MFL Widgets & Wizardry30+ ideas for the languageclassroom
Siest dueine VaseoderzweiGesichter?derMunddie Nasedas Kinn
Unejeune femmeouunevieille dame?
Tuvoisun lapinouun canard?
Build your wildselfhttp://www.buildyourwildself.com/
Match the Harry Potter NamesFangSorting hatHogwartsSlytherinDiagon AlleyMuggleWoodDaily ProphetCrocdurChoixpeauPoudlardSer...
Countdown timerwww.online-stopwatch.comA nice collection of timers.Includes countdown bomb!www.classtools.netHas tunes you...
www.classtools.netFakebookTwisterGreat for project work – a celebrity, a town, acharacter in a novel, play or film
Talking points Google: ‘unusualpictures’; checkbefore use!
Popplethttp://popplet.com/app/index.php#/460907EasydiagramcreatorYou canincludeyoutubevideos
Goodie bagReward cards & Tesco medals2 toy mobilesFlipcamJuggling ballGreen & red Answer buttonsPost-itsSmartphone - Voice...
Scrolling TextStar Wars -http://www.starwars.com/play/online-activities/crawl-creator/here’s an example – can you spot 1 F...
PowerpointLets you turnTextIntoScrollingCredits Or you can makewordsflashOnAndoff
Easy prompterhttp://www.easyprompter.com/Paste text into the box and it turns into abroadcast-style autocueObama’s 2nd ina...
Zap readerHere’s some text to try:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are createdequal; that they are e...
This is a wordle (wordle.net)how do we use it?See also Tagxedowww.wordle.net
Bart’s ChalkboardNext time, I mustremember to get thisright……3 things I learnt thislessonWhy not use Bart’s Blackboard on ...
Here’s the background
Who needs expensive & fiddly e-votingsystems?Multiple choice / mini-plenary smiley kitDownload the ‘kit’ here:http://verul...
Cartoon creatorsGo Animate - Make animations using a range of characters &props. The pupils love it. Drag and drop to crea...
MrPicassohead• www.picassohead.com• check out also:http://www.buildyourwildself.com/Also• anime character maker• sonic cha...
Top 10shttp://www.aneki.com/lists.htmlGo out ofPowerpointslideshow intoedit mode &move therectangle around
Poodwaddle.com + world clockWorld clockContains (simulated) ‘live’ dataYou can also carve a treeon Poodwaddle; google:‘Poo...
Graffiti creatorhttp://www.graffiticreator.net/use ‘wall texture’ backgrounds on thewhiteboard or from google images
Online voice recorders• AudiobooEasy Audio clip recorder- just click, record and send.Click the icon above to hear my samp...
FotobabbleUpload a photo and add your audio commentaryHere ’s an example (year 8 German)Ideal for topic work at any level
Voki – talking avatar creator• Click the Borat sample. Text to speech, lots ofcharacters, voices and languages.Selected pu...
What Mike?What’s the best external mic to use(if you don’t have one built in )?Modern laptop mics may be OKA decent extern...
One motion drum machineClick on theimage to see itin action –If you’refeeling brave,try thealphabet song
Pond5 sound effectsGuessthe animalform of transportMusical instrumentweather
Gap fill generatorhttp://random-idea-english.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/tools-gapfill-generator.htmlGoogle: random idea + Engl...
Blabberize• http://blabberize.com/view/id/794856Upload any image, customize the mouth, recorda message and watch the lip-s...
Sandfields Comp IWB resources• ‘Bingo in’ mad• Click clock• Fridge magnet• Sketchpad for Pictionaryhttp://www.npted.org/sc...
Triptico• A great set of downloadable IWB tools –scoreboards, word random selectors and, bestof all, word magnets
Classic games arcade + Mini putthttp://www.classicgamesarcade.com/game/21660/connect4.htmlhttp://www.classicgamesarcade.co...
DiceI get upI washI eatI get dressedI brush my teethI go to bedIn the gardenIn the kitchenIn the garageOn the balconyIn my...
Electronic Voting SystemsStudent response SystemsSocrativeInfuse LearningPoll anywhere
My Game grid backgroundsThere’s an online selection herehttp://verulamvle.typepad.com/vets/2012/05/gamegrid-backgrounds.ht...
GamegridsOnly the first slide – the staircase –works as a proper Powerpointslide.The rest need to be in edit modei.e. you ...
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B AName 1Name 2Name 4Name 3Name 5 Name 5Name 1Name 2Name 3Name 4
finish175231315192139 111724start14246 1082022121618Task bar – ROLL THE DICE BUT YOU CAN ONLY MOVEIF YOU COMPLETE THE TASK...
Hang the teacher!Professeur/ LehrerÉlèves/Schüler
QR CODESCreates a link from print to a website/email address or messageTo make the barcode, you need a QRcode generator – ...
QR code – Try this
Text mechanic + reverse text generator
• puts Use the words online different a a inwhich scrambler sentence order an text ofuse an online text scrambler which pu...
Use a video clip• discussion, starters, attention grabbersVocab practice, sequencing, what happens next…descriptions, memo...
Text to speech IM Translatorhttp://imtranslator.net/translate-and-speak/A clever site. Surrounded by adverts. A bit fiddly...
Lingro• Import a foreign language webpage address• each word becomes clickable• You can click on the word for the meaning ...
And finally…Some photo editors & caption creatorsImage chefFodeyFunny pho.toPhotoboxGlass giantetcjon.meier@verulam.herts....
funny.pho.tophotoboxfodeyimagechefCaption generators
Keep calmomatic
jon.meier@verulam.herts.sch.uk j.meier@talk21.com
Widgets&wizardry for MFL
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  1. 1. MFL Widgets & Wizardry30+ ideas for the languageclassroom
  2. 2. Siest dueine VaseoderzweiGesichter?derMunddie Nasedas Kinn
  3. 3. Unejeune femmeouunevieille dame?
  4. 4. Tuvoisun lapinouun canard?
  5. 5. Build your wildselfhttp://www.buildyourwildself.com/
  6. 6. Match the Harry Potter NamesFangSorting hatHogwartsSlytherinDiagon AlleyMuggleWoodDaily ProphetCrocdurChoixpeauPoudlardSerpentardChemin de TraverseMolduDuboisLa Gazette du SorcierLa Gazette du SorcierChemin de TraversePoudlardChoixpeauSerpentardDuboisMolduCrockdur
  7. 7. Countdown timerwww.online-stopwatch.comA nice collection of timers.Includes countdown bomb!www.classtools.netHas tunes you can use to countdownAlso : name/word randomizers, hidden image
  8. 8. www.classtools.netFakebookTwisterGreat for project work – a celebrity, a town, acharacter in a novel, play or film
  9. 9. Talking points Google: ‘unusualpictures’; checkbefore use!
  10. 10. Popplethttp://popplet.com/app/index.php#/460907EasydiagramcreatorYou canincludeyoutubevideos
  11. 11. Goodie bagReward cards & Tesco medals2 toy mobilesFlipcamJuggling ballGreen & red Answer buttonsPost-itsSmartphone - Voice distorter(homerizer)Celeb masks
  12. 12. Scrolling TextStar Wars -http://www.starwars.com/play/online-activities/crawl-creator/here’s an example – can you spot 1 French & 1German word?
  13. 13. PowerpointLets you turnTextIntoScrollingCredits Or you can makewordsflashOnAndoff
  14. 14. Easy prompterhttp://www.easyprompter.com/Paste text into the box and it turns into abroadcast-style autocueObama’s 2nd inauguralspeech starts like this:Each time we gather toinaugurate a Presidentwe bear witness to theenduring strength ofour Constitution. Weaffirm the promise ofour democracy. Werecall that what bindsthis nation together isnot the colors of ourskin or the tenets of ourfaith or the origins ofour names. Whatmakes us exceptional --what makes usAmerican -- is ourallegiance to an ideaarticulated in adeclaration made morethan two centuries ago:“We hold these truthsto be self-evident, thatall men are createdequal; that they areendowed by theirCreator with certainunalienable rights; thatamong these are life,liberty, and the pursuitof happiness.”
  15. 15. Zap readerHere’s some text to try:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are createdequal; that they are endowed bytheir Creator with certainunalienable rights; that amongthese are life, liberty, and thepursuit of happiness.” www.zapreader.comSelect ‘Reader’Paste a bunch of text in to the boxHit ‘zap it’The page will display one word at a timeYou can adjust the speed and the number of wordsdisplayed at any one time (up to 5)Good for reading practice (phonics)Information recallTranslation / comprehensionPredict next wordRepeat/ recall last word
  16. 16. This is a wordle (wordle.net)how do we use it?See also Tagxedowww.wordle.net
  17. 17. Bart’s ChalkboardNext time, I mustremember to get thisright……3 things I learnt thislessonWhy not use Bart’s Blackboard on a worksheet or the IWBHere’s a question I wantto ask the teacher/ theclass
  18. 18. Here’s the background
  19. 19. Who needs expensive & fiddly e-votingsystems?Multiple choice / mini-plenary smiley kitDownload the ‘kit’ here:http://verulamvle.typepad.com/vets/2011/11/smileys-for-mini-plenaries.html
  20. 20. Cartoon creatorsGo Animate - Make animations using a range of characters &props. The pupils love it. Drag and drop to create scenes.Allows text, but not speech. See examples here and here• Toondo - cartoon strip creator- Cartoon strip creator.Drag and drop. A good way to reinforce a topic.http://www.toondoo.com/Example here
  21. 21. MrPicassohead• www.picassohead.com• check out also:http://www.buildyourwildself.com/Also• anime character maker• sonic character creator• gamepuma character creator
  22. 22. Top 10shttp://www.aneki.com/lists.htmlGo out ofPowerpointslideshow intoedit mode &move therectangle around
  23. 23. Poodwaddle.com + world clockWorld clockContains (simulated) ‘live’ dataYou can also carve a treeon Poodwaddle; google:‘Poodwaddle + carving tree’OFSTED – NUMERACY &SMSC
  24. 24. Graffiti creatorhttp://www.graffiticreator.net/use ‘wall texture’ backgrounds on thewhiteboard or from google images
  25. 25. Online voice recorders• AudiobooEasy Audio clip recorder- just click, record and send.Click the icon above to hear my sample. Get pupils todo a quick audio message and send it to your emailaddress (your network techies can set one up ashadow (proxy) one for you)• VocarooEasy audio recorderThere’s a more flexible one called AudiopalSoundcloudlets you store longer bits of audio
  26. 26. FotobabbleUpload a photo and add your audio commentaryHere ’s an example (year 8 German)Ideal for topic work at any level
  27. 27. Voki – talking avatar creator• Click the Borat sample. Text to speech, lots ofcharacters, voices and languages.Selected pupils come to the front and create atarget language Voki message to the classPupil A inputs a description about another pupil.Class have to guess who it is. Winner takes over.Selected pupils create a plenary Voki of the 5most useful words from the lesson for the rest ofthe class to guessTeacher creates a Voki containing a starteractivity or a message which contains the lessonobjective
  28. 28. What Mike?What’s the best external mic to use(if you don’t have one built in )?Modern laptop mics may be OKA decent external mic is theLogitech USB Desktop MicrophoneAbout £18Audacity is still the best easy sound recorder and editor
  29. 29. One motion drum machineClick on theimage to see itin action –If you’refeeling brave,try thealphabet song
  30. 30. Pond5 sound effectsGuessthe animalform of transportMusical instrumentweather
  31. 31. Gap fill generatorhttp://random-idea-english.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/tools-gapfill-generator.htmlGoogle: random idea + English + Gapfill generator
  32. 32. Blabberize• http://blabberize.com/view/id/794856Upload any image, customize the mouth, recorda message and watch the lip-sync in action.Works best with cartoon faces but you can trycelebs too.
  33. 33. Sandfields Comp IWB resources• ‘Bingo in’ mad• Click clock• Fridge magnet• Sketchpad for Pictionaryhttp://www.npted.org/schools/sandfieldsComp/games/Pages/default.aspx
  34. 34. Triptico• A great set of downloadable IWB tools –scoreboards, word random selectors and, bestof all, word magnets
  35. 35. Classic games arcade + Mini putthttp://www.classicgamesarcade.com/game/21660/connect4.htmlhttp://www.classicgamesarcade.com/game/21665/mini-putt.html
  36. 36. DiceI get upI washI eatI get dressedI brush my teethI go to bedIn the gardenIn the kitchenIn the garageOn the balconyIn my roomIn the schoolWith my dogWith my catWith my horseWith my two goldfishWith my mouseWith my tortoisehttp://dice.miniwebapps.net/
  37. 37. Electronic Voting SystemsStudent response SystemsSocrativeInfuse LearningPoll anywhere
  38. 38. My Game grid backgroundsThere’s an online selection herehttp://verulamvle.typepad.com/vets/2012/05/gamegrid-backgrounds.htmlOr you could copy the next few slides
  39. 39. GamegridsOnly the first slide – the staircase –works as a proper Powerpointslide.The rest need to be in edit modei.e. you need to come out ofpresentation mode
  40. 40. 23456789110
  41. 41. 23456789110
  42. 42. B AName 1Name 2Name 4Name 3Name 5 Name 5Name 1Name 2Name 3Name 4
  43. 43. finish175231315192139 111724start14246 1082022121618Task bar – ROLL THE DICE BUT YOU CAN ONLY MOVEIF YOU COMPLETE THE TASK1 = TL to Eng2= Eng to TL3= TL phrase into Eng4 = give 3 TL words connected by theme orstructure=5= Eng phrase into TL6= do a task (e.g. sing days of the week)/rap the lastten TL words from your bookOr use the grid to practise& repeat 6 or twelvequestions
  44. 44. Hang the teacher!Professeur/ LehrerÉlèves/Schüler
  45. 45. QR CODESCreates a link from print to a website/email address or messageTo make the barcode, you need a QRcode generator – lots online e.g. zxingTo read the barcode, you need QR codereader or scanner app on your phoneUse in class:Put on classroom displays to link to more info onlinePut on pupils’ books to link to more info or even a personalized messageLanguage competition – Pupils read the code on the wall and find the hiddenmessage/ word of the day etc
  46. 46. QR code – Try this
  47. 47. Text mechanic + reverse text generator
  48. 48. • puts Use the words online different a a inwhich scrambler sentence order an text ofuse an online text scrambler which puts thewords of a sentence in a different order• txetsdrawkcabecudorpekilsgnihtrehto oduoystelmoc.esacelggot.wwwwww.togglecase.com lets you do other thingslike produce backwards text.http://www.rjwoerheide.com/scrambletest.phpGoogle: rjwoerheide + text scramblerText Srambler
  49. 49. Use a video clip• discussion, starters, attention grabbersVocab practice, sequencing, what happens next…descriptions, memory tests, freeze frame- jump/stop/ shout when you see …. Word X• Use Keepvid to copy Youtube videos• Use Tubechop to cut Youtube videos• GoodYoutube clips to useMr Bean cartoons & clips (e.g. Mr Bean packs for a holiday)HB Männchen adverts e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh9dkHdQOAg
  50. 50. Text to speech IM Translatorhttp://imtranslator.net/translate-and-speak/A clever site. Surrounded by adverts. A bit fiddly to use but goodonce you get used to it. You can input text, translate text, get it tospeak it back and adjust the playback speed.
  51. 51. Lingro• Import a foreign language webpage address• each word becomes clickable• You can click on the word for the meaning and store itin a word list• It will generate a set of flashcards of the words clicked
  52. 52. And finally…Some photo editors & caption creatorsImage chefFodeyFunny pho.toPhotoboxGlass giantetcjon.meier@verulam.herts.sch.uk
  53. 53. funny.pho.tophotoboxfodeyimagechefCaption generators
  54. 54. Keep calmomatic
  55. 55. jon.meier@verulam.herts.sch.uk j.meier@talk21.com

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