogging<br />http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/<br />
  22. 22. Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Blogging and micro-blogging<br />http://twitter.com/icpjones/<br />
  23. 23. Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Blogging and micro-blogging<br />http://twitter.com/icpjones/<br />
  24. 24. Wallwisher<br /><ul><li>2 stars and a wish (direct/ post-it notes/ wallwisher) http://www.wallwisher.com</li></ul>http://www.diigo.com/user/isabellejones/wallwisher<br />
  25. 25. Useful social networking tools for Language Teachers<br />Yahoo groups- mfl resources<br />Diigo/ Diigo groups<br />Ning groups<br />Flickr/ Flickr groups<br />You Tube<br />Blogging Platform/ blogger<br />Twitter<br />
  26. 26. Are you being creative?<br /><ul><li>Develop/ extend ideas
  27. 27. Write about it: newspaper article/ letter/ presentation to penpal/ blog post/ short play/ poem/ story for young audience/ minibook.
  28. 28. Talk about it: dialogue, news report, drama... audio/ video (podcast/ video sharing)
  29. 29. Apply imagination</li></ul>Nightmare holiday/day, Famous for a day: who/what/why,<br />Life Swap (dice), School of the future, My film (dice)...<br />
  30. 30. My Film dice game<br />Raconte le film commesituétaisdans le role principal! <br />Le role principal<br />1=une petite fille2=un adolescent 3=une grand-mère<br />4=unetortue 5=une danseuse 6=un chanteur de rock <br /> B. L’ événement principal<br /> 1=un spectacle 2=des vacancesnulles 3=une course<br /> 4=un voyage 5=un concert 6=un cambriolage<br />C. Le lieu principal<br />1=l’ école 2=les Bahamas 3=un château hanté<br />4=un bateau de croisière 5=un stade 6=un musée<br />
  31. 31. http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/French+Storybirds<br />http://wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm<br />
  32. 32. <ul><li>Making links: Learners are given a selection </li></ul>of familiar words and asked to make a concept<br /> map by adding connecting words between the<br /> words already on the list. <br />http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1751079/Me_gusta<br />
  33. 33. Analogies<br /><ul><li>Create pairs of related words:</li></ul>Père et<br />Chaussureset<br />Mère<br />Pieds<br /><ul><li>Make/guess the analogy:</li></ul>Manger + bois =<br />Maison + douche =<br />Table<br />Salle de bains<br /><ul><li>Use unusual image/ sound associations: </li></ul> Students’ own Equitación (galloping sound) <br />Je suis (I eat sweet)<br />Pink car (voiture is feminine)<br />Blue car(coche is masculine)<br />
  34. 34. Creative Activities and social media <br />Create your own sandwich, fruit drink, ice cream... Share ingredients using wallwisher<br />http://www.wallwisher.com/<br />Poems: recipes, acrostics, calligrams, comparisons<br />Raps & rhythms: record & share on class blog<br />Songs<br />Riddles<br />Display and invite comments by putting on a wiki or a blog <br />
  35. 35. Evaluation Skills<br />http://langwitch.wikispaces.com/8qF1<br />http://pltsinmfl.wikispaces.com/<br />
  36. 36. Creative Activities helped by social media <br />Poems: Recipes <br />Pour faire un bon ami, ilfaut:<br />Deuxcuillères de générosité<br />Beaucoup de sourires<br />Ecouter pendant des heures<br />Partager à la fin<br />
  37. 37. Poems: calligrams (word mosaic)<br />Image Chef: http://www.imagechef.com<br />How would you use these symbols?<br />What other symbols might you find useful?<br />
  38. 38. Songs/ Poems: Ne Me quitte pas (J. Brel)<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfegOxTCuOQ<br />
  39. 39. Rebus http://www.rebus-o-matic.com/index.php<br />Je m’appelle<br />Isabelle<br />C’estlundi<br />J’aime les chats blancs<br />
  40. 40. How can Social Media help creativity?<br /><ul><li>By sharing ideas with teachers that may have tried similar activities before: practicalities, pitfalls
  41. 41. By providing a worldwide audience
  42. 42. By providing examples of ready-made and tried-and-tested resources
  43. 43. By providing peer-to-peer training</li></li></ul><li>Social Media and Creativity in The Language Classroom<br />Isabelle Jones, Head of Languages, <br />The Radclyffe School, Oldham<br />Lead Teacher Oldham SLN, North West RSA (ALL) <br />@icpjoneshttp://twitter.com/icpjones<br />My Languages Blog http://isabellejones.blogspot.com<br />icpjones@yahoo.co.uk<br />
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