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Web2.0 tools for languages teaching (writing). Kristyn Paul Project Manager Languages R-12 [email protected] Teaching & Learning Services 4th Floor Education Centre 31 Flinders Street Adelaide SA 5000. What this presentation will cover …. Web 2.0 tools for the languages classroom

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web2 0 tools for languages teaching writing

Web2.0 tools for languages teaching (writing)

Kristyn Paul Project Manager Languages R-12

[email protected]

Teaching & Learning Services

4th FloorEducation Centre31 Flinders StreetAdelaide SA 5000

what this presentation will cover
What this presentation will cover …

Web 2.0 tools for the languages classroom

Writing tools:




Fun with written texts: Wondersay/Newspaper clipping generator


Xtranormal: http://www.xtranormal.com

  • The website claims “If you can type, you can make movies…”
  • Students select the characters, setting and language for the digitised speech (male & female voices) and then type the text (or cut and paste from a pre-prepared Word document).
  • They then select the camera angles and put in actions.
  • The finished movie can be embedded in a website or uploaded to uTube.
  • Unfortunately it now costs “points” to publish movies. New subscribers get 300 points free

Storybird: http://storybird.com/

  • Storybirds are short, visual stories that you make to share.
  • About Storybird: http://storybird.com/books/about-us-a-peek-inside-storybird/
  • Look at some Storybirds that have been written already in a range of languages: http://mfl-storybirds.wikispaces.com/
storyjumper http www storyjumper com
StoryJumper: http://www.storyjumper.com/
  • Storyjumper is another story making site.
  • It is popular with users because they have control over many of the visual elements. Stories can include:
    • a range of supplied backgrounds,
    • clip art images
    • The writer’s own photos or drawings
  • The help pages have support for teachers and the create link has a useful step by step guide to writing your first story.
wondersay http www wondersay com
Wondersay: http://www.wondersay.com/
  • With Wondersay, you can animate any type of sentence.
  • Wondersayings are easy to create, customise and share.
  • There are no software programs to download and no sign-up required.
  • Have a brief chat with people at your site to discuss uses of Wondersay in the languages classroom.

Newspaper clipping generator: http://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp

  • At this website students can write an authentic looking newspaper article in the target language.
  • Once they\'ve generated the clipping they can download it as a jpeg file to insert in a document.
where to from here
Where to from here?
      • Try out some of the tools in the time remaining in this PL session:
        • Go to Kris Paul’s wiki and click on CENTRA presentationshttp://web2-4languageteachers.wikispaces.com/
  • Enrol in the DECS Web2 tools Moodles:
    • Go to http://dlb.sa.edu.au/csmoodle
    • Click on Languages. You will then be prompted for your user name & password (or register if you haven’t done so already).
    • Click on the second of the ICT courses –Web 2 tools for Languages Teaching. You will be prompted for an enrolment key. This is web2tools2 – lower case, no spaces.
    • Work through the course at your own pace, completing the activities as you go along. The writing tools in this presentation are outlined in topics 5 and 6.
next centra event
Next CENTRA event
  • Further CENTRA sessions are planned for later this term:
    • Web 2.0 tools that support students in listening and tools that assist with developing vocabulary.
  • These and additional sessions will be offered again in term 1 2012.
  • Your Language Centre Key Teacher will invite you to attend some of these sessions.