Google apps for the languages classroom

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Learn how to make a Google tour and also how to connect a video with a Google form to create an authentic listening activity.

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  • Welcome
  • Who am I?
  • Discuss – pros and consThink > pair > share
  • I am going to show you how to create two activities for students that have worked in my French classroom because they are:multi-modal – writing, speaking and viewing/listening, comprehensionPersonalised - Collaborative – students can work together or alone with little or more input from the teacherInteractive – highly engaging and interesting. Amazing things can be achieved with student-created content or simply self-paced learningFree – all of this can be done for free
  • Google earth – intro to the app
  • Show a student’s finished tour – explain how it was used within the unit of workWhat better way to explore the country of the target language than to be there virtually!
  • Take time to reflect on how this could be used in your own classroom
  • Reference Leanne Smith for the originalidea
  • What other things could be search for authentic listening/viewing material?
  • Explain that you need a Google account to access Google Drive
  • Google apps for the languages classroom

    1. 1. Google Apps for the Languages Classroom #afmlta13
    2. 2. Contact Details Fiona Boughey St Paul’s Grammar School @FionaR_B Fiona.Boughey@stpauls.nsw.edu.au frenchclassroom.wordpress.com
    3. 3. Why Google? Multi-modal Personalised Collaborative Interactive Free
    4. 4. Google Earth Tours Tours are a guided experience where you fly from one location to another, view terrain and content and look around as you wish. You can create tours that record your exact navigation in the 3D window and even add audio. You can then share these tours with other Google Earth users http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=148174
    5. 5. Use the search box to find the starting point you want.
    6. 6. Zoom in or out and change the aspect until your are happy with how it looks. Click on the yellow pin to add a placemark and name it.
    7. 7. Continue the above steps until you have the amount of places you want for the tour.
    8. 8. Double click on your first place to go back to the start. Click on the record tour button
    9. 9. Start recording the tour, double click on each new place in the left-hand “Places” box to zoom to the next place. Just record Record with voice
    10. 10. Save the tour and right-click to email it for sharing.
    11. 11. Personalise, motivate, time-mange Why use Google Apps?
    12. 12. Google Video + Forms = Authentic Listening/Viewing Activity Use Google forms to make a comprehension quiz about an authentic video in the target language. Students access everything online which means it can be done anywhere there is internet access. Results are easily viewed in a spreadsheet generated by the Google form.
    13. 13. Search using Google video – you will find more results Watch the video and write questions – multiple choice, short answer, gap-filling etc.
    14. 14. Optional – Find the embed code to paste into a wiki or blog.
    15. 15. Click to create a form in Google Drive
    16. 16. Enter in the questions you wrote for your video
    17. 17. Choose to share your form with a link (to email) or the embed code for blogs and wikis
    18. 18. Sharing with Students The simplest way to share is to give students the link to the video and to the form, the idea is that they watch the video and answer the questions at their own pace.  Optionally, embedding both the video and the Google form into a wiki or blog make the activity more streamlined and easy to share. But this does require a deeper knowledge of how blogs and wikis work.  Here is an example of one I did with a class earlier.
    19. 19. What next?  Please contact me or speak to me during the conference and I would be happy to walk you through the ideas presented today.  I hope the handouts provide you with something to take home and investigate.  Fiona Boughey  St Paul’s Grammar School  @FionaR_B  Fiona.Boughey@stpauls.nsw.edu.au  frenchclassroom.wordpress.com

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