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Digital Storytelling in the Foreign Language Classroom | ELTWorldOnline.com

Digital Storytelling in the Foreign Language Classroom | ELTWorldOnline.com | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
by Hayo Reinders Middlesex University Abstract Digital storytelling is a compelling activity for the language classroom. Easy to use for both writing and

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maheshwaree's comment, February 19, 2013 11:59 AM
Digital storytelling is an innovative way to empower students to self learn. It is a way to engage students in research and integrate technology in their learning. Through Digital story telling students are able to communicate when they do not have the necessary language to communicate in writing. But traditional storytelling is also important as it helps to improve students’ ability to express themselves and is a powerful means of education which helps to put the learner at the center of the learning process.
Hence digital storytelling is a technologically advanced way to learn foreign languages. It is a way to prepare students to face this technology world without fear.
Jn Yves Perrine's comment, February 20, 2013 2:06 PM
Digital story telling is a very innovative way to bring about motivation in our students. The teacher may at times lack skills to convey the appropriate message to the learner while telling the story using the traditional methods. But now with Digital storytelling which brings about the Text
Audio
Music
Video
Photos
Screenshots, for example from computer games and websites
Other images
And other digital media, make learning more fun and enjoyable. This contribute in making the learner understand the abstract part of the story which are at time read by boring persons who has not got the proper skills for the students to learn something through story telling. Digital story telling contributes in making the learner more proficient in language, since they'll have to report what they have understood to their friends. But their are also some limitations while using such a tool. One example could be that there may be no access to the computer lab or to the software.
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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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Austen | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Austen | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:17 PM

For you lovers of Jane Austen, this is a great resource by the British Council.

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Teaching English to Engineers

Teaching English to Engineers | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, June 11, 2013 2:19 PM

This is a new Blog I've discovered thanks to my fellow trainer, Tim Harrell.
It seems an excellent resource for ESP trainers. 

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How To Teach English Infographic

How To Teach English Infographic | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

We surveyed more than 500 ESL teachers, including our own, from around the world to discover what tools they use to enhance their lessons.

Take a look at the results in our infographic! Do you agree with the findings? Let us know by leaving a comment.


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Dr. Doris Molero's comment, April 20, 2013 5:16 PM
mmm Second Life is there... nice!
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 22, 2013 2:26 AM

Always useful to learn on how to do it better :-)

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:49 AM

Not all ideas seem to be easy to implement.., but interesting

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Free apps list

A list of free apps recommended by the STaRT Education Department

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Lisa Camp's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:43 PM

Totally awesome list of FREEBIES!

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 24, 2013 7:50 AM

Thank you for this great collection of free apps. 

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The Child, the Tablet and the Developing Mind

The Child, the Tablet and the Developing Mind | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
Researchers still do not know what the future might hold for a generation raised with smartphones and tablets.

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António Maneira's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:07 PM

In fact most authors believe children's use of technology surely alters mind development. Is it good is it bad? It seems that the problem is rather the limit number of hours! Is it? 

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Storytelling in Business

Storytelling in Business | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
The purpose and practice of great storytelling in business. Using stories to influence others. Customers, clients, organisations, job interviews.

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carldowse's curator insight, April 4, 2013 3:39 PM

A really good, wide ranging selection of video resources on different aspects and approaches to storytelling in business settings.

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Podcast Gallery - The Best Audio and Video Podcasts

Podcast Gallery - The Best Audio and Video Podcasts | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
Podcast Gallery is an online directory of the best audio and video podcasts across all genres. You can watch your favorite podcast shows in the browser or download them to your Dropbox or Google Drive.

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Susan's curator insight, April 18, 2013 1:07 PM

Get rid of those horrible mundane CDs! Use podcasts. Much more authentic!

Elsa Escalante's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:50 PM

This is a site where you can find any kind of podcast, it’s an amazing place to search and share your favorite podcast.

 

It a free site, and you can listen at any time wherever you want, as long you have an internet connection.

 

The podcast are actualized constantly

 

Good thing: Has a wide collection of podcast of different topics

Bad thing: Almost every podcast is in English

 

Rate: 8

Dj Ghostfader's curator insight, May 7, 2013 11:49 PM

Need more exposure for your podcast ? Check this post.

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We should be suspicious of stories!?

We should be suspicious of stories!? | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

"We are wired for stories. “Evolutionary biologists confirm that 100,000 years of reliance on stories have evolutionarily hardwired a predisposition into human brains to think in story terms,” says research scientist and engineer Kendall Haven.

 

Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University and writes for the economics blog Marginal Revolution. In his TEDxtalk he says that we should be suspicious of stories.


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António Maneira's curator insight, April 14, 2013 6:40 PM

Great talk! Understanding how stories work is fundamental for increasing our awarenes and critical thinking. Human beings seem to be wired to stories, maybe because stories are good to simplify our the way think. The author argument is that simplification is not that good. Sometimes it is important to be messy. Open minded. Incomplete. Agnostic...  

Semantic hypermedia storytelling can provide ways of teling (or not telling stories) that can be a lot complex, even messy, open ended and incomplete. 

 

Insight Narrator's comment, April 15, 2013 7:36 AM
Championing the need for evidence based stories that are solid, bold and brave. The foundations of robust data sources are imperative, but stories that are bold and brave tap into our need to emotional connect with the evidence. Being able to master both improves both reach and influence.
António Maneira's comment, April 16, 2013 4:18 AM
Sure! I don't know many people willing to go through WikiLeaks's raw data!
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7 Student-Tested Digital Storytelling Tools

7 Student-Tested Digital Storytelling Tools | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

"Last month, in my classroom version of DIY BYOD, my fifth-graders dove into the world of digital storytelling. I gave them two prompts: they could write about “going down the rabbit hole” (in honor of our reading of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), in other words, about the day everything changed; or they could write about “life lessons from the fifth grade.”


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Digital Storytelling in the Foreign Language Classroom | ELTWorldOnline.com

Digital Storytelling in the Foreign Language Classroom | ELTWorldOnline.com | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
by Hayo Reinders Middlesex University Abstract Digital storytelling is a compelling activity for the language classroom. Easy to use for both writing and

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maheshwaree's comment, February 19, 2013 11:59 AM
Digital storytelling is an innovative way to empower students to self learn. It is a way to engage students in research and integrate technology in their learning. Through Digital story telling students are able to communicate when they do not have the necessary language to communicate in writing. But traditional storytelling is also important as it helps to improve students’ ability to express themselves and is a powerful means of education which helps to put the learner at the center of the learning process.
Hence digital storytelling is a technologically advanced way to learn foreign languages. It is a way to prepare students to face this technology world without fear.
Jn Yves Perrine's comment, February 20, 2013 2:06 PM
Digital story telling is a very innovative way to bring about motivation in our students. The teacher may at times lack skills to convey the appropriate message to the learner while telling the story using the traditional methods. But now with Digital storytelling which brings about the Text
Audio
Music
Video
Photos
Screenshots, for example from computer games and websites
Other images
And other digital media, make learning more fun and enjoyable. This contribute in making the learner understand the abstract part of the story which are at time read by boring persons who has not got the proper skills for the students to learn something through story telling. Digital story telling contributes in making the learner more proficient in language, since they'll have to report what they have understood to their friends. But their are also some limitations while using such a tool. One example could be that there may be no access to the computer lab or to the software.
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Re-imagining Fairy Tales

Re-imagining Fairy Tales | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
A recent thread on a parenting forum about whether or not we should be reading Cinderella to our children reminded me of this activity I used to enjoy doing with my students. I’ve always loved the ...

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Narrable

Narrable | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

Narrable is an online storytelling platform that combines your important photos with the voices that bring them to life. The Narrable iOS app includes a lightweight camera to capture memories as they happen and a built-in audio recorder to preserve the voices behind the memory. After you have uploaded your content, log in at narrable.com to view, edit and share your story.

 


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Mita Jordan's curator insight, June 29, 2013 4:04 AM

it seems useful, shall we try

AC Norman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:49 PM

Ett presentationsverktyg.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:07 PM

What a great way to have your students review a topic or concept in your classroom, and meet the CCGPS guidelines for publishing student work.

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60 Tips: Best TV shows for learners of English

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of International House, we asked EFL experts and have drawn on the expertise of the staff within our schools to share their...

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News in levels

News in levels | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

In this site you will find short news articles for different levels. The student can choose her level and then read the news and listen to it. I also includes a glossary with the main vocabulary.


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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
A curated list of the best EduBlogs all online teachers must follow. These EduBlogs are unique in that they provide educational resources with a poetic spirit.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:45 AM

Some excellent blogs outlined here by Sylvia Guinan for PD.

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Paperman

Paperman | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
This lesson plan is designed around 2 short films: Paperman an Oscar-nominated short by John Kahrs and Signs an award winning film by Patrick Hughes. Students write a narrative, predict a story and...

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:48 AM

Veeeery good ideas!!! Worth a thorough look!

Amélie Silvert's comment, April 14, 2013 2:23 AM
great movies, works for feelingsand how to express yourself. Great quality.
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Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift

Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Using Videos | MindShift | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:41 AM

Useful text to get the best of videos in the classroom.

stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:42 AM

Start your Flip Learning & Teaching

Terry Haddow's curator insight, June 28, 2013 6:02 PM

A good read in a shifting world.

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Evaluating web-based tools for language instruction

Evaluating web-based tools for language instruction | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

Over the last few years, interest in web-based tools has expanded rapidly, but how do we know which ones to use and which to avoid? In this workshop, we will look together at some web and mobile applications and establish criteria by which we can evaluate them to ensure we use tools that will lead to enhanced language learning.


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Dr.Revathi Viswanath's comment, April 18, 2013 5:07 AM
Very informative presentation. I created my account in some of the links.
Blake Turnbull's curator insight, April 19, 2013 12:22 AM

A 50 minute online seminar/class on how to best evaluate web-based tools in determining which ones beneficial to use, and which ones are not.

Gayla Keesee's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:45 AM

Nice overview of tools for the language classroom.

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | TESOL updates | Scoop.it
Click on any of the thumbnails to view the posts. Vladimira Chalyova Adam Simpson Arjana Blazic Josette Leblanc Wawan Setiawan

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Blended learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation

Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:46 PM

Thanks to Nik Peachey

John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 14, 2013 11:38 PM

Interesting and informative read. For me Nik Peachy's section is the most useful and is a must read for any DOS thinking of implementing Blended Learning.

Adrianna Kowalska's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:56 PM

For new teachers (like me) and these more experienced who constantly feel the need to develop their ELT knowledge.

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Which is the best mindmapping software? | Digital presentations in education

Which is the best mindmapping software? | Digital presentations in education | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

I track discussions about mind mapping on Twitter and in blogs, and I often hear or read the question "Which is the best mindmapping software?


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:35 PM

There are many excellent mind mapping software applications around. This survey gives overviews of some of the ones available.

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History of the English Language

History of the English Language | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

"What we know as the English Language today has evolved over thousands of years, influenced by migrating tribes, conquering armies and peaceful trade. Do you know the origins of the language you speak? Have a look at this detailed infographic from  Brighton School of Business and Management."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:26 AM

Languages, just like cultures, are incredibly dynamic and have changed over time.  Many people like to imagine an older version of their own culture of "how it used to be" or even "how it's always was."  This is an illusion though, to pretend as though cultural change is something new.  This fantasy allows for people to nostalgically yearn for what once was, even if that perceived pristine past was but a fleeting moment in history that was shaped by many other peoples, places and times. 


Tags: English, language, culture, infographic, historical.

Christian Allié's comment, July 2, 2013 4:41 AM
Interesting scale.....thanks!
joelle's comment, July 2, 2013 10:31 AM
:-)
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Soo Meta for Creating Stories and Presentations

Soo Meta for Creating Stories and Presentations | TESOL updates | Scoop.it

Soo Meta is a storytelling tool that will help you to collect, sort, edit and publish web content faster and easier than ever before.

 

For educators: Learning and teaching is a lot more fun through visuals. Research and present material with the same tool! Share quickly assembled videos with your class!


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Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, March 20, 2013 3:00 PM

I can see that this would be a great tool for  students to use to curate their information and present it.

Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, March 21, 2013 6:37 AM

This looks like a great way to create videos using curated content.

THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, March 25, 2013 3:31 AM
Get your content from YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, add pictures and record your voice comments. Soo Meta will create a mixed-media story in minutes. Great free tool for classroom presentations.
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Storytelling for Presentations

"Storytelling for Presentations" was a short lesson I developed for my online Professional Communication and Presentation course. How do you teach storytelling

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António Maneira's curator insight, March 15, 2013 6:58 AM

Great summary for good presentations!

Professors should use it in class and studets should learn it for life!

José Carlos's comment, March 15, 2013 7:13 PM
Yes is true :)
Alessandro Jacoby's comment, March 16, 2013 8:46 AM
great!!