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Online top20

  1. 1. Jon Meier, Verulam School, St Albans
  2. 2. Blogs• A website for your class – use Blogger or Typepad (free sign up)• Network support will provide you with an email alias so pupils can email work to youe.g. jpmwork@verulam.herts.sch.ukYou can then put their work up on the blog e.g.http://verulamvle.typepad.com/7frenchhttp://verulamvle.typepad.com/y8germanhttp://verulamvle.typepad.com/y8german/
  3. 3. Document upload• You can upload documents toDocstoc, Scribd or SlideshareAnd then link these to your bloge.g.http://verulamvle.typepad.com/11german
  4. 4. Google: Voki Voki Website: www.voki.com What it does: Choose a character ‘avatar’ and type in text (or record) to make it speak. Works in lots of languages. Example: click image, or link below Ideas for use in the classroom Make your avatar summarize the main learning point, Make it ask the class questions about a topic or give true/false statementshttp://verulamvle.typepad.com/mflteaching/
  5. 5. Fakebook Google:classtools.net Website: www.classtools.net What it does: You can make a fake Facebook page for a celebrity Ideas for use in the classroom? Homework: create a Fakebook page for Historical personalities Theorists, Writers or characters Places, regions
  6. 6. Twister Google:classtools.net Website: www.classtools.net What it does: You can make a fake Twitter entry Ideas for use in the classroom? Homework: create tweets for Historical personalities Theorists, Writers or characters
  7. 7. Go Animate / Domo Animate Google: Go Animate Website: http://domo.goanimate.com/ What it does: Pupils can create animations and add speech bubbles; select from a range of characters, add props and backgrounds Examples plus all sorts of effects to animate the character. Free sign up required.http://domo.goanimate.com/movie/0yTbSeR6_qf4/1 Ideas for use in the classroomwww.verulamvle.typepad.com/7french Illustrate a lesson point Topic revisionwww.verulamvle.typepad.com/y8german A joke/ story/ dialogue etc
  8. 8. Xtranormal Google: Xtranormal Website: www.xtranormal.com/ What it does: Pupils can create a movie style animation; has ‘text to speech’ – so it will speak the dialogue you type in. Free sign up required. Ideas for use in the classroom Illustrate a lesson point Topic revision/ news-style reporthttp://www.xtranormal.com/watch/1253 joke/ dialogue/ story etc A5858/blagues-pour-enfants
  9. 9. Fotobabble Google: Fotobabble Website: http://www.fotobabble.com/ What it does: Upload a photo. Pupils can add their own audio commentary. Free sign up required. Ideas for use in the classroom Illustrate a lesson point Topic revision/ news-style reportBeginners German Project work My town/ my hero etcMes deux chatsMeineFamilie
  10. 10. Audioboo, Audiopal or Vokaroo Google: any of the above – audiopal is the best Website: http://www.audiopal.com/ (etc) What it does: Quick audio clip recording tool Audiopal lets you record your voice or input text (text to speech) Ideas for use in the classroom Some pupils may prefer to just do an audio recording instead of a piece ofAudioboo Example writing
  11. 11. Tagxedo / WordleWORDLE Google: Tagxedo or Wordle Website: http://www.wordle.net / Or http://www.tagxedo.com What it does: you paste text into a box and it turns into a ‘word cloud’ Tagxedo highlights the word when you hover the cursor over it Ideas for use in the classroom Pupils could: guess the topic Spot words in a category e.g. verbs TAGXEDO Use selected words
  12. 12. PoppletGoogle: poppletWebsite: http://popplet.com/ What it does:user-friendly diagram creator. You canadd youtube videos, images. You can alsocollaborate on a page. Free sign up.Ideas for use in the classroomEssay planningPresentation planningTopic summary and revision (pupils coulddo a Popplet hand-out for each other)
  13. 13. Easyprompter Google: easyprompter Website: http://www.easyprompter.com/ What it does: Input your text into a box, press start and the text scrolls up the screen like a TV autocue / teleprompt Sample Text to paste in:Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, webear witness to the enduring strength of our Ideas for use in the classroom:Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy.We recall that what binds this nation together is notthe colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the Reading practice (spoken fluency)origins of our names. What makes us exceptional –what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, News report (History, English, Drama)articulated in a declaration made more than twocenturies ago:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men Lesson starter – pupils watch the scrollingare created equal, that they are endowed by theirCreator with certain unalienable rights, that among text and see how many key points theythese are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness can remember
  14. 14. Star Wars Crawling Text Google:Star wars crawling text creator Website: http://www.easyprompter.com/ What it does: Input your text into a box, press start and the text appears as Star Wars style titles, with music Ideas for use in the classroom: Reading practice (spoken fluency) News report (History, English, Drama) Lesson starter – pupils watch the scrolling text and see how many key points they can remember
  15. 15. Text mechanic Google: text mechanic .erehdesrev erunrodesre verebottxet Website: http://textmechanic.com/ rouyretne What it does: flips, reverses text It also does lots of other stuff- e.g. randomize lines of textTry also: Toggle Casehttp://www.togglecase.com/ Ideas for use in the classroom:Or Text scrambler As a starter– decode the secret messagehttp://www.rjwoerheide.com/ Put sentences in the correct sequence
  16. 16. Gap-Fill Generator Google: Random Idea English gapfill generator Website: http://random-idea- english.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/tools- gapfill-generator.html What it does: Generates a gapfill (cloze test) you enter text, add square brackets round the words you want to disappear. Click create. Ideas for use in the classroom: Ideal as a keyword exercise as a starter or plenary
  17. 17. Top 10shttp://www.aneki.com/lists.html In Powerpoint edit mode, you could move shape this over the lists to hide some of the text. Pupils can then guess or predict.
  18. 18. Unusual Pictures & Optical illusionsTalking Points for Form Time
  19. 19. Countdown Timerhttp://www.online-stopwatch.com/bomb-countdown/ Online Dice Roller http://dice.miniwebapps.net/
  20. 20. ‘Dicey’ Sentences Use Activ Inspire software for dice roller or online here: http://dice.miniwebapps.net/ I read Alone In the sitting room1 I wash With my cat In the kitchen2 I sleep With my pet snake In the garage3 I play on the PS3 With my friends In the bathroom4 I do my homework With my mum & dad In my room5 I watch TV With my class In the garden6
  21. 21. ToondooCartoon strip creator (not animated)
  22. 22. BlockbustersGoogle: teachers direct + quizbusters Great for keyword revision
  23. 23. Thanks for ListeningImagechef

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