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Liverpool Group HoDs MFL Web 2.0
Liverpool Group HoDs MFL Web 2.0
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Liverpool Group HoDs MFL Web 2.0

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Notes for "Web 2.0: Tools for the MFL Teacher"

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  • 1. MYLOwww.hellomylo.comYou can try out the exercises on MYLO without logging in… Storybird Storybird is an online storytelling tool. Pupils can use art provided on the site to illustrate their story and crate an online storybook. This can then be emailed, embedded etc. Great for creativity. Fiona Joyce’s excellent wiki hosts Storybirds written by MFL teachers. 1. Register at www.storybird.com 2. Click on “Create” at the top, choose an artist, and click on “create a storybird with …’s artwork”… and away you go! 3. When you have finished your Storybird, you can set privacy options, publish your storybird, embed it, and email it to friends. Task: Write a short Storybird 1
  • 2. Xtranormal Xtranormal is a text-to-movie website which allows youand your students to create short films with your own scripts using very clevertext-to speech technology. This means your students write a script and then feedit into Xtranormal to produce films with characters enacting it. The free versionof Xtranormal allows for a maximum of two characters, so dialogues, which aremuch beloved by us language teachers, are not a problem. Xtranormal have nowintroduced a points system aimed at making us pay for it eventually – but it isfree to post your first few videos. There is also an edu version – pricing below:However, you should be able to use the 14-day free trial with no problems.To see the short example Simon showed, click here.Here’s how students did this at Nottingham High in sixth form Spanish, withthanks to José Picardo:You do have to sign up to Xtranormal to use it. A guide to the educator platformis here. However, you could just sign up and have a play with it first! Quizlet Quizlet is a site for making and finding flashcards. These canbe used for a variety of purposes. Click here for a video tutorial: http://quizlet.com/demo/ - Quizlet is very intuitive! You can set up groups for your students to join, and paste the address of your Quizlet into your blog if you want them to revise a particular set of flashcards.Task: Create a set of 10 flashcards for your subject. 2
  • 3. Wallwisher / LinoitClick here to add a note to our linoit page, or here to add a note to ourWallwisher page! 1. Go to www.wallwisher.com 2. Click on “Login/Register” in the top RH corner (you can login using your Google account/ OpenID if you have one and don’t want to register), and fill out the form 3. Click where it tells you to to build your first wall 4. Edit your wall, choose a url, change the title and subtitle, edit the permissions, select an image and click on “done” 5. Voila! Your wall is ready to receive posts. You can add one yourself to check it worksPrezi Prezi is a dynamic presentation tool. It is very flexible and you can easily embed various media into it. There is a lot of potential here for group work, revision notes etc. The online tutorials are excellent and can be found here – just follow them through!Edmodo Edmodo is an online version of a Virtual Learning Environment. There is a guide to Edmodo here. You can set assignments, share video and audio, links and so on.Task: Set up a class and send them a note or embed a video. 3
  • 4. Lingro allows you to lay a dictionary over any web page. Click on a word and it gives a definition. www.twitter.com – Your PLN starts here. It’s not just about what Lady Gaga has for tea!Setting up an account is easy. Once you have done so, search for @joedale and click on his lists. Click on the plus sign to “follow” the list get updates from everyone on the list – a great way to get a feel for what is going on The basics of twitter are here – andthere is more on the “help” section of www.twitter.com www.linkedin.com – more serious networking here www.evernote.com – note anything, anywhere. A fantastic planning tool with real potential for sharing. “How to” page is here. www.youtube.com – set up your own channel with appropriate content.www.flickr.com – great for sourcing pictures for languages. TryIsabelle Jones’ great French pics here . www.posterous.com – quick and easy blogging. www.dropbox.com – share files with colleagues and the wider MFL community. Send Simon a Direct Message (DM) on twitter and he will invite you to the MFL Twitterati Dropbox! www.diigo.com Diigo is a social bookmarking site. You need to register an account and (optionally) download the Diigo toolbar for your browser. When you see a web page you wish to keep simply click on the icon, add a description and “tag” the page – in other words add a search label - and it will be in your Diigo account for future use! There is much more you can do with Diigo – check out the video tutorial on this page. You can set up an MFL department group, so whenever you see something of interest, you can add it. Group members can be sent periodical 4
  • 5. emails updating them with what’s been put on. And there is already an MFL sharing group on diigo: http://groups.diigo.com/group/resources-for- languages Task: Sign up for Diigo and create a group for your DepartmentSlideshareWith Slideshare you can upload and share your PowerPoint & Keynotepresentations, Word & PDF documents online. You can also add audio to make awebinar. I have used this to show off students work on a VLE. There is also asocial networking aspect to it – you can follow and message other users and itcan be an excellent source of CPD. My profile on Slideshare:http://www.slideshare.net/simonhowellsTask: Register on www.slideshare.net , upload a document, and followsimonhowells! Classtools.netThis site features lots of really useful resources.Task: Explore and get to know two different tools from this site.NB http://e.ggtimer.com is a very good whiteboard timer!Languages/ICT blogs of note:www.joedale.typepad.comwww.boxoftricks.netwww.amandasalt.blogspot.comhttp://isabellejones.blogspot.comhttp://monsieurh.posterous.com (ok not “of note” yet but give me time!)http://www.rachelhawkes.com/http://froggyval.blogspot.comhttp://chilternedgemfl.typepad.com/chiltern-edge-mflhttp://chrisharte.typepad.com/learner_evolution_chris_hhttp://lingualiciousblog.typepad.comhttp://spanishstpauls.blogspot.com/http://michellecairnsmfl.wordpress.comhttp://aliceayel.posterous.com/ To watch today’s Prezi back again: http://prezi.com/9smptstbjskk/web-20-tools-for-the-mfl-teacher/? 5
  • 6. auth_key=51a8785bdc48a474d5314254f2ed0cf16b03930cCopies of these documents will be available on Simon’s Slideshare page too.Thanks for your attention! 6

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