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Smartboard: Kendra Laidlaw's resources

Smartboard: Kendra Laidlaw's resources | TELT | Scoop.it

Links to many many sites useful for IWB users, from online timers and name sorters to SMART tutorials and websites for teaching.

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Via Soufiane Zanfoukh.

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Skype adds video messaging to Skype for Mac, iPhone and iPad

Skype adds video messaging to Skype for Mac, iPhone and iPad | TELT | Scoop.it

"Skype Video Messaging has been in beta for a while; today the free feature is becoming available to all users."

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Good news for language teachers: free 3-minute video messages, number limited in free version.

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How to make online language teaching units on the fly - Tools project

Do It Yourself video demonstrating how language teachers can easily create online units like those found at http://multidict.net
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14 minute walk through showing how to prepare a TED video with transcript for language learning by connecting to online dictionary entries.

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The best freeware corpus analysis program for translators?

The best freeware corpus analysis program for translators? | TELT | Scoop.it

Michael Wilkinson: "not all translators – and especially student translators – are prepared to invest in […] software, especially if they are uncertain whether they will be using it on a large scale. One solution is to turn to a freeware program such as AntConc.

 

The first version of AntConc was released in 2002 by Laurence Anthony. It was a simple concordance program, but since then it has undergone continuous improvement and development. The most recent “stable-release” version at the time of writing (February 2012) is AntConc 3.2.4(Anthony, 2011).

 

AntConc can run on Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems, but whereas WordSmith requires additional software to run on systems other than Windows, AntConc runs on all three systems without additional software. In addition, AntConc is able to process texts in almost any language in the world, including Asian languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Moreover AntConc can process both UTF-8 and all legacy encodings on different systems, so it should be able to process texts saved in the operating system default encoding on all systems.

 

Like WordSmith, AntConc comprises, in addition to the concordancer, various other features, such as a tool for generating word-lists as well as a keyword tool that can locate and identify words that occur with an unusually high (or low) frequency in a corpus when it is compared with a reference corpus. However in the following I shall focus mainly on how well the concordancer serves the needs of the translator.

 
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Paper Rater | free online proofing

Paper Rater | free online proofing | TELT | Scoop.it
Have your paper reviewed BEFORE you turn it in.

 

Grammar and spelling check, proofreading.  Free online service developed by linguists and grad students.

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Recommended by an ESL teaching colleague in the US.

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Free Technology for Teachers: gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management

Free Technology for Teachers: gClassFolders Version 2 Improves Google Drive File Management | TELT | Scoop.it
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5 Free Video Converter Programs and Online Services

5 Free Video Converter Programs and Online Services | TELT | Scoop.it
A video converter converts one kind of video file to another. Here are several free video converter software programs and online video converters.
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Having spent (wasted) more time than I'd like converting wmv to mp4, I'd like to recommend the PC version of Any Video Converter.  Truly free and easy, though it opens a number of browser ads after installation.  

 

Handbrake is also in the list, also free and easy from the Mac end, but I couldn't get iMovie or my Transcriptions programme to read the output. http://www.audiotranskription.de/english/english/transcription/more-software/transcriptions-mac

 

And Nathan Hall adds "I would also add Miro Video Converter to the list. It works really well and is available on most platforms http://www.mirovideoconverter.com"

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jillyfrees's comment, March 27, 2013 8:41 PM
Thanks Shona, whilst I haven't yet had the need to convert video, I've found (free) audio conversion programs like Switch really useful.
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How to download videos: KeepVid, NetvideoHunter & desktop programmes

How to download videos: KeepVid, NetvideoHunter & desktop programmes | TELT | Scoop.it
Check out these three ways to download video from Web sites like YouTube and Vimeo. Read this article by Sharon Vaknin on CNET.
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Add these possibilities to old standbys like DownloadHelper for Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/) and RealPlayer downloader (http://www.real.com/realplayer/download-video).

 

This question came up in training yesterday (in-service French secondary school teachers of English) and I think it's important to take care of these practical details (what and how) and well as broader issues of why ...

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Deep Link Straight To Original Quotes and Passages Within Web Pages with Citebite

Deep Link Straight To Original Quotes and Passages Within Web Pages with Citebite | TELT | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Robin Good
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Jean Jacoby's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:40 PM

Jolly useful!

Schreib-Lounge's curator insight, February 23, 2013 1:56 AM

Webseiten-Zitate direkt verlinken … Für Blogger sicher hilfreich!

becool's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:17 AM

Interesting to point immediately to your highlight of a specific webpage.

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Efficiency of the IWB | itilt.eu

Efficiency of the IWB | itilt.eu | TELT | Scoop.it

The iTILT-training handbook offers a set of criteria to be used when designing IWB materials for foreign language lessons.  One of the criteria focuses specifically on the efficiency of the IWB: ‘’When designing IWB-based activities teachers should measure the personal cost of integrating the IWB against its return and its efficiency. In other words, they should ask themselves whether the same activity could not be implemented more easily via other means’’ (page 14).  

 

From collecting video data and interviewing the teachers and learners for the iTILT project it became apparent that many valued the efficiency of the IWB in a variety of different ways. Below are some ways in which teachers stated that the IWB improved the efficiency of their language lessons.  Whilst the majority of following clips are examples of Welsh video clips you will be able to find the majority of these examples across the other countries on the website.   

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Efficiency is certainly an argument for most teachers: show me a way to do something quickly and easily, and I'm ready to listen!

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Clean Up Your YouTube Viewing Experience

Clean Up Your YouTube Viewing Experience | TELT | Scoop.it

"A Cleaner Internet is an extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. The extension allows you to search YouTube and view YouTube videos without viewing the "related" content, advertisements, and comments that appear on YouTube."

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:48 PM

Another classroom tip from Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers.  Watch the video to see how this works.

Gareth Harris's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:31 AM

A handy tip if you don't like all the other 'stuff' that comes with YouTube

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Videochat Tool - SpeakApps

Videochat is a videoconferencing system designed for the specific needs of small group work for oral production among language students. Videochat is just on...
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Another tool from the EU SpeakApps project to enable live communication for language learning.

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RealtimeBoard

RealtimeBoard | TELT | Scoop.it

This is an amazing collaborative whiteboard where multiple users can edit a multimedia board in real time. The site allows you to signup and sign in using a Google account and you can access and add your files and media on your Google Docs/Drive area making this a fabulous companion to schools using Google Apps for education. You can write by typing or you can write in 'freehand' so you can use your interactive whiteboard to write and archive the lesson to use or refer to later.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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IMA-EDU.GR's curator insight, January 15, 2013 5:56 PM

υτό είναι ένα καταπληκτικό συνεργασίας πίνακα, όπου πολλοί χρήστες μπορούν να επεξεργαστούν μια πλακέτα πολυμέσων σε πραγματικό χρόνο. Η ιστοσελίδα σας δίνει τη δυνατότητα να εγγραφείτε και να συνδεθείτε χρησιμοποιώντας ένα λογαριασμό Google και μπορείτε να έχετε πρόσβαση και να προσθέσετε αρχεία πολυμέσων σας και στο Google Docs σας / περιοχή κίνησης καθιστώντας το μια υπέροχη συντροφιά στα σχολεία χρησιμοποιώντας το Google Apps για την εκπαίδευση. Μπορείτε να γράψετε με πληκτρολόγηση ή μπορείτε να γράψετε στο «ελεύθερο» ώστε να μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε τον διαδραστικό σας πίνακα να γράφει και να αρχειοθετήσετε το μάθημα να χρησιμοποιήσει ή να αναφερθώ αργότερα.http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+% 26 + + Εργαλεία Web

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2013 3:54 PM

Fantastic online collaborative board.

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Quickly Edit Audio With the Online Audio Cutter

Quickly Edit Audio With the Online Audio Cutter | TELT | Scoop.it

Online Audio Cutter is a free tool that anyone can use to quickly adjust the length of an audio recording. Online Audio Cutter can also be used to add fade-in and fade-out effects to your audio files. Online Audio Cutter can be used with files that you upload to it. If there is a YouTube or Sound Cloud clip that you want to edit (remember to use Creative Commons and Public Domain content) Online Audio Cutter can work with those files too. Just paste the URL of the YouTube or Sound Cloud clip in order to edit it.

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Teacher education with the IWB: iTILT conference presentation

Approaches & resources to promote teacher competencies development for effective interactive whiteboard use, Highlighting 2 EU projects: iTILT and SMARTVET. P
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Overview of data collection procedures for EU project on IWB for language teaching, including references to recent and forthcoming research presentations (Cutrim Schmid & Whyte, 2012; HIllier, Beauchamp & Whyte, in press; Whyte, Cutrim Schmid, van Hazebrouck & Oberhofer, in press).

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide...

Via Xavier Van Dieren, Délégation Académique au Numérique Educatif - Académie de Nice
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Too many for random browsing, but might be useful in teacher training as a place for students to start exploring learning technologies and their affordances for language teaching/learning

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Olivier Alzéari's curator insight, May 18, 2013 11:22 AM

Le classique palmares des outils e-learning par Jane Hart

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How to use the IWB to ... [Library | itilt.eu]

How to use the IWB to ... [Library | itilt.eu] | TELT | Scoop.it

The iTILT project has added some articles under a rubric entitled "iTILT Partner Clip Selection" which give examples of the IWB being used in language teaching for efficiency, authenticity, interaction, and learner-centred activities.  You can access these from the library on http://itilt.eu, using the iTILT Partner Clip Selection button which is circled in the screenshot above.

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We're hoping these examples will be useful for teacher education by adding a little more depth to the wide range of classroom examples in our data base.

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Conclusions on iTILT: Podcast on IWB for language teaching with young learners

Conclusions on iTILT: Podcast on IWB for language teaching with young learners | TELT | Scoop.it

Two years ago, at the start of the project, I said I wanted iTILT to help teachers to use the IWB judiciously - not everywhere, but in a number of situations.  I hoped teachers could integrate the IWB into their working environment and see it as one more tool to support classroom pratice.

 

I also hoped the project would allow us to explore other, non-teacher fronted ways of using IWB, so it is not just a glorified presentation tool.  My experience of the IWB showed me that it does open up the computer screen to classroom, allowing learners to participate.

 

For example, when you're at the board and having trouble with a specific tool, these little errors are great contexts for learning, because these very practical problems can be resolved in target language.  Everyone sees and everyone can participate.  In this way you get "two for one" - working on your exercise, but more language work as a bonus.

 

I argued that the IWB can dramatically improve learner opportunities for to use the language in the classroom in a meaningful way.

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Looking back now, I stand by what I saw then as the main affordances of the IWB and my goals for the project.  Used well the IWB can transform teaching and learning opportunities in FL classrooms.

 

What strikes me now is how the project moved beyond the tool itself to take on range of other - mainly pedagogical - issues.  What kind of interaction do we see around the board?  What makes an activity communicative?  How can materials and teachers support FL interaction? 

 

And of course, how can we now exploit the iTILT website (http://itilt.eu): the training manual, the teaching resources, and our over 250 video examples of classroom language teaching with the IWB?

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13 bright ideas for the interactive whiteboard

13 bright ideas for the interactive whiteboard | TELT | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve been using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) for years, or you’ve never turned yours on, ramp up your students’ learning with these easy-to-learn (and teach!) strategies.

Via Yuly Asencion
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http://itilt.eu for examples and materials of IWB use in the language classroom

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Chris Millist's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:18 AM

Check it out!

Jon C's comment, April 24, 2013 1:57 AM
Thanks - maybe add a little more insight to your insights. Like your use of tags - works well, thanks, jon
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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! | TELT | Scoop.it
Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource! ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagg...

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:44 AM

Upsss! Another digital toy. Seems to be use useful for proactive techno-teachers