Learner Experiences

  • Whiteboard.fi – Tutorial

    Whiteboard.fi is a free online tool which allows you to create a virtual classroom in seconds where students each have a digital whiteboard to write on.  A tutorial is now available to download.

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    QWiQR – Tutorial

    QWIQR is a free web tool which allows language teachers to record personalised audio feedback. A tutorial is now available to download.

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    Russian Digital Storytelling Project

    Apart from being our daily fuel and providing nourishment, food has a long tradition in art and literature. These facts are not only very stimulating in learning Russian but they also sound “tasty”.

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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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    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.

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    Mystery Skype in the MFL Classroom: Tutorial

    Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype.

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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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    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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    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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