Aprendizaje digital del ingles(English digital learning) Mauricio Rivero – Software Engineer
Profile Ing. Mauricio Rivero Padilla – Universidad Autónoma del Caribe. Esp. Ingeniería del software – Universidad del Norte. Docente Universitario – Universidad Autónoma del Caribe. Investigador en tecnologías emergentes aplicadas a la educación. Desarrollador de aplicaciones de escritorio en tecnologías Java. Desarrollador de RIA’s en FLEX SDK4 Desarrollador de Objetos de aprendizaje en Adobe Flash CS5. Diseñador de interfaces de usuario. Diseñador Instruccional.
Some says… If you can’t learn something is because you don’t want it. The digital age place all information to all people. The internet is the modern concept of FREEDOM.
The most simple thing… The key and starting motivating factor is: Listen Music. Read the lyrics. And sing the song!!! Important: You can deliver the content to your student by sending via e-mail or CD-ROM/DVD in your class. Later make some karaoke time and get fun!!!
Searchon: www.lyrics.com Type the address in your browser Search in the site, for an artist or for a specific song. Try with Coldplay. In the left side you will see the list of songs available for Coldplay. Click in one song, and you will be able to see the lyrics. In the left side will appear the lyrics, in the right side a small thumbnail of a device playing the song. You can also try searching a specific song instead of an artist.
Web sitesforthistask (music online) www.goear.com www.finetune.com www.youtube.com
Searchonwww.goear.com Type www.goear.com on your browser. Now type whatever artist or song you try to find. Select the song you want from the list displayed. A player will be appear on the screen, playing the song. If you want share this song, you can do it by click in the social network buttons. And if you want to see the lyrics, there is a button below named: “Ver la letra”. (It will be availabel depending on the user.
And comes the video! You can give the video experience to the class, by giving music videoclips to the students. Music, movies, tv adds, and many more, can be helpful to teach pronunciation, and grammaticism. Music/Video = Learning Object
Web sites for this task www.youtube.com http://video.google.com www.vimeo.com http://www.youtube.com/user/podEnglish http://www.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL#g/a
Searching on www.youtube.com Type in your browser www.youtube.com Try finding videos of any kind with subtitles by typing: “namevideo subtitles”. The list of result will appear and you select the favorite. Pay attention to the share toolbar below the video, it will be useful in the next exercise.
Converting… If we want to keep the video and share with our students in the classroom, we can download the video and transform it, in the format we want. The specialist site for this is: http://www.flv2mp3.com/ Also work: http://vixy.net
Converting in flv2mp3.com Type in your browser www.flv2mp3.com Now in the video loaded on youtube, copy the url from the share tool bar below the video. Now paste the url in the url field of the flv2mp3 site. Choose the format you want to convert, and acept the terms of service. Click on next and wait for the converting process. Choose the format, and type your mail for sending the link of download in case of further request.
How to use a L.O.? L.O. (stands for Learning Object) is a unit of learning information like, a concept of verb, a chemical reaction, a physical equation and so on. Many software can handle LO’s but the use of these on class is up to the teachers.
Other options Out there in the internet, are many web2.0 sites for the English learning. And is not limited by only one language, you can learn French, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and many more.
Other options (Youtube Channels) PodEnglish Channel on Youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/user/podEnglish English With Jennifer http://www.youtube.com/user/JenniferESL#g/
Other options (iTunes U) English as a second language – Harrisburg Area Community College (audio). Intensive English – Southern Institute of Technology (video). Modern Voices – The museum of Modern Art (audio in many languages).
Installing iTunes Go to the link: http://www.apple.com/itunes/ Click on the “Download iTunes” button. In the next screen, select the right operating system and click in the “Download now” button. Once downloaded, install the software by follow the steps on screen.
Installing iTunes In order to find english resources, you must activate the iTunes U menu on iTunes. Go to the preferences menu, and select the iTunes U box, and click in OK. The iTunes sub-menu is now active. Search contents in the iTunes Store activating the iTunes tab for search. Try searching: Intensive English – Southern Institute of Technology
Other options (Web2.0 sites) www.livemocha.com www.busuu.com http://www.palabea.net/
Accesingwww.livemocha.com Type in your browser www.livemocha.com Select your native language, and the language you want to learn. Type your mail address in the field, and type (twice) your desired password (make sure it is safe). Finally click in the button “Inscribirse”. An activation link will be send to your mail, go there and click it in order to complete the Sing up process.
Accesingwww.livemocha.com When you enter to livemocha you can edit your profile, check your messages, manage your account, and find friends like any other social web site. To start learning a language, click on the “Aprendeypractica” tab. Or if you already start a course, click on the “Continuar” button. Lesson by lesson, you will be instructed by the livemocha web application, if you want it, you can download the content in PDF mp4 video, or mp3 audio.
¿“Moraleja”? Like I said before… If you can’t learn something in these days, is because you don’t want it.