USING AUDIOVISUAL RESOURCES IN THE CLASSROOM Bognor Regis, July 2012
Why should we include Audio-Visual Resources in our classes?1. Audio-visual resources can greatly enrich the everyday classroom. Real English situation. Real songs, documentaries, films, etc. Real examples.2. Audio-visual resources can enhance teaching methods and improve student comprehension.3. Audio-visual resources should be tailored for a particular audience depending on the level (of the students).4. Audio-visual resources can be an important tool focussing on the students’ interests.
Why should not we include Audio-Visual Resources in our classes? Non motivating contents. Abuse of these resources. Not focus on the aim. Non adapted resources.
What to consider …VISUAL AND AUDIO RESOURCES (FILMS, VIDEOS …)• Quality: It should sounds properly It should have good image definition It should be easy to access• Content:Accurate to the students’ ageConnected with the content or topic of the lesson (purpose)Supported with other activities (filling gaps, answering questions …) Links for teachers’ http://www.slideshare.net/synergybroadcast/using-video-in-the- classroom-1075794
Ideas for activities We can use the interactive whiteboard: - As a tool for the whole session - For a specific video activity In this case it has been particularly difficult to find videos on the internet because i´ts difficult to find videos for 11-12 year old L2 learners.• Idea ONE is to watch a video from the internet:• 1st I´m going to use the IWB to give them instructions of the activity as a traditional blackboard• 2nd I´m going to use the IWB to watch a video from the internethttp://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/kids-talk/do-you-cooking• 3rd With this video you can download the transcription and a word search.• 4th And after the word search and after watching the video again, they have a list of food words which ss can group in the food pyramid.
Idea TWO1st After working on food or as an introduction. Watcha recipe from youtube “recipes for children”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo1VyPEKw0Yhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEgufgam4A&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx0jaTiFVbc&feature=endscreen&NR=12nd This is a real recipe so students can make the list ofingredients.3rd After this, they can make their own recipe andfilmed if possible to watch it in class.
How to find/make resourcesWeb pages where we can find English language educationalvideos for primaries• 1) http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac• 2) http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/• 3) www.youtube.com• 4) http://www.english-4kids.com/lessons.htm• 5) http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/
Examples of classroom use• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ME68XI-No• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVJjyGZkzqU• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFsUoGvJbDE• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS7IqSg9YEEHow can we use videos in class.• Use a picture camera. Record short videos. For example : English songs with children’s in the class.• Download it to the laptop.• Use the White interactive Board, the laptop and proyect it.• We can download videos educational English videos in youtube using Free YouTube Download software program 220.127.116.118 file size: 24.28 MB
There are software programs to edit video 1. AVS Video Editor supports all key video formats. Edit & save video files inAVI, VOB, MP4, DVD, WMV, 3GP, MOV, MKV, H.263/H.264 codecs, etc. See a full list ofsupported video formatsEdit Your Video with FantasyTrim, cut, split, merge, rotate and mix videos with AVS Video Editor . Select between300 innovative video effects and transitions. Insert menus, audio, text comments andsubtitles. Stabilize video camera shaky recordings.Speed Up HD-Videos EditingManage AVI HD, WMV HD, TOD, AVCHD, MOD, MTS/M2TS, etc. with AVS Video EditorDue to the integrated video cache technology, HD-video editing becomes faster.Process Blu-Ray VideosOpen and edit your Blu-ray videos with AVS Video Editor . Apply effects and addspecially designed menus. Add audio, video and images to your videos. Save files inany key video format. Or burn videos on to Blu-ray discs.2.Windows movie maker.Use window movie player program.
How can we make audio files in class.1)Use a microphone connected with a laptop.2)Record audio English activities with windows mediaplayer.3)Play them in the class so children could listen what they have recorded, songs,rhymes,chants.We can use audio edition software programs:1. AudacityAudacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It allows you to record live audio,converts tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files. Youalso can cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together with Audacity. Built-in effects are given to remove static, hiss,hum or other constant background noises.2. Power Sound EditorPower Sound EditorPower Sound Editor Free is a visual audio editing and recording software solution, which supports manyadvanced and powerful operations with audio data.You can use Power Sound Editor Free to record your own music, voice, or other audio files, edit it, mix it withother audio or musical parts, add effects like Reverb, Chorus, and Echo, and burn it on a CD, post it on theWorld Wide Web or e-mail it.
BIBLIOGRAPHY (Portia)• Learning and teaching withIWB: Primary and early years. (Barber, David. 2007)• How to use an IWB really effectively in your primary classroom. (Gage, Jenny)• How to teach English with Technology (with CD-Rom) (Gavin Dudeney & Nicky Hockly ) Pearson - Longman• Teaching English with video (Allan, Margaret) Harlow: Longman 1985
On the web• http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/tips/powerpoint- teachers• http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/nov/film.htm• http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/nov/internet.h tm• http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/knowledge- database/interactive-white-blackboard-iwb• http://www.wmich.edu/teachenglish/subpages/techno logy/tech.htm• http://www.youtube.com/user/Linguaspectrum
Thank you …Forlisteningtous.Teresa, Paloma, Miguel Ángel, César, Miguel Ángel, Ángeles Mª