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Painless and Free:  Web Tools for Vocabulary Stephen Roney,  John Allan
Seven Principles of Memorization <ul><li>Timed repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Link to an image </li></ul><ul><li>Associate e...
Seven Aspects of Word Knowledge <ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling, orthography </...
The Vocabulary Assembly  Line <ul><li>Generate a word list </li></ul><ul><li>Generate definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Sort t...
The Vocabulary Assembly  Line <ul><li>Generate examples of usage in context   </li></ul><ul><li>Create associations </li><...
Step 1: Generate a Word List <ul><li>See  Amazon.com exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon ( www.amazon.com )  </li></ul><ul><...
Step 2: Generate Definitions <ul><li>See  Scholastic Mini-Dictionary exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic Word Wizard's “...
Step 3: Sort the List for Batch Entry <ul><li>See  SortMyList exercise </li></ul><ul><li>SortMyList ( http://sortmylist.co...
Step 4: Make Repetition Fun <ul><li>See  Classtools exercise </li></ul><ul><li>  Classtools.net ( http://classtools.net/  ...
Step 5: Generate Pronunciation and Spelling Exercises <ul><li>See  SpellingCity exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling City (...
Step 6: Link to an Image <ul><li>Clip art:  See MSOffice exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office's online clip art lib...
<ul><li>Photographs: See  PDPhoto  exercise </li></ul><ul><li>PDPhoto ( http://www.pdphoto.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li...
<ul><li>For abstract terms: </li></ul><ul><li>Phrases.net ( http://www.phrases.net/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Mind is a Meta...
<ul><li>For actions: </li></ul><ul><li>BitStrips ( http://www.bitstrips.com/landing) </li></ul><ul><li>One True Media ( ht...
Step 7: Generate Examples of Usage in Context <ul><li>Springer Exemplar ( http://www.springerexemplar.com/ ) </li></ul><ul...
Step 7: Generate Examples of Usage in Context <ul><li>Also Available: </li></ul><ul><li>Dasher Cloze ( http://clear.msu.ed...
Step 8: Create Associations <ul><li>The Mnemonicizer ( http://human-factors.arc.nasa.gov/cognition/tutorials/mnemonics/ind...
Step 9: Link to a Location <ul><li>Gogofrog ( http://www.gogofrog.com/ )  </li></ul><ul><li>Also Available: </li></ul><ul>...
Step 10: Link to an Emotion <ul><li>Gross Out ( http://www.getgrossedout.com/) </li></ul><ul><li>Romance Novel Yourself ( ...
Step  11 : Be Memorable <ul><li>StretchYourFace ( http://www.stretchyourface.com/ )  </li></ul><ul><li>FunPhotoBox ( www.f...
Step 12: Put It All Together <ul><li>Create a Web Page: </li></ul><ul><li>Office Live ( http://www.officelive.com/) </li><...
<ul><li>Timed practice: </li></ul><ul><li>Smart.fm ( http://smart.fm/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>FunnelBrain ( http://www.funnelb...
Thank You Stephen Roney John Allan
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Painless and Free Vocabulary Education

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Using the latest Web 2.0 media we suggest a variety of tools to create meaningful vocabulary acquisition learning opportunities.

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Painless and Free Vocabulary Education

  1. 1. Painless and Free: Web Tools for Vocabulary Stephen Roney, John Allan
  2. 2. Seven Principles of Memorization <ul><li>Timed repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Link to an image </li></ul><ul><li>Associate elements </li></ul><ul><li>Link to a location </li></ul><ul><li>Link to an emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Be memorable </li></ul><ul><li>Be brief </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  3. 3. Seven Aspects of Word Knowledge <ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling, orthography </li></ul><ul><li>Use in context </li></ul><ul><li>Collocations, associations </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphoric uses, connotations </li></ul><ul><li>Register </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  4. 4. The Vocabulary Assembly Line <ul><li>Generate a word list </li></ul><ul><li>Generate definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Sort the list for batch entry </li></ul><ul><li>Make repetition fun </li></ul><ul><li>Generate pronunciation and spelling exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Link to an image </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  5. 5. The Vocabulary Assembly Line <ul><li>Generate examples of usage in context </li></ul><ul><li>Create associations </li></ul><ul><li>Link to a location </li></ul><ul><li>Link to an emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Be memorable </li></ul><ul><li>Put it all together </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  6. 6. Step 1: Generate a Word List <ul><li>See Amazon.com exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon ( www.amazon.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>lso available: </li></ul><ul><li>Lextutor ( http://www.lextutor.ca/freq/eng ) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocab Grabber ( http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>WordSift ( http://www.wordsift.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Spaceless Concordancer ( http://www.spaceless.com/concordancer.php ) </li></ul><ul><li>AntConc ( http://www.antlab.sci.waseda.ac.jp/software.html ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  7. 7. Step 2: Generate Definitions <ul><li>See Scholastic Mini-Dictionary exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic Word Wizard's “Minidictionary” ( http://wordwizard.scholastic.com/ minidictionary/) </li></ul><ul><li>Also available: </li></ul><ul><li>Quizlet.com ( http://quizlet.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>OneLook ( http://www.onelook.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>AlphaDictionary ( http://www.alphadictionary.com/index.shtml ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  8. 8. Step 3: Sort the List for Batch Entry <ul><li>See SortMyList exercise </li></ul><ul><li>SortMyList ( http://sortmylist.com/) </li></ul><ul><li>Also available: </li></ul><ul><li>The Alphabetizer ( http://alphabetizer.flap.tv/) </li></ul><ul><li>Text Fixer ( http://www.textfixer.com/tools/alphabetize-text-words.php ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  9. 9. Step 4: Make Repetition Fun <ul><li>See Classtools exercise </li></ul><ul><li>  Classtools.net ( http://classtools.net/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Also available: </li></ul><ul><li>Philologus ( http://www.philologus.co.uk/index.php ) </li></ul><ul><li>What2Learn ( http://www.what2learn.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Content Generator ( http://www.contentgenerator.net/) </li></ul><ul><li>Teach ICT.com ( http://www.teach-ict.com/ ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  10. 10. Step 5: Generate Pronunciation and Spelling Exercises <ul><li>See SpellingCity exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling City ( http://www.spellingcity.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Also available: </li></ul><ul><li>Voki ( http://www.voki.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocaroo ( http://vocaroo.com/ ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  11. 11. Step 6: Link to an Image <ul><li>Clip art: See MSOffice exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office's online clip art library ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/FX101321031033.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Also available: </li></ul><ul><li>Clker ( http://www.clker.com/) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  12. 12. <ul><li>Photographs: See PDPhoto exercise </li></ul><ul><li>PDPhoto ( http://www.pdphoto.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Also available: </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Search ( http://search.creativecommons.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>FreeFoto ( http://www.freefoto.com/index.jsp ) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikimedia Commons ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_page ) </li></ul><ul><li>PicFindr ( http://www.picfindr.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Spffy ( http://www.spffy.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Directory ( http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_Curators) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  13. 13. <ul><li>For abstract terms: </li></ul><ul><li>Phrases.net ( http://www.phrases.net/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Mind is a Metaphor ( http://www.metaphorized.net/) ( http://metaphors.lib.virginia.edu/) </li></ul><ul><li>Symbols.net ( http://www.symbols.net/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Symbols.com ( http://www.symbols.com/search/ ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  14. 14. <ul><li>For actions: </li></ul><ul><li>BitStrips ( http://www.bitstrips.com/landing) </li></ul><ul><li>One True Media ( http://www.onetruemedia.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Doink: ( http://www.doink.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Xtranormal ( http://www.xtranormal.com/ ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  15. 15. Step 7: Generate Examples of Usage in Context <ul><li>Springer Exemplar ( http://www.springerexemplar.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>WebCorp ( http://www.webcorp.org.uk/) </li></ul><ul><li>VLC Cloze maker ( http://www.edict.com.hk/clozemaker/ ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  16. 16. Step 7: Generate Examples of Usage in Context <ul><li>Also Available: </li></ul><ul><li>Dasher Cloze ( http://clear.msu.edu/dennie/matic/dasher/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong Polytechnical University's Virtual Language Centre ( http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/) </li></ul><ul><li>Quote Mountain ( http://www.quotemountain.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Quotations Page ( http://www.quotationspage.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Just the Word ( http://193.133.140.102/JustTheWord/ ) (for collocations) </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Potatoes jCloze for gapfills. </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  17. 17. Step 8: Create Associations <ul><li>The Mnemonicizer ( http://human-factors.arc.nasa.gov/cognition/tutorials/mnemonics/index.html) </li></ul><ul><li>JogLabs ( http://www.joglab.com/default.aspx ) </li></ul><ul><li>Also Available: </li></ul><ul><li>Sporcle ( http://www.sporcle.com/) </li></ul><ul><li>Classtools.net's dustbin game ( http://classtools.net/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose Games ( http://www.purposegames.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Dunk a Duck ( http://wordduck.com/ ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  18. 18. Step 9: Link to a Location <ul><li>Gogofrog ( http://www.gogofrog.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Also Available: </li></ul><ul><li>Mind42 ( http://mind42.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life ( http://secondlife.com/?v=1.1 ) </li></ul><ul><li>One True Media ( http://www.onetruemedia.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Magic Studio ( http://www.magicstudio.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>RPG Maker ( http://tkool.jp/products/rpgxp/eng/index.html) </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi ( http://prezi.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Google MyMaps ( http://maps.google.com/help/maps/mymaps/create.html ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  19. 19. Step 10: Link to an Emotion <ul><li>Gross Out ( http://www.getgrossedout.com/) </li></ul><ul><li>Romance Novel Yourself ( http://romancenovelyourself.com/ ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  20. 20. Step 11 : Be Memorable <ul><li>StretchYourFace ( http://www.stretchyourface.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>FunPhotoBox ( www.funphotobox.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Photofunia ( http://www.photofunia.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Phototrix ( http://www.fototrix.com/ ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  21. 21. Step 12: Put It All Together <ul><li>Create a Web Page: </li></ul><ul><li>Office Live ( http://www.officelive.com/) </li></ul><ul><li>Also Available: </li></ul><ul><li>Blinkweb ( http://business.blinkweb.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Squidoo ( http://www.squidoo.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Weebly ( http://www.weebly.com/ ) ( http://education.weebly.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Gogofrog ( http://www.gogofrog.com/index.html ) </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  22. 22. <ul><li>Timed practice: </li></ul><ul><li>Smart.fm ( http://smart.fm/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>FunnelBrain ( http://www.funnelbrain.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>HeadMagnet ( http://headmagnet.com/) </li></ul><ul><li>Misc: </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread ( http://voicethread.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Mind42 ( http://mind42.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Google MyMaps </li></ul>3/8/2010 Stephen Roney & John Allan
  23. 23. Thank You Stephen Roney John Allan

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