Gremlins • Are you terrified of the computer lurking in the corner?
Twitter • Social networking platform • Ideal for sharing with other educators • Limited to 140 characters • You can start by reading only
Howto get started with Twitter Create an account
Set up your profile Make sure you complete your Bio so people can see you are genuine
Start following MFL teachers Use this box to search for people, then click “Follow”.
Remember Twitter is a public forum • But you can “DM” someone – send them a direct message which only they will see. • Protect your tweets if you are worried about privacy – go into settings and select “protect my tweets”.
How to manage Twitter TweetDeck Hootsuite • Get an app like this on your device so you can sort your Twitterfeed into columns & manage it more easily
“Twitter is my lifeline” • A 24-hour staffroom • Someone is always there to help you • An enthusiastic, friendly and supportive network • The one resource you cannot do without
Dropbox • Virtual storage for all your documents • Save from any device via the Web • Access your documents from anywhere • No more worrying about lost memory sticks • Easy online tutorial helps you set up
Some ideas for using Evernote • Organise lesson plans • Email lesson plan to cover staff/absent students • Take photos of documents and attach • Take photos of students’ work for peer assessment • Use on all your devices
Classtools.net – liven up your lessons • Random name picker – get students to answer questions, speak on topics, sit in hotseat etc. • Put vocab in the name picker and use as a test/ quiz • Put topics in and get students to talk about them • Put verbs in and get students to conjugate them
Countdown timer on Classtools • Great for oral practice – 30 seconds per topic • Useful for timing brainstorming sessions • Give students 10 minutes to plan an essay • Time them with exam questions as exam date approaches
Interactive timeline on Classtools • Great for active learning with verb tenses.
Wordle - word clouds • Put in list of words, cut & paste into Word/ PowerPoint etc. • Ideal lesson starter/ plenary/ discussion starter on projector • Ideal brainstorm/ revision/ homework for students
This is why I love Edmodo • Secure online learning environment • User-friendly format • Share links to resources and websites with students • Students can share links to work they have produced on other websites • Set and mark assignments • Set work if you are away from school/ college • Edmodo is ideal for sharing links to websites on the rest of these slides
Wallwisher – online sticky notes • Set up an account. Set up a page. Share the link. Students click to add note. Set it so you have to approve their posts.
Glogster EDU – interactive posters • Create yourself an account. Spend some time learning how to make glogs – the instructions make it easy.
Popplet – online mindmaps • Very easy to use. Make mindmaps for starters, plenaries, revision, essay plans, homework, etc.
Zondle – games to support learning • Create or find games and share the links with your students
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