Presentation on theme: "Web2.0 tools for languages teachers (SPEAKING) Kristyn Paul Project Manager Languages R-12 Teaching & Learning Services 4th Floor."— Presentation transcript:
Web2.0 tools for languages teachers (SPEAKING) Kristyn Paul Project Manager Languages R-12 Kristyn.Paul@sa.gov.au Teaching & Learning Services 4th Floor Education Centre 31 Flinders Street Adelaide SA 5000
What this presentation will cover … Web 2.0 tools for the languages classroom Speaking tools: Voki Audacity Jing Bubblejoy/Eyejot video greetings
Voki: http://www.voki.comhttp://www.voki.com Voki enables users to create an avatar - a computer user's representation of himself/herself – that is great for practising speaking skills. The character & background of the avatar are customisable. Students can be more prepared to talk through an avatar than in front of a live audience. Embed the finished avatar online in a wiki or Moodle site.wiki Click on the link below for a step by step guide to creating an avatar with Voki: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/activities/creating-vokis- %E2%80%93-online-animated-characters-speak http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/activities/creating-vokis- %E2%80%93-online-animated-characters-speak
Creating a sound file If you want to pre-record a voice over that will form the basis of a speaking tool such as Voki, you will also need software such as Audacity ( Windows or Mac) or Garageband (Mac).Audacity If you need additional support with this program, go to the Audacity web site for the user manual.Audacity
Jing: http://www.jingproject.com/http://www.jingproject.com/ For example: http://www.screencast.com/users/kristynpaul/folders/Default/media/92b8a3bf -0889-40e7-b33a-96ffd6c175f7 http://www.screencast.com/users/kristynpaul/folders/Default/media/92b8a3bf -0889-40e7-b33a-96ffd6c175f7
BubblejoyBubblejoy/Eyejot video greetingsEyejot Both of these programs require a webcam and microphone to work. They provide free accounts to registered members. Students can record one-minute video messages that they can then email to someone or embed in a wiki or Moodle. Students can send one another messages to practise speaking and listening.
Where to from here? Try out some of the speaking tools in the time remaining in this PL session: Go to Kris Paul’s wiki and click on CENTRA presentations http://web2-4languageteachers.wikispaces.com/ http://web2-4languageteachers.wikispaces.com/ Enrol in the DECS Web2 tools Moodles: Go to http://dlb.sa.edu.au/csmoodlehttp://dlb.sa.edu.au/csmoodle Click on Languages. You will then be prompted for your user name & password (or register if you haven’t done so already). Click on the second of the ICT courses –Web 2 tools for Languages Teaching. You will be prompted for an enrolment key. This is web2tools2 – lower case, no spaces. Work through the first three topics in this course.
Next CENTRA event Further CENTRA sessions are planned for later this term/term 1 2012: Web 2.0 tools that support students in writing and listening and tools that assist with developing vocabulary. Your Language Centre Key Teacher will invite you to attend some of these sessions.