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Week3

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Presentation Tools, Blogs and Wikis

 

(Week 3: Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2014)

 

   

 

 

Moderators: 

Helen Davies (France), Ayat Tawel (Egypt), Maria Bossa (Argentina),  and José Antônio da Silva (Brazil)


Guest presenter:

Cláudio Azevedo (Sat., 1  Feb., at 17:00 GMT)

 

Objectives:

 

By the end of this week you will have:

 
  • explored different multimedia tools  
  • created a short photo slideshow presentation or a short video story presentation using some of these multimedia tools
  • created your blog or wiki  
  • embedded your presentations in your blog or wiki and shared with the group
  • added a link to my blog or wiki to  the Participants Productions page 
  • attended the live session or listened to the recording 
  • commented on the Live Session using the Edmodo Group
  • commented on the readings using the Edmodo Group

 

 

Activities

 

Task 1

  • Choose any multimedia tools from the list:

PhotoPeach

Animoto

Flickr

Youtube

  • Explore one of the tools (either on your own or with a friend)
  • Test it! 

 

Task 2

  • If you chose photo tools create a short photo slideshow presentation 
  • If you chose video tools create a short video story presentation
  • Optional - if you want, you can also explore other tools from the table below

 

Task 3

  • Once you are done and your presentations ready to go, create a blog or a wiki of your own 
  • As for wikis, you can start your account in PBworks (3 wikis for free) or Wikispaces (you need to pay 1$ for the account, all wikis are free then)
  • As for blogs, you can create your account in Blogger, WordPress or Edublogs for teachers

 

Task 4

  • Embed your presentations in your blog or wiki
  • SHARE the link to your blog or wiki with embedded presentations in the Participant Production page

 

Task 5

Task 6

 

Task 7

  • Read this week's readings (at the bottom of this page) and post comments on the readings to the Edmodo Group

 

Tools to explore

 

Picture Tools
Flickr
 
This is an online photo management and sharing application.
 
Slideshare
Software enabling easy uploading of your presentations and documents online. Only the public version is free, to have private uploads you need to pay.
PhotoPeach An easy tool for creating video-like slideshows from photos.  You can create quizzes with photos here. More about quizzes in week 4.
Animoto Another tool for creating video-like slideshows from your photos. Teachers  - apply for a free Animoto plus account and get unlimited longer videos.
Video Tools
Youtube You can record your own videos for free.
Presentation software
Capzles
You can create a simple presentation using all your media together - it can contain videos, photos, documents, etc.
Sliderocket
Presentation software similar to PowerPoint, yet already online, no need to transfer your presentations online. 
Prezi A very modern presentation software, you can use template layout as a starting point. With more practice you can design your own templates. Videos can be embedded here.
Blogs and wikis
PBworks  Offers 3 wikis for free.
Wikispaces Offers a free 30-day trial, then you need to pay a one-off  1$ fee. 
Blogger You need to have a Google account to access blogger. 
WordPress A simple blog for all. very flexible.
Edublogs A dedicated platform for teachers. 

 

 

Tutorials

 

 

 

Self-Check

 

I have...

  • explored different multimedia tools 
  • created a short photo slideshow presentation or a short video story presentation using some of these multimedia tools
  • created my blog or wiki  
  • embedded my presentations in my blog or wiki and added a link to the Participants Productions page
  • attended the live session/listened to the recordings
  • commented on the Live Session using the Edmodo Group
  • commented on the readings using the Edmodo Group

 

Suggested reading 

Blogging basics

Blogging for ELT

Blogging with students

7 things you should know about wikis

What to do with wikis - an ELT perspective

The Teacher's Guide To Using YouTube in The Classroom 

Rules for using public YouTube videos in the classroom

 

 

 

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