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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  • Teacher Reflection Tool: Use of digital tools in my classroom

    The purpose of this tool is to help you to reflect on the effectiveness and impact of using a specific digital tool in your classroom. The attached PDF should be printed off and completed by the classroom teacher. Other members of your MFL can also be involved in the study by observing each other using the tool or sharing the results of your reflections after a lesson.

     

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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