Ict In The Lote Classroom Tobias Bockholt

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ICT in the LOTE classroom - What works for me?
This is a presentation on a couple of Web 2.0 applications, their usage and their limitations.
Voki, Wordle and Tagxedo, Google Docs and Google Maps. Enjoy!

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Ict In The Lote Classroom Tobias Bockholt

  1. 1. TOBIAS BOCKHOLT<br />LOTE AND ESL TEACHER AT CROYDON SECONDARY COLLEGE<br />ICT IN THE LOTE CLASSROOM – WHAT WORKS FOR ME?<br />
  2. 2. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />General<br />What criteria needs to be met?<br />Easy to use [for teacher and student]<br />Freely available<br />Quick <br />Shareable and embeddable<br />Motivating / Fun<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  3. 3. Things that work for me...<br />Google Documents<br />Google Maps<br />Wordle<br />Voki<br />
  4. 4. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Voki<br />What is Voki?<br />Voki enables me to create customisable, <br />speaking avatars that can be ‘taught’ to <br />speak short phrases in any LOTE by either<br />typing or recording text.<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  5. 5. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Voki<br />Why and when do I use Voki?<br />Vokis can be used to practise pronunciation,<br />to start a class [attention], for digital <br />portfolios or simply as a gap filler.<br />They motivate students to participate, improve <br />their comprehension and nourish creativity.<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  6. 6. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />VokiHow do I use Voki?<br />go to www.voki.com<br />get an account<br />choose your design<br />go!<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  7. 7. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Voki<br />Limitations of Voki?<br />You’ve got to play a little with the different<br />voices and dialects before you get it right.<br />You can only watch them online. <br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  8. 8. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Wordle<br />What is Wordle?<br />A free Java application that converts text<br />into a visual word cloud. Frequently used<br />[meaningful] words are displayed in bigger<br />font size. <br />The images can be edited<br />[color/font/layout/language]<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  9. 9. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Wordle<br />Why and when do I use Wordle?<br />Wordle can be used prior to students<br />reading a text. It draws attention to<br />important words and helps to predict<br />the content of the text. <br />I have also used it for creative writing. <br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
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  13. 13. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Wordle<br />How do I use Wordle?<br />Select a text or wordlist, <br />go to www.wordle.net<br />enter the text <br />Wordlecreates word cloud<br />customise your design<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  14. 14. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Wordle<br />Limitations of Wordle?<br />The Java application may take a little time <br />to generate the word cloud. <br />Other than that I have found no further <br />drawbacks.<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  15. 15. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Tagxedo<br />What is Tagxedo?<br />Tagxedois another Web 2.0 application that<br />does similar things to Wordle, however, it<br />adds a shape feature that is absolutely<br />amazing !<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
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  17. 17. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Documents<br />What is Google Docs?<br />Google Docs is a free online version of<br />MS word, Excel and Powerpoint.<br />It enables collaborative writing and editing.<br />In addition it features forms in which surveys<br />and tests can be generated. <br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  18. 18. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Documents<br />When and why do I use Google Docs?<br />Google Docs is faster and more direct than <br />other file sharing applications <br />[eg: wikis, studywiz,…].Students know how to use MS Office.<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  19. 19. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Documents<br />When and why do I use Google Docs?<br />Tasks could include<br /> collaboratively writing a text<br /> sharing vocabulary lists<br /> correcting mistakes<br /> ‘pimping up’ a text [adj./adv.]<br /> creating presentations<br /> Tests and surveys<br /> …<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  20. 20. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Documents<br />How do I use Google Docs?<br />Get a free Google account<br />Go to documents<br />Create or upload a new file<br />Share with contacts from Mail account<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
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  25. 25. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Documents<br />New features in Google Docs?<br />Drawings and Forms<br />Let’s havea look<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  26. 26. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Maps<br />What is Google Maps?<br />Google Maps is an online world map that <br />combines satellite images, maps, information <br />photos and videos. For some countries it even offers a virtual, <br />interactive walk [street view].<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  27. 27. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Maps<br />When and why do I use Google Maps?<br />Google Maps offers tools to edit maps,<br />find out routes and directions.<br />Students are familiar with the application <br />and are highly motivated to use it. <br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  28. 28. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Maps<br />Possible tasks:Getting and giving directions[describing a route/talking about what <br />you see/finding alternative routes]Creating maps and adding points of interest <br />[city guide/sights/…]<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  29. 29. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Maps<br />How do I use Google Maps?<br />Get a Google account<br />Go to maps<br />Experiment !<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  30. 30. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Google Maps<br />Limitations of Google Maps?<br />Google Maps is sometimes slow<br />issues with saving routes<br />Streetview is not available for all countries<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
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  35. 35. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />Also in the toolbox<br />Wikispaces[platform to share works]<br />Quizlet[great for vocab work]<br />Skype[for video calls to native speakers]<br />Glogster[still to be explored]<br />Voicethread[can barely put it in words]<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
  36. 36. ICT in the LOTE classroom – What works for me?<br />What’s left to say?<br />Thank you very much <br />for listening !<br />Tobias Bockholt<br />
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