Three Tools Three Ways To Use with EL Students Alice Mercer - Teacher  Sacramento City Unified School District Fall CUE 2011
http://bit.ly/p5M52W Will have links, and other materials
Who is Alice Mercer? <ul><li>Elementary Teacher for over 10 years; </li></ul><ul><li>All of that has been with significant...
Rationale:  Why use these tools?
 
 
 
Recording Tools: <ul><li>Audacity http:// audacity .sourceforge.net/   Audio recording software for PC, Mac, etc. </li></u...
Visual tools: <ul><li>PhotoStory/iPhoto </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Maker/iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread http://voicethr...
Skype and video conferencing: <ul><li>Buddy classes  http://education.skype.com/   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paired speaking, ...
My findings... <ul><li>A good teacher is more important than getting a tech-guru, you just need to be flexible; </li></ul>...
Questions and concerns
<ul><li>2 steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate to the session(s) you attended and click the ‘Evaluation’ link to begin. </li>...
 
Suggestions from audience
BONUS TOOLS! Flickr <ul><li>Flickr is a photo sharing service that your students can use to search for pictures. </li></ul...
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  • When kids speak using these tools, you can SAVE it, and in some case, get feedback
  • They’re fun and interactive and gives students a “voice”
  • Recording of pair shares, recording of class discussions, recording of fluency reads; Walk through Mic setup on PC, and Audacity
  • Show them videos on YouTube, and walk through VoiceThread with Flickr
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    1. 1. Three Tools Three Ways To Use with EL Students Alice Mercer - Teacher Sacramento City Unified School District Fall CUE 2011
    2. 2. http://bit.ly/p5M52W Will have links, and other materials
    3. 3. Who is Alice Mercer? <ul><li>Elementary Teacher for over 10 years; </li></ul><ul><li>All of that has been with significant numbers of English Learner students; </li></ul><ul><li>District and regional expert on using Web 2.0 and other tech tools </li></ul><ul><li>http://mizmercer.edublogs.org </li></ul>
    4. 4. Rationale: Why use these tools?
    5. 8. Recording Tools: <ul><li>Audacity http:// audacity .sourceforge.net/ Audio recording software for PC, Mac, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Aviary on Myna http://www.aviary.com/tools/audio-editor Online audio recording </li></ul><ul><li>English Central http://www.englishcentral.com/ Students can record themselves reading transcripts and get graded on pronunciation. </li></ul>
    6. 9. Visual tools: <ul><li>PhotoStory/iPhoto </li></ul><ul><li>Movie Maker/iMovie </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread http://voicethread.com </li></ul>
    7. 10. Skype and video conferencing: <ul><li>Buddy classes http://education.skype.com/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paired speaking, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole class presentations/singing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bringing in experts to ask questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype Author Network http://skypeanauthor.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    8. 11. My findings... <ul><li>A good teacher is more important than getting a tech-guru, you just need to be flexible; </li></ul><ul><li>Have a plan, don’t just let them “talk”; </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for conversations, and prepare the kids for them; </li></ul><ul><li>Set up norms for behavior; </li></ul><ul><li>Small groups are easier to manage; </li></ul>
    9. 12. Questions and concerns
    10. 13. <ul><li>2 steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate to the session(s) you attended and click the ‘Evaluation’ link to begin. </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the questions on the evaluation and hit submit! </li></ul><ul><li>That’s it! </li></ul>Online Session Evaluations fall.CUE.org
    11. 15. Suggestions from audience
    12. 16. BONUS TOOLS! Flickr <ul><li>Flickr is a photo sharing service that your students can use to search for pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>http://flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some great tools to use with it: </li></ul><ul><li>fd's  Flickr  Toys: Do fun stuff with your photos http://bighugelabs.com/flickr </li></ul><ul><li>PimPamPum: http://www.pimpampum.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr Apps: http://www.flickr.com/services/ </li></ul>

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