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Technology Tools In The Classroom


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Created for my EFL 537 class. It is an introduction to some techgnology tools that I find useful.

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Technology Tools In The Classroom

  1. 1. Technology Tools in the Classroom Chantel Bonner June 7, 2008
  2. 2. Jing <ul><li>Jing is a free program that allows you to create screencasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of writing instructions explaining how to do something on the computer, you can take pictures of you screen and add arrows and text to it. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also create videos that you can narrate! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jing screenshot <ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Audacity <ul><li>Audacity is a free audio recording device. It allows you to edit recordings and has a variety of editing options. You are also able to convert your recordings to MP3 files so that they can be uploaded. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: For both Audacity and Jing screencasts, a microphone is required. These can be purchased for under $20. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Audacity screenshot <ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hot Potatoes <ul><li>Hot Potatoes allows you to create interactive online activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities include multiple-choice, short-answer, crosswords, matching, gap-fill, and jumbled sentences. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hot Potatoes cont. <ul><li>Hot Potatoes is free of charge to anyone working for a publicly funded, non-profit educational institution (Visit the site for more information). </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. Moodle <ul><li>For the adventurous! </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to Blackboard. Teachers are able to create student accounts and manage the site. This is an active site that requires constant maintenance. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Moodle cont. <ul><li>Teachers can add chat rooms, forums, student blogs, and online quizzes. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can make the site accessible by approved usernames and passwords and have total control over who can access the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit for more information. </li></ul>