ICT Resources for an ESL classroom


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A brief set of notes on a range of resources to use in an ESL classroom.

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ICT Resources for an ESL classroom

  1. 1. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011MALTEDMalted is a free tool provided by the Ministry of Education to design interactive didacticlessons for languages.How can I start using Malted in my classroom?Just go to the site and choose the level you teach, for example, let’s imagine you are a Primaryteacher, so you click on and choose the level you need.Let’s imagine you need First Year, just click on and surf all the lessonsavailable. When you’ve decided which one you’d like to see, just click on and you’ll beable to work with it online. The example below shows the lesson entitled The Hungry Ants.Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 1
  2. 2. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011You can surf around it to know it well, and then use it with your students. One of theadvantages of these lessons is that they include tasks for all the skills: reading, writing,listening and speaking, since students can even record their own voice, save it and then youcan collect the recordings later and assess them.Apart from viewing the lessons online, you can also download them to your computer andwork on them locally so that you don’t depend on your internet connection, it’s easy. Let’s goback to the lessons for First Year, Primary Education and click on Download.Then, scroll up or down and click on . It will take straight to theinstructions on how to download this lesson on your computer. Just follow the steps.Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 2
  3. 3. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011Click on AQUÍ and then, when a new window opens, click on ABRIR.The download and installation of the lesson will start, just keep clicking on Next until youfinish.Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 3
  4. 4. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011When you are ready, Click on Start:Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 4
  5. 5. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011The blue bar will show you the progress.When it’s finished, just click on Create direct access to your desktop if you like and finally, clickon Finish.Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 5
  6. 6. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011You will then see the on your desktop; just double click on it to open it, and this iswhat you will find:Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 6
  7. 7. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011This is the whole structure of all the materials available from Malted. This structure is onlydownloaded once, the first time you download a lesson from the web; then, the more lessonsyou download, the more you’ll build up on this structure, the more materials will be added.The example you’ve just downloaded, The Hungry Ants, is part of the didactic units for PrimaryEducation, so in order to open it locally in your computer, you’ll have to click on and you’ll open the differentways the units are offered, either depending on the level they belong to, ,or on the European Framework, . The more units you download, the moreyou’ll see under these divisions. If you click, for instance, on , this is whatyou will find:Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 7
  8. 8. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011Obviously it is The Hungry Ants, the lesson you’ve just downloaded. Now you can work with itlocally and you can also have a look at the Teacher’s Notes for it ; you don’t have to worryabout your internet connection any more.Apart from the lessons themselves, Malted also offers you other extra printable classroomresources, which extend the work with the interactive lessons and allow you to assess yourstudents’ work. Just surf around Recursos aula on Malted web and find those you need to use.Other sites to learn more about Maltedhttp://recursostic.educacion.es/blogs/malted/index.phphttp://recursostic.educacion.es/malted/web/curso_malted_basico/index.htmhttp://recursostic.educacion.es/malted/web/curso_malted_avanzado/index.htmhttp://recursostic.educacion.es/malted/web/malted_aula/Malted_en_el_aula/entrada_al_curso.htmhttp://recursostic.educacion.es/malted/web/documentos/tutorial/Tutorial_Malted/index.htmlhttp://recursostic.educacion.es/malted/web/documentos/pautas_pedagogicas_web/index.htmMª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 8
  9. 9. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011VOXOPOPVoxopop is a free online tool to create talkgroups, either public or private, and get yourstudents talking.How can I start using Voxopop in my classroom?First, sign up and surf the public talkgroups around so as to understand how it works. Then,create your first talkgroup by clicking on and set your privacy settings. Oncein, record your first message, let your students know that they are going to use a talkgroup todiscuss various topics, send out invitation, establish dates for the debates, let them discuss,assess them and keep it up. The only thing you’ll need is a micro, the recorded is embedded.See below some pictures of a sample private talkgroup:Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 9
  10. 10. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011VOKIVoki is a free place that allows you to create free speaking avatars and embed them on yourblog, web, online classroom and so on.How can I start using Voki in my classroom?First, register, confirm and log in. Then create your first voki:Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 10
  11. 11. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011You can also create a class account, just take into account that your students must be 13 orover to be able to have their own voki account, but if yours are younger, you can always createyour educational vokis and embed them in your blog.Further ideas to use Vokihttp://www.voki.com/voki_faq.php#4http://www.voki.com/lesson_plans.phpMORE RESOURCES TO USE ICT IN YOUR CLASSROOM  Create a school or class channel on Youtube. Sample channel: www.youtube.com/eoiluarca  Create an online TV set with Livestream. Sample live TV: http://www.livestream.com/eoiluarca  Publish online magazines, books, leaflets with Issuu. Sample publications: http://issuu.com/publicacioneseoiluarca  Create online glogs with Glogster. Sample glogs: o http://eoiluarca.edu.glogster.com/leer-en-la-eoi-de-luarca o http://eoiluarca.edu.glogster.com/concurso-marcapaginas2011/ o http://eoiluarca.edu.glogster.com/mercadillo-solidario-2011/ o http://eoiluarca.edu.glogster.com/cocina-cultura/  Create online wordgames with Wordle. Sample wordle: http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/2943875/Back_to_school_on_Monday_10_Januar y_2011Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 11
  12. 12. ICT RESOURCES FOR THE CLASSROOM 2011USEFUL LINKSFORVO: http://es.forvo.com/ All words pronounced.ELLLO: http://www.elllo.org/ Practising listening comprehension.LYRICS TRAINING: http://www.lyricstraining.com/ Learning with songs.PODCAST ALLEY: http://www.podcastalley.com/ Free Podcasts.PODOMATIC: http://www.podomatic.com/login Create, manage and share podcasts.WEBQUESTS: http://www.webquest.org/index.php Managing webquests.YAPPR: http://en.yappr.com/welcome/Welcome2.action Watch, listen and learnAGREGA: http://www.proyectoagrega.es/default/Inicio Bank of digital resources for allsubjects.TEACHER TUBE: http://teachertube.com/videoList.php?pg=featuredvideolist Youtube forteachers.PREZI: http://prezi.com/ Creating presentations.VOZME: http://vozme.com/index.php?lang=en From text to speech.Mª Jesús García San Martín. February – March 2011 12