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1 Presented by Xaras Collins-Brown, Technology Integrator Gr Wallingford-Swarthmore School District CREATING A VIRTUAL LANGUAGE LAB

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9 LANGUAGE LABS Digital Dedicated Space Required Needs dedicated computer lab Costly to buy Laborious Installation Computer- based software Virtual Use Regular Classroom Space Use existing computer lab or mobile cart Low-cost to no-cost Little to No Installation Requirements Software works in web browser

10 CREATE VIRTUAL MINI-LAB WITH C.L.E.A.R. Image courtesy of

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12 Web-Based Tools for: Collaborative Projects Professional Development Project Web-based Materials Development Projects Assessment and Research Projects CREATE VIRTUAL MINI-LAB WITH C.L.E.A.R.

13 Click on the link below or type it into your internet browser. Create an account using you school address. CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH C.L.E.A.R. Image courtesy of

14 Virtual dropbox for audio recordings. Use for speaking assignments Embed into any wiki, webpage, or blog Works inside web browser; no software required Students only need a computer and microphone FREE, FREE, FREE!!!! CREATE VIRTUAL MINI-LAB WITH C.L.E.A.R. Image courtesy of

15 CREATE VIRTUAL MINI-LAB WITH C.L.E.A.R. guage+Best+Web-Based+Practices How it works: Students record themselves using the tool Recordings are placed in teacher’s dropbox automatically How to use it with students : Describe pictures Read a text passage Respond to an open-ended questions Try it Now!

16 Click on the link below or type it into your internet browser. Log in to CLEAR Audio Dropboxes. GETTING STARTED WITH AUDIO DROPBOXES

17 Create a new Dropbox by clicking on the “new” icon. Edit table with using “pencil” icon. GETTING STARTED WITH AUDIO DROPBOXES Image courtesy of

18 Copy and paste HTML code into wiki, webpage, or blog. GETTING STARTED WITH AUDIO DROPBOXES Image courtesy of

19 Listen to submissions by clicking on “eye” icon. GETTING STARTED WITH AUDIO DROPBOXES

20 Conversations 2.0 Create audio/video prompts for student speaking and listening practice Embed into any wiki, webpage, or blog Works inside web browser; no software required Students only need a computer and microphone (webcam optional) FREE, FREE, FREE!!!! CREATE VIRTUAL MINI-LAB WITH C.L.E.A.R.

21 CREATE VIRTUAL MINI-LAB WITH C.L.E.A.R. How it works: Images and sound are captured, recorded, stored, and played back within web browser. Record video and/or audio clips How to use it with students : Access questions in practice or real-time mode Users initiate or join a conversation Image courtesy of

22 Click on the link below or type it into your Internet browser. Create an account using you school address. CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH C.L.E.A.R.

23 Conversations where you can only respond Conversations you can edit Determine number of questions, record, and monitor student progress GETTING STARTED WITH CONVERSATIONS 2.0 Conversations that I started…Conversations that I joined… Images courtesy of

24 After you’ve started your new conversation you will customize: Title Number of questions Option for student practice Determine how students will register Access HTLM embed code GETTING STARTED WITH CONVERSATIONS 2.0 Image courtesy of

25 Listen to submissions by clicking on “eye” icon. GETTING STARTED WITH CONVERSATIONS 2.0 Image courtesy of

26 Download recordings to MP3 format for later use. GETTING STARTED WITH CONVERSATIONS 2.0

27 CREATING A ROBUST VIRTUAL LANGUAGE LAB https://anvill.uoregon.edu/anvill2 /

28 CREATING A ROBUST VIRTUAL LANGUAGE LAB https://anvill.uoregon.edu/anvill2/ A National Virtual Language Labs Web-based, speech-based toolbox for language teachers Full course management system Tools include: Voiceboards, quizzes and surveys, forums, LiveChat, and TCast.

29 Voiceboards adds spoken language to discussions, audio journals, pronunciation exercises, and other forms of oral language practice allows teachers or students to easily post or respond to an oral/aural assignment encourages multimedia communication; messages can be text, audio or video- based CREATING A ROBUST VIRTUAL LANGUAGE LAB Image Courtesy of https://anvill.uoregon.edu/anvill2/

30 Quizzes and Surveys create and grade media- rich online quizzes and surveys Students respond in a variety of ways Use in combination with Voiceboards and/or Forums CREATING A ROBUST VIRTUAL LANGUAGE LAB Image Courtesy of https://anvill.uoregon.edu/anvill2/

31 LiveChat conferencing and tutoring tool access is restricted—only registered course participants can access the chat function students can use them for text, audio, and/or video chats CREATING A ROBUST VIRTUAL LANGUAGE LAB Image Courtesy of https://anvill.uoregon.edu/anvill2/

32 TCast record and embed audio or video files add comments to a lesson, pose discussion questions, read a story or recite a poem no separate audio editor needed CREATING A ROBUST VIRTUAL LANGUAGE LAB Image Courtesy of https://anvill.uoregon.edu/anvill2/

33 TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS Internet Filters Check links to all parts of the tool URLs change as students move through an application and maybe blocked Computer Memory Older machines may need additional memory to run webcam applications Equipment Needs Computer with Flash, Javascript, and CSS updates Headsets and microphones Speakers Webcam Student Access In school and at home

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