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    Google Keep (Tutorial)

    Google Keep is a free note-taking app which can help busy language teachers keep organised with to do lists, reminders and colour-coded multimedia notes synced across all your devices.You can add labels to notes making them easy to group by theme and find through a quick search. Students can use Google Keep too to promote autonomous learning and revision practice.

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    Adobe Spark – Tutorial

    Adobe Spark Video is a free iOS app and web tool which allows students to create multimedia slideshows to showcase their learning and promote speaking and writing skills 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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    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: Taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge!

    Taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge! #apps4mfl – 28th March 2015

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    CPD: Digital Learning Framework for MFL

    This presentation was given by Joe Dale in 2017 at Marino Institute of Education. The presentation focuses on promoting learner outcomes and experiences, reflecting on teachers’ indivudla practice and showing how teachers an collaborate more effectively. The presentation was created to follow the digital learning framework.

    To download the presentation, click here.

     

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    iFun Face (Tutorial): Promoting Oral Production

    iFunFace is a free iOS and Android app which is great for promoting speaking by allowing you to super impose an animated mouth and eyes over a still image of a face or faces and record a video of you and someone else having a conversation in the target language.

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    Audio Padlet – Tutorial

    Padlet is a free online notice board which can be used for publishing multimedia outcomes to a real audience via the browser or cross plat form app. Students are able to post individual notes which can be colour coded and connected together with arrows as a mind map. The teacher has the option of enabling commenting and rating of notes too allowing students to give feedback on each other’s work.

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    Q&A using Google Slides – Tutorial

    Have you ever wanted your audience or students to be able to ask you questions during a class whilst presenting with Google Slides? This guide will show you how to do this.

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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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    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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    CPD: Apps and Gaps

    Apps and Gaps: How We Can Bridge It For Educators: Technology is all around us, however, are we using it correctly? Is it being used effectively to ensure that learners who need help are getting the support they require for success?

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    Photos For Class – Tutorial

    Photosforclass.com is a great directory of Creative Commons images which when downloaded display the image’s licensing attribution in the footer making them perfect for use in class as there is no risk of breaching copyright.

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    Balloon Stickies Plus – Tutorial

    Balloon Stickies Plus is a free iOS app which allows you to add speech bubbles to any image and if combined with Pic Collage could be used to create a personalised photo story.

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    My Talking Avatar (Tutorial): Oral Work

    My Talking Avatar Free is a free iOS app which is wonderful for promoting speaking in the languages classroom as it lets you create an animated character and record your voice for up to 5 minutes as a video. You can also add your own background image or create one in an app like Pic Collage as an example of ‘appsmashing’.

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