GO AHEAD…And sign up for two sites:Grockit Answers: http://grockit.com/answers and read this grockit.com/blog/main/2011/10/17/answ ering-the-question-that-youre-about-to-ask/Socrative: socrative.com and read this
HOUSE IS KEPTQuiz on Wednesday (opens Wed at 6pm, closes Thurs at 6pm) 20 questions, 1 hour to complete Available: presentations, wiki, blogsWednesday’s presentations: Hongbo: Chen, Belkada,, & Okamoto, 2004 Alan: Garrett, 2009Materials 1 due 2/25 Rubric & description next class.
A WARNING CALL -> not monolithic (not you support it or not). Look at what works for you… Are there things in your teaching that could be aided by a particular tool? Could your teaching be improved w/ technology? What language learning is better accomplished through specific applications/tools than through traditional learning?
HANDY TOOLSURL Shorteners: Goo.gl Tiny URLEmbedding tools (to embed in your website, blog, etc.) http://embedit.in
CLASS PARTICIPATION Participation in class Allow students to prepare answers Allow students to see other’s answers Teacher can collect multiple answers Encourages participation from students who may not speak up in class. Participation outside of class Students can complete tasks outside of class and instantly submit. Students can engage in a wide range of activities/tasks and employ multimedia input. Make more interesting “homework” Hybrid learning, flip-teaching, dogme/create-your-own materials, etc.
BARRIERS TO ENTRYMost tools require registration (Unintended side effect of Web 2.0)Tools require careful scaffolding (i.e., in- class practice).
GROCKIT ANSWERSTurn any web-based video into a Q & A activity.Search videos within Grockit’s search tool (favors Youtube).Create a New Q & A for the video.Add questions at any part of the video.Share the result with your learners.
USEFUL FOR…Listening comprehension activities.Creating high interest/authentic teaching materials.Record your own videos (with any phone, etc.)Have students create videos of themselves (doing practice presentations, interviews with locals, tours of interesting places) and their own questions.
GROCKIT ANSWERSLet’s try it out:Login/sign up for Grockit: http://grockit.com/answersGo here: goo.gl/xkkQZ
SOCRATIVESocrative allows you to create quizzes and activities.Get feedback from each student immediately (in class or out of class).Students can answer the quizzes using pretty much any connected device (computer, tablet, phone).
SOCRATIVELet’s try it out… Review for upcoming quiz Sign-up/Login to Socrative: Go to m.socrative.com Join classroom 836637 Join a team for Space Race
HOMEWORKDo one of the three following activities for homework (for nextMonday):1. Individually: Create a Grockit Answers activity using an already existing Youtube video. Try it out with learners. Post the Grockit and reflect on user responses on your blog.2. Individually: Create a Socrative Quiz or Space Race. Try it out with learners. Post the results on your blog.3. With a par tner: Record your own video with a teachable moment (e.g., service encounter, description of a location). Post it to Youtube, add a Grockit activity. Post the Grockit and reflection on your blogs.Be prepared to share your activity in class next week!
VIDEOS -> YOUTUBEEssential steps: Record the video on phone, camera, etc. Create a Youtube account Upload video From most phones/tablets there is a button to directly upload. (Must have your channel set up first however) From camera, transfer video file to your computer. Login to Youtube via browser and upload the video. Adjust settings for video in Youtube Public/Unlisted/Private