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Top 2 ICT hints for MLF

  1. 1. My top 7 fluffy ICT hints [email_address] – where all of today’s presentations will be available to download
  2. 2. <ul><li>First, important things to know... </li></ul><ul><li>I AM NOT AN ICT EXPERT!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am a Spanish teacher, who was taught how to use PowerPoint 4 years ago. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I do not know how the Internet works, I just push buttons, especially the back button when things go wrong. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>First, important things to know... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2) The ideas that I pass on in this session are not... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completely comprehensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They will not destroy your life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3) No notes needed- will be on </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. “ If school is to be a truly rewarding experience for today’s students, it must be relevant to them.” Connected magazine, Learning and teaching Scotland
  5. 5. 1 blag a blog
  6. 6. What is a blog?!?!?! <ul><li>Blog= web log </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditionally used as an online diary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A typical blog combines a variety of media forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key element is huge increase in interactivity- INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY. </li></ul></ul>Blogging
  7. 7. <ul><li>Who uses blogs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers for motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers for reflections / to share ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (Neil Jones, resources) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (Jose Picardo, ideas) </li></ul></ul>Blogging
  8. 8. <ul><li>What can we actually use a blog for?!?! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing pupils’ work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing pupils’ videos etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing Assessment for Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing self-evaluation </li></ul></ul>Blogging
  9. 9. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Motivation - make the world your classroom wall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning no longer confined to exercise books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the audience for work which goes into an exercise book? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truly global perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be demonstrated by visitors maps on blogs </li></ul></ul></ul>Blogging
  10. 10. The last 100 visitors to the Spanish blog
  11. 11. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased motivation- will be viewed by more than just the teacher </li></ul></ul>Blogging
  12. 12. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pupils constantly reading and re-reading each other’s work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for dissemination of good ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows free choice of which sections to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aids pupil independence </li></ul></ul>Blogging
  13. 13. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupil and teacher generated podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking tests / exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>=learning opportunity rather than just an assessment opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- can be done in the form of vokis, podcasts etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a platform for pupil-made videos </li></ul></ul>Blogging
  14. 14. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To podcasts (on the blog or via links) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To videos (pupil created, music, adverts, football commentaries etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To peers’ work </li></ul></ul>Blogging
  15. 15. Why use blogs? <ul><li>Assessment for Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment function allows peer assessment using “Two Stars and a Wish formula” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>= 2 positive elements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>+ 1 element to work at next time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-assessment as pupils comment on their own work and thus self target set. </li></ul></ul>Blogging
  16. 16. Music video - great cultural input - an interesting homework to find body parts/ weather types - Year 8 pupils were mostly humming the song round school for next few days Ideas for use… Blogging
  17. 17. Pupil-made videos - high level of motivation - Provides for easy review of work which might otherwise be lost Blogging
  18. 18. <ul><li>Year 8 wrote Guess Who style self-descriptions </li></ul><ul><li>For next homework, pupils read the descriptions and left a comment saying who they were </li></ul>Blogging
  19. 19. <ul><li>Who provides the blog facility? </li></ul><ul><li>TypePad - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easiest for inserting fun stuff (provider that I use) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogger - </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs - </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress - </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many more… </li></ul>Blogging
  20. 20. To learn about further tools to complement blogs <ul><li> - embedding .ppt </li></ul><ul><li> - uploading pupil videos easily </li></ul>Blogging
  21. 21. Frequently Asked Questions <ul><li>Won’t it all take ages? </li></ul><ul><li>Will anyone actually look at the blog? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect will it have on my department? </li></ul><ul><li>What about Child Protection? </li></ul>Blogging
  22. 22. 2 podcasting
  23. 23. Podcasting What is a podcast? - effectively an audio file which is then put onto the Internet
  24. 24. Podcasting How have I used them? - Grammar series - role-play raps - pupil recordings - pupil grammar explanations
  25. 25. Podcasting Grammar series created to help reinforce grammar learning OUTSIDE of the classroom - responding to a request by a pupil - FANTASTIC for audio learners
  26. 26. Podcasting Role-play raps Created to strenghten knowledge of key role-play scenarios - each set to a different musical style to aid recognition
  27. 27. Podcasting Pupil grammar explanations - benefit of explaining to others - need for script - peer assessment on podcasts - minimal teacher input, maximum output - pupils then have an immediate revision tool
  28. 28. Podcasting <ul><li>Sounds hard, but isn’t! </li></ul><ul><li>Record podcast... </li></ul>
  29. 29. Podcasting How to record a podcast... 1) Recording material
  30. 30. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul>
  31. 31. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul>
  32. 32. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul>
  33. 33. Podcasting <ul><li>How to record a podcast... </li></ul><ul><li>Recording material </li></ul><ul><li>Audacity for PCs- </li></ul><ul><li>+ LAME FE </li></ul><ul><li>(allows you to export as MP3) </li></ul><ul><li>OR Garageband for Macs </li></ul>
  34. 34. Easy way to change volume levels Highlight sections then delete Podcasting
  35. 35. To finish the podcast, export as MP3… Podcasting
  36. 36. <ul><li>Podcasts as listening materials... </li></ul><ul><li>Coffee Break Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>-excellent topic explanations </li></ul><ul><li>2) Notes In Spain </li></ul><ul><li>- come with supporting materials </li></ul><ul><li>- based around topics effecting life in Spain </li></ul>Podcasting
  37. 37. <ul><li>Podcasts as listening materials... </li></ul><ul><li>3) Elliot school podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>- KS5 topics, with exercises </li></ul>Podcasting
  38. 38. For more info… (where this presentation will be available to download) [email_address]