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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.

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  • CPD: Apps 4 oral proficiency

    This presentation details some of the Apps that a languages teacher might use to improve oral proficiency.

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  • Book Creator – Tutorial

    Book Creator is an 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 as well as create an e-portfolio to showcase their work over time.

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  • QR Codes – Tutorial

    QR codes are 2 dimensional bar codes which QR codes are 2 dimensional bar codes which, when scanned with the camera of a mobile device, can transfer web links amongst other digital content quickly and easily to users.

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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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  • 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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  • CPD: Apps R Us

    Apps R Us: iPads in a Modern Languages Classroom. Demonstration of how iPads are used with second level Spanish students using a wide variety of apps. Largely aimed at language teachers whose students have access to iPads, though one iPad in the classroom teachers will also benefit.

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  • What Twitter means to teachers by Joe Dale

    Joe Dale made this great compilation of responses from language teachers on what Twitter means to them as their Personal Learning Network. This is really useful for you as a teacher to understand the value of Twitter for the MFL classroom.

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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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    SpeakPipe Tutorial: Online Oral Recordings

    Do you want to find a way of getting your students to record their oral work by using a device? SpeakPipe Voice Recorder is a free web tool which allows users to record up to 5 minutes of audio in the browser on any device and send it via a link or download it as an .mp3 file. A great way for students to capture their speaking work and send it to the teacher to be assessed or upload their audio to an e-portfolio as a record of their progression over time.

    Users don’t need to create an account to use the service either. Click here.

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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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    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.

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    CPD: Let me Tell you a Digital Story

    LET ME TELL YOU A DIGITAL STORY: Creating eBooks with iPads and Android tablets by Joe Dale.

    Here is video version of #apps4mfl eBook using Book Creator Free, Balloon Stickies Plus, Pic Collage and Yakit Kids.

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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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    Using an online platform for oral skills development

    A presentation by Ruth O’Callaghan, St Mary’s Holy Faith, Glasnevin who presents the Showbie app as a tool to practice oral skills for homework that can be assessed at a later date.

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