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Educational Technology Guy: Online Converter - convert file formats of audio, video, docs, eBooks, images and more

Educational Technology Guy: Online Converter - convert file formats of audio, video, docs, eBooks, images and more | TELT | Scoop.it

"Online Converter is a great resource for anyone. The free site can convert file formats for audio, video, documents, archives, images, ebooks, and more. The site can convert almost any format to another. This is a great resource when dealing with multiple computer systems and software (Apple vs. PC, Word vs. Writer, etc.)."

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41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom

41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom | TELT | Scoop.it
This list has a little bit of everything, and will kick-start your effort to put technology into your lesson plans: 10 Tech Alternatives to Book Reports Read, write, think Animations, assessments, ...
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L'Agence nationale des Usages des TICE - La baladodiffusion au service de l’enseignement des langues au collège

L'Agence nationale des Usages des TICE - La  baladodiffusion au service de l’enseignement des langues au collège | TELT | Scoop.it

"Isabelle Guidat, professeure d’anglais au collège La Source de Rilly-la-Montagne (51), met en œuvre différents usages de la baladodiffusion en classe de 3e.

 

Cette séance montre […] quatre utilisations différentes de la baladodiffusion :

le travail d’enregistrement personnel à faire à la maison, (de la même manière qu’un exercice de grammaire peut être à faire pour la séance suivante) ;

la correction collégiale du travail à faire avec implication des élèves ;

l'entraînement individuel puis évaluation d’une activité langagière ;

la correction individualisée d’une compréhension orale."


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Variations autour de la tâche dans l'enseignement / apprentissage des langues aujourd'hui

Variations autour de la tâche dans l'enseignement / apprentissage des langues aujourd'hui | TELT | Scoop.it
At a time when action- and task-based learning is sustained by the European Council, this paper explores which types of tasks are given to second language learners today and what aspects these tasks have in common.

 

"Cet article se donne pour objectif d'identifier les types de tâches, et leurs dénominateurs communs, qui sont présentés aujourd'hui – où "l'approche par les tâches" est soutenue par le Conseil de l'Europe – aux apprenants. Il analyse pour cela les articles issus de deux numéros de revues et un ouvrage collectif récents. Il apparaît que la grande majorité des scénarios pédagogiques s'y inscrit dans la perspective actionnelle... du moins d'après la déclaration des auteurs, car leur définition de ce qu'est une tâche ne correspond pas toujours à celle du CECR. Pour le public visé, étudiants ou professionnels, on propose le plus souvent des mono-tâches, mais également des projets, ou encore des simulations avec un enchaînement de plusieurs tâches. Elles s'inscrivent généralement dans la (future) réalité sociale des apprenants, mais certaines laissent également la place à des thèmes artistiques ou (inter)culturels. Contrairement à ce que l'on aurait pu attendre dans une démarche qui responsabilise l'apprenant, le recours à Internet n'est pas toujours systématique."

 

Elke Nissen, ALSIC 2011.

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Plenary session by Steven L. Thorne | Glasgow Online

Video of 1h plenary by Steve Thorne on pedagogical "bridging activities" to exploit learners' experience with and interest in web-based activities for L2 learning and use.

 

"Awareness, appropriacy, and living language use

There has been a great deal of research and pedagogical experimentation relating to technology use within second and foreign language (L2) education. This presentation broadens the scope of inquiry to examine entirely out-of-school L2 digital engagement in environments such as social media, fan fiction communities, and online gaming. The presentation argues first for the efficacy of a usage-based model of second language development and the benefits of explicitly addressing genre awareness and pragmatic appropriateness as core assets in the language learning process. I then present a pedagogical framework designed to increase the relevance of instructed L2 education through the structured juxtaposition of digital vernaculars with more formal ‘classroom’ genres of language use, an approach I and colleagues are calling bridging activities (e.g., Thorne & Reinhardt, 2008). In conclusion, an argument is made for the continued exploration of new media genres of language use and their selective inclusion into instructed L2 pedagogy, processes, and curricula."

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Plenary session by Adrian Underhill | Glasgow Online

Plenary session by Adrian Underhill | Glasgow Online | TELT | Scoop.it

Adrian Underhill, TEFL trainer and materials writer (pronunciation), on "mess" and "progress" at this year's IATEFL conference in Glasgow (March 2012).


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E-Learning Journals

E-Learning Journals | TELT | Scoop.it

Tony Bates has this list of educational technology journals - title, link, description and subscription information.

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Guide de conception - FAQ pour enseigner par les TICE - Nouvelle version

"Cette FAQ étant un guide d'accompagnement pour les enseignants désirant utiliser les TICE dans les différentes étapes du processus d'enseignement, les rubriques reprennent ce cheminement classique que tout enseignant connait bien : de la conception à l’enseignement en passant par la scénarisation et la médiatisation, le cycle de l'enseignement."

 

(Pour démarrer, il faut cliquer sur CONCEPTION en haut à gauche...)


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Home Page- IRIS Digital Repository

Home Page- IRIS Digital Repository | TELT | Scoop.it
A digital repository of data collection instruments for research into second language learning and teaching...

 

Search for materials used by SL researchers in recent published work - look at the search terms here:

http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/search-help

 

You can also submit your own materials.

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IWB denial

What kind of an IWB denier are YOU?...

 

Slides for starting discussion in workshops for teaching language with the interactive whiteboard: 10 reasons why teachers might be reticent about this technology in the language class.

 

I've used them as a warm-up activity with secondary and university language teachers in the iTILT project (Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching; http://itilt.eu).  Participants tend to go for CBA (or, as they prefer, "too busy") and Murphy's Law - one more thing to go wrong.

 

Any other responses welcome :-)

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Thanks for digging this out to give it another spin. For those who might be ready to overcome such reticences, see the iTILT website with video examples of language classroom practice. http://itilt.eu
María Florenzano's comment, May 21, 2013 5:38 AM
My pleasure! Great selection of deniers... I know iTILT, we were partners with Promethean, good work!
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A video pronunciation dictionary with usage examples

A video pronunciation dictionary with usage examples | TELT | Scoop.it

"How to pronounce words (and use them)

A video-based pronunciation dictionary with usage examples.

 

Most dictionaries provide audio pronunciations of words to help learners. It's rare, however, to find videos that are tagged and time-stamped for learning pronunciations, allowing learners to jump to times when a given word is used by a speaker. We see tagged videos not only helping in learning how to pronounce a word, but they could also be effective in illustrating word usage and certain cultural concepts."

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Nik's QuickShout: Create interactive cloze texts

Nik's QuickShout: Create interactive cloze texts | TELT | Scoop.it

Nik Peachey walks you through Learnclick, a new alternative to Hot Potatoes for creating online cloze tests.

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Highly recommended ELT Blogs

Highly recommended ELT Blogs | TELT | Scoop.it

Chiew Pang, himself a committed ELT blogger, recommends blogs by a large number of his colleagues.  Useful for language teachers both novice and experienced in search of resources, insights, and community.

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Learning Resource Exchange

Learning Resource Exchange | TELT | Scoop.it

The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) from European Schoolnet (EUN) is a service that enables schools to find educational content from many different countries and providers. It was developed in order to provide Ministries of Education with access to a network of learning content repositories and associated tools that allow them to more easily exchange high quality learning resources that ‘travel well’ and can be used by teachers in different countries.

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Instant Free Screen-Sharing for Macs and PCs with Screenleap

Instant Free Screen-Sharing for Macs and PCs with Screenleap | TELT | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Thanks to Nick Peachey for uncovering this simple and effective free screen-sharing solution that works seamlessly across PCs and Macs.

 

Key features:

Two-click instant screen sharing for first time users

One-click instant screen sharing for visitors who have previously granted permission to our applet

No accounts required

No application install to view a screen

Works on any connected mobile or tablet device with a browser

The basic version is Free, and always will be

 

Screenleap works by using Java and by providing you with a unique URL which you then send or share with your invitees. As soon as they go that URL they start seeing your screen.

 

"With Screenleap, there’s nothing to install, provided Java is already present on the host’s computer, and sessions can be viewed from any device with a browser, including smartphones and tablets." (Source: http://blog.screenleap.com/)

 

Visual tutorial on how it works: http://www.screenleap.com/learn

 

Try it out now: http://www.screenleap.com/


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Former les futurs enseignants de langue en ligne par le biais de la rétrospection

Former les futurs enseignants de langue en ligne par le biais de la rétrospection | TELT | Scoop.it
This research focuses on one aspect of a professional training course that alternates two moments: first, teacher trainees administer online language sessions thanks to a videoconferencing tool (Visu).

 

"Cette recherche se focalise sur un des aspects d'une formation professionnelle qui alterne des moments de pratique pendant lesquels des apprentis enseignants animent des cours de langue en ligne par le biais d'une plateforme de visioconférence (Visu) et des moments où des échantillons vidéo de l'activité déployée en situation sont examinés par ces mêmes apprentis. Il est postulé que la rétrospection, définie comme l'analyse critique d'une activité professionnelle par le biais de la confrontation d'un collectif d'individus en formation à des traces de leur activité en situation de travail, peut contribuer à leur développement professionnel.
Cette étude se concentre sur le discours des apprentis aux prises avec une situation pédagogique aux contours mal définis, celle de l'enseignement d'une langue en ligne, en vue d'analyser les processus d'évaluation et les stratégies pour rendre compte et organiser l'activité de rétrospection. Cet article se termine sur la présentation du salon de rétrospection de la plateforme Visu, une application développée dans le cadre d'un projet de recherche-développement, dont la spécification s'est en partie nourrie des recherches présentées dans cette étude."

 

Nicolas Guichon, ALSIC, 2011.

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Interactive integration - the IWB as an effective classroom resource | Glasgow Online

Interactive integration - the IWB as an effective classroom resource | Glasgow Online | TELT | Scoop.it

Paul Braddock on Interactive Whiteboards for language teaching at IATEFL in Glasgow (March 2012): how to train teachers to use this tool effectively.

 

"Increased use of Interactive WhiteBoards in foreign language classrooms is creating a need for teacher training and extra pedagogical support. This talk will look at early outcomes of research into this area by the EU-funded ITiLT project (Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching), as well as a range of resources & video footage of IWB interaction in classroom observations."

 

Hear the talk, access the powerpoint and also a sneak preview of the project training manual.  And follow the project's progress on itilt.eu.

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Témoignages d’utilisation du TBI

Témoignages d’utilisation du TBI | TELT | Scoop.it

Témoignages vidéo et audio d'utilisation du TBI pour l'enseignement.

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MLoTS Homepage

MLoTS Homepage | TELT | Scoop.it

Media Library of Teaching Skills.  This looks like an older website, and the videos take a while to load, but there are some nice examples of communicative language teaching (Louis Giancola, Using Group Games to Teach the Present Continuous Tense, for example) with classroom footage, teacher commentary and additional training materials. 

 

A nice place to start with pre-service teachers to discuss methods and classroom practice.


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EFL lesson plans using online videos — English Clips

EFL lesson plans using online videos — English Clips | TELT | Scoop.it

This new EFL resource site by Chris Lea (?) at present offers only one lesson plan, but it's tagged to suggest many more are planned.

 

'Flying Rhinos' is a B1-level listening lesson on the topic of wildlife conservation, using web-based resources (Vimeo, the National Geographic website, and others) for pre- and post-listening activities, and including a 7-item multiple choice handout for the class.

 

For those who like this idea, Jamie Keddie's lessonstream.org has more video-based lessons.


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6 guides pratiques informatique et internet : Twitter, montage vidéo, WiFi...

6 guides pratiques informatique et internet : Twitter, montage vidéo, WiFi... | TELT | Scoop.it

Pour la Fête de l’Internet 2012, l’EPN Cybercentre de Guérande (service municipal de la Ville de Guérande)  publie une série de 6 dossiers pédagogiques/tutoriels qui font le point sur des outils en ligne, services et outillage pour ordinateurs et pour le Web.  Ces documents sont conçus aussi bien pour des novices que pour des personnes ayant besoin de se perfectionner. Les logiciels libres, gratuiciels et services en ligne gratuits sont privilégiés par l’EPN.


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Research Modern Languages

Spreading the word about ML learning and teaching research...
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2.0 Tools... and ESL

2.0 Tools... and ESL | TELT | Scoop.it
Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in our lessons...
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Nik's QuickShout: AudioBoo to Posterous: Audio Podcasting from the Classroom

Nik's QuickShout: AudioBoo to Posterous: Audio Podcasting from the Classroom | TELT | Scoop.it

This is an older (2010) post from Nik Peachey explaining how to link a Posterous blog with the podcasting site AudioBoo for speaking activities.

 

He explains how to upload students' recordings directly from the classroom using mobile apps.  One click puts the audio on AudioBoo and posts it to Posterous.  In the way, students can listen to each other's recordings and post comments, and the teacher can provide feedback, all via the blog.

 

This is something I like to do with classes yet always seems to involve a lot of clicking on my part, and perhaps less engagement from learners as they hear their presentations days after the event.  So I'll be checking this combination out to see if it will work for me.

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Getting them settled...

Getting them settled... | TELT | Scoop.it

"What activities can you use to settle the class as soon as they come in? How can you give them all something to focus on, so that when everybody is there, and you're ready to begin, you can get on with the lesson?"

 

Ideas for text-based activities to display on the IWB or with a videoprojector, examples in French from the TaskMagic site (promoting the eponymous commercial software).


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