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    PDST Digital Tools – Tutorials

    The PDST Digital Technollogies Team have their own YouTube channel which contains advice and many tutorials that are of use to teachers.

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    Voice Record Pro 7

    Voice Record Pro is a free app on iOS and Android which allows language teachers to promote listening and speaking skills in and out of the classroom.

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    Using audio-visual description in the MFL Classroom to support mediation

    Find out about using Audio-description in the languages classroom.

     

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    #ILoveMFL Conference

    #ILoveMFL which took place on the 21st September 2019 at UCC, Cork, a collaborative event between PPLI and JCT.

    This link will take you to the powerpoint presentations, keynote videos, photos and other resources from the day. These will be uploaded to the site periodically as they become available.

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    Linguee

    Linguee is online dictionary composed of parallel texts from many different sources including the European Union. This is a fantastic resource to use with your brightest students that want to use idiomatic language. simply type in the phrase you want to translate and Linguee will give you actual examples in context.

    Available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian

    Access it here.

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    WebQuests

    Advantages, structure and design of a webquest.

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    Popplet

    Popplet is a tool for the iPad and web to capture and organize your ideas. This is a great tool to help students prepare independently for their CBA at Junior Cycle.

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    QuikVoice: For oral work

    This app allows students to record themselves and in pairs. Good for students to assess their pronunciation.

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    Apps for language teaching and learning workshop (PPLI)

    Slides from a workshop on Apps for language teaching and learning delivered in 2015 (Killarney)

    Download the slides here

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    12 challenges of ICT integration in MFL instruction

    ICT integration in the MFL curriculum and its implementation in the classroom pose a series of important challenges which refer to the way digital tools and tasks affect language acquisition as well as the students’ general cognitive, emotional, social and moral development.

    To read more about this fascinating subject, click here

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    CPD: ICT in the Post-Primary MFL Classroom (PDST)

    This is a highly interactive course containing videos, practical examples, advice and resources to assist teachers in integrating digital technologies effectively in the teaching and learning of modern foreign languages.

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    Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

    Web 2.0 tools are online software programs that allow users to do a number of different things. They can be used to teach curriculum content, store data, create or edit video, edit photos, collaborate and so much more. These programs are often free and are used by teachers, students and sometimes parents, both in and out of the classroom, on a pretty regular basis.

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    CPD: Digital literacy for MFL teachers checklist

    A resource produced by the PPLI that was originally used for Russian teacher CPD but which is relevant to all language teachers. This checklist may be of use to MFL teachers who wish to assess their own digital literacy skills and plan for upskilling.

    Click here to download a copy.

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    3 ICT tools for the MFL Classroom GDI November 2015

    A presentation to the German Teachers Association by the PPLI in November 2015 on 3 ICT tools for the MFL classroom.

    Cick here to access the presentation.

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    VIDEO: Irish Teachers using ICT in the classroom

    ICT in the post-primary MFL classroom (collaborative project by the PDST, PPLI and NCTE). If you would like to see more of the content, then read more.

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