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  • WebQuest – A trip to (German)

    Designed for Transition Year students, this WebQuest will take your students on a journey. They will learn to plan and undertake research while using the target language.

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    Jetzt.de

    An online magazine in German for young people.

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    Practical Exercises in Games in Russian

    Series of games to work on Russian letters, names of animals, clothes, items in the classroom and descriptions.

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    20 Ways to Reflect in the Languages Classroom

    Do you want to find out how to get your students to reflect more? The new Junior Cycle curriculum requires students to reflect more on their language learning processes. This document produced by the PPLI gives you 20 quick ways in which you can get reflection into your classroom. Accompanied by photocopiable sheets, these will help you and your students to become increasingly familiar with the language of reflection.

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    Clock Face Starter Activity

    Get them speaking!

    A fantastically simple yet effective way to get students speaking in the classroom to practise particular topics following the traditional idea of speed dating but in a new and exciting way.

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    Mentimeter: A free polling tool for your classroom (Tutorial)

    Mentimeter is a free polling tool for your classroom that teachers can use for formative assessment purposes with you students. Below is a guide for language teachers in how to set up the poll in your classroom.

    Click here.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    PhotoSpeak (Tutorial) for Oral and Written Work

    PhotoSpeak is a free iOS app which allows you to animate the mouth and eyes of a photo or hand drawn picture of a face and save the results as a video. A creative way of promoting speaking in the languages classroom, you can take a picture of someone’s face with the default camera or find a royalty free image of a famous person’s face and turn it into a talking character.

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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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