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Online Teaching Tools Beginners’ Guide to Using ICT for learning Kerensa Robertson
What Makes Sense? <ul><li>We learned how to create a voki and embed one into our moodle courses.  </li></ul><ul><li>A voki...
Is Your Classroom ready for ICT? <ul><ul><li>Many of us do not have access to computer labs, so are limited to our classro...
But you can do it with less….
What you need from your IT guru <ul><li>Broadband that works </li></ul><ul><li>Unblocked access to you tube etc </li></ul>...
Reasons for using it <ul><ul><li>source of free texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short and sharp snippets </li></ul></ul><...
Ideas for learning activities <ul><li>These are basic (and possibly familiar) ideas that can be adapted easily for class w...
Learning comes from Thinking! Photocopiers  Copy Students  Think
<ul><li>About English - Critical Literacy </li></ul>
What can we use You-tube for? <ul><ul><li>Complementing learning - poetry  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As text: advertising...
Complementing Existing Learning <ul><li>Particularly with poetry or comprehension worksheets. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps stud...
Useful Strategies <ul><li>Comparing different versions of the same texts e.g. Double Bubble (comparison)  </li></ul><ul><l...
Double Bubble Text 1 Text 2 Same
Group Summary <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>4 key ideas or important events </li></ul><ul><li>Relatonship Summary – </li...
As Text <ul><li>For film and visual language you-tube is a great source of texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Students tend to be po...
Advantages of You-tube <ul><li>You-tube works better as they hear it from ‘experts’ </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on purpose r...
Womens’ Image in Advertising <ul><li>YouTube - Media's Influence on Women's Image </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Media, how w...
Strategies <ul><li>Comment Codes </li></ul><ul><li>4-square </li></ul><ul><li>Concept circle </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and e...
4 Square <ul><li>Questions about the text </li></ul><ul><li>Three statements about the text </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a visua...
Cause and Effect Event Cause  (Reasons something happened) Cause Cause Effect  (What happened as a result) Effect  Effect
Aid Understanding <ul><li>Allows for conversation about meanings and themes as ‘misrepresented messages’  </li></ul><ul><l...
Useful Strategies <ul><li>4 square </li></ul><ul><li>T-chart </li></ul><ul><li>Yet More thinking Questions! </li></ul>
T-Chart Differences Similarities
Aid Understanding:  <ul><li>The Lovely Bones  </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =ikUWKi0W5_g </li></ul><ul...
Make the learning Memorable <ul><li>easier to teach a ‘boring’ topic </li></ul><ul><li>Students remember it better </li></...
Grammar Rocks! <ul><li>YouTube - The Grammar Police: Why Learning Grammar Matters  (Funnier for us than them  ) </li></ul...
Activities <ul><li>Word Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Cloze </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Pronouns Bingo </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar W...
Getting the most out of Google <ul><li>Advanced features  </li></ul><ul><li>Google Advanced Features - Google Guide </li><...
PB Wiki- student access  <ul><ul><li>Setting up a PB wiki  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible uses  missrobertsonsonlinec...
Useful websites for resources <ul><ul><li>Slideshare  Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents </li></ul></ul...
Word: Using Tables to create worksheets <ul><ul><li>Mix and march </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character chart </li></ul></u...
Pitfalls <ul><ul><li>Overcomplicating it (K.I.S.S!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overconfidence (Check the whole text)  </li...
 
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  1. 1. Online Teaching Tools Beginners’ Guide to Using ICT for learning Kerensa Robertson
  2. 2. What Makes Sense? <ul><li>We learned how to create a voki and embed one into our moodle courses. </li></ul><ul><li>A voki is a type of avatar that you can customise and record a voice message. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.voki.com/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is Your Classroom ready for ICT? <ul><ul><li>Many of us do not have access to computer labs, so are limited to our classrooms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In your classroom, you will need: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>broadband, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>speakers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>projector, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>curtains. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. But you can do it with less….
  5. 5. What you need from your IT guru <ul><li>Broadband that works </li></ul><ul><li>Unblocked access to you tube etc </li></ul><ul><li>VLC media player (free) instead of Windows Media Player (Shift ‘s’ for still image) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Reasons for using it <ul><ul><li>source of free texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>short and sharp snippets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>student engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>focus on the thinking, not the texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enrichment of the learning experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to raise achievement and understanding </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Ideas for learning activities <ul><li>These are basic (and possibly familiar) ideas that can be adapted easily for class work using ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic organisers </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Literacy and other thinking questions </li></ul><ul><li>Online puzzles </li></ul>
  8. 8. Learning comes from Thinking! Photocopiers Copy Students Think
  9. 9. <ul><li>About English - Critical Literacy </li></ul>
  10. 10. What can we use You-tube for? <ul><ul><li>Complementing learning - poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As text: advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aid understanding: speeches and Film </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make something exciting and memorable: grammar </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Complementing Existing Learning <ul><li>Particularly with poetry or comprehension worksheets. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students develop their ability to analyse different versions of the same text </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. War Poets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9U0rVjpUWU&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =qVMFB7mHVaI&feature=related </li></ul>
  12. 12. Useful Strategies <ul><li>Comparing different versions of the same texts e.g. Double Bubble (comparison) </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Group Summaries </li></ul><ul><li>PresentationPoetry as Truth.doc </li></ul>
  13. 13. Double Bubble Text 1 Text 2 Same
  14. 14. Group Summary <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>4 key ideas or important events </li></ul><ul><li>Relatonship Summary – </li></ul><ul><li>How are these ideas/characters connected? </li></ul><ul><li>The most important thing I learned was …. because </li></ul>
  15. 15. As Text <ul><li>For film and visual language you-tube is a great source of texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Students tend to be poor at close reading moving images for meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not realise that texts have complex messages </li></ul>
  16. 16. Advantages of You-tube <ul><li>You-tube works better as they hear it from ‘experts’ </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on purpose rather than techniques or story (Critical Literacy) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows close reading of texts </li></ul><ul><li>non-verbal storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Audience and manipulation by creators easier to identify and discuss </li></ul>
  17. 17. Womens’ Image in Advertising <ul><li>YouTube - Media's Influence on Women's Image </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Media, how we perceive ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Dove – Evolution </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - dove onslaught </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Food Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Food Ad Tricks: Helping Kids Understand Food Ads on TV </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Advertising - What psychological tricks do they use? </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - fast food advertising </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Fast food restaurants TV ads target kids </li></ul>
  18. 18. Strategies <ul><li>Comment Codes </li></ul><ul><li>4-square </li></ul><ul><li>Concept circle </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and effect </li></ul><ul><li>PresentationMedia's influence on body Image.doc </li></ul>
  19. 19. 4 Square <ul><li>Questions about the text </li></ul><ul><li>Three statements about the text </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a visual representation of a key idea </li></ul><ul><li>Find six key words and their meanings </li></ul>
  20. 20. Cause and Effect Event Cause (Reasons something happened) Cause Cause Effect (What happened as a result) Effect Effect
  21. 21. Aid Understanding <ul><li>Allows for conversation about meanings and themes as ‘misrepresented messages’ </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at the Trailer of a film text </li></ul><ul><li>Looking at a clip of something unfamiliar e.g. sumo wrestlers before answering comprehension questions </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing speeches so the delivered speech rather than the transcript becomes the text. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Useful Strategies <ul><li>4 square </li></ul><ul><li>T-chart </li></ul><ul><li>Yet More thinking Questions! </li></ul>
  23. 23. T-Chart Differences Similarities
  24. 24. Aid Understanding: <ul><li>The Lovely Bones </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =ikUWKi0W5_g </li></ul><ul><li>Speeches </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - hillary clinton - women's rights are human's rights </li></ul>
  25. 25. Make the learning Memorable <ul><li>easier to teach a ‘boring’ topic </li></ul><ul><li>Students remember it better </li></ul><ul><li>Useful to link with other ideas </li></ul><ul><li>New Ideas for Us </li></ul>
  26. 26. Grammar Rocks! <ul><li>YouTube - The Grammar Police: Why Learning Grammar Matters (Funnier for us than them  ) </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Grammar Police </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Mad Tv - Public School House Rock - Nouns </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Conjunction Junction </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Grammar Rock Verb </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Grammar Rock Pronoun </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Schoolhouse Rock &quot;Interjections!&quot; </li></ul>
  27. 27. Activities <ul><li>Word Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Cloze </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Pronouns Bingo </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar Worksheets (bbc) </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Chart </li></ul>
  28. 28. Getting the most out of Google <ul><li>Advanced features </li></ul><ul><li>Google Advanced Features - Google Guide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching for power points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good search questions (treat it like an idiot) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities using maps, images, news (Under the Mountain research) </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. PB Wiki- student access <ul><ul><li>Setting up a PB wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible uses missrobertsonsonlineclassroom / FrontPage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogspot links and uses </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Useful websites for resources <ul><ul><li>Slideshare Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puzzlemaker http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/favicon.ico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar http:// www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>metromag, : : m e t r o m a g a z i n e : : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film Education http:// filmeducation.org.uk/favicon.ico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colour in motion http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/favicon.ico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online dictionaries and visual thesaurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OneLook Dictionary Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Spy </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Word: Using Tables to create worksheets <ul><ul><li>Mix and march </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character chart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading square (MMilford) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poetry w/sheet </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Pitfalls <ul><ul><li>Overcomplicating it (K.I.S.S!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overconfidence (Check the whole text) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forgetting the fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substituting technology for learning </li></ul></ul>

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