Wicked Ways with the World Wide Web Lynne Horn, Tobermory High School
Online Bookmarking http://delicious.com/ <ul><li>use to save favourite sites online </li></ul><ul><li>create account for yourself, you can then start to add your own links </li></ul><ul><li>why not create an account for your department or authority </li></ul><ul><li>make the use of other people and add them to your network so you can see their </li></ul><ul><li>links too </li></ul>
Wordle www.wordle.net www.wordle.net allows you to create word clouds from copying and pasting text. Once you’ve created your cloud you can play around with colour and style. Wordle clouds are good on board at the start of lesson to provoke discussion or to highlight important points or for anything you want them to be! Use wordle for poems, stories, websites – even criteria for success.
Jog the web www.jogtheweb.com Create “tracks” to take your pupils through grammar points Fantastic for treasure hunts – saves pupils wasting time trawling all over the web and you can put the questions straight onto the track.
Animoto www.animoto.com <ul><li>Upload photos/pictures and music or your own commentary and let animoto do the rest </li></ul><ul><li>Very visual reminders for the generation who are used to seeing things presented in this way </li></ul><ul><li>Good for promoting your department </li></ul><ul><li>Useful tool to allow pupils to do presentations in a different way </li></ul>
“Real” Sites www.ritz.com Booking into hotels, start with a bit of luxury www.amnesty.fr Amnesty have sites in different languages http://www.mrmen.com/fr/ Fantastic fun site if teaching adjectives http://webworld.unesco.org/goree/fr/index.shtml Good for interdisciplinary task on slavery 24 heures dans la vie d’un enfant Compare your daily routine to a child in a different country
“ Real” Sites – exploit using interactive board
Bringing Conjugation Back and Cry Me a Verb – fantastic resource for Spanish verbs French orals – Ade Edmundson and Graham Norton (and others) – give pupils speaking criteria and get them to grade the performances,get them to give them 2 stars and a wish, what can they learn from these performances? Search for specific grammar points in the appropriate language ie Prepositions Introduce classes to the classics ie Edith Piaf in French Or look for something more modern ie Girls Aloud Je ne parle pas français in French or look for songs relevant to particular topics ie Diam’s Ma France à moi or Marly Gaumont by Kamini both good for talking about where you live, classes could then do Mon Ecosse à moi How about the more unusual ? Schlag mich Baby noch einmal by the Wise Guys or Stefan Remmler’s Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei In French sing along to Dansez avec Igor , les cornichons and Jean Petit qui danse Look out for star turns – try looking for interviews with Mika in French Other useful things – the Torres Nike ad , “ Ken Lee ” – surely a skills lesson in there somewhere!
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