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Free Your Mind And Your Class Will Follow : Using Blogs And Podcasts In The MFL Classroom

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Free Your Mind And Your Class Will Follow : Using Blogs And Podcasts In The MFL Classroom

  1. 1. “ “Creative adaptation” is also a crucial aspect of teaching.The ability to mediate policy through a clear understanding of learning is what often sets good teachers apart form those others who consistently resist or passively adopt new initiatives.” Debbie Myhill, University of Exeter, Jan 2008 1
  2. 2. Blogs and Podcasts Free your mind and your class will follow 2
  3. 3. WA(n)LT • what are blogs and podcasts • not how to blog and how to podcast • reasons to use blogs and make podcasts • some resources available to help you blog and podcast • some examples 3
  4. 4. WI(n)LF • your curiosity to be piqued • go away and look into some of the ideas • try...and possibly fail • thinking that blogs and podcasts are some kind of panacea 4
  5. 5. “The new KS3 Curriculum is an invitation to be bold” Kathy Wicksteed, Language World 2008 “If you are not prepared to be wrong you will never produce anything original.” Sir Ken Robinson 5
  6. 6. Blogs Literacy outcomes for Scottish A Curriculum for Excellence: Definition of “texts” novels, short stories, plays, poems, reference texts, the spoken word, charts, maps, graphs and timetables, advertisements, promotional leaflets, comics, newspapers and magazines, CVs, letters and email , films, games and TV programmes, labels, signs and posters, recipes, manuals and instructions, reports and reviews,text messages , blogs andsocial networking sites , web sites, catalogues and directories 6
  7. 7. Audience 7
  8. 8. Purpose 8
  9. 9. Motivation 9
  10. 10. Communication 10
  11. 11. Reflection 11
  12. 12. Safe 12
  13. 13. Literacy 13
  14. 14. Share 14
  15. 15. Collaborate 15
  16. 16. Resource 16
  17. 17. Tool (for reflection) 17
  18. 18. Formative Assessment 18
  19. 19. Blogging Platforms 19
  20. 20. ? internet audio broadcast personal audio PODCAST video player download digital recording 20
  21. 21. podcast iPod broadcast 21
  22. 22. “Why (Worry)?” - Rebecca (Becky/Bex) 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. Target Language 24
  25. 25. Access for all 25
  26. 26. Engage 26
  27. 27. 21st Century Communication 27
  28. 28. Creativity 28
  29. 29. Four Skills 29
  30. 30. Ownership 30
  31. 31. Authentic Audience 31
  32. 32. Higher Level Thinking 32
  33. 33. Cooperative Work 33
  34. 34. 21st Century Communication 34
  35. 35. Breakdown Classroom Walls 35
  36. 36. Formative Assessment 36
  37. 37. A Curriculum for Excellence 37
  38. 38. KS3 National Curriculum 38
  39. 39. Successful learners 39
  40. 40. Confident Individuals 40
  41. 41. Responsible Citizens 41
  42. 42. Effective Contributors 42
  43. 43. 43
  44. 44. Audio Creation 44
  45. 45. Audacity 45
  46. 46. Mixcraft 46
  47. 47. Utterli 47
  48. 48. gcast / gabcast 48
  49. 49. podomatic 49
  50. 50. voicethread 50
  51. 51. voki 51
  52. 52. Read The Words 52
  53. 53. Listen and Write 53
  54. 54. “Luminous Idea” - Tiago Daniel Ideas 54
  55. 55. Vocabulary Guide 55
  56. 56. Verb Drill 56
  57. 57. Pronunciation Practice 57
  58. 58. Grammar Explanations 58
  59. 59. Songs / Poems 59
  60. 60. Exam Practice 60
  61. 61. Guided Tour 61
  62. 62. Radio Show 62
  63. 63. Conversations with FLA 63
  64. 64. “Creativity is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” - Sir Ken Robinson - 64
  65. 65. To download the pdf / powerpoint version and listen to me again via a slidecast visit: http://thegordonschools.typepad.co.uk/asu This presentation (including audio and video recordings but excluding photographs) has been produced under Creative Commons License: attribution-non-commercial 2.5 UK: Scotland 65
  66. 66. Photo Credits All photos found on Flickr with a Creative Commons Licence ❖Audience - “Human Texture 2” - by Iguana Jo ❖Purpose - “Moleskine” - by Biché© ❖Motivation - “Company Vision” - by mondopiccolo ❖Communication - “Day 3” - by viernullvier ❖Reflection - “Melancholyʼs Warm Embrace” - by Andrew Mason ❖Literacy - “Infant Literacy” - by Pig Sty Avenue ❖Safe - “HHM Safe Co.” - by sigma. ❖Share - “Sharing Secrets” - by Kevin Steele ❖Collaborate - “STOP Collaborate and Listen” - by matt.ohara ❖Resource - “Ride to the Windmills” - by Harshad Sharma ❖Tool - “Screwdriver” - by baboon™ 66
  67. 67. ❖Why? - “Why (Worry)?” - Rebecca (Becky/Bex) ❖Communicate - “Communicate” - ob1left ❖Target Language - “Passing Target” - pbo31 ❖Access for All “Wheelchair Access Nightlife” - hfabulous ❖Engaged - “So Engaged” - Timoni ❖21st Century Communication - “Naranbat & Nomingoo” - DickStock ❖Creativity - “16/04/2007: Is Education Crippling Creativity?” - Djenan ❖Four Skills - “Listen to ME!” - Orange Beard ❖Ownership - “Mine” - Jim Frazier ❖Audience - “Human Texture 2” - Iguana Jo ❖Higher Level Thinking - “Thinking” - johnathan.gill ❖Cooperative Work - “Collaboration” - yuan2003 ❖ Breakdown the Classroom Walls - “Classroom” - Inx ❖Formative Assessment - “Formative Assessment through Blogging” - edublogger 67
  68. 68. ❖A Curriculum for Excellence - “Curriculum for Excellence” - Scran ❖Successful Learners - “Your Success, Our Committment” - Pierofix ❖Confident Individuals - “Cocky or Confident” - PhotoFusion ❖Responsible Citizens - “Responsibility” - Nosha ❖Effective Contributors - “Effective Contributors” - edublogger ❖Tick Button” - Webdesign-guru.co.uk 68
  69. 69. ❖Audio Creation - “Tractor DJ setup” - by sonicwalker ❖Ideas - “Luminous Ideas” - by Tiago Daniel ❖Vocabulary Guides - “Playing Cards for learning German Vocabulary” - by Kaleissin ❖Verb Drills - “Verbs” - by Worldmegan ❖Pronunciation Practice - “Pronunciation Guide” - by super-structure ❖Grammar Explanations“Bad Grammar = No Girlfriend” - by Gez D ❖Songs / Poems - “Song Sparrow” - by Doug Greenberg ❖Exam Practice - “Day 23 - Exam Hall” - by Jackhynes ❖Guided Tour - “Tour Guide” - by tavallai ❖Radio Shows - “ipod radio” - by fatcontroller ❖Conversations with FLA - “conversations_silhouettes_id228513_size450 - by b_d_solis 69

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