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Δευτέρα, 27 Αυγούστου 2012

Producing a radio show

3. ...And Sound

Radio Shows have always fascinated children and teenagers!

A wide range of possibilities, from discussing a particular topic
on occasion of a special day to picking your own music,
gives teachers the chance to organise projects integrating all skills
and students the pleasure of releasing their creativity.

The audio files can then be posted at the class' blog or at platforms
with school radio shows. Here are some tools you can use for this purpose:

http://www.spreaker.com/

http://soundcloud.com/

Πέμπτη, 23 Αυγούστου 2012

Making a short video

2. IMAGE......



 Students are always attracted by image and sound. Making a short video could also serve as a stimulus for meaningful written tasks. However, how many of us, language teachers, know how to produce a short movie or video? Few I guess..there is an alternative though suitable for classroom purposes. Stop motion videos! What are they? Have you ever drawn pictures in the corners of old books? Drawing pictures slightly differently from one page to the next then flipping through them with your thumb makes the images animate. This is the concept on the basis of which these videos are made. Have a look at such a video created at a workshop, by teachers..







 And a video with  instructions:




 



 A rather clumsy first attempt, to prove how easy it is to produce such a video:

Τετάρτη, 22 Αυγούστου 2012

Connected classrooms

A refreshing and relaxing summer is over and the new school year is lying ahead! I have thus decided to make a collection of the 10 web tools that will help me design and implement interesting and fruitful projects with my students.


 1. AUTHENTIC COMMUNICATION


 Real communication is an absolute must for children and teenagers. My e-twinning experience has taught me that this is first and foremost the reason why students decide to get engaged in such projects! So let's give them the chance to meet their peers face-to-face and use the foreign language to discuss, to exchange ideas and experiences, to have fun by using Skype for classrooms!


Introducing Skype in the classroom from Skype in the classroom on Vimeo.


Check out this video that features how the two teachers used Skype
and other technology to engage students across borders: