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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 Svetlana Obenausova (Czech Republic)   


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 features
  • 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
  • shared presentations through your blog or wiki with the community in the Participants Productions page
  • attended a live presentation on the topic of the week
  • commented on the Live Session and 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

 

Task 4

  • Create a blog or a wiki of your own and SHARE the link to it in the Participant Production page
  • 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 5

Task 6

  • Post your comments about the live session to the Edmodo Group

Task 7

  • Read this week readings and post comments on the readings to the Edmodo Group

 

Tools to explore

 

Picture Tools
Flickr
 
This is the online photo management and sharing application to help people make their photos available to the world. 
 
Slideshare
Software enabling easy uploading of your presentations and documents online. Only public version is free, to have private uploads you need to pay.
PhotoPeach An easy tool for creating video-like slideshows from photos, beautiful animation of your photos.  You can also create quizzes with photos here. More about quizzes in week 4.
Animoto Another tool for creating video-like slideshows from your photos on template background - teachers get accounts for longer presentations for free.
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 just 1$ for life. 
Blogger You need to start a google account as well, but google account is great, so do not worry. 
WordPress A simple blog for all. 
Edublogs A nice platform for teachers. 

 

 

Tutorials

 

 

 

Self-Check

 

I have...

  • explored different multimedia tools features
  • 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
  • shared presentations through my blog or wiki with the community in the Participants Productions page
  • attended a live presentation on the topic of the week
  • commented on the Live Session and 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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