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Using New Technologies toencourage Able, Gifted & TalentedPupil Autonomy
FotobabbleUpload a photo and add your audiocommentaryHere ’s an example (year 8 German)Ideal for topic work at any level
Go Animate / Domo Animatewww.verulamvle.typepad.com/7frenchwww.verulamvle.typepad.com/y8germanhttp://domo.goanimate.com/mo...
Domo Animate Or Dvolver• http://domo.goanimate.com/• free sign up. Animation creator• http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker• D...
Voki – talking avatar creator• Click the Borat sample. Text to speech, lots ofcharacters, voices and languages.Pupils writ...
ToondooInstead of a boring old writing task, the pupils could make a comic strip –Toondoo is one of the best with a large ...
Star Wars textCrawl creator• http://www.starwars.com/play/online-activities/crawl-creator/• input text & it turns into Sta...
Tagxedo / WordleGoogle: Tagxedo or WordleWebsite: http://www.wordle.net /Or http://www.tagxedo.comWhat it does: you paste ...
Popplethttp://popplet.com/app/index.php#/460907EasydiagramcreatorYou canincludeyoutubevideos
Easy prompterhttp://www.easyprompter.com/Paste text into the box and it turns into abroadcast-style autocueObama’s 2nd ina...
Zap readerHere’s some text to try:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are createdequal; that they are e...
Text to speech IM Translatorhttp://imtranslator.net/translate-and-speak/A clever site. Surrounded by adverts. A bit fiddly...
Lingro• Import a foreign language webpage address• each word becomes clickable• You can click on the word for the meaning ...
Flipcams etci-pad and Smartphone camerasPupils Film themselves & each otherCreate model Q & A’s for Speakingprep
Quizlet.com• Make your own flashcards• Or use existing sets – will generate games &tests from flashcards• Also classtools....
PreziAn alternative to Powerpoint.Here’s my Presentation on ‘AG&T - beyond GCSE’ imported from Powerpoint to Prezihttp://p...
Online voice recorders• AudiobooEasy Audio clip recorder- just click, record and send.Click the icon above to hear my samp...
Gap fill generatorhttp://random-idea-english.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/tools-gapfill-generator.htmlGoogle: random idea + Engl...
MyloWorth a look. Makes a change from BBC Bitesize, Kerboodle, Sam Learning etcetcSome free content.Some good self-access ...
Learn French TV5“7 jourssur la planète”http://www.tv5.org/TV5Site/7-jours/
Video scribe• Turns ordinary text into a visible hand writingthe text• The PC version is expensive but the i-pad Appis che...
ZondleUse sites like thisTo create vocab gamesAlsowww.classtools.netClasstools also containsFakebook and Twister
FakebookGoogle:classtools.netWebsite: www.classtools.netWhat it does:You can make a fake Facebook pagefor a celebrityIdeas...
Discovery Education - PuzzlemakerA great resource for makingvarious puzzlesUseful for vocab& keywordreinforcementLesson fi...
funny.pho.tophotoboxfodeyimagechefCaption generators
Graffiti creatorhttp://www.graffiticreator.net/use ‘wall texture’ backgrounds on thewhiteboard or from google images
One motion drum machinehttp://www.onemotion.com/flash/drum-machine/
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An overview of some good online tools to promote pupil autonomy in MFL. Motivating Able Gifted and Talented learners.

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Online tools to promote pupil autonomy in MFL

  1. 1. Using New Technologies toencourage Able, Gifted & TalentedPupil Autonomy
  2. 2. FotobabbleUpload a photo and add your audiocommentaryHere ’s an example (year 8 German)Ideal for topic work at any level
  3. 3. Go Animate / Domo Animatewww.verulamvle.typepad.com/7frenchwww.verulamvle.typepad.com/y8germanhttp://domo.goanimate.com/movie/0yTbSeR6_qf4/1Google: Go AnimateWebsite:http://domo.goanimate.com/What it does:Pupils can create animations and addspeech bubbles; select from a range ofcharacters, add props and backgroundsplus all sorts of effects to animate thecharacter. Free sign up required.Ideas for use in the classroomIllustrate a lesson pointTopic revisionA joke/ story/ dialogue etcExamples
  4. 4. Domo Animate Or Dvolver• http://domo.goanimate.com/• free sign up. Animation creator• http://www.dvolver.com/moviemaker• Dvolver is similar; less complex• Both allow you to input text but not speech• Pupils create short animations to teach/ showunderstanding of a topic• Ideal for dialogues and language topic work. They can emailthe link to you (or to a proxy set up by your netsupport )• Domo Animate samples here• and here’s a Dvolver movie just for you
  5. 5. Voki – talking avatar creator• Click the Borat sample. Text to speech, lots ofcharacters, voices and languages.Pupils write their own Voki to help them withtheir GCSE Speaking1 voki per question but an extended answer
  6. 6. ToondooInstead of a boring old writing task, the pupils could make a comic strip –Toondoo is one of the best with a large choice of objects props, characters andbackgrounds. It also allows multiple pages so pupils can make real comic books.Common Topics:SchoolTownHolidaysLeisureTV, Internet, gaming and film
  7. 7. Star Wars textCrawl creator• http://www.starwars.com/play/online-activities/crawl-creator/• input text & it turns into Star Wars titles +musicPure fun? Play and see how much they canremember;http://www.starwars.com/play/online-activities/crawl-creator/index.jsp?cs=33zbpsqmr4
  8. 8. Tagxedo / WordleGoogle: Tagxedo or WordleWebsite: http://www.wordle.net /Or http://www.tagxedo.comWhat it does: you paste text into a boxand it turns into a ‘word cloud’Tagxedo highlights the word when youhover the cursor over itIdeas for use in the classroomPupils could: guess the topicSpot words in a category e.g. verbsUse selected wordsWORDLETAGXEDO
  9. 9. Popplethttp://popplet.com/app/index.php#/460907EasydiagramcreatorYou canincludeyoutubevideos
  10. 10. Easy prompterhttp://www.easyprompter.com/Paste text into the box and it turns into abroadcast-style autocueObama’s 2nd inauguralspeech starts like this:Each time we gather toinaugurate a Presidentwe bear witness to theenduring strength ofour Constitution. Weaffirm the promise ofour democracy. Werecall that what bindsthis nation together isnot the colors of ourskin or the tenets of ourfaith or the origins ofour names. Whatmakes us exceptional --what makes usAmerican -- is ourallegiance to an ideaarticulated in adeclaration made morethan two centuries ago:“We hold these truthsto be self-evident, thatall men are createdequal; that they areendowed by theirCreator with certainunalienable rights; thatamong these are life,liberty, and the pursuitof happiness.”
  11. 11. Zap readerHere’s some text to try:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are createdequal; that they are endowed bytheir Creator with certainunalienable rights; that amongthese are life, liberty, and thepursuit of happiness.” www.zapreader.comSelect ‘Reader’Paste a bunch of text in to the boxHit ‘zap it’The page will display one word at a timeYou can adjust the speed and the number of wordsdisplayed at any one time (up to 5)Good for reading practice (phonics)Information recallTranslation / comprehensionPredict next wordRepeat/ recall last word
  12. 12. Text to speech IM Translatorhttp://imtranslator.net/translate-and-speak/A clever site. Surrounded by adverts. A bit fiddly to use but goodonce you get used to it. You can input text, translate text, get it tospeak it back and adjust the playback speed.
  13. 13. Lingro• Import a foreign language webpage address• each word becomes clickable• You can click on the word for the meaning and store itin a word list• It will generate a set of flashcards of the words clicked
  14. 14. Flipcams etci-pad and Smartphone camerasPupils Film themselves & each otherCreate model Q & A’s for Speakingprep
  15. 15. Quizlet.com• Make your own flashcards• Or use existing sets – will generate games &tests from flashcards• Also classtools.net will generate vocab games
  16. 16. PreziAn alternative to Powerpoint.Here’s my Presentation on ‘AG&T - beyond GCSE’ imported from Powerpoint to Prezihttp://prezi.com/qhl63qmrlb6n/motivating-able-linguists-at-gcse/http://prezi.com/qhl63qmrlb6n/motivating-able-linguists-at-gcse/?kw=view-qhl63qmrlb6n&rc=ref-777613If the link above doesn’t work, try this one:
  17. 17. Online voice recorders• AudiobooEasy Audio clip recorder- just click, record and send.Click the icon above to hear my sample. Get pupils todo a quick audio message and send it to your emailaddress (your network techies can set one up ashadow (proxy) one for you)• VocarooEasy audio recorderThere’s a more flexible one called AudiopalSoundcloudlets you store longer bits of audioAudacity and filelab (Windows only) are good free audio editors.
  18. 18. Gap fill generatorhttp://random-idea-english.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/tools-gapfill-generator.htmlGoogle: random idea + English + Gapfill generator
  19. 19. MyloWorth a look. Makes a change from BBC Bitesize, Kerboodle, Sam Learning etcetcSome free content.Some good self-access material
  20. 20. Learn French TV5“7 jourssur la planète”http://www.tv5.org/TV5Site/7-jours/
  21. 21. Video scribe• Turns ordinary text into a visible hand writingthe text• The PC version is expensive but the i-pad Appis cheaperhttp://verulamvle.typepad.com/mflteachingplus/2013/06/videoscribe.html
  22. 22. ZondleUse sites like thisTo create vocab gamesAlsowww.classtools.netClasstools also containsFakebook and Twister
  23. 23. FakebookGoogle:classtools.netWebsite: www.classtools.netWhat it does:You can make a fake Facebook pagefor a celebrityIdeas for use in the classroom?Homework: create a Fakebook pageforHistorical personalitiesTheorists, Writers or charactersPlaces, regions
  24. 24. Discovery Education - PuzzlemakerA great resource for makingvarious puzzlesUseful for vocab& keywordreinforcementLesson fillersCover workPairworkthinking skills‘pub’ quiz
  25. 25. funny.pho.tophotoboxfodeyimagechefCaption generators
  26. 26. Graffiti creatorhttp://www.graffiticreator.net/use ‘wall texture’ backgrounds on thewhiteboard or from google images
  27. 27. One motion drum machinehttp://www.onemotion.com/flash/drum-machine/

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