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  1. You know what you can do with your microphone? Nikki Fořtová, January 2013

  2. What you’re getting • Why show students what they can do with their microphone? • What are our options? • What’s out there and what can we do with it? • Any questions?

  3. If you’re sitting comfortably… watch carefully! Read-Write web Asynchronous ICT Embed Moodle VLE OTTI Comprehensible output Synchronous Blended learning

  4. Is this what you got? Read-Write Web Asynchronous ICT Embed Moodle VLE OTTI Comprehensible output Synchronous Blended learning

  5. Why show students what they can do with their microphone… Spoken acquisition. output, is Output, condition for necessary a language especially Output, especially spoken output, is a necessary condition for language acquisition. Output hypothesis – Thornbury,S. 2006. A-Z of ELT. UK:Macmillan.

  6. Why show students what they can do with their microphone…: Output leads to LA and fluency through • Practice • Noticing • Testing hypotheses • Automaticity

  7. Why show students what they can do with their microphone…: • “When asked which aspects of foreign language learning caused them the most anxiety, students placed speaking in the foreign language at the top of the list.” • Young, D. (1990). "An Investigation of Students' Perspective on Anxiety and Speaking." Foreign Language Annals. 23:539-553

  8. Why show students what they can do with their microphone…some benefits: Equal participation Feedback Motivation Learning beyond the classroom Lessen anxiety Self - efficacy

  9. What are our options? Blended learning Synchronous Asynchronous Audio Computer/mobile device Video/audio Website/blog/VLE Classroom/Beyond

  10. What are our options?

  11. What’s out there?7 of the best free tools • www.vocaroo.com • No frills online voice recorder • No account necessary • 3 minutes to record • Re-record if you don’t like what you hear • Email link, embed or download

  12. What’s out there?7 of the best free tools • www.audioboo.fm • Online voice recorder plus moblie app • Free account • 5 minutes to record • Re-record if you don’t like what you hear • Email link, embed or share

  13. Part 2 - Individual long turn Ready for FCE – Norris, R. 2008. Thailand:Macmillan.

  14. What’s out there?7 of the best free tools • www.fotobabble.com • Make talking photos • Free account/sign up with facebook plus mobile app • Choose or upload a photo • 1 minute to record • Re-record if you don’t like what you hear • Email link, embed or share

  15. Part 3 Collaborative Task Ready for FCE – Norris, R. 2008. Thailand:Macmillan.

  16. What’s out there?7 of the best free tools • www.voicethread.com • Add a voice/text/video comment to a photo/video/document • Free account and mobile app • Allows collaboration • Choose or upload a photo/video/document • Re-record/type before publishing if you wish • Embed or download

  17. What’s out there?7 of the best free tools • www.voxopop.com • Online message/dicussion board. • Free account • Start a discussion/story and allow others to comment • Embed or email

  18. Business English

  19. What’s out there?7 of the best free tools • www.mybrainshark.com • Upload PPTs/images/document and add your voice to them • Free app for mobile devices • Free account • Preview your audio before publishing • Email/share/embed presentation

  20. What’s out there? Resource #8? • www.ihonlinetraining.net • Being developed by the OTTI design team • Topics based speaking course on Moodle • Task types include describing photos individually and collaboratively. • Creating and uploading presentations on various topics. • Vocabulary flash cards for learners • Tasks based on speaking tasks in coursebooks.

  21. Any questions?

  22. A few pieces of advice Young doesn’t mean tech savvy; Show your learners, more than once, how to use the technology; Make sure the technology suits you and your learners; Stay safe.

  23. Happy speaking Thank you for listening Nikki.fortova@ihworld.com