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Working with digital resources. For CALD and other learners. Lynne Gibb. CALD Learners? Students?. Working with CALD students can present challenges Digital resources can assist It is all about facilitation & support

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Working with digital resources

Working with digital resources

For CALD and other learners

Lynne Gibb

Cald learners students

CALD Learners? Students?

  • Working with CALD students can

    present challenges

  • Digital resources can assist

  • It is all about facilitation & support

  • Telephone, email, online classroom, Discussion forums, wiki messaging, text messaging

  • ...but it is ALWAYS about people & facilitation

Supporting students wiki discussion

Supporting students – wiki discussion

A well-used discussion board!

Supporting students wiki messaging

Supporting students – Wiki messaging



  • Are we using the full function of our wikis???

Students in charge of own learning

Students in charge of own learning

  • Timetable

  • Calendar

Scheduling & reminders

  • Discussion boards

  • Allocate tasks

  • Direct student input

  • Messaging


  • Themes

  • Own colours

  • Logo

  • Backgrounds

  • Video

  • You tube etc

  • Audio



  • Add text

  • Pictures

  • RSS

  • Tables

User friendly



  • Assessments

  • Resources

  • Timetable

  • Calendar

Supporting students online classroom

Supporting students – Online Classroom

Blended learning

Blended Learning

  • Blend with other forms of learning ie face-to-face.

    • Use e-learning centre

    • Research skills

    • Paired & small group activities

    • Group and individual assessments

    • Reflecting online at end of each class

    • Download assessments, Unit Outlines

    • recording interviews

Use multimedia lots with cald students

Use multimedia LOTS with CALD students

  • Learning using the senses

Working with digital resources

  • Can include text, video, audio, animation and virtual environments

    • Eg upload you powerpoints, easy for students who find it difficult to take notes

    • Students video each other in class, interviewing etc (Flip camera, Digital storytelling)

Tools are just another resource

Tools are just another resource

What tools do you already use to assist you deliver your classes?

Embedding elearning

Embedding Elearning

Digital tools

Digital tools

OMG – not MORE Weird-sounding web 2 stuff!!@@####!!

  • Wikis

  • Voki

  • Voxopop

Working with digital resources


Hmmm….what’s Voki & what can it do for my students?

Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized

speaking avatars and use them on your wiki, blog, profile, and in email messages. They are fun and engaging & easy to make.

Examples of Vokis with sound effects

Easy instructions on how to utilisevokis with students

OK – so how might you use vokis with your students?



Voxopop? Voxowhat??@@!!

  • Its all about the voice

  • Practise speaking then listen to it

  • Encourage conversation between 2 or more students

  • Dale Pobega–ESL practitioner using Voxopop – Dale’s ESL Club

  • Another example of Voxopop being used for assessment

More digital tools

More Digital Tools

  • Michael Chalk’s wiki

  • Podcasting

  • Powerpoint – converted easily into flash movie

  • Social networking

  • Twitter

  • Tokbox -

  • Voicethread - Tech link

  • Screencasting

  • Mobile technology – SMS etc

Fave toy

Fave toy!

  • Press the button and film

  • Flip out the USB connector

  • Download onto computer or straight into You Tube, Teacher Tube or My Space

  • Grab the code & insert movie into wiki or blog

  • Ideas?

    • Students interview e@ other

    • Interview worker in field

    • Voxpop in the street on a given topic

Flip Camera

  • Students interview other teachers

  • Celebrate achievements

  • Introductions

So much to choose from

So much to choose from!

  • Get excited!

  • Find one tool and play with it.

  • Pick a likely student or group of students to trial it on

  • Learn from mistakes and improve

  • Get the students excited

  • Give yourself time to take on learning new things

  • Ask me!!!

Be courageous you and your students will benefit

Be courageous – you and your students will benefit!

Lynne s blended delivery tips

Lynne’s blended delivery tips

  • Do not assume that:

  • students will not like/be scared of technology

  • will not have access to technology at home

  • Its all about the facilitation – not the tools

Working with digital resources

Thank you for participating

Look forward to seeing great things

Happening with CALD learners & web 2.0

Lynne Gibb

[email protected]

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