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Workshop in Russian Far East for Fall 2007

Workshop in Russian Far East for Fall 2007

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  • 1. Spicing Up Your Lessons: A Dash of Multimedia Content with Your Hot Potatoes http://tinyurl.com/2hbuy9
  • 2. What is Hot Potatoes?
    • Suite of five applications to produce interactive exercises:
      • JQuiz = multiple choice, short answer quiz w/ feedback
      • JMix = jumbled sentences/words
      • JCross = crossword
      • JMatch = matching/ordering
      • JCloze = gap-fill
      • http://hotpot.uvic.ca/
  • 3. Can I see a sample activity for each Hot Potato? http://hotpot. uvic .ca/wintutor6/tutorial. htm
  • 4. Can I see a Hot Potatoes lesson for a lower level student? http://www. lclark . edu/~krauss/toppicks/reading .html
  • 5. How do I get it?
    • Half-Baked Software (Martin Holmes) http://hotpot. uvic .ca/index. htm #downloads
    • Free if work for publicly-funded non-profit educational institutions.
    • Must agree to share exercises on the Web
    • Others must pay for a license
      • Per-User License - create unlimited exercises for use on the Web. Can produce 500 copies on CD or DVD. Cost = $120 U.S.
  • 6. Where do my students access the exercises?
    • Offline or online-your choice!
      • Local computer hard drive OR
      • Local computer network OR
      • CD, DVD, Flash drive OR
      • On the Web
  • 7. What content should I put in Hot Potatoes?
    • Content relevant to your students!
      • Written texts from textbook, Internet, students’ own writing--you decide!
      • Aural input from the Internet or recorded by teacher or students
      • Video input from the Internet or produced by teachers or students
  • 8. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video?
    • U.S. Gov. Bdcst. Svc.
    • News
    • 100’s of features: American life, culture and language
    • Audio files to download
    • Language = typical American magazine or journal
    http://www. voanews . com/english/portal . cfm Voice of America News
  • 9. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video?
    • VOA Special English - Part of VOA site
    • Designed for learners of English
    • Articles use limited vocabulary
    • Two audio options
      • 2/3 speed of natural speech
      • Natural, native speaker speech
    • Archive since 2001 (some with audio)
    • http://www. voanews . com/specialenglish/index . cfm
  • 10. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video?
    • Interesting Things for ESL Students (Charles and Lawrence Kelly)
    • Additional archives of VOA Special English with all text and audio to download
    • Many creative activities: songs, games, idioms, slang.
      • Most online, some downloadable for offline use.
    • http://www. manythings .org/
  • 11. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video?
    • English Language Listening Lab Online (Todd Beuckens)
    • Over 1,000 listening activities
    • Most have transcript
    • Most have downloadable audio file (MP3)
    • Interviews, listening games, news, songs, and mixxer (6 people interviewed on same question)
    • http://www. elllo .org/
  • 12. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video?
    • English Teachers Everywhere (Kevin McCaughey)
    • Classroom-ready audio files
    • Plus materials for immediate classroom use
    • Open ended to accommodate multi-levels
    • Extremely creative
    • Lots and lots of original (funny!) songs
    • http://www. etseverywhere .com/
  • 13. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video?
    • Almost unlimited supply of video
    • Searchable by topic/ratings/most discussed
    • Download for offline use using VideoDownloader at http: //javimoya . com/blog/youtube_en . php
    • Convert to common file formats with ZamZar at http: //zamzar .com/
    • http://www.youtube.com http://www. teachertube .com
  • 14. Can I see a HP exercise spiced up with multimedia content?
    • Here is a sample with :
      • Image from Internet
      • Interview (transcript and audio) from VOA Special English
      • Video from YouTube
      • Cloze passage made with Hot Potatoes
  • 15. Is there a Hot Potatoes tutorial? Yes! http://hotpot. uvic .ca/tutorials6. htm
  • 16. Can we create HP activities now?
    • Sure, here are the steps:
      • Keep in mind the tutorial we just did.
      • Review steps on handout for each HP application (specific for Windows, but Mac is very similar)
      • Read transcript of VOA
      • Groups choose a HP tool you want to use
      • With pencil and paper, prepare a draft exercise
      • Come to the laptop and create your activity