The great Evernote experiment is underway in the UK. Adam Webster details how he went all-digital with the help of iPads and Evernote.
By Adam Webster
"From 8th January – 22nd March I chose one class, my First Year class (aged 11-12) to give up using exercise books, reading books and textbooks. Instead, they would use only digital mediums that were available to them through an iPad that they were supplied with during each lesson.
"We are now at the halfway point of this test, and I wanted to reflect a little on what I have found so far."
"Popcorn Maker makes it easy to enhance, remix and share web video. Use your web browser to combine video and audio with content from the rest of the web — from text, links and maps to pictures and live feeds."
This post is about using Voicethread as a tool for students to practice their speaking skills and build speaking confidence. This technology is now available as an App. It is a useful tool for rehearsal. EAP students can rehearse their presentations and IELTS students their Part 2 speaking. They can play back, anaylse their performance and rerecord. The teacher and other members of the group can comment. You can use video and images. Many teachers have trialled Voicethread and feedback is students like it and are motivated to use it ;-)
SC teachers, if you are interested, let's explore together and we can trial in our classes.
The online eReader for language learners. Import other websites or novel length texts and read them in a distraction free environment with one-click translation. After reading, review the new vocabularly with spaced repetition flashcards.
Kyle Smith's insight:
Combines a clutter-free eReader with 'one-click translation' and 'spaced repetition flashcards'
lino is an online web sticky note service that can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, and photos anywhere on an online web canvas. lino is a completely free service that runs on all popular web browsers.