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D.I.Y.: Digital media for ESOL learners


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Slides for a short session with ESOL teachers at Bankstown TAFE

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D.I.Y.: Digital media for ESOL learners

  1. 1. digital media for ESOL learners<br />D.I.Y.<br />[CC FlickR image adapted from Adam Tinworth]<br />
  2. 2. ‘Students are better able to integrate verbal and visual representations when they receive both verbal and visual materials rather than when they receive only verbal [or text] material.’<br />(Mayer 1999)<br />
  3. 3. speaking & interacting<br />listening<br />How can we engage learners using digital media?<br />writing<br />reading<br />thinking & analysing<br />
  4. 4. don’t reinvent the wheel!<br /><ul><li>YouTube
  5. 5. BlipTV
  6. 6. FlickR
  7. 7. TaLe
  8. 8. Equella</li></ul>CC FlickR image by chascar<br />
  9. 9. but be selective<br />Is the material…<br /><ul><li>relevant
  10. 10. current
  11. 11. good quality
  12. 12. bias free
  13. 13. inviting</li></ul>CC FlickR image by joeduty <br />
  14. 14. it’s easy to D.I.Y.<br />CC FlickR image by DoNight<br />
  15. 15. two examples …<br />reading &listening<br />writing<br />reflecting<br />listening & ‘reading’<br />speaking<br />reflecting<br />
  16. 16. creating audio files<br />many options <br />final export must be mp3 file<br />Audacity – good free software option<br />mobile devices for field/ industry recordings<br />
  17. 17. Examples<br />Rosa Ochoa’s blog, podcast & wiki<br /><br /><br />Voicethread example<br /><br />
  18. 18. Acknowledgements <br />CC FlickR image adapted from ChiBart<br />CC FlickR image adapted from Jackie Popp<br />CC FlickR image by SPazzo<br />CC FlickR image by jamesjyu<br />