Teachers’ Individual 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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