TES531 Week#4 : Video Tools and Resources

Virtual Office Hours – Sunday, March 29 at 8pm.  RSVP Here

If you have not yet connected with Jeff by Hangout, please arrange a time to meet soon!
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 Look at  The Learning CALL Video Guide and the screencasts there

The guide covers….

  • 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
  • Creating a YouTube Playlist

To Do Tasks

  • Look at the Language Learning Sites listed on the  Video Guide  Explore the sites listed there.  Use Diigo to bookmark at least three of those or other video sites of interest.
  • Go to YouTube.comTed Talks, or other video sharing sites,  find any video of interest, and post it on your blog.
  • Look through the ELL videos in your Feedly or go directly to YouTube.com and subscribe to channels of interest  and/or at videos to your playlists.
    Post your playlists on your blog and/or our group blog.  (See ‘how-to instructions here)
  • Use a video download tool (like Torch or  KeepVid.com) to save a video file from YouTube or another video sharing site.
  • Create a blog post that either 
      a) reflects on how you might use video resources in your teaching
      b) shows a sample of video-related lesson materials you might use in your teaching context
      Once you’ve create that post, go to the LearningCall Google Community and post a link to it.
  •  (Optional) Use Windows Movie Maker to edit that video (e.g. shorten it, add subtitles, etc.)
          Upload that video to your Google Drive and share it with [email protected]
  • (Optional) Use your webcam to create and post your own video on YouTube.  Become a YouTube Star!
  • (Optional) Use a screencapture tool like Ocam or  Screencast-o-matic to record a screencast and post it to YouTube or your blog.
  • Take a look at Feedly. See new posts from classmates, alumni, and other sections.  
  • Watch  Google Tools screencasts you didn’t get around to last week
      Google Drive    Google Plus    Chrome Tools
  • Experiment with Speech Recognition Add-on to Google Docs (Similar to Google Translate, but allows longer passages to be transcribed)
    Download:      Speech Recognition Add-on