Monday, December 2, 2013

Session#2 Odds & Ends



December 4

Our Group Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/_fdo52
If you don't yet have editing permissions, join the Quizlet TTP Class


Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/415211635274206/

TTP Sacramento Guidehttp://ttp2013.blogspot.com/2013/12/sacramento-survival-guide.html

Possible To Do Items
  •  Share class photos and videos via Google+ and/or Facebook
  • Join the TTP Alumin Community (if you haven't already)
  • Join the Quizlet TTP Class and share your Quizlet Sets
  • Work on any other CALL loose ends





Dec. 2

Previous Odds&Ends

Monday, November 11, 2013

Photo Slideshows

There are several sites and tools that help you make photo slideshows.

You can also use Windows Movie Maker to do this and save it as a video file.
A screencast guide is below.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Session#2 - Show & Tell + a few mobile apps

 Show & Tell

Apps

Quizlet Mobile    Mac  Android
Prezi   Mac   Android
Padlet  no app (yet) but mobile browser friendly
Voki  mac  android how-to (with Dolphin browser)
Proprofs   no app needed
Feedly App  Mac  Android

Screen Capture Tools
See the bottom of the audio guide for recording computer sounds with Stereo Mix

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Session#2 Tasks

Discussion:
Looking back at all of the CALL tools and resources we’ve covered so far, which ones can you foresee yourself using in your (current and future) teaching, professional development, and personal computer usage?
  • Activities, Quizlet, , Padlet, Wordle, Pronunciation resources
  • Blogging (creating a course blog and/or student blogs, blogger tweaks)
  • Google+ Hangouts, Reading Resources
  • Presentations (finding online, creating with Prezi, Google Presentations, and Powerpoint)
  • Video & Audio (downloading videos, subscribing to channels, editing with WMM, editing audio, Voki)
  • Image Editing (cropping, albums, photo fun, comics, presentations)
  • RSS Reader (following blogs) & Social Networking (building your PLN)
  • Mapping (placemarks, mindmapping, graphic organizers)
Which particular skills related to these or other CALL Tools/Resources you’d like to focus on during this session?



TO DO:
1. By the end of this week, please publish a blog post detailing specific CALL skills you’d like to develop this session. 2. (by the end of this session)
Imagine it is now March of 2014….
Congratulations! You have been selected as teacher trainer by the Busan Office of Education!
(Of course, you will be compensated quite well.)
They are aware that you have completed the highly regarded BUFS TTP and would like to see a demonstration of how you might use CALL Tools and Resources in your present and future classes, as well as for ongoing professional development. They have asked you to create at least three blog posts that describe different potential applications of CALL. These do not need to be complete projects, they just need to be complete enough to show how you plan to use a particular tool or resource. Possibilities include:


CALL Session#2 Wishlist
Telephony Options
Utilities & Networking
Saving Webpages/files
Mobile (prezi, voicethread, padlet)gugu
transferring files from mobile device
Kakao
Hangouts On Air

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Mapping, Mind Maps, & Graphic Organizers



A few more buffet items: Maps, Mind Maps, and Graphic Organziers
Things To Do/Try:
  • Add a placemark (where you live, favorite restaurant, location of first kiss, etc.) to our 5+1 Experimental Fun Map
  • Check out the TTP in Sacramanto Map (and Xena's map) add placemarks if you find them.
  • Experiment with a mind mapping tool like Gliffy or Bubbl.us
  • Look for Graphic Organizers you can use in your lessons
  • Look at the guides you're most interested in.  Use Diigo to bookmark anything of interest. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Week#7, Part 2 - Looking Back on Session#1


The Session#1 Buffet

  • Week#1 (Orientation & Confusion)
  • Week#2 (Activities, Quizlet, Pronunciation, Blogger Tweaks)
  • Week#3 (Hangouts, Reading Resources)
  • Week#4  (Video & Audio)
  • Week#5 (Image Editing, photo fun, comics, presentations)
  • Week#6  (YouTube channels, Padlet, Wordle)
  • Week#7 (RSS Reader & Social Networking)

Nothing new today.  Revisit the buffet and take another bite of whatever tasted most interesting. As you explore, think about how you might use these tools of preference in your teaching.
  • Post photos or videos on your blog
  • Customize your blog - change the theme or add gadgets like favorite links, recent comments, or a poll
  • Have a 'Hangout on Air' conversation with a classmate and post the recording on your blog
  • Create a Quizlet Flashcard set and post it on your blog
  • Create a Proprofs or Quizstar quiz and post it on your blog
  • Look through this list or this list of ELT blogs or search for blogs - add interesting ones to your Feedly 
  • Download an online video using KeepVid.com or Torch Browser
  • Edit a video with Windows Movie Maker
  • Record an audio file with Audacity, save it as an mp3 file
  • Create a Prezi or Google Presentation and post it on your blog
  • Create a survey using Google Forms and post a link to it on your blog
  • Create a Voki and post it on your blog
  • Use some of the site-buidling tools to create your own comic strip or funny photos
  • Create a Padlet or Wordle and post it on your blog
  • Explore some ELT social networking communities and write about your experiences on your blog

Monday, October 14, 2013

Week#7 - Building Your PLN (Personal Learning Network)

(first, a little privacy protection - Google's Shared Endorsement Setting)

Personal Learning Networks

Using an RSS Reader
Connecting with individuals and communities of practice
 Social Networking Guide

To Do: 

Take a look at some of the Social Networking Groups and sites below that might be of interest.  Bookmark and/or join if you like.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Week#6 - Assorted Site Building Tools

An optional favor: Subscribe to Neil George's YouTube  (for the KOTESOL Media Stream)
Other YouTube Channels of potential interest
Please use Diigo to bookmark other channels of interest and share tjem with the  Learning CALL group.


Site Building Tools from the Site Building Guide

Padlet (formerly Wallwisher) - very easy group posting tool 오정훈's examples - example1  example2  (nice Google Doc usage here) Similar tools listed here  Demo below. Double click to add a note. 
TTP Demo (full page)


Wordle   -  Graphic Word Cloud Generator  Wordle Guide for Educators
Examples:    Learning Call Wordle    Gangnan Style 
한글 friendly option:  Tagxedo.com  Example here 





Monday, September 30, 2013

Week#5 - Images & Presentations


Jeff's Photo History
(the camera that changed my life, end of an era, faces)

Images
Photo Tools

Things to Do/Try
  • Take pictures with your phone or Jeff's Camera
  • Edit and Save photos with Irfanview 
  • Upload photos to your Google Photos space and share with classmates 
  • Use something like Photofunia to create a funny photo. 
  • Create your own comic strip
  • Explore photo sites and use Diigo to bookmark your favorites. 
  • Record your pronunciation practice audio from last week and upload it to your Google Drive


      Hour#3: Presentations

      Take a look at the Presentation Guide.

      Things to Do/Try

      Tuesday, September 24, 2013

      Week#4 - Video & Audio

      Video
      In-class overview of the Video Guide
      • Sites that use video for language learning
      • Posting Videos on your blog
      • Downloading YouTube and other online videos
      • Editing videos with Windows Movie Maker
      • Watching TV Shows and Movies online
      • Screen capturing & sharing
      Things to try...

      -  Look at the Video Guide  Explore the sites listed there.  Use Diigo to bookmark those or other video sites of interest.
      - Go to YouTube.com, find any video of interest and post it on your blog (instructions here)
      - Use a video download tool (like Torch or  KeepVid.com) to save a video file from a YouTube Video
      - Use Windows Movie Maker to edit that video.
      - Use your webcam to create and post your own video on YouTube.  Become a YouTube Star!  Guide here



      Audio
      Explore the Audio Guide
      Use Audacity to record your Pronunciation Practice.  Upload that file to your Google Drive and share it with 'pufslebow@gmail.com'.

      Things to do/try
      • Look at resources, use Diigo to bookmark interesting ones
      • Try to record an audio file with Audacity or online recorders. 
      • Try to extract audio from an online video
      • Try to make a Voki chatbot and post it on your blog

      Monday, September 16, 2013

      Week#3 - Googleverse, Reading Resources, & Media (part 1)

      The different spaces in the Google Universe

      Gmail    Drive  Photos  Google Plus    Blogger  Calendar   Maps

      TTP in Sacramento Map


      Hanging Out in the Google Universe
      Google+ Hangout Guide   Some of Jeff's Hangouts

      To add classmates to your circles, go to Jeff's profile and click 'Add People' when you see that Jeff has shared a circle with you.

      In class: Hangout Text Chat, Video Hangout, Activities Overview
      After Tasks: Update your Google+ profile, find others to follow (5+1er's here), Download Hangout app if interested.



      Reading Tools & Resources  from Jeff's Presentation
      of note...

      TOOLS

      Chrome Portable   Download 

      These can be useful for quickly checking the meaning and pronunciation of words online.
      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-dictionary-by-goog/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja?hl=en

      Selected ONLINE SOURCES of Reading Materials

      Amazon Free Downloads  http://www.amazon.com/
      Search Amazon’s kindle store for terms like ‘young adults’, ‘teen books’, ‘children’s literature’, or a specific title or genre. Then sort by ‘Price: Low to High’. You will need to set up an Amazon account, but once you have done so, you can download the Kindle file (.azw) to your computer. You can then use a program like Calibre
      (http://calibre-ebook.com/) [download] to view the book or convert it to a pdf or other mobile formats.  You can also convert the tile to simple text, if you’d like to use that for presentation materials.



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      (Coming up next, feel free to take a look)
      Video
      In-class overview of the Video Guide
      • Sites that use video for language learning
      • Posting Videos on your blog
      • Downloading YouTube and other online videos
      • Editing videos with Windows Movie Maker
      • Watching TV Shows and Movies online
      • Screen capturing & sharing
      Things to try...

      -  Look at the Video Guide  Explore the sites listed there.  Use Diigo to bookmark those or other video sites of interest.
      - Go to YouTube.com, find any video of interest and post it on your blog (instructions here)
      - Use a video download tool (like Torch or  KeepVid.com) to save a video file from a YouTube Video
      - Use Windows Movie Maker to edit that video.
      - Use your webcam to create and post your own video on YouTube.  Become a YouTube Star!  Guide here

      Sunday, September 15, 2013

      3+3 Farewell CALL


      Pre-departure Odds & Ends


      Reading Resources  from Jeff's Presentation
      of note...

      TOOLS
      These can be useful for quickly checking the meaning and pronunciation of words online.
      https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-dictionary-by-goog/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja?hl=en

      ONLINE SOURCES of Reading Materials

        Mobile Tools & Resources
      Amazon Free Downloads  http://www.amazon.com/
      Search Amazon’s kindle store for terms like ‘young adults’, ‘teen books’, ‘children’s literature’, or a specific title or genre. Then sort by ‘Price: Low to High’. You will need to set up an Amazon account, but once you have done so, you can download the Kindle file (.azw) to your computer. You can then use a program like Calibre
      (http://calibre-ebook.com/) to view the book or convert it to a pdf or other mobile formats.  You can also convert the tile to simple text, if you’d like to use that for presentation materials.



      Monday, September 9, 2013

      Week#2 - Google Docs, Blogger Tweaks, Activity Guide



      Google Docs
      Creating a Google Doc for your Writing Class and sharing it with Bob & Jeff.

      If you'd like to experiment more with Google Drive, check out these guides
      Google Docs      Google Presentations

        Activities, Games, & Quizzes

        To Do
        • Explore activity sites and use Diigo to bookmark your favorite sites
        • Create something with Quizlet, Profprofs, or Quizstar and post it on your blog
        • Create other kinds of games using websites or downloadable programs
        • Create a short blog post about your thoughts on activity resources and using them in your teaching

        Quizlet
        Help edit this set by registering at Quizlet (confirm your email), joining the BUFS TTP class(wait for Jeff to accept your enrollment), and then edit the set.



        Blogger Tweaks
        Questions?

        To see some examples of what you can do with a 'Blogger' blog check out the ones below.
        To experiment with your new blog, try

        Pronuciation & Speaking

         Top Practice Sites
         Other Sites