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Workshop in Russian Far East for Fall 2007

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  1. 1. Spicing Up Your Lessons: A Dash of Multimedia Content with Your Hot Potatoes
  2. 2. What is Hot Potatoes? <ul><li>Suite of five applications to produce interactive exercises: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JQuiz = multiple choice, short answer quiz w/ feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JMix = jumbled sentences/words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JCross = crossword </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JMatch = matching/ordering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JCloze = gap-fill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Can I see a sample activity for each Hot Potato? http://hotpot. uvic .ca/wintutor6/tutorial. htm
  4. 4. Can I see a Hot Potatoes lesson for a lower level student? http://www. lclark . edu/~krauss/toppicks/reading .html
  5. 5. How do I get it? <ul><li>Half-Baked Software (Martin Holmes) http://hotpot. uvic .ca/index. htm #downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Free if work for publicly-funded non-profit educational institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Must agree to share exercises on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Others must pay for a license </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Per-User License - create unlimited exercises for use on the Web. Can produce 500 copies on CD or DVD. Cost = $120 U.S. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Where do my students access the exercises? <ul><li>Offline or online-your choice! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local computer hard drive OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local computer network OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CD, DVD, Flash drive OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the Web </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What content should I put in Hot Potatoes? <ul><li>Content relevant to your students! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written texts from textbook, Internet, students’ own writing--you decide! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aural input from the Internet or recorded by teacher or students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video input from the Internet or produced by teachers or students </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video? <ul><li>U.S. Gov. Bdcst. Svc. </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>100’s of features: American life, culture and language </li></ul><ul><li>Audio files to download </li></ul><ul><li>Language = typical American magazine or journal </li></ul>http://www. voanews . com/english/portal . cfm Voice of America News
  9. 9. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video? <ul><li>VOA Special English - Part of VOA site </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for learners of English </li></ul><ul><li>Articles use limited vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Two audio options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2/3 speed of natural speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural, native speaker speech </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archive since 2001 (some with audio) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. voanews . com/specialenglish/index . cfm </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video? <ul><li>Interesting Things for ESL Students (Charles and Lawrence Kelly) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional archives of VOA Special English with all text and audio to download </li></ul><ul><li>Many creative activities: songs, games, idioms, slang. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most online, some downloadable for offline use. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www. manythings .org/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video? <ul><li>English Language Listening Lab Online (Todd Beuckens) </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 listening activities </li></ul><ul><li>Most have transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Most have downloadable audio file (MP3) </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews, listening games, news, songs, and mixxer (6 people interviewed on same question) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. elllo .org/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video? <ul><li>English Teachers Everywhere (Kevin McCaughey) </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom-ready audio files </li></ul><ul><li>Plus materials for immediate classroom use </li></ul><ul><li>Open ended to accommodate multi-levels </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely creative </li></ul><ul><li>Lots and lots of original (funny!) songs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. etseverywhere .com/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where on the Web can I find texts, audio and video? <ul><li>Almost unlimited supply of video </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable by topic/ratings/most discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Download for offline use using VideoDownloader at http: //javimoya . com/blog/youtube_en . php </li></ul><ul><li>Convert to common file formats with ZamZar at http: //zamzar .com/ </li></ul><ul><li> http://www. teachertube .com </li></ul>
  14. 14. Can I see a HP exercise spiced up with multimedia content? <ul><li>Here is a sample with : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Image from Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview (transcript and audio) from VOA Special English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video from YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloze passage made with Hot Potatoes </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Is there a Hot Potatoes tutorial? Yes! http://hotpot. uvic .ca/tutorials6. htm
  16. 16. Can we create HP activities now? <ul><li>Sure, here are the steps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in mind the tutorial we just did. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review steps on handout for each HP application (specific for Windows, but Mac is very similar) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read transcript of VOA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups choose a HP tool you want to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With pencil and paper, prepare a draft exercise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come to the laptop and create your activity </li></ul></ul>