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1 AUTHORING TOOLS A teachers DIY kit Marcin Kudła

2 Authoring tools – the basics AT enable you to create your own teaching materials for FREE AT can have various forms: downloadable software online tools AT are for teachers who want to: facilitate their work make their lessons more attractive take the learning experience beyond the classroom

3 Authoring tools - examples

4 Teachers Pet

5 TP is a downloadable tool for creating printable exercises doc files TP is a word processor add-on (it displays as a toolbar) TP uses macros (i.e. facilities recording a set of actions) TP is free… …except for 4 macros M a c r o s c a n c o n t a i n v i r u s e s, s o b e c a r e f u l w i t h t h e m

6 Teachers Pet - exercises wordstextssentences pair-matching gap-filling cloze-tests arranging in the right order underlining letters

7 Teachers Pet - procedure Prepare a vertical list of words/ sentences Select the list Choose a macro Select a word Choose a macro

8 Teachers Pet - installation

9 Click on the button Teachers Pet - installation MS Word 2003: Open a new document in Word Activate Click on Tools and choose Macro Set the security to medium Download the Teachers Pet Enable the macros when the template opens

10 MS Word 2007: Teachers Pet - installation Click on the button Download the Teachers Pet Activate a Security Warning message will open above the document Enable the macros

11 WordLearner & Puzzlemaker

12 WL & PM are online tools for creating printable exercises pdf files png files html They are free… …unless you want to use their full versions

13 WordLearner & Puzzlemaker - exercises Word search Crossword Flashcards Bingo cards Word Jumble Matchmaker Word search Criss-cross Double puzzles Fallen phrases Letter tiles Hidden message WordLearner Puzzlemaker

14 WordLearner

15 Puzzlemaker

16 Hot Potatoes

17 HP are downloadable tools for creating interactive exercises html HP consist of six applications: JCloze JQuiz JCross HP are free, but you have to register to have access to the full version Hot Potatoes: JMatch JMix The Masher

18 JCloze – cloze-tests JQuiz – multiple-choice, multiple-select, short answer questions JCross – crosswords JMatch – matching words, sentences, etc. JMix – jumbled sentences The Masher – a tool for organising your exercises Hot Potatoes - exercises

19 Hot Potatoes

20 Authoring tools Thank you


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