Top techie teacher tools a z University of Cumbria
• free • create sound files• video/presentation • mobile app• share• add music
• free• share thoughts• read other’s ideas• find out about good practice• collect them in one place through using RSS feeds
• free• behaviour management system• pupils can earn points and lose points• accessible via desktop or mobile device• pupil access and pupil avatars
• free• share folders with groups/individuals• the more people you invite, the more space you have• MFL Twitterati folders (Spanish, French, German and general)
• free• bookmarking online• can share and follow lists• have created an MFL revision list for pupils• reduce bookmarks using tag feature
• free• create class groups for pupils• communicate with teacher or pupils• looks like Facebook• share messages, documents, links, set assignments etc
• handheld video camera• easy to use• USB flips out for easy connection• great for blogging, encouraging the use target language and giving a real purpose to an activity
• searching specifically using filetype: doc/ppt etc• Google apps – reader, videos, maps, drive, mail• make interactive posters• educational accounts available
• free• make different types of games• can publish on blog or website eg. languagesonline.org.uk• examples on my site
• iPad, iTunes, iPod, iPhone• phenomenal apps – favourites include wordreference, linguascope, cartoon makers, voice recorders• GCSE material made by teachers for free in iTunes
• share and create screencasts, images and videos• collaborate• free• snagit and camtasia are run by the same people that do more detailed things
• electronic resources linked to AQA Nelson Thornes text books, subscription only• KS3-5• audio visual, soundfiles, downloadable worksheets, supports and supplements the textbook• eBook with links to Kerboodle files• (OUP offers ActivTeach)
• my Languages Online• department for Education• games and activities• scoreboard• free
• authentic materials• can change language• includes videos and transcripts• other news sites eg El País, 20 minutes• authentic websites offer a wealth of material
• Oye, Zut, Gut, Zut Jnr• free after 4pm, minimal cost• games and interactive exercises
• make presentations• linear, non-linear• zooms in and out• can add images, videos and hyperlinks
• vocabulary learning• can create own quizzes and classes• can monitor who is playing/accessing• can add pre-existing lists to your classes
• Reader to collect blogs and read easily• works using RSS feeds• tells me automatically when a blog/page is updated and feeds it onto my reader list• saves accessing 30 different pages just to see if there is anything new
• storybird• make and tell stories• great for younger students• MFL storybird wiki
• follow other educators and linguists• tweet and share ideas• best CPD around!• @spanishsam• protect your tweets?
• create avatars that speak• add voice by typing or uploading a sound file• make the character look however you want
• put virtual post-its on a wall• great for feedback or collecting ideas• MFL collection of reading and listening tips for the GCSE exam• LinoIt is an alternative
• word clouds : Wordle, ImageChef, Tagxedo• see blog post on different ways to use them in the classroom
• free basic plan• create videos and add voice
• authentic materials• music, film• grammar help• share with the world• alternatives: TeacherTube, TES video,teachersmedia.co.uk• download videos using Zamzar
• games• teachers can make and share pre-made games• all topics• free
Sign up to Quizlet using a username that you would be happy for students to see (mine is MissLunn)Browse through some of the vocab lists that already exist – maybe look at mine!Try to make a vocab list of your ownCan you create a class?How would you have pupils find that vocabulary list?
1. Vamos a escribir mucho2.Vamos a utilizar el ordenador3.Vamos a cantar4.Vamos a trabajar en grupos.5.Vamos a hacer un test 10/106.Vamos a estudiar ‘el colegio’.7.Vamos a hablar en español
La Tarea: The Task Create a short audio file using a mobile device, an easispeak microphone or a DVR In your audio clip you must give the following information about yourself: name, where you are from, why you like teaching languages, your top tip from today You can do this in any language that you wish EXCEPT your native mother tongue
Recording with EasiSpeakWhat the light means:•flashing orange – ready to play/record• green – playing•flashing green – paused•red – recording
Voki• Go to www.voki.com and click ‘Get Started’. A. Customize your character. B. Give it a voice by selecting the FILE icon. Browse for your sound file (which you will have needed to upload) and then click UPLOAD. C. Set the background. D. Click publish. E. Give it a title. F. You DO NOT need to register on the website, if a box appears asking you to, just click NO THANKS. G. You should now have a page with html code – this needs to be copied and pasted into an email, so open up your email and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. H. I will share these with you!
Wallwisher• http://wallwisher.com/wall/samlunn• Go to the URL above• Give some feedback on today´s session and what you plan to do next• Tell me what went well and what could be even better next time
Other things to try today• sign up to twitter (and follow me, @spanishsam)• create a storybird• start your own blog with what you have learnt today• play some games on Zondle, MYLO, languagesonline or Oye/Zut/Gut• Make your own animated video using animoto or xtranormal
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