Teachers’ Collective/Collaborative Practice

  • EdPuzzle Tutorial

    EdPuzzle is a free web service and cross platform app which allows language teachers to test students’ listening comprehension skills in and out of the classroom.

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    Classroomscreen.com Tutorial

    Classroomscreen is a free online resource that places a suite of interactive instructional tools on your desktop which can be utilised when using a projector or when teaching online. A guide is now available for MFL 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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    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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    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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    Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

    A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology. Here are some clear steps to help you create your own PLE.

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    7 Easy Steps for creating your own PLN

    Do you have a Personal Learning Network or PLN? Joe Dale presents this guide detailing how to make the most of people sharing ideas and thoughts online so that you can join the conversation to ensure that these ideas arrive on a daily basis to your device or computer.

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    Tofugu (Japanese Teaching and Learning Blog)

    Tofugu is a quirky Japanese language and culture blog.

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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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    How To Create a Personal Learning Environment to Stay Relevant

    “Our understanding of learning has expanded at a rate that has far outpaced our conceptions of teaching. A growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between the classroom and life experience…has created not only promising changes but also disruptive moments in teaching”.

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    BLOG: Dom’s MFL Page

    Welcome to the rambling thoughts of a 50 year old languages teacher with too much time on his hands, most of it spent in the kitchen. If you have any comments or questions about language learning or resources please email or follow me on twitter @dominic_mcg

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    CPD: Twitter for teachers of Spanish

    How to follow on Twitter if you are a teacher of Spanish, as well as using relevant hashtags.

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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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