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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  • 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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    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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    Saving PDFs to iOS or Android

    Make sure you open the PDF using Safari (Other browsers will not give you the option to save it on iBooks)

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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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    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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    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’.

    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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    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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    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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    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.

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