Greenwich Development Center  Easy Ways to Use Multi Media Euler França
Why Use Special Activities? <ul><li>Special activities are fun for students; therefore, they are great motivators. </li></...
More Reasons for Special Activities <ul><li>Special activities can be the final result of a small group project. </li></ul...
The Benefits of Word Games <ul><li>Students improve language skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to concentrate. </li...
Useful Equipment for Multi Media Classes
<ul><li> Tape recorders vs Cd players; </li></ul><ul><li>better sound quality; </li></ul><ul><li>easier finding tracks. <...
<ul><li>   Computers </li></ul><ul><li>current craze among children, teens and adults; </li></ul><ul><li>CD Roms (softwar...
Using PowerPoint for Teaching
Why use PowerPoint? <ul><li>To cue your classroom presentations and activities </li></ul><ul><li>To create an electronic v...
Cueing a Classroom Presentation with PowerPoint <ul><li>It’s like using a blackboard, but more attractive. </li></ul><ul><...
Importing Multimedia <ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Charts </li></ul><...
Using the Internet
What´s the “Net”? <ul><li>It´s an international network of computers which makes it possible to share information between ...
Comparing... <ul><li>The Internet = highway </li></ul><ul><li>Information = passenger </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail,ICQ, www, a...
Why use the Internet in class? <ul><li>Experimental learning; </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation; </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced stu...
<ul><li>“  Teachers are not the only source of information anymore, ,but act as facilitators so that students can actively...
What should I do now? <ul><li>Now, please go and learn how to create slide shows on:  www.snaparific.com/classes/powerpoin...
More activities with audios, films and computer files
Audio File  A matter ofchance Chapter 1: The roof-tile <ul><li>Before listening </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul...
<ul><li>The roof-tile fell.  </li></ul><ul><li>After two or three hundred years of rain, ice, snow, wind and sun, the roof...
Discussion topic: Have you ever heard of someone who was killed hit by a roof-tile in Brazil? What about hit by falling co...
 
DVD - Mr. Bean <ul><li>Basic Students </li></ul><ul><li>Where is he? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s he doing ? </li></ul><ul><li...
DVD - Mr. Bean <ul><li>Intermediate Students </li></ul><ul><li>Where has he been waiting for? </li></ul><ul><li>Where had ...
DVD - Mr. Bean <ul><li>Advanced Students </li></ul><ul><li>What would Mr. Bean give his eyeteeth for in this episode? </li...
Video Activity on “Joy Ride”  <ul><li>Where does the story take place? </li></ul><ul><li>When is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How...
Web Site Links <ul><li>www. sitesforteachers .com </li></ul><ul><li>www.script-o- rama .com </li></ul><ul><li>www.lyrics.c...
Food for thought <ul><li>“  Technology will not replace teachers. Teachers who use technology will probably replace those ...
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  1. 1. Greenwich Development Center Easy Ways to Use Multi Media Euler França
  2. 2. Why Use Special Activities? <ul><li>Special activities are fun for students; therefore, they are great motivators. </li></ul><ul><li>Special activities allow students to explore a topic in more depth. </li></ul><ul><li>Special activities offer students an opportunity to experience customs of another culture. </li></ul>
  3. 3. More Reasons for Special Activities <ul><li>Special activities can be the final result of a small group project. </li></ul><ul><li>Special activities may be directed to a variety of learning styles/intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>Special activities can be used as a reward—a goal for students to strive toward. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Benefits of Word Games <ul><li>Students improve language skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to concentrate. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to follow directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to see relationships between words. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to compare and categorize words. </li></ul><ul><li>Word games are inexpensive to prepare. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Useful Equipment for Multi Media Classes
  6. 6. <ul><li> Tape recorders vs Cd players; </li></ul><ul><li>better sound quality; </li></ul><ul><li>easier finding tracks. </li></ul><ul><li> VCRs vs DVD players </li></ul><ul><li>better image and sound quality; </li></ul><ul><li>subtitles in the aimed language; </li></ul><ul><li>easier finding tracks, forwarding and rewinding scenes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li> Computers </li></ul><ul><li>current craze among children, teens and adults; </li></ul><ul><li>CD Roms (softwares); </li></ul><ul><li>useful file extentions: *.mp3, *.pdf, *.doc; </li></ul><ul><li>useful programs: Powerpoint, Word, Acrobat Reader, Winamp, Radlight, etc.; </li></ul><ul><li>the Internet: downloads, emails, ICQs, chat rooms, pictures, videos, etc; </li></ul><ul><li>the Internet: homepages </li></ul>
  8. 8. Using PowerPoint for Teaching
  9. 9. Why use PowerPoint? <ul><li>To cue your classroom presentations and activities </li></ul><ul><li>To create an electronic version of your lectures </li></ul><ul><li>To incorporate pictures, sounds, video, graphs, tables, etc. into a single media </li></ul><ul><li>To organize your materials and ideas </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cueing a Classroom Presentation with PowerPoint <ul><li>It’s like using a blackboard, but more attractive. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s like a slide show, but more elegant. </li></ul><ul><li>You can go forward, backward or select slides out of sequence as needed. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Importing Multimedia <ul><li>Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Web site links </li></ul><ul><li>Other Objects </li></ul><ul><li>If it’s digitized, you can use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Imported multimedia become a permanent part of the slides you create. </li></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting may be necessary. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Using the Internet
  13. 13. What´s the “Net”? <ul><li>It´s an international network of computers which makes it possible to share information between the various computers in various ways. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Comparing... <ul><li>The Internet = highway </li></ul><ul><li>Information = passenger </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail,ICQ, www, and other systems = vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Site URL, e-mail address, ICQ# = destination </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why use the Internet in class? <ul><li>Experimental learning; </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation; </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced student achievement; </li></ul><ul><li>Greater interaction; </li></ul><ul><li>Individualization; </li></ul><ul><li>Global understanding; </li></ul><ul><li>Students who surf the Web are READING. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>“ Teachers are not the only source of information anymore, ,but act as facilitators so that students can actively interpret and organize the information they are given, fitting it into prior knowledge.” </li></ul><ul><li>Dole, et al., 1991 </li></ul>
  17. 17. What should I do now? <ul><li>Now, please go and learn how to create slide shows on: www.snaparific.com/classes/powerpoint/shortppp/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Bring us your drafts, newborn ideas or sophisticated plans. We want to help you design SLIDESHOWS THAT ROCK! </li></ul><ul><li>Contact [email_address] </li></ul>
  18. 18. More activities with audios, films and computer files
  19. 19. Audio File A matter ofchance Chapter 1: The roof-tile <ul><li>Before listening </li></ul><ul><li>What happened? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>When did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>How did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>Who had a problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did it happen? </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>The roof-tile fell. </li></ul><ul><li>After two or three hundred years of rain, ice, snow, wind and sun, the roof-tile fell... </li></ul><ul><li>...from its place, down into the street of the old town. </li></ul><ul><li>... and hit my wife in the middle of her head. </li></ul><ul><li>... killing her instantly. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Discussion topic: Have you ever heard of someone who was killed hit by a roof-tile in Brazil? What about hit by falling coconuts?
  22. 23. DVD - Mr. Bean <ul><li>Basic Students </li></ul><ul><li>Where is he? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s he doing ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s standing there with him? </li></ul><ul><li>Did he help the blindman (anytime)? </li></ul><ul><li>Did he take the bus (afterwards)? </li></ul>
  23. 24. DVD - Mr. Bean <ul><li>Intermediate Students </li></ul><ul><li>Where has he been waiting for? </li></ul><ul><li>Where had he been before he came back to the bus stop? </li></ul><ul><li>Who had been waiting for the bus with him before the blindman came over? </li></ul><ul><li>Has he helped the blindman? </li></ul><ul><li>Has he finally taken the bus? </li></ul>
  24. 25. DVD - Mr. Bean <ul><li>Advanced Students </li></ul><ul><li>What would Mr. Bean give his eyeteeth for in this episode? </li></ul><ul><li>Has the young lady flown off the handle anytime with him? </li></ul><ul><li>Has he eavesdropped on people´s conversation when queueing? </li></ul><ul><li>Has he thrown in the towel anytime? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was he back to square one at the end of the episode? </li></ul>
  25. 26. Video Activity on “Joy Ride” <ul><li>Where does the story take place? </li></ul><ul><li>When is it? </li></ul><ul><li>How many people are involved? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do some people shout? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the scene about? </li></ul><ul><li>What genre is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Describe your scene. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Web Site Links <ul><li>www. sitesforteachers .com </li></ul><ul><li>www.script-o- rama .com </li></ul><ul><li>www.lyrics.com </li></ul><ul><li>www. english -zone.com </li></ul><ul><li>www. beaumont -publishing.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>www. garfield .com </li></ul>
  27. 28. Food for thought <ul><li>“ Technology will not replace teachers. Teachers who use technology will probably replace those who do not.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ray Clifford </li></ul>

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