Smart elllo screencasting


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How screencasting can be used in the ELT classroom. Comparison of Jing and ScreenR. Screencast of ELLLO used as example. Followup allows for cooperative groups to explore ELLLO and make it into a SMARTER activity.

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  • Content drives English study In my opinion, not the other way around. When looking for content and implementing it, SMART is in my mind. S = 4 skill areas + cognitive challenge; M = using English for authentic tasks A = striving for the L +1 R = help students become qualified for work, participation in society – issues that are T = students do something concrete – write for a real audience, give a presentation, do community action/project + teachers assesses
  • Smart elllo screencasting

    1. 1. Teaching S.M.A.R.T with the Web: Screencasts and ELLLO ELT + IT Michael Krauss Available
    2. 2. Workshop Objectives Consider a S.M.A.R.T. framework for choosing/implementing Web resources Explore screencasting – Uses by teachers and by students – Two popular free tools (Jing and Screenr) Observe, then explore hands-on ELLLO (English Language Listening Lab Online) – Utilize cooperative learning techniques 2
    3. 3. S.M.A.R.T. Framework Synthesis of language and thinking skills Motivating content and comm. with purpose Appropriate for age and language ability Relevant to students’ lives (curricular objs) Tangible product with feedback/evaluation 3
    4. 4. What is screencasting? Ability to capture and share for viewing anything displayed on the computer screen Both audio and images are captured Short video capture possible (files get very large fast!) Send link to view screencast OR Embed in Web page (blog, wiki, social network, etc.) 4
    5. 5. How can ELTs use screencasting? Extend classroom or “flip” the classroom – Guided “tour” of interesting Web resources – Tutorials – displaying Web pages, Word docs, PPT slides, etc. – Feedback on student writing – Presentation of vocabulary – Provide pronunciation model – Presentation of grammar points 5
    6. 6. How can ELLs use screencasting? Narrate a trip while showing Web pages Explain how to get somewhere displaying a Google Map or Google Earth. Create a timeline and narrate events Create a mindmap and give a guided tour Take the listener on a virtual tour of a zoo or museum Web site. Create family tree and share family history 6
    7. 7. More ways? Show a mystery object and talk about it. Put together a biography on a famous person and narrate his/her life Record one’s voice while reading a story or poem. ELT assesses pron., intonation, etc. 7
    8. 8. Sample (Screenr) – Introduce Yourself 8
    9. 9. Sample (Jing) – Tutorial 9
    10. 10. Sample (Screenr) – Student Writing Feedback 10
    11. 11. Comparing Jing and Screenr
    12. 12. Demo of Jing Image Capture 12
    13. 13. Demo of Jing Video (Stannard) 13
    14. 14. A Screencast in Action - ELLLO 14
    15. 15. Hands-on practice with ELLLO Follow your handout – Cooperative Learning exploration of ELLLO in small groups. – Come back and share in the large group. – Wrap up. Questions? 15
    16. 16. Resources of Interest -1 Training Resource Guide 2012 (Krauss) – How to use Jing with ELLs (2 screencast tutorials) Russell Stannard – – index.html 16
    17. 17. Resources of Interest -2 How to use Jing to make screenshots (Nik Peachey) – Jing How to use Screenr (screencast tutorials) Russell Stannard – index.html 17
    18. 18. Resources of Interest -3 Comparison of features: Jing vs. Screenr (Bramble) – elearning/introducing/screencasting-jing- versus-screenr/ How to use ELLLO (screencast tutorials) Russell Stannard – ex.html 18
    19. 19. Resources of Interest -4 Exploring Web 2.0: Tools for Classroom Teaching and Professional Development (Krauss). Contact ELO to apply to take this course. You may freely use the materials at – 19