Texts correction using microsof word tools

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Texts correction using microsof word tools

  1. 1. TEXTS CORRECTION USING MICROSOFT WORD TOOLS By Isabel Higueras, Anna López & Sílvia Milian Sharing Experiences to Strengthen our Teaching Practices ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  2. 2. ÍNDEX <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Revision toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Resources to improve writing </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  3. 3. 1. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Our teaching practice consists in correcting students’ essays by means of Microsoft Word revision tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s have a look at it! </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  4. 4. 2. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>To spend less time correcting texts. </li></ul><ul><li>To help students to reflect on their mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>To motivate them to write more and better. </li></ul><ul><li>To get them familiar with Microsoft Word , spelling correctors and online dictionaries. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  5. 5. 3. REVISION TOOLBAR: <ul><li>The revision toolbar serves to add text or audio comments without changing the original text. </li></ul><ul><li>To activate it, click on “Ver”  Barra de herramientas”  “Revisión” . </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  6. 6. Example: ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  7. 7. 3.1 Text comments <ul><li>Select the text where you want to insert a comment. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, click on the button “insertar comentario” in the revision toolbar: </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  8. 8. <ul><li>Then a bubble appears for you to write: </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  9. 9. <ul><li>Write your comments here, inside the bubble. </li></ul><ul><li>Add as many bubbles as you like. </li></ul><ul><li>You can move from one bubble to another to modify it. </li></ul><ul><li>Finish your correction and save. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  10. 10. The final result: <ul><li>When we print it, bubbles are visible on the right margin of the document. Our corrected version looks clear, attractive and professional. Students love it! </li></ul><ul><li>Look at these two samples! </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
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  13. 13. 3.2 Audio comments <ul><li>Select the text where you want to add an audio comment. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the button “insertar voz” in the revision toolbar: </li></ul><ul><li>Then, it automatically opens a small window called “imagen de sonido”, which allows us to record our voice for 60 seconds. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  14. 14. Example: ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  15. 15. <ul><li>Record your voice here. </li></ul><ul><li>Add as many audio comments as you like. </li></ul><ul><li>Finish your correction and save. </li></ul><ul><li>The student has to double click on the audio icon to listen to your comments. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  16. 16. The final result: <ul><li>This system is not so popular among students, since they haven’t got access to the teacher’s comments when they print the document. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at it! </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
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  18. 18. 4. CLASSROOM IMPLEMENTATION <ul><li>By e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>By Moodle </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  19. 19. 5. RESOURCES <ul><li>Resources to improve writing: </li></ul><ul><li>First contacts with the keyboard: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www. artypist.com/page=tutor.practice/lesson=1/exercise=2/lang=ca </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.programas-gratis.net/b/mecanografia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spelling correctors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://yo.mundivia.es/jcnieto/ortografia-corrector.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:/www.microsoft.com/spain/empresas/demos/ortografia_word.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://estudiargratisl.com.ar/word/curso.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dictionaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/teachersite/oald7/? cc=global </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:/dictionary.cambridge.org/default.asp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:www.ldoceonline.com </li></ul></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  20. 20. 6. CONCLUSION <ul><li>ADVANTAGES: </li></ul><ul><li>Clear, practical and fast way to correct students’ essays. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps teachers to save time. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps students to reflect on their mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Paper saving. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  21. 21. <ul><li>Since we use this correction system, our students give us more and better essays. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  22. 22. <ul><li>So, it would be hard for us to come back to the traditional system: red pen and paper. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  23. 23. <ul><li>Texts Correction Using Microsoft Word Tools could be put into practice in CEIPs, IES and CFAs. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  24. 24. <ul><li>Although it is a very slight improvement, it is new to many teachers. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  25. 25. <ul><li>And, because of this, we want to share this experience to strengthen our teaching practice. </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat
  26. 26. <ul><li>THE END </li></ul>ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES El Prat del Llobregat

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