Learner Outcomes

  • 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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    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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    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”.

    Russian food and various dishes from its rich cuisine have always been subjects  of still life painting and have become an integral part of being “active protagonists” in   famous poems, novels and stories written by outstanding Russian writers and poets.

    This website is an example of student projects that bring together food, art, literature and poetry. This is a project that shares many features of digital storytelling and is an activity that you could do with students.

    Click here to go to the website.

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    Master Russian

    Free grammar lessons, useful vocabulary words and phrases, helpful tips on learning the Russian language, and hand-picked links to the best websites about the Russian language.

    Access it here.

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    Padlet

    Make beautiful boards, documents, and web pages that are easy to read and fun to contribute to. This site is a fantastic way to help create the languages portfolio for students taking the Junior Cycle MFL qualification.

    Click here to access.

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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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    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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    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’.

    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.

    Click here.

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    Vocal Recall – Tutorial

    Vocal Recall is a free iOS and Android app which allows language teachers to record up to 5 minutes of personalised audio feedback for their students’ work and attach it to a QR code they can stick in their copy books. Vocal Recall can also be used by teachers to enhance paper worksheets and wall displays as well as promote speaking skills among students.

    Click here.

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    Texting Story – Tutorial

    Texting Story is a free iOS and Android app which allows users to write a text message conversation and save it as a video or gif. A great way for students to practise writing dialogues in a medium which is very familiar to them and save the results for accessing later for revision. Users don’t need to create an account to use the app either.

    Click here.

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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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    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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